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Unbuilt Disney - The SS Disney Floating Theme Park

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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In the early 1990's, the U.S. military was beginning a post-Cold War downsizing. Part of that reduction included getting rid of some old aircraft carriers. An encounter at a charity dinner, between a Navy admiral and a Disney executive, led to the idea of a "floating theme park" with rides, shows, and restaurants, built on a surplus aircraft carrier, that could be positioned along any coastline, anywhere in the world. This is that story.


released December 7, 2016
Produced by Aaron Adams. Huge thanks to Mark Hickson, the Imagineer who designed the SS Disney, for the photos and background material. Big thanks to the Buzz Price archives at the University of Central Florida.


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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