Twenty-two years ago, Disney thought they could impose an unwanted American History theme park on the people of central Virginia. They thought people wanted white-washed history with rollercoasters and battle reenactments. They thought people wouldn’t mind their plans for a massive development of apartments, hotels, and golf courses. They thought people wouldn’t notice the project’s impacts on traffic, sprawl, and the environment. They thought wrong.
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Produced and Directed by Sam Sheline. Executive Producers: Chris Palmer and Kristin Pauly. Edited by Adam Lee. Director of Photography: Tony Azios. Graphics & Titles by Sareen Hairabedian. Music by Paul Oehlers. Audio Mix by Matt Twifford. Assistant Editor/Researcher: Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath.