So I was a little slow. OK I was a lot slow but I think I finally get what Walt was all about and how far from his vision the company has moved since his death.
Starting with his animation Walt wanted to improve the immersive experience for his audience. By adding sound, color, depth of field and making full length features he continually pushed the boundaries of what was possible. When he did all he could in terms of immersing people in movies and animation he took the next big conceptual leap. In an orange grove in Anaheim, CA he literally brought the movies to life and let people walk right in and experience them.
The "Florida project" was I think in his mind the next logical step. It was not meant to be just a bigger better theme park, it was to be the next evolutionary step. A world you lived in. Not just for a day but one that became your life, your work, your home. I don't know if I would have been itching to move in but it sure would have been interesting to see.