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Old 16 August 2008, 06:37 PM
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Icon24 Pepsi vs. Coke at Walt Disney World

Comment: Apparently this rumor is new to me, but since it has been around
since Disneyland opened, it HAS to be old to someone. It centers on how
Coke got to be the beverage sponsor at Disney theme parks.

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Are you a Pepsi-Cola fan, and wondered why Disney chose Coke as a sponsor over Pepsi? Actually, back during the first two weeks of Walt Disney World's operation, the Pepsi-Cola Co. was in fact the sponsor. On the second weekend of WDW being open, they ran out of soda. So Disney contacted the Pepsi-Cola offices and tried to place an order for more soft drinks to be delivered as soon as possible. Well the person in charge at Pepsi said that because it was the weekend, they wouldn't be able to ship anything until the following Monday.

So then Disney contacted The Coca-Cola Co. The person in charge at Coke gave the same information that due to the weekend, all the truck divers were at home. However, this person decide to go above and beyond what the Pepsi-Cola guy was willing to do. The Coke guy actually called all the drivers at home, and got them to ship all the soda the next day. So after that, Disney signed a multi-million dollar contract with Coke. Needless to say, the guy in charge at Pepsi got fired.
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Old 17 June 2009, 07:20 PM
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You know I am not sure if this is true or not. I would hope not. Than again, customer service plays a huge role in who I choose to work with. I did a little research online but no luck. I'd be interested in knowing if that is true as well!
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Of course, it couldn't be that Coca-Cola gave Disney a better deal than Pepsi.
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Read This! Emanations of Disney World

October 28, 1971:

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As they are in Disneyland in California, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola are being served in the new Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla.
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...8BD95F458785F9
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