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Walt Disney died on this day back in 1966 but it wasn’t until five years later in 1971 that Walt Disney World opened in Florida – here’s an ad for it from that year.
Jesus, look at it! For the first two thirds of it, it’s a living nightmare. Terrifying music screeches as massive dwarfs scamper around a confused, bewildered young girl.
Meanwhile, a cocksure Robin Hood Peter Pan taunts her from the safety of a tree branch. “Can you fly-y-y-y-y-y-y?” Horrible little bastard.
And is that Orson Welles doing the less-than-child-friendly voiceover? It’s a wonder the place lasted until 1972 if they thought that was an acceptable piece of marketing.