Image: A Civil War-era village that would have served as the hub of Disney's America. Image (c) Disney
In 1994, Disney was hard at work on a new theme park called Disney's America. The park, which would open in Virginia not far from Washington DC, would showcase the “sweep of American History.”
Confident and enthusiastic, Disney executives were walking a tightrope between entertainment and history.
00:14: Disney's America
00:37: "The Complexity of the American Experience"
01:24: Themed Lands at the Magic Kingdom
01:50: Themed Lands at Disney's America
03:10: "Serious Fun"
03:50: Courtland Milloy
05:10: Theme Park Design
05:50: Marc Davis