Walt Disney

Walt Disney

As Walt entered his mid-60s, he didnt seem to be slowing down. In fact, he appeared to be speeding up. He decided to create four exhibits for the 1964 Worlds Fair in New York. Why So that he could experiment with new ideas — particularly Audio-Animatronics — while using other peoples money. The Mr. Lincoln attraction he developed for the State of Illinois was one of the hits of the fair, and allowed him to take Audio-Animatronics a giant step forward. His other exhibits — done for General Electric, Pepsi-Cola, and Ford — were also hits at the fair. Meanwhile, he was working on other plans for the future: a ski resort called Mineral King was to be built near the Sequoia National Park. He considered a tourist site that might be called Walt Disneys Boyhood Home in Marceline, and even bought up properties there.

Neither Mineral King nor Walts Boyhood Home actually came into being. But his plans for a new kind of university were more successful. Declared Walt, “A completely new approach to training in the arts is needed. Thats the principal thing I hope to leave when I move on to greener pastures. If

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