Riverfront Square - The World That Never Was Season Two #5
Walt Disney opened Disneyland with a policy prohibiting alcohol sales and consumption, so when Walt was looking to open a second park, he wanted to enforce those same rules. When being approached to renovate and create a new park in St. Louis, Disney planned to build something special and take the city in a family friendly direction, but that wasn't to be as the August Busch Jr., the biggest beer mogul in the world and a mover and shaker in St. Louis, would have things to say about Disney's "no alcohol" policy.
But what does alcohol consumption have to do with fun? We are obsessed with drinking to have a good time and more often than not, over-consumption becomes a problem. So was Walt Disney wrong to never build Riverfront Square based on his ideas of alcohol? Should we be adapting with modern thinking? Should Disneyland, Walt's original park, still be alcohol free?