Walt Disney World & You Pre-Opening Cast-Member Publication (1971)

This first-ever, cast-member handbook produced for Walt Disney World, provides a comprehensive overview of the soon-to-opened park and resort, and serves as an informational guide on company philosophy and employee policies and practices.

The sixteen-page-booklet features a welcome from Roy O. Disney, who would dedicate the Magic Kingdom on October 25, 1971. (The park opened to the public on October 1.) Sadly, Roy would pass away less than two months later, but not before ensuring his brother’s legacy was alive and well in Florida.

Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney… and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney’s dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place … a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn together.


— Roy O. Disney October 25, 1971



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