A Pictorial Souvenir of Walt Disney World (1973)

This 1973 edition of the Walt Disney World “souvenir guide book” features a thirty-six-page, color-photo tour through the many facets of the Florida resort.

This is the second version of this title, following its 1972 debut. In terms of guidebooks, 1970’s Walt Disney World: Preview Edition and 1971’s The Story of Walt Disney World: Commemorative Edition preceded, but the Pictorial Souvenir didn’t begin until the park’s second year (first full year).

The cover photo and illustrations are consistent with the previous year’s guide and very little of the content has changed, considering the park itself remained largely the same between its second and third years of operation.

The guide begins with an overview of the resort, before honing in on each of the Magic Kingdom’s six lands, followed by a look at the property’s three resort hotels, available recreational opportunities, and finally a brief overview of planned future projects, including Walt’s ambitious Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

VALUE: $10-$15

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