Originally Posted by ChrisFL
EPCOT, the city plan. Yes, there was going to be a Disneyland style park, but that was not Walt's ownership at that point, he had his imagineers who he trusted to do that, to help fund his huge project.
EPCOT was 100% the reason why he wanted the land in Florida, he was going to revolutionize the idea of a city and wanted the major industries to help as well.
Edit: Didn't notice tjkraz beat me to it!
Yes but he knew it was part of the project. How were they planning on supporting the development of EPCOT without a source of revenue?