After Walt Disney built Disneyland in California many entrepreneurs purchased the property close by for over night accommodations and eating establishments. He quickly regretted that he had not purchased more land and found a home for his new dream, Disney World, in the Everglades of Orlando, Florida.
The new home in Florida would allow for Walt to create recreational facilities and hotels to provide a themed vacation destination. This property would be 150 times larger than the California property and totaled 27,500 acres. At the peak of construction in 1970 there were more than 8,000 skilled workers building Walt’s dream. It was the largest private construction project in the United States at the time.