Family Friendly Mouse in the Happiest Place on Earth

…or money grubbing, manipulative, run-you-down-like-a-juggarnaut rat defending it’s magic kingdom?

Disneyland Sues to Stop Condo Plan
The Happiest Place on Earth doesn’t want any new neighbors.
The Walt Disney Co. has sued the city of Anaheim to stop the proposed construction of 1,500 condos, including several hundred low-income units, at the doorstep of Disneyland.
Housing advocates say the units are desperately needed to accommodate workers who are essential to the city’s huge tourism industry but can’t afford to live there. Many workers spend at least four hours a day commuting from outlying areas where rent is cheaper.
We helped to build this resort, but now they’re saying we can’t live here,” said Lori Condinus, a hotel switchboard operator who lives 60 miles away. “Disneyland is supposed to be the family friendly place, but they’re not helping families make it.”
Disneyland and other tourism-oriented businesses say that housing will drive away visitors from the park — which pumps an estimated $3.6 billion into Southern California’s economy each year — and open the way for the return of the cheap motels, neon signs and scraggly landscaping that marked the area in the early days of Disneyland.

I’ve always been in the ‘rat’ camp, but then I’m prejudiced.

5 Responses to “Family Friendly Mouse in the Happiest Place on Earth”

  1. John says:

    Most definitely “rat”. I am sooo thankful that their plans for a Civil War theme park (you read that right) in No. VA fell appart in the early 90s.
    I agree with C.S. Lewis: Disney can’t escape the taint of the vulgar in its productions.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Sounds like a rat race to me.

  3. Mike Rentner says:

    I like the mouse.

  4. John says:

    And somebody please tell me WTF kind of animal is Goofy? Looks like he ought to be a carnivore, but not with his teeth.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    He’s a product of genetic engineering, John, combining the most obvious features of a dog, a beaver, and Barney Fife.

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