Power play: When Nixon (almost) visited Disney World dedication

The most important man in the country had a dilemma on his hands: How to get to Disney World?

The Vietnam War was an ongoing debacle, and President Richard Nixon was on the verge of making an important announcement to the American public about reducing the number of troops at the end of the war. It coincided with the time Disney World was opening in October 1971. Nixon, who loved Disney, debated for weeks whether he could make it to the festivities.

“Be a hell of a good time,” he said in the Oval Office. But Nixon knew the bad optics

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