Walter Disney Term Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Recreation Type: Term Paper Paper: #32337870 Related Topics: Urbanization, Land, Recreation And Leisure, Controversial Issues
Excerpt from Term Paper :

¶ … Politics of Disney Land

There were a number of different reasons that Disney's attempt to create a theme park in Virginia was so widely debated and controversial. Perhaps the best way to deconstruct that controversy is to identify relevant stakeholders and address their concerns and then compare them to one another.

One of the most eminent stakeholders was Disney itself. The company was attempting to build an American history theme park based on the very history of the country itself. In doing so, Disney was looking to generate revenue by capitalizing on all of the tourist money that it could attract to its park. Its hopes to do so were largely bolstered by the fact that the White House is not too far from the proposed location, and that there are a number of other historic sites (many of which pertain to the Civil War) in that area as well.

Another relevant stakeholder is the town in which the park would be located and the political interests of the state of Virginia. From a purely municipal and state perspective, this stakeholder was unequivocally interested in the park. According to an article about the controversy, "the Virginia legislature has overwhelmingly approved the idea" (Krauthammer). In fact, Disney was able to attain the support of...

...

Those advantages largely include the fact that, "the complex was supposed eventually to generate 19,000 jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue" (Kotz and Abramson).

Another relevant group of stakeholder are a group of history purists who believe that Disney would desecrate the land and taint the notion of American history. This group's primary concern is that Disney's theme park would create a cartoonish version of American history and real events that would ultimate sully the perception of genuine history.

The final group of stakeholders involves those who are concerned about urban sprawl. Urban sprawl is a term to denote the general perception that the literal history of the country -- in the form of land and the structures that sit upon it -- is being eroded by urbanization. Urbanization, of course, is the building of factories, theme parks, living quarters, parking lots and other facets of life in a city. The problems between this group of stakeholders and that of the history purists are relatively the same,…

Sources Used in Documents:

Works Cited

Kotz, Nick and Abramson, Rudy. "The Battle to Stop Disney's America." 1994. Web. www.cosmosclub.org http://www.cosmosclub.org/web/journals/1997/disney.html

Krauthammer, Charles. "Who's Afraid of Virginia's Mouse?" http://wesclark.com 1994. Web. http://wesclark.com/jw/krauthmr.html


Cite this Document:

"Walter Disney" (2015, April 30) Retrieved January 23, 2022, from
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/walter-disney-2149942

"Walter Disney" 30 April 2015. Web.23 January. 2022. <
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/walter-disney-2149942>

"Walter Disney", 30 April 2015, Accessed.23 January. 2022,
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/walter-disney-2149942

Related Documents
Disney History of the Disney Corporation: The
Words: 916 Length: 3 Pages Topic: Recreation Paper #: 57143136

Disney History of the Disney Corporation: The Early Years Walter Elias Disney started his career as an animator and then an art director and story manager. Walt Disney lost the rights to "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit," a character he created, and he thereby set out to manage and control his own brand. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit became Mickey Mouse and the Disney empire began. By 1937, the Disney company had produced its

Life of Walt Disney Two Questions: How
Words: 1611 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 47484995

Life of Walt Disney [...] two questions: How did Walt manage each functional piece of the business and develop needed organizational capabilities? In addition, how did Walt achieve strategic and financial objectives? WALT DISNEY'S FINANCIAL BEGINNINGS Walt began his career in Kansas City, Missouri, where his family lived, and for years, the business teetered on the brink of collapse. Disney learned how to manage what little funds he had, and continue

Walt Disney Personality Analysis
Words: 4213 Length: 15 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 86557648

When the dentist asked Walt to come over to finalize the deal, Walt had to admit that he did not have the $1.50 to recover his shoes from the local cobbler. The dentist not only came to Walt to hand over $500 for the deal, but also gave him the cobbler's fee. Walt then began work on Alice's Wonderland, in which a child was placed against a cartoon background,

Edit of a Paper on Walt Disney
Words: 2983 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Leadership Paper #: 74272535

Walt Disney is the epitome of success through perseverance and hard work. The animator, filmmaker, and entrepreneur once said, "All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney had dreams that many did not think was possible to come true, and yet he continually proved to the world that anything was possible. The world of magic that we know of today would not

Women in Media A Barbara
Words: 3223 Length: 10 Pages Topic: Communication - Journalism Paper #: 36543893

Soon thereafter, she started working with CNN channel in handling their Washington bureau. For the forthcoming seven years, Couric was engaged with CNN bureaus across the nation as a producer and also as an on-air reporter. She returned to Washington in 1987 taking up job as a reporter at an NBC affiliate station. She rose from her ranks to hold the number two position as a reporter at the

Male and Female Students Use
Words: 561 Length: 2 Pages Topic: Criminal Justice Paper #: 80734983

Her evaluation is certainly effective, in that it points out the underlying structure of eyewitness news and shows us how it is more entertainment, rather than information. All's Not Well in the Land of the Lion King Lazarus feels that the Disney film the Lion King does harm to children by reinforcing common cultural stereotypes of gays and African-Americans. Lazarus's essay is persuasive in the examples she gives. But she could have