In 1994, plans for “Disney’s America,” the proposed American history-based theme park in Haymarket, were withdrawn. This came just a year after it was first put forth publicly. Opposition based upon the park’s proximity to the historic Manassas battlefield and concerns over increased traffic on Interstate 66 and in surrounding areas ultimately killed the project.
It was not as if Disney was going to pave over and build atop the battlefield, but based upon the hysterics of the time one could be forgiven for believing that to be the case.
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