DIS Cast Member
- Aug 2, 2003
Thinking I found information related to my fuzzy memory about the building in the following ----- *guess it was in 1970 NOT the '67/'68 time frame when we made the trip*My family drove from NJ to Miami a number of times and for one trip I have a very faint memory of leaving I-95 and eventually (seemed like forever) driving on a long, unimpressive road up to a building, parking then going inside where there were displays and renderings of what WDW would be like upon completion. Thinking it was around 1967/68, but then this recollection might be a Figment of My Imagination.
taken from above referenced writing ^^^^
" .....But I’m getting ahead of myself… what exactly was Lake Buena Vista?
To answer that we have to start at the beginning, further back than the existence of Walt Disney World itself, actually. Back in January 1970, Disney opened the first little bit of Walt Disney World available to a paying public, an unassuming square building which stands today, but which was then known as the Walt Disney World Preview Center, on Preview Blvd, off state road 535 in Orlando. At this time, a natural body of water behind the preview center, called Black Lake, became Lake Buena Vista...... "
OOPS, guess my first memory WAS before WDW opened.