As I started today’s article, an in depth look at the once grand Villas of Lake Buena Vista, I came to a sudden realization. There is simply no way that I could compile a more thorough picture than the one already crafted in Michael Crawford’s terrific piece: Lake Buena Vista Chronicles - Selling The Magic, 1972.
As I read through this narrative, it was the imagery that accompanied the piece that really made it strike home with me just how grand a stay in the villas must have been in the 1970s. If anything, that was the area where I felt I could add something to the conversation, to further delve into what life was like in those villas. With that in mind let’s take a tour of the villas, circa 1978. Oh, and while we are on our tour, please try not to gawk at the fashion sense of the guests, they weren’t told any better!