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 transactions. 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 a subterfuge but also the monumental innovations and engineering feats required to create 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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