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How 27,000 Acres of Florida Swampland Became Walt Disney World – Interview with “Buying Disney World’s” Author, Aaron Goldberg – WDW Opinion Ep. 119

In the late 1960s, the Disney corporation was able to purchase over 27,000 acres of Central Florida Swampland to build their “Florida Project”. In “Buying Disney’s World”, Aaron Goldberg chronicles how the company was able to pull this off. This is a story complete with fake companies, CIA operatives, backroom deals and more twist than you can keep track of.

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Yacht Club to Diamond Mine is an inside look into what it’s like being an employee at the Walt Disney World Resort. In it you’ll follow my journey as a lifelong Disney fan and the path I take to fulfill my dream of becoming a Walt Disney World Cast Member.

You’ll see what it’s like working in the resorts and discover how moving roles to a position just a few miles down the road can feel like a whole new world when you work at Disney.

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