Monday, October 15, 2007
Celebrating Walt Disney World
October has quite a few important dates of historical Disney significance, and one of the most important is the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on October 1, 1971. To commemorate that momentous October day, here’s a festive Little Golden Book cover from Walt Disney World’s 25th anniversary by the wonderful Disney Publishing artist Scott Tilley. This Special Collectable Edition (a mail-order premium not sold in stores) features Mickey Mouse in a familiar role as the leader of the parade. Written by Cathy Hapka, the story finds Minnie helping Mickey search Walt Disney World for his brand-new drum major's hat. Along the way they meet Daisy Duck at It's a Small World and enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean with Huey, Dewey and Louie in a Magic Kingdom adventure harkening back to such classic Golden Books as Donald Duck in Disneyland.