|Walt Disney World Preview Edition|
1970, pg. 8
"The hotels are called 'themed resorts,' because everything from the interior decor to employees' costumes and dining room menus will carry out an overall theme." The Contemporary is described as a 'streamlined' resort with a "...spectacular open mall lobby, more like a landscaped park..." and the Polynesian as "...the leisure-life of the Pacific Islands" coming to the East.
Three additional hotels were planned for later in Phase One. "The Asian hotel will be strongly Thai in its motif." The Venetian resort "...will recreate the old world charm of the famed Italian 'City of Canals.'" And "...stepping right out of The Arabian Nights is the Persian resort."
I am really looking forward to the completion of Phase One. How about you?