Thursday, June 14, 2018

Disney Builds the Clean, Green World of Tomorrow (1971)

By Keith Mahne

In 1971, shortly before Walt Disney World was about to open its gates to the world, Popular Mechanics, the classic magazine of popular science and technology, gave readers a behind-the-scenes look at the ingenious systems Disney built into the Florida Project. Join us today as we examine that very 1971 Popular Mechanics article and learn more about Disney's monorail, utilidor, trash removal system, modular construction, central energy plant and more to get a really wonderful look at the tools that keep the magic churning...

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A big THANK YOU goes out to Jerry Klatt for scanning his copy of this fantastic Popular Mechanics article and sharing it with the Disney Avenue community.


Keith Michael Mahne is the owner and editor of Disney Avenue and the host of the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four. Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true every day.

You can find all of Keith's articles here.

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