BBC on Disney's Celebration town

BBC on Disney's Celebration town. Very good BBC Radio documentary on Celebration, the New Urbanist town that Disney built adjascent to Walt Disney World.

How would the world look if it were run by the Disney corporation? In the alligator-infested swamps of Florida is a town built and founded by Disney. Celebration was founded in 1994, and sold to Americans as “a place of caramel apples and cotton candy, secret forts, and hopscotch on the streets”. Thousands of Disneyphiles came from across the USA to resettle in the town and live the Disney dream. In winter, the town's managers blow fake snow into the streets, and in Autumn, they provide fake leaves. But there is increasing dissent in Celebration at Disney's authoritarian rule. Dylan Winter travels to Florida to hear both sides of the story.

[Meerkat: An Open Wire Service]

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