Disney's Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village
Likely a "shopping destination" I doubt I'll ever have much reason (or opportunity) to return to again on Malls of America, but nevertheless, these two postcards look so groovy I had to feature them here at least one time! :)
On March 22, 1975, the small tourist community of Lake Buena Vista Village in Orange County, Florida, officially opened to the public as an annexed part of the Walt Disney World Resort theme park, which was primarily located about five miles away. The village included (and still does) a dedicated shopping plaza area called the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, which the above photo welcomes you to.
Above is The Flower Garden store, one of Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village's early swanky looking shops. Both great images in this post are courtesy of Big Brian's Disney Page, an awesome site for Walt Disney World nostalgia fans (celebrated through vintage postcards). Some really fun stuff there!