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Vintage Walt Disney World: Summertime for Disney Characters

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

This time of the year always makes me think of summer vacation. In fact, I miss those dedicated three months of freedom watching TV, swimming, and traveling to see my grandparents. Here at Walt Disney World Resort, our world-class characters spend the summer seeing our guests while they’re on vacation, but they do find time to have some fun too! Here’s Pinocchio taking a break from autographs, hugs and handshakes in 1983 water skiing at the former Disney’s Village Resort while Geppetto waves from ashore. Let’s just hope Monstro isn’t in that water!
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  • We also saw Pinocchio water skiing one afternoon when we were at River Country. He sailed on by waving to everyone on the shore. That was really exciting to see a character in a different activity. Miss those god old lazy days.

  • We were greeted by Pinocchio during my very first visit to the Magic Kingdom back in 1989. Our vacation video shows him water-skiing next to the ferry from the TTC to the Magic Kingdom.

    What a great introduction to the magic of WDW!

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