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Jun182012

WDW Construction: Magic Kingdom

 
Yesterday my grandfather told me his good friend worked for Disney during the Florida construction. Of course I immediately asked if his friend took photos or filmed anything while there. No solid answer yet. We’ll see if we locate anything. For now, we'll enjoy these rare professional black and white construction photos.

 

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Reader Comments (10)

I really do need a time machine. I can only imagine what it was like during this time. I wonder sometimes how many people worked on the construction of both Disneyland and Disney World and the stories they could tell.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterelias

Wow. SO COOL! Do you have any old ones of the Poly? I hope your grandfather's friend comes through with some great shots!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterV No Privacy At All

Great photos. Early pictures of Beachcombers Island make you wonder if there were ever plans for guest involvement there, other than the great tsunami machine.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterphilphoggs

Could someone caption photos 3, 4, 5, & 11? I have having trouble identifying what landmarks currently occupy those areas. These pics are AWESOME and thanks inadvance for any input.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJacon

#11 is 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Thanks for the great photos! I really like the site prep work ones.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark Hickson

4 looks like it might be Seven Seas Lagoon.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjason

I agree that 4 looks like Seven Seas Lagoon, 5 may be back towards the cast entrance on Reams Road. I am far from being an expert, but if I had to guess, I would say 3 is one of the locks for the water management system.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Photo 3 - water sytem - is located off Vista Blvd. between Fort Wilderness and Dixie Landings (Port Orleans)

June 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbakhuizen

How confident are you that #3 is the lock off of Vista Blvd? From the recent satellite photos, it appears that it could be the one at Disney Vacation Club way and that they have cut off the rightward waterway when they connected some of the roads together. It might also be the one behind typhoon, but that curved waterway to the right appears too far from the lock.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG

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