Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Window Wednesdays!

Back for more Windows Wednesdays?  Good, I'm here!

Focused on the Magic



This isn't the best picture, but I think I have enough information!! It's all about those left 2 windows:
(Top of Both Windows)
M.T. Lott
Real Estate Investments

(Left) 
A friend in deed 
is a friend indeed
Donn Tatum
President

(Right)
Subsidiaries
Tomahawk Properties
Latin American Development
Ayefour Corporation (Get it? I-4 is the local interstate that crosses through Orlando!)
Bay Lake Properties
Reedy Creek Ranch Lands
Compass East Corporations

                                         
Time to decode!
Donn Tatum was the 1st non-Disney family member to become president of Walt Disney Productions, succeeding Roy O. Disney in 1971

The right window - those 'subsidiaries' were the names of all the different fake companies Walt Disney used to buy up land in Orlando without being public about Walt Disney buying property.  Together, they formed the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a small government formed basically by Disney, so that they could have more control over their projects. 

For more information, check out this great Wikipedia page I found!



13 comments:

  1. Manda - next time you're at DLRP, take some pics for me! I'd love to have guest posts, or even just guest pics.. I can do the research, but I don't see DLRP being in my immediate future in anyway shape or form...

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  2. I still can't get over how clever all these windows are! :D Great job! :D

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  3. 400 Miles to DisneylandJanuary 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Good detective work on the decoding!

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  4. I love the window picture, there are so many amazing things written on those windows..

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  5. I remember the M.T. Lott one. Loving the window posts.

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  6. One of my favorite things to do on Main Street (and on Hollywood Blvd at DHS) is to read the window signs. But then again, I'm all about the bad puns. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great info! I knew a few of the names Walt used for buying land, but not all of them. I'm always ready to learn something new about Disney! Thanks!

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  8. Bitten by the Disney BugJanuary 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Great information! I love that you do this series :)

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  9. Another brilliant post! A friends father sold his land to one of these companies. He had an idea though who was behind the purchase. Love learning about the windows!!!

    Thanks for linking up:)
    Debs @Focused on the Magic

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  10. Love this! See the park even started with fun little secrets and surprises. Love it!

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  11. M.T. Lott = Empty Lot... genius!

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