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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.

5 comments

  • Matt S.
    I think that was probably supposed to be Peter Pan not Robin Hood.
  • Andy D.
    Of course it is. And I'm an idiot.
  • Mike H.
    Thought it was Orson Welles, 1982? Big Brother is watching you and your blatently obvious mistakes that you attempt to hide by neatly crossing them out.
  • Mark M.
    I'm scared now...
  • Gerard S.
    I think I just soiled myself after watching that.. .How the hell am I meant to sleep tonight?!

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