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D23's Destination D Walt Disney World 40th Event 

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  The D-23 "Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th" event took place at the Contemporary Resort Conference Center May 14-15, 2011. The event featured great memories from the resort's 40 years as well as presentations on all things Disney. There was no video or audio recording allowed, but these pictures are from some of the sessions where non-flash photos were permitted.  
Weird Disney 
The first session was on some of the weirder things Disney has done through the years, focusing on characters 
There were also a bunch of weird attractions shown from Walt Disney World 

The Way We Were 
Dave Smith's presentation on the history of the resort was really interesting 
It was interesting to learn about Disney Celebrity Sports Center and Disney's management of the Hilton Inn South in Orlando as pre-opening training for running the resorts and facilities of Walt Disney World.
It was fascinating to hear about the construction of the resort from someone who was there chronicling it 
We also got to see some pictures of construction subsequent to the 1971 park opening 
The film of the park's grand opening was really impressive 
The presentation then covered removed or modified attractions through the years 
  This presentation was really great with many of the D-23 members applauding for their favorite attractions from the past.    
Walt Disney's Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow 
This presentation looked in depth at Walt's vision for EPCOT  
The presentation went on to explain how the ideas of what EPCOT was supposed to be were incorporated throughout Walt Disney World in more practical ways  
Past Forward: Walt Disney World on Television
This presentation looked at some of the high lights and low lights of the park on TV 

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