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

  • 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 • 18

  • Jay Dee
    Jay Dee 9 days ago

    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.

  • Emil Lerp
    Emil Lerp Month ago

    Beer is a gateway drink! (8:16)

  • Harry Kuheim
    Harry Kuheim 2 months ago +1

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

  • Cathy Danielson
    Cathy Danielson 2 months ago +2

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

    • James Harold
      James Harold Month ago

      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 2 months ago +3

    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?

  • castletriglav
    castletriglav 2 months ago

    I was at Disney World 2 months after they opened. Back in those days, the motels weren't all run by crooked shitskins.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer 4 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.

  • eflint1
    eflint1 5 months ago +2

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

  • Tony Chavez
    Tony Chavez 8 months ago +3

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

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer 4 months ago

      Tony Chavez you said it

  • Malaki Philbrick
    Malaki Philbrick 10 months ago +1

    # save the orange trees and polar bears

  • inquisitor
    inquisitor 10 months ago +5

    My father did work on the Disney castle.

    • aviduser1961
      aviduser1961 5 months ago

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

  • aviduser1961
    aviduser1961 Year ago +7

    Who knew Professor Von Honeydew was mayor of Orlando.

  • RobRamdisk
    RobRamdisk Year ago +14

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

    • Emil Lerp
      Emil Lerp Month ago

      Beer is a gateway drink...

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer 4 months ago

      RobRamdisk 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂