Walt Disney World's 40th Anniversary

Roy O. Disney and his wife Edna are escorted by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEFCC000032" title="Mickey Mouse (fictional animal)" href="/topic/entertainment/mickey-mouse-%28fictional-animal%29-PEFCC000032.topic">Mickey Mouse</a> during the opening of the Magic Kingdom at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002298" title="Walt Disney" href="/topic/entertainment/walt-disney-PEHST002298.topic">Walt Disney</a> World in October, 1971. Roy was Walt's brother and put off his own retirement to see the opening of the Florida theme park after Walt died in 1966. Roy in December 1971, just a few months after the opening.

( Orlando Sentinel Archives / October 1, 1971 )

Roy O. Disney and his wife Edna are escorted by Mickey Mouse during the opening of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in October, 1971. Roy was Walt's brother and put off his own retirement to see the opening of the Florida theme park after Walt died in 1966. Roy in December 1971, just a few months after the opening.

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