Saturday, April 24, 2010

General Joe Potter and the Magic Kingdom

William E. "Joe" Potter was an engineering and logistical planning genius, which is why Walt Disney recruited the retired U.S. Army major general to oversee the early construction phases of Walt Disney World in Florida. In this role, Joe ably guided the Herculean task of transforming 300 acres of Florida land into the Magic Kingdom, while preserving the area's ecology and beauty.

As former President of Walt Disney Attractions Dick Nunis recalled in 1988, "Joe was a man Walt Disney was very fond of. Without Joe Potter there would be no Walt Disney World today."