March 27, 1989 – The Walt Disney World Casting Center Opens
On March 27, 1989, the Walt Disney World Casting Center opened. Designed by architect Robert A. M. Stern and contracted by H. J. High Construction, the 61,000 square foot building is known as the place where those who wish to work at Walt Disney World submit their applications. The building is also known for its peculiar diamond design on the outer walls, earning it the nickname of the “giant argyle sock.” Many aspects of hiring take place in this building, including new-hire administrative processing, and scheduling for the first day of training.