The Polynesian is a notorious for it being the location where the Beatles were officially ended. Many would think that would make it the most notorious hotel on Disney property and it should have, except something happened a few years before John Lennon took a trip to the Polynesian. Something that millions of people saw and heard. Something that make most of the history text books printed since.
Not many people know that Richard Nixon was a big Disney fan. He and his family were at the ribbon cutting for the monorail in Disneyland. He also took the time to visit Epcot before it opened to the public. However you won't find those in the history books.
On November 17th, 1973 Richard Nixon and his family were visiting Disney World. If that date sounds familiar it's because it was in the middle of the Watergate Scandal. That date might also sound familiar for another reason. Maybe because of the following:
"People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook!"
Richard Nixon uttered that famous line on November 17th, 1973 during a press conference that was held in a meeting room on the second floor of the Contemporary Resort.
I don't doubt you've heard that line, seen the video, or read about it in a book but I think it's safe to say most of you didn't know it was uttered right smack in the middle of Disney World.