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Virtucon Makes National News Pushing For “Disney’s America” In Virginia

Just stumbled across this article that originally appeared in the (Williamsburg) Virginia Gazette, but was picked up nationally by the Chicago Tribune — Who’s in play to buy Busch parks?

Rekindling the idea of bringing Disney back to Virginia is the conservative political blog Virginia Virtucon. Here’s what a blogger identified only as Riley had to say in a post Thursday.

“Obviously, the prospects for this project happening are not completely dead, and reportedly many at Disney still believe this project’s ‘time will come,'” Riley wrote. At Busch Gardens, “you have a location that is already zoned for a theme park, has proven to be very successful in that capacity, and the necessary infrastructure is largely already in place. Furthermore, local businesses and residents support a theme park in this location.”

[Williamsburg Planning Commission member Doug] Pons agrees.

“I am convinced Disney is a viable option,” he said. “If packed properly, they could create an amazing resort here.”

UPDATE: This is just a rumor, but this is being claimed on a message board

My husband’s boss is on some economic development board here in Williamsburg and apparently Disney did come up and take a look at the BG parks but nothing else has been said.

Not quite as removed as the rumor in “Ferris Bueller” — My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with a girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. — so we’re reporting this.  But there is no further confirmation of this.

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5 Responses to “Virtucon Makes National News Pushing For “Disney’s America” In Virginia”

  1. Riley

    Based upon InBev’s past actions, it is probably only a matter of time before they put the parks up for sale. I think that they’ll go to the highest bidder. Could be Disney, could be a foreign company. I think that a sale to Disney would make the most sense.

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