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The Third Battle of Bull Run: The Disney's America Theme Park (A)
Powell, Elizabeth A.; Stover, Sarah Case BC-0177 / Published January 29, 2001 / 19 pages.
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In the A case, Disney CEO Michael Eisner pondered whether to go forward with his plans for a U.S. history theme park called Disney's America, located in Prince William County, Virginia. The case depicts the origins of the Disney idea; one that Eisner hoped would distinguish his personal legacy and the company's work with local and state governmental officials. Alongside of these pro-growth efforts, opposition to the project grew. Originally the terms of the debate were about growth and environmental impact. After the project was approved by the state of Virginia, however, the terms of the controversy shifted to the sacred ground of the historical area. On these terms, Disney's image of wholesome family fun was tarnished and portrayed as saccharine "McHistory." The B case provides an epilogue and interpretations about why Disney ultimately abandoned the project.

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    In the A case, Disney CEO Michael Eisner pondered whether to go forward with his plans for a U.S. history theme park called Disney's America, located in Prince William County, Virginia. The case depicts the origins of the Disney idea; one that Eisner hoped would distinguish his personal legacy and the company's work with local and state governmental officials. Alongside of these pro-growth efforts, opposition to the project grew. Originally the terms of the debate were about growth and environmental impact. After the project was approved by the state of Virginia, however, the terms of the controversy shifted to the sacred ground of the historical area. On these terms, Disney's image of wholesome family fun was tarnished and portrayed as saccharine "McHistory." The B case provides an epilogue and interpretations about why Disney ultimately abandoned the project.

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