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A Disney Resort For the D.C. Area?

May 19, 2009 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

About a decade ago, Disney was in talks to build a history-themed park called Disney's America near D.C. It never happened. But Disney is coming to the D.C. area, except this time they're not planning a goofy theme park for history nerds: they're planning a big hotel that will "put a recognizable Disney footprint in the Washington area," according to a spokesman who talked to the Washington Post.

Disney has just purchased a 15-acre piece of land at Prince George's County's National Harbor development near D.C. to build a 500-room hotel resort. But as we entertained visions of what we imagined Disney's America's dorky history-themed Disney-ness to be, our fantasies were squashed by this:

"The National Harbor resort is a completely different kind of project," [a rep] said. "It's specifically zoned for hotel, residential and other commercial development. This project is a hotel resort. It is not by any stretch of the imagination a theme-park project and never will be. We have no intention of building a large-scale theme park in the Washington area."

Oh. Boring. However, the Post article does mention that it's going to be "a fun-filled new destination for local visitors," which means — hello — silly theme hotel a la Pop Century! (Please say yes!)

Unfortunately, there is no timeline on this project yet, so we'll see what happens.

[Photo: Washington Post]

Archived Comments:

if it ain't got mickey

then i don't want no part of it. seriously, i think thats a bad move by disney. who wants to stay in a  hotel/condo owned by disney but with none of the disney theme? boring!