Friday, May 29, 2009

Disney set to Open in National Harbor

Disney in National Harbor

According to reports, Walt Disney Co. has decidedly purchased a 15-acre spread of land intended for a 500-room resort hotel in expansive National Harbor overlooking the Potomac River. Although previous reports had falsely identified the plans as an ambitious theme park (an idea previously revoked by the good people of Maryland, down with commercialism), the property is actually said to mimic similar plans made in Hawaii for a large scale Disney inspired hotel.

Many Washingtonians ask the question, what does this new development mean for blossoming National Harbor? Perhaps some minor Disnification of our nation’s greatest monuments and treasures is not such a bad thing. It will not only teach our children to become more involved in the field of historical accuracy or perhaps it will simply scar the youth of our country.

Currently, National Harbor is home to a number of attractions, including the Gaylord Resort, home to OnBoard D.C. Tours, six hotels, countless restaurants and is a prime conference destination rivaling that of the District. With the addition of the Disney hotel, National Harbor will continue its journey to a top spot for family and company tourism.

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