Walt Disney always had an intense fascination with history. That interest particularly showed up within the design of his theme parks. For example, the Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland and the ones at subsequent Disney theme parksserve to honor various eras of America gone by. At one point Walt even attempted to build a park that would be devoted to American history called Riverfront Square. Sadly, though, that project never got off the ground.
Even after Walt’s passing, The Walt Disney Company has continued to show respect for the bygone days of America. That’s why it should be of little surprise that, at one point, Disney was going to build a park specifically devoted to Americana. In the early 1990s, as part of CEO Michael Eisner’s “Disney Decade,”The Walt Disney Company began work on a new park for Haymarket, Virginia titled Disney’s America.
Disney's America developed into one of the most exciting - and controversial - Disney projects ever conceived. Let's take a look at how it progressed and ultimately fell apart.
Source: Theme Park Tourist
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