A Big, Beautiful Tomorrow


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By Jody Maberry and Dan Cockerell. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

One of the most iconic influencers in modern history is Walt Disney. The man was a legend who saw the future in a completely different way than anyone else.

Yet, as a guest, Chad Emerson, President, and CEO of Huntsville Incorporated and author of Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World, explains in this episode, why Disney viewed the world through a unique lens, his mission was to help people create memories.

Such was the inspiration behind Project Future, the code name for Florida Project. Even though Walt’s original goal for what we now know as Epcot hasn’t come to fruition, this hasn’t deterred the impact of his instinct as evidenced by the millions who visit his attractions every year. Even in this pandemic era, people want to document everything and see the world for what it could be.

And it's this mentality, even in the diluted Tomorrowland we know, that keeps Disney’s legacy alive and well.

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