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Fireworks! If the Government Ran the Fairest Kingdom of Them All (A Very Unauthorized Fantasy)
     

Fireworks! If the Government Ran the Fairest Kingdom of Them All (A Very Unauthorized Fantasy)

by James Fernald
 

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[This book has not been prepared, sponsored, approved, authorized or licensed by The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, or any entity that created, operates or manages Disneyland or any of the Disney Parks.]

In the year 2030, America is a transformed nation. The federal government has imposed its

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[This book has not been prepared, sponsored, approved, authorized or licensed by The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, or any entity that created, operates or manages Disneyland or any of the Disney Parks.]

In the year 2030, America is a transformed nation. The federal government has imposed its unrestricted authority upon every corner of the Republic. As a result, an American treasure has become a political institution. The government is running the country's most beloved theme park.

Fireworks! If the Government Ran the Fairest Kingdom of Them All (A Very Unauthorized Fantasy) is a spellbinding 2030 tour of this California landmark. After a brief, nostalgic visit to the Park in 2010, we plunge twenty years into the future. The famous realm has been commandeered by Washington and remade in its image.

In 2030, a quaint turn-of-the-century street is a boulevard of bureaucratic dreams. Jungles and pirate caves provide not thrills but tutorials. Exciting rides have become platforms from which the federal conquerors will turn entertainment on its shrunken head. Liberty and pioneer spirit once echoed throughout the Park's rustic depiction of the American West. Now the government cracks the whip, and each attraction chomps at the bit, bridled by federal oppression. In the land of fairy tales, Washington seeks to mold the hearts and minds of its littlest citizens. Within this small world, the government thrusts its designs upon the young, and those dreams have consequences. A look at the future caps off the tour with a utopian model that redefines what lies ahead. Those visions are ominous.

But the American People may have their own plans by the end of this fantasy. Despite Washington's best tyrannical efforts, the fireworks of freedom may light up the sky with a hope and change that the New Order hadn't expected, optimistically accenting the "if" in this hypothetical tale of a government unleashed.

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America’s holy of holies—Disneyland—is desecrated by big government in this strident right-wing satire. The attractions have been re-engineered to impart politically correct group-think ... Fernald and Favish pen touching odes to the fun and loveliness of Old Disneyland—especially the 'casual serenity' of the monorail—to set off their cartoon vision of a monstrous public sector of the future.
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America’s holy of holies—Disneyland—is desecrated by big government in this strident right-wing satire. The attractions have been re-engineered to impart politically correct group-think ... Fernald and Favish pen touching odes to the fun and loveliness of Old Disneyland—especially the 'casual serenity' of the monorail—to set off their cartoon vision of a monstrous public sector of the future.
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America’s holy of holies—Disneyland—is desecrated by big government in this strident right-wing satire. The attractions have been re-engineered to impart politically correct group-think ... Fernald and Favish pen touching odes to the fun and loveliness of Old Disneyland—especially the 'casual serenity' of the monorail—to set off their cartoon vision of a monstrous public sector of the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451534634
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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