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mechanic
10-01-2014, 07:31 PM
Oct 1 – Walt Disney World Opens with minimum fanfare. The Florida Highway Patrol added 20 troopers to handle an expected monumental traffic jam on Interstate 4, the only artery leading to the $400 million attraction, located west of Orlando. Disney World will have its 200-man security force patrolling the 27,000 acres of rides, shows, hotels, golf courses and campgrounds.* All but two of the 35 major attractions in the six amusement areas will be open and public accommodations at Disney World’s two resort hotels won’t be ready until November. Rates will range from $22 to $40 a night. General admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children and $1 for children 3-11. Prices for the various rides and attractions range from 10 cents to 90 cents. But, you can buy a seven-ticket book - $4.75 adults, $4.25 juniors and $3.75 for children.*

VWL Mom
10-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Thanks for the trip back in time :mickey:

ransam
10-02-2014, 04:42 AM
that was cool. My gf texted me a clip of them building the park with lots of clips I have never seen. I'll find it and post it

RavsRuleDisney!
10-05-2014, 09:04 PM
A seven day ticket book for $4.75?! That couldn't be too painful even in 1971....

RavsRuleDisney!
10-05-2014, 09:05 PM
oops - seven ticket book....makes more sense.

lawgirl
10-07-2014, 06:41 PM
That's so cool! My grandparents, dad, and aunts, were there, kinda by accident. They were in the area, just kinda driving around, had no idea about WDW, and somehow ended up in the traffic lanes and spent the day there. We've all been obsessed ever since! I think it's in our genes:mickey: