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Governor Haydon Burns Walt Disney Press Conference
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Image by State Library and Archives of Florida
Local call number: V-82 CA181; S. 828

Title: [Governor Haydon Burns Walt Disney Press Conference]

Date of film: November 15, 1965

Physical descrip: B&W; sound; original length: 18:45

General note: Excerpt of original film where Governor Burns introduces Walt and Roy Disney at a press conference announcing plans for Disney World, and Walt tells of their enthusiasm toward the new Disney facility in Florida. The complete film begins with the arrival by limousine of Governor Burns and Walt Disney at the Cherry Plaza Hotel (no sound). They indicate that the initial investment will top California, saying that the facility is in the planning stages and will take three years to open. Governor Burns mentions working out tax questions. Disney will not reveal plans, but mentions market surveys that played a part in the choice of Florida as the location. More aspects are discussed, including the number of tourists, vehicle traffic and roads, and
Disney’s impact on Florida.

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Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us

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