- The special opens with Glenn Campbell performing "Today is Mine".
- Julie Andrews sings "When You Wish Upon a Star" while she goes inside a theater playing clips from Walt Disney's animated classics. This is followed by Andrews singing "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" with the Kids of the Kingdom and some Disney characters accompanying her.
- An ongoing storyline starring Jonathan Winters where he tries to help his shell-shocked wife let loose and relax, culminating in her running off after a disasterous game of "William Tell".
- Bob Hope dedicates the Contemporary Hotel with his comedy stylings and the Polynesian Resort hosts its inaugural luau.
- A sneak peek at three Florida-exclusive attractions: The Hall of Presidents, Country Bear Jamboree and The Mickey Mouse Revue.
- Buddy Hackett drives Herbie through the Grand Prix Raceway.
- Julie Andrews sings "It's a Small World" while walking through Fantasyland with an international group of children.
- The grand opening parade with Meredith Wilson leading a 1,096-piece marching band through Main Street, U.S.A.
- A large chorus gathers around Cinderella Castle and sings "When You Wish Upon a Star" while balloons are released into the air.
- This special was filmed from October 23-25, 1971, during Walt Disney World's three-day opening celebrations.
- The storyline with Jonathan Winters was never resolved.
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