Date in History:
Walt Disney World was officially dedicated by Roy O. Disney on this date. The October 25th dedication was the culmination of a three day dedication ceremony which included a 1,076-piece marching band performing down Main Street, performances by the World Symphony Orchestra, and a filmed T.V. special starring Bob Hope. Tens of thousands of visitors showed up for the three day dedication, including celebrities, the Disney family, and Florida Governor Reubin Askew. President Nixon had even planned on attending, but canceled last minute due to security reasons. Although the park opened its doors to the public on October 1, Disney wanted a month to work out any issues before the official opening.