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The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

What Is The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow?

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         You probably have been there--some of you, many times.    

 

 

          It's EPCOT at Walt Disney World, and the story about how it came to be fascinates me.

 

          Anyone with kids has either made the trek to Orlando or is planning such a venture when the family budget permits.    I know of people--grown, childless adults--who go to Disneyland at LEAST once a year if not more.    Personally, I start chewing carpet after hearing more than two stanzas of "It's A Small World" but to others, it's apparently some sort of narcotic that triggers the release of all sorts of happy chemicals in the brain.

 

          My last trip to Disney came in 1994--the park's 25th anniversary.     Disney did a huge national promotion with radio stations all over the U.S., mine included.      We got a few days in the park with our families, free of charge.    I'd heard stories from Orlando area friends and other Florida-based buds about how the park came to be--the stealthy way in which the Mouse supposedly acquired tens of thousands of acres of swamp land, among other things.      And, who HASN'T heard the story about Uncle Walt's ban on facial hair, even though he himself sported a 'stache?      

 

          There's a new book out on the Kingdom--read an interview with the author of Realityland and read the Chicago Sun-Times review of it before deciding if it's something you want to toss into your suitcase if, and when, you're packing for Orlando.   

 

 

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