Friday, August 15, 2014

Guided Without GAF (part 2)

Your Complete Guide to Walt Disney World, 1978
pg 16 -17

Last week, I shared the first half of this guide to Walt Disney World from 1978.  The second half highlights 'A World of Special Attractions and Events,' the resorts and recreation options.  It begins with a fun caricature type map of the entire Walt Disney World property or at least what was developed at the time.  Similar maps can be seen in the World Magazine and previous GAF guides from 1977 and a year earlier in the Vacationers Guide.  The biggest change in this newer map is the incorporation of Lake Buena Vista area into the larger map as opposed to being separated out as it was in previous editions.  Included on the map, and with its own photo and description at the end of the guide, is the Lake Buena Vista Office Plaza.  I am not sure exactly why this was important to include in the guide other than the fact that it would include a post office and Sun Bank when completed...hmmm....maybe a new sponsor to replace GAF?