What in the World? How Walt Created Disney World

Presented by:
Gary McKechnie
In-person Presentation Needs:
Microphone, projector with HDMI adapter and sound system compatible with MacBook
Presentation Length:
45 Minutes

Program Details

When Walt Disney realized cheap tourist traps were enveloping Disneyland, he began a nationwide search for enough land to hold every dream he could imagine. What happened next would require a heightened degree of CIA-level secrecy for Disney’s undercover team, who launched a misinformation campaign that included dummy corporations and secret transaction. However, when a keen-eyed reporter cracked the code, Disney was forced to show his hand. Audiences will be amazed to learn of not only subterfuge, but also the monumental innovations and engineering feats required creating a whole new world.

About Gary

Native Floridian Gary McKechnie is a two-time  National Geographic author, author of America’s best-selling motorcycle guidebook, and two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award.  On stage, he has honed his skills as a motivational storyteller, a stand-up comedian, and improv actor. He is also a guest speaker aboard the ships of Cunard, Seabourn, and the Silversea lines. His travel features on Florida have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and through VisitFlorida.

Contact Information and Details:

  • Phone: 352-383-2679
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