Some of you readers may be attending our upcoming World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida. While you're there, you may even stay over and visit Disney World. I've thought about doing the same thing, too.
I think it's interesting, and maybe a sign, that one of my favorite magazines decided run a story on the Walt Disney World Resort on its blog. In the piece, Stacy Conradt explains why Disney build the theme park on swampland.
"With an eye on Florida because swampland was cheap there, Walt flew above the state to scout locations on November 22, 1963–the day JFK was assassinated," Conradt wrote. "At one point, he looked down and saw where the under-construction Interstate 4 was going to cross the Florida turnpike and knew he had his location. The crosspoint of two major thoroughfares and the nearby airport would make for easy access to his park."
That Walt, he's crafty one. Read the rest of the story over at Mental Floss and find out how he actually acquired so much land and what you're walking on when you visit.