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WDW Radio Show #531 – Wayback Machine: History of the Disney Institute

Disney Institute Lake Buena Vista Village

Did you know that at one time, Disney had planned to build not just a shopping village, but an entire residential community IN Walt Disney World? From townhouses to apartments, to single family homes and even a retirement community, this abandoned idea led to the creation of the Disney Institute. Here, Guests would stay, play, and more importantly, learn from Disney in dozens of areas, including animation, culinary, gardening, photography, televisions, and more. This week, we’ll travel aboard my Walt Disney World Wayback Machine to discover how the idea of this Lake Buena Vista Village community (and the Disney Village Resort) became a learning center thanks to Michael Eisner, its courses and programs, why it didn’t succeed, and how it became what is now Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.

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