- In the Parks
Sure, I'll give you that was part of it, but think about the lengths Walt had them go to in ensuring that the enormous warehouse showbuildings for Small World, Pirates, and the Haunted Mansion were never visible from within the park. Concealing the unattractive industrial structures in the park in the name of maintaining an illusion was clearly also a priority to some expensive extent, and it was one that the Magic Kingdom also did reasonably well for nearly 50 years. Now they're doing the bare minimum in that regard with TRON.Disney bought all that land to build hotels. Keeping the world away was a bonus. Walt was upset about the glitter, but he was really upset when he found out tourists spent twice as much outside of Disneyland (for hotel, food etc) then inside.