History at Disney World

by Kelly Enright, PhD

On Saturday, February 28, students in History 340: Disney in American Culture went on a tour of the Magic Kingdom. As we posed for this picture, the 99-year-old train called “Roy Disney” steamed past and we captured our photo with the historic engine. So, yes—there is history at Disney World!

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In Liberty Square, we visited authentic historic relics–like this Liberty Bell cast from the same mold that made the original–as well as replicas that blend historic time periods into a historical pastiche.

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