Friday, July 17, 2009

Disney's America

Speaking of Lost Causes, the anniversary of Disneyland, in Anaheim, brought to mind the 1993 proposal by Disney to create an "America" historical theme park in Prince William County, Virginia. As you can imagine, quite a battle ensued as the park would have competed with the numerous national battlefield sites and Colonial Wiliamsburg. There was also the issue of how Disney would interpret American history in Michael Eisner's press release. Here's a website devoted to the controversy that surrounded the proposed park, which Disney was ultimately forced to withdraw.

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