you are required to write a 250 words essay reply with a least 2 peer view reference and also a relevant biblical concept to support your ideas.
Disney America Theme Park: Case Study
Location, Location, Location! The advice that I would give Michael Eisner is to really do his” home work ‘in regards to the effect that his property development will have on the state, community ,history and people of the location in which he considers building one of his land mark projects/theme parks.
This property wasn’t conducive to building of this theme park, as it had more minus then pluses. IT clearly would interfere with the already historical awareness in place, along with the preservation of the historical landmarks.
The northeast corner of Virginia comprises the Piedmont region; the region contained countless significant including; for example the preserved homes of our of the first five U.S presidents; Washington , Jefferson ,Madison and Monroe, sites related to U.S history ,according to Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough ,”This is the ground of our Founding Fathers “(Worth,2014,pg.236)
This location is also home to more than two dozen civil war “battle fields “ ;just over few miles from the commemorating the first two civil war battles Waverly Tract is Manassas National Park land that is The first battle in protected and preserved by the U.S National Park Service ( Worth,2014,pg.237).
The first battle in 1861 was Civil War’s first land engagement, the second in 1862 marked the beginning of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion on the North 12, 1994;
Eisner had all his duck in a roll as far as his lobbying; finding politicians that would jump on the band wagon with his project was satisfied with the support of George Allen and the fact that Politian were under pressure to bring growth to Virginia, he felt would work in his favor, even to the point that they would defend his project in times of opposition projects.
However the historical and the educational community would not back down. The opposition was very influential and powerful; it consisted of Professors, Historians, Pulitzer Prize winners and reporters fought to preserve their cultural indent and historical landmarks.
Marcia Snotty states “The lesson of the battle over the Walt Disney Company’s proposed “Disney’s America” theme park is that professional historians should participate in decision making when corporations produce history as entertainment”
Despite their enthusiasm, the writers and historians —joined by preservationists and environmentalists — seemed no match for Disney, which enjoyed strong support from the Virginia governor, the Virginia General Assembly, and the Prince William Board of Supervisors. But in the final analysis, the pen, amplified by media relations expertise, proved mightier than the mouse (Karl Rhodes, 2013) Eisner pulled the plug on this project.
According to Rhodes “Eisner noted several issues that factored into the decision. He was devastated by the death of Disney President Frank Wells in April and distracted by the tumultuous departure of Disney Studios chief Jeffrey Katzenberg in August. Eisner also underwent bypass surgery.
While he was recovering, the theme park’s projected startup costs and revenues took a turn for the worse, but Eisner made it clear that widespread opposition to the project — mustered mostly by the PHA and the council — was the underlying reason for pulling the plug (Rhodes, 2013).
Worth , M. (2014) . Non-Profit Management: Principles and Practices: Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage-Publications Inc.
Rhodes, K. (2013). Disney’s America. Econ Focus, 17(1), 35-37.
Synnott, M. G. (1995). Disney’s America: Whose Patrimony, Whose Profits, Whose Past? Public Historian, 17(4), 43-59.