When Theme Parks Transcend Make Believe

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USGS Survey Map of Anaheim circa 1963, via io9

At least, that’s according to the United States Geological Survey, which back in 1963 treated the Matterhorn in Disneyland as an actual mountain in a map of Anaheim, CA.

Okay, so maybe even geologists can have a bit of fun. After all, in Anaheim the Matterhorn is a pretty big thing in the skyline. But I like to think of it as something that is absolutely not a mountain that has become, in our cultural consciousness, a real mountain. The boundary between fantasy and reality is a funny thing, and one I’ll be taking a look at in future posts.

Read the whole story over at io9.

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