By: Chris Norby, former Orange County Supervisor and California assemblyman
The 3-2 Anaheim City Council vote for a 30-year ticket tax exemption for Disneyland is part of a longtime double standard. The Happiest Place on Earth has a long history of dictating fiscal and land-use policy in Anaheim.
I fondly recall the Alpine Inn’s giant statue of Heidi, the Inn of Tomorrow’s flashing lights and space-age design, the spinning globe at the Jolly Roger Inn, the sputnik-like orb at the Satellite Cafe and the giant candy cane in front of its namesake motel. They’re all gone, victims of the Disney “resort district plan” which turned all this playful whimsy into uniformity. Continue reading