From October, 2016

Disneyland as a Medium

In 1955, the gates of Walt Disney’s “Magic Kingdom” first swung open in Anaheim, California. Costing $17 Million dollars (what is now worth just over $150M), Disney’s park utilizes over 160 acres worth of land, incorporating many different forms of artificial and natural scenery ranging from rivers, to hundreds of varieties flora. In the park’s construction, over 15 homes were relocated, What was once valuable and fertile farmland was essentially terraformed for Mr. Disney’s cartoon creations. Even more intriguing, unlike most modern construction projects where visionaries are far removed from the nitty-gritty, Disneyland’s visionary had his fingers in many phases…