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Old 12-28-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Wally World question

On one trip to Orlando (probably in the mid to late 80s), we stayed at a (I guess now-defunct) hotel called Wally World. My brother and I have very distinct memories of a very bad magician who had been performing there. Can anyone help us out with his name?
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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I believe this might be the place. In 1993 we stayed at a place called Wilson World. It was on 192 (Irlow Bronson Blvd.) It had an indoor pool, and outdoor pool, and I believe entertainment near buffet or restaurant It was in Kissimmee. Recently, I've been to where I think the location was. It looks like 2 new chain hotels are there. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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I believe this might be the place. In 1993 we stayed at a place called Wilson World. It was on 192 (Irlow Bronson Blvd.) It had an indoor pool, and outdoor pool, and I believe entertainment near buffet or restaurant It was in Kissimmee. Recently, I've been to where I think the location was. It looks like 2 new chain hotels are there. Hope this helps.

Ah, yes, you're right. Wilson World.
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I believe this might be the place. In 1993 we stayed at a place called Wilson World. Recently, I've been to where I think the location was. It looks like 2 new chain hotels are there. Hope this helps.
Wilson World was developed and managed by the hotel company owned by the late Kemmons Wilson Sr. Mr. Wilson was the founder of the Holiday Inn hotel chain and he and his family developed the Orange Lake Country Club timeshare resort that's further down Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee. I think that the Wilson World location is now where the Ramada Inn that's located on Irlo Bronson right across the road from the Old Lake Wilson Road.

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Wilson World was developed and managed by the hotel company owned by the late Kemmons Wilson Sr. Mr. Wilson was the founder of the Holiday Inn hotel chain and he and his family developed the Orange Lake Country Club timeshare resort that's further down Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee. I think that the Wilson World location is now where the Ramada Inn that's located on Irlo Bronson right across the road from the Old Lake Wilson Road.

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Wow, thanks so much. Any idea on who the magician might have been? It might have been part of a kid's program.
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Walley World is the mythical amusement park in National Lampoons Vacation (my all time favorite movie) which in real life is Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia California.I have a Walley World t-shirt which I sometimes wear to the parks and it's amazing the reaction people have to the shirt,especially CM's.
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I know this post is like a year and a half old but the answer to the Mahican question was Uncle Knutty or some version of that spelling.
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I know this post is like a year and a half old but the answer to the Mahican question was Uncle Knutty or some version of that spelling.
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