Celebration, United States, North America
 
 
Year1996latitude: 28° 19'
longitude: -81° 31'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationDisney Corporation
Inhabitants5,000 (2003)
Target population20,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/Celebration.htm
http://celebration.nm1.net/
http://www.celebrationfl.com/
Literature- Tracy Metz, 'Disney doet modeldorp Celebration van de hand', NRC 23-1-2004

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Five years ago, in November 1996, 350 people became the first residents of the town, built by the Disney Corporation on mosquito-ridden swampland in Osceola County, Florida, next to its World Resort. This model town is now a thriving community of 5000 residents, with a projected population of 20,000. The early brochures for Celebration immodestly described it as a massive project in social engineering, an attempt to recreate the kinder, gentler America of the past: "There was once a place where neighbors greeted neighbors in the quiet of summer twilight / There is a place that takes you back to that time of innocence / A place of caramel apples and cotton candy, secret forts, and hopscotch on the streets."

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