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"Build the finest family-oriented vacation complex in the world over 27,400 acres of pine woods and cypress swamps with a priority of protection to the ecosystem of central Florida." That was the goal set before planners, engineers and construction forces preparing the $400 million Walt Disney World Vacation Kingdom in the heart of central Florida.

Before the first spade of dirt was turned, Disney management made a total commitment to the maximum protection of the environment.

Throughout the years, the projects of the Walt Disney organization have always exemplified the companys commitment to the maintenance and wise use of our American resources. This dedication is expressed through the companys recreational projects, television shows and motion pictures, especially through an extensive series of "True Life" adventures and other films which entertainingly inform the public about our wildlife and natural heritage. Such dedication has brought Walt Disney more than 35 major awards in the field of conservation.

Throughout the more than 40 years that Walt Disney directed the company he founded, he instilled in his organization a substantial curiosity about the world around us — particularly, a desire to keep abreast of the evolving technologies which could be applied to the companys diversified entertainment projects.

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