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    Question Disney's America (the park)

    Here's a question for all you Disney Dorks:

    What was Disney's America All About?

    I had heard about this cancelled project and would like to know more about it.....

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    Re: Disney's America (the park)

    Disney's America

    Disney's attempt in 1993 to build a park celebrating the greatness of America which went down in flames a year later when preservationist and various interest groups began to protest the location of the park in Virginia. The design of the park, headed by Bob Weis(DCA's head Imagineer) was to be eight distinctly themed lands. The plans for Disney's America called for 8 distinctly themed areas:

    A Native American Village depicting an accurate Native American village reflecting the tribes that were known in this part of the country. And also enjoy interactive experiences, exhibits and arts and crafts, as well as an exciting white water river raft ride that would have gone all around the area, based on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    Civil War, based around a Civil War Fort would have plunged guests into a more turbulent time of American history, and adjacent to it, a big battlefield, where Civil War re-enactments and water battles between the Monitor and the Merrimac would have once again be fought.

    Ellis Island, which moved into the 20th century, a replica of Ellis Island building where many immigrants came through, guests would have live the "immigrant experience" through music, ethnic foods and a great live show presentation.

    State Fair Area which was going to show how even during the big Depression of the '30s, Americans knew how to entertain themselves. With folk art exhibits and a live show on baseball, guests could have enjoy, too, classic wooden thrill rides in memory of Coney Island.

    The Farm, recreating an authentic farm where guests could have the opportunity to see different types of farm industries related to food production in addition to some hands-on experiences like milking cows and learning what homemade ice cream tastes like.

    President's Square, which was a celebration of the birth of democracy and those who fought to preserve it. The Hall of Presidents of Walt Disney World would have moved to Disney's America.

    Enterprise, representing a factory town, would have highlights American ingenuity and guests could have ride a major roller coaster attraction called the "Industrial Revolution" , traveling through a 19th century landscape with heavy industry and blast furnaces. And, on either side of the coaster, exhibits of famous American technology that have defined the american industry in the past, as new developments that will define industries in the future.

    Victory Field, celebrating aviation where guests would have experience what America's soldiers faced in the defense of freedom during the world wars. It would have look like an airport area with a series of hangars containing attractions based on America's military fight using virtual reality technology. The airport would have serve also as an exhibit area of planes from different periods, as well as a place for major flying exhibitions
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    Re: Disney's America (the park)

    Thanks, Dude! This project has intrigued me the most of any Disney project... thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Disney's America (the park)

    Quote Originally Posted by WDWImagineer View Post
    Thanks, Dude! This project has intrigued me the most of any Disney project... thanks for sharing!
    No problem.

    Something to note: Bob Weiss, who is credited for designing Disney's America, is now the creative lead for Disney's California Adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBONICS95 View Post
    No problem.

    Something to note: Bob Weiss, who is credited for designing Disney's America, is now the creative lead for Disney's California Adventure.
    Mybe he can fix that fiasco....

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