The city of Celebration, FL will be fixing the now infamous typo found on its recently refurbished downtown fountain where “Walt Disney World” was misspelled as “Wald Disney World.”
According to a recent report by Click Orlando, the misspelling was the talk of the town last Friday night as people were spotted by the fountain taking pictures of the misspelling of the iconic legend’s name. Walt Disney isn’t only famous for building the Disney Parks, including Walt Disney World, but he is also known for building the town of Celebration as well.
Is “Wald Disney World” a thing or have I and the entire planet somehow missed a major typo in @CelebrationTH for a decade+ ?!@AshleyLCarter1 @ChristieZizo @audreahuff @AnthonyLeone pic.twitter.com/DgxApHp45z
— Greg Angel (@NewsGuyGreg) May 18, 2019
In reference to the mistake, one resident told Click Orlando, “I’ve been a member of this community for over a year now,” Eric Mahoney said. “…our HOA dollars have gone to this, it’s pretty embarrassing. This is quite the undersight.”
Reportedly, the fountain had been under construction for about four months before making its premiere last week. In addition to the misspelling of “Walt,” it’s also been reported that “Captiva” Island was also misspelled on the fountain. The construction crew added an extra “T” and an “A,” making it “Captativa Island.”
Where’s “Wald Disney World”?@MyNews13 UPDATE: Looks like a quick fix is coming to change two big typos I found Friday night at Celebration’s popular downtown fountain after recent work and upgrades.
— Greg Angel (@NewsGuyGreg) May 19, 2019
According to Spectrum News, the mistake was first noticed on Friday night, and on Sunday, they found that the fountain was closed with a sign that declares work to fix the mistakes will soon be taking place.
Several news outlets have reached out to the city of Celebration for comment and it seems they have not yet made any statements about the mistake.
For those not familiar, Celebration is a planned community located near Walt Disney World, which was originally built by Walt Disney Co., with the first residential developments beginning back in the mid-1990s. The community is located in Osceola County and contains several of the company’s business teams, including the Disney Cruise Line offices.