60 Minutes: Florida Before Disney (1972) - DisneyAvenue.com

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  • Published on Mar 11, 2017
  • Watch Mike Wallace's 60 Minutes report from 1972 to see the Florida that existed before Mickey and millions of tourists descended on Orlando. Features great vintage shots of the Vacation Kingdom in the first year of its existence.
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Comments • 40

  • John Sluder
    John Sluder 2 days ago

    The Jews own Disney now. Disgusting

  • Tom Dockery
    Tom Dockery 3 days ago

    It was a great time,a time when we had CARS!!!

  • stevealaska73
    stevealaska73 Month ago

    It's truly alarming that finding ANY criticism of the Corporate Beast that is Disney is VERY DIFFICULT to find. I don't like today's Disney, I miss old school Disney. The focus for their company is obvious, greed for more money. Once it was about providing memories for children and their families. I'm convinced that Walt would NOT agree with the direction his company has gone and continues to go.

  • opal92nwf
    opal92nwf 3 months ago +1

    That Carl Langford guy sure is smug. Him and Orlando city officials always wanted big growth to come- and they couldn't give two cahoots on what that would do in the long term (which is a ruined quality of life and loss of Orlando truly being "The City Beautiful.")

  • Jason MacKenzie
    Jason MacKenzie 4 months ago +1

    When I was 17 I was a huge Walt Disney fan, I went to Disney all by myself and camped out in a tent at Fort Wilderness. I knew who everybody was in the company, then one day I was on the beach at Fort Wilderness, and I saw Dick Nunis, I went up to him introduced myself to him. He shook my hand and chatted with me for quite some time. He seemed very amazed that a young guy like me knew who he was. But at that point I've read every piece of literature there was to read on Walt Disney, Disneyland, and of course Walt Disney World. He was a very genuine man for the 10-15 minutes we talked back and forth, leaning on the post and rail fencing that divided the beach area from the rest of Fort Wilderness Resort.

  • Rocco Diciano
    Rocco Diciano 5 months ago +2

    I hate the way Americans look at life.

    • Universal Cerberus
      Universal Cerberus 16 days ago

      @Jelton Inc. Some do, look at Vermont, they banned billboards so that people could enjoy how nature looks.

    • Jelton Inc.
      Jelton Inc. 17 days ago

      Vasting what a shit thing to say. We aren’t all shallow like you. I would love to see a day when Americans value their natural scenery over the fiat dollar.

    • Vasting
      Vasting 3 months ago

      Pablo123456x good

    • Pablo123456x
      Pablo123456x 3 months ago +2

      @Vasting and you just proved his point.

    • Vasting
      Vasting 4 months ago

      Rocco Diciano Sorry we don't look at it through spaghetti you stupid wop

  • Ott Manes
    Ott Manes 7 months ago +1

    5:05. Well. He came close!!

  • Jay Dee
    Jay Dee 8 months ago +6

    Well, Disney World used to be nice, but the $112 ticket price for adults and the $20 parking fee is not that great. The whole area is one huge congested traffic disaster.

    • Dan Seabreeze
      Dan Seabreeze 29 days ago +1

      And if you buy a tiny key chain it's like 20 dollars! : l

    • BVC Ltd.
      BVC Ltd. Month ago

      take the back entrance on 429, don't take I4

    • Beth Babson
      Beth Babson 6 months ago +1

      Guess what. It's more than that already!!!! I guess parents took me enough that about once a year or so trip when Space Mountain built I'd already been there. Means parents did take me at beginning then.

    • Alex White
      Alex White 7 months ago +1

      Yes, unfortunately the population grew so fast that the area infrastructure construction could not keep up with the vast influex of people.

  • Emil Lerp
    Emil Lerp 9 months ago +1

    Beer is a gateway drink! (8:16)

  • Harry Kuheim
    Harry Kuheim 10 months ago +1

    Disney was a Great Talented Man....Pure Americana success Story....

  • Cathy Danielson
    Cathy Danielson 10 months ago +12

    OMG people were thin back then, did anybody else notice??

    • Louise Wagoner
      Louise Wagoner 16 days ago

      the women wore girdles then

    • Dan Seabreeze
      Dan Seabreeze 29 days ago +1

      @James Harold F A T dwarfs with butt, tit and lip implants! : l

    • James Harold
      James Harold 9 months ago +3

      Yes, you go to the parks today, and you see way more morbidly obese people walking around like they are smuggling dwarfs under their clothing.

  • Don The Drummer
    Don The Drummer 10 months ago +5

    After watching the video revealing what a fraud Wallace was (Vince Foster suicide / murder), I can no longer watch 60 Minutes. When I hear that watch ticking, I throw up a bit in my mouth. What else did he/they lie about?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer 11 months ago +3

    Unreal. One guy had the sense to say hey let's not pave over absolutely everything so we can keep some environmental stability here. To this day I still don't understand why booms like this are not being protected from existing residents by City councils. It is not difficult to put a tax cap on existing homes and properties. The pooping problem(too many people) in Orlando is what's causing the issues with Lake Okeechobee in part at least.

    • BVC Ltd.
      BVC Ltd. Month ago

      1) FLA has tax caps on increases and exemptions for full time residents 2) Water from the Orlando Metro flows north to the Atlantic via the ST John's, it doesn't flow south.

  • eflint1
    eflint1 Year ago +7

    It's nice to hear so many southern accents back then in central Florida!

    • Frank Davis _
      Frank Davis _ Month ago

      So far gone sadly destroyed by Yankees

    • Brendan McClelland
      Brendan McClelland 4 months ago

      I know but if you go out to places like Polk County there’s still plenty of Southern accents.

  • Tony Chavez
    Tony Chavez Year ago +9

    what a blow that was to the natural environment and ecosystems.

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer 11 months ago

      Tony Chavez you said it

  • Malaki Philbrick
    Malaki Philbrick Year ago +2

    # save the orange trees and polar bears

  • inquisitor
    inquisitor Year ago +7

    My father did work on the Disney castle.

    • Frank Davis _
      Frank Davis _ Month ago

      Cool he helped ruin florida

    • aviduser1961
      aviduser1961 Year ago +2

      How cool. Even though it is not a real castle, it is a world icon. That is something to be proud of.

  • aviduser1961
    aviduser1961 2 years ago +10

    Who knew Professor Von Honeydew was mayor of Orlando.

  • RobRamdisk
    RobRamdisk 2 years ago +20

    8:16 "Kids thank god are going back to drinking beer" ?!?!? What?

    • LSanti
      LSanti 11 days ago

      He was talking about how California back then was reporting that drug use was decreasing and kids were returning back to beer from other drugs.

    • Emil Lerp
      Emil Lerp 9 months ago +1

      Beer is a gateway drink...

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer 11 months ago

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