Museum Archipelago

17. Entertainment and History at Disney's America

February 6th, 2017  •  6 mins 44 secs  •  Download (13.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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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.