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Bonus Episode – Disney By-Gones – Discovery Island!

by Rod Wheaton on April 14, 2015

Discovery island

 

Welcome to the first installment of a new series – Disney By-Gones… In this show, we’ll look back at one of the most colorfully back-storied pieces of property in all of WDW: Discovery Island!  From the day Walt first saw it from his plane on November 22nd, 1963, Walt knew this was where he wanted to bring his Florida Project.  But even before Walt bought it, the island had a backstory as colorful as Florida itself, including being the home of an eccentric radio broadcaster who lived there with his pet Spoonbill Crane!  So Sit back and enjoy this week’s episode and learn the story of Discovery Island!

The hunting cabin on Discovery Island with Roy Disney.  Photo from Jim Korkis' private collection

The hunting cabin on Discovery Island with Roy Disney. Photo from Jim Korkis’ private collection

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