Celebrate the history of Disney World’s 50th at the Orange County History Center

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Orange County History Center

Celebrate the history of Disney World’s 50th at the Orange County History Center. Do you own a piece of Walt Disney World history or a collection that you curated over the past years from the opening day of Disney World? Could you have a story to share about growing up during the construction of Walt DIsney World Resort? Orange County History Center would love to hear from you! This is your chance to have your voice heard, or a piece of memorabilia shown in a Museum.

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m at the Orange County History Center located at 65 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801
will be holding a “Harvest History” Event for the upcoming Disney’s 50th anniversary in Orange County on Oct 1st, 2021 to coincide with Walt DIsney World Resorts 50th Anniversary.

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Orange County History Center
Orange County History Center

Fifty years ago, on October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened, and a whole new world began for Orlando and Central Florida.

A lot of you remember that day and the excitement it brought. You remember watching Walt Disney on television on Sunday nights in the 1960s and wishing you could go to Disney Land – but now the Magic Kingdom was coming to you!

Maybe you tried to scout out the mysterious construction sites to sneak a backstage peek. Maybe you applied for jobs or were in the band that played on opening day.

Whatever your memories are about Walt Disney World coming to town, they are important to Central Florida’s history! Please join us at our special Disney World at 50 History Harvest, and bring photos and other memorabilia, too! Museum staff will be present to chat about possible donations, or if you’re not ready to part with any items you can enjoy a day of reminiscing and sharing.

Related: Orlando Airport to receive special Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary decorations

History Harvest participants receive free admission to the museum. For ways to participate online, visit our Disney at 50 Collections website here.

For more information and full details, please email or call Whitney Broadaway at whitney.broadaway@ocfl.net or 407-836-8587.

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