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Walt was reportedly also so tickled by news of Nikita Kruschev raging “They wouldn’t let me into Disneyland!” on his 60’s US tour, he proposed “Kruschev in Disneyland”, a “what if” comedy where Nikita tried to sneak in disguise as a commoner.
But both movies had the same problem, in that it wasn’t as easy to film in Disneyland back then as it was for Tom Hanks.
That’s awesome! I don’t think that film would have done well during the Cold War, haha!
You have to remember that, in 1960, Universal Studios was not a tourist destination. The famous studio tour didn’t start until 1964, with most of the major effects added later. So at the time, Universal was not in any way in the same category as Disneyland. It was not a theme park at all.
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