There is also that nagging rumor that he did approach St. Louis and discussed it with Busch (yes, of Busch Gardens fame and, well, BEER) as a possible location. However, when Busch mentioned the excitement of selling their beer in Walt's park, Disney scoffed and went elsewhere--
--this is rumor and I tend to think of it that way. Busch was/is a major player with St. Louis, but it makes no sense that Walt would approach a biermiester to ask to be part...yet not plan on having alchohol in his plans.
So I tend to think this is not true. Something just heard about over the airwaves.