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The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon

President Obama is appearing today at Disney World, which gives us an excuse to discuss the time then-VP Richard Nixon tested out Disneyland’s fancy new monorail. Yes, Walt Disney kidnapped then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1959 – but it wasn’t exactly a sinister plot. The Nixons were on hand at Disneyland to help [...]

The Day Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon

Yes, Walt Disney kidnapped then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1959 – but it wasn’t exactly a sinister plot. The Nixons were on hand at Disneyland to help dedicate the brand-new, never-before-seen Monorail system. It was a hot day, so Walt invited the Nixons into the Monorail’s air conditioned cab. It had to [...]