Disney’s Failed Sci-Fi Convention: Contact ’96

Conventions at Walt Disney World are nothing new, and today conventions by Disney aren’t out of the ordinary either. However in the mid 1990’s Disney tried their hand at hosting their own Sci-Fi convention called Contact ’96 and it didn’t quite go as well as they had hoped.

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Sources

📰The Orlando Sentinel
Ad (Jan 19 1996)
“Sci-fi fun day proves a blast” (Jan 22 1996)
“Something got lost in translation for Disney’s ‘Year of the Mouse’” (Jan 9 1996)

📰The Atlanta Constitution
“What’s special” (Oct 1 1995)

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