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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Disney Phone Company

When The Walt Disney Company began developing its massive Florida property, it realized that it would need a way to provide telephone service to all of its hotel rooms and businesses. Even though it had scrapped Walt Disney's plans for a real city, the "Vacation Kingdom" of Roy Disney's imagination would still be a city of sorts so the company established Vista-United Telecommunications- Disney's very own phone company.

Vista-United's reach extended westward when the company finally purchased the Disneyland Hotel. Vista-United was tapped to provide in room telephones and even pay phones throughout the DISNEYLAND Property.

As outside companies began to offer the advanced services that Disney required at its resorts, Vista-United became unnecessary and it was sold in 2000.