CONFIRMED: Sparkling New Disney Park Quietly Opens in Colorado, Follows a Different Path Than Its Sister Parks - Inside the Magic

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Illustration of a yellow burst background with multi-directional starbursts. A large red question mark is scribbled across the image, obscuring parts of various street signs and a small cartoonish house at the bottom, near the celebrity sports center in Denver.

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13 Comments

  1. Brian

    What was the point of this?? The park is gone. Why did you give my hopes up???

    1. Kathy

      I thought the same thing as the other comment. I was hoping to go to something new!!

      1. Mitch

        Right? Me too!

    2. Mitch

      Right? Me too!

  2. Nikki

    So why did it only last 30 years? What was the reason the park went out of business? Why didn’t Disney do more with the location? You can’t write a whole article and give all that information and then not add the ending.

  3. walt

    Nice Article on Disney history – of course Marcleine MO was also where Walt had planned another theme park but that was abandoned after his death.

  4. Brad

    As someone who has lived in Colorado since 1962, except for 2 years in Dripping Springs, I found it very interesting to remember that facility. Odd that it was an Austin article.

  5. Jim Mitchell

    I was a weekend night bowling supervisor for over 2 years until Disney sold Celebrity Sports Center in 1979-1980. I enjoyed working there!

  6. BH Lawson

    Why is this the first time I’m even hearing about this [would have been] great Disney Park that I might have been able to visit. IF I HAD KNOWN ABOUT IT WHEN IT WAS OPEN!

  7. Mary

    I think Disney to look at Missouri. Walt grew up and started here. It smack dab in they middle of the country too. It would be great because there’s a lot of families that can’t travel to the east or west coast but right in the heartland of the country would be perfect

  8. Grandma

    In the late 60s/early 70s it was packed with young families and teens all the time. However it wasn’t cheap. I usually only went with dates. Not sure why it or Disney’s heritage square failed.
    Im guessing lack of family participation. Families dont do family entertainment like they used to do. So many parents hire babysitters to go out. Heritage Square was sold to someone else back in the late 60s/ early 70s I believe. It lasted about 20 years longer than CSC.

    1. Erika

      I’m a 1980’s baby. I absolutely loved both Celebrity and Heritage Square!! Although, I never went on the Alpine slide… I was too scared. It was gone by the time I realized what I’d been missing 🥺.

      I had no idea that they were products of Disney! Fun to learn that!

  9. Mom

    In the late 90’s they had another Disney play place with actual Disney characters. It was indoors by Park Meadows off Yosemite and Meadows drive. It was Disney, Winnie the Pooh and many other characters, slides, a room where you would stand up against a wall and stay still and see your shadow, I think Peter Pan inspired. I can’t believe it closed and not sure who remembers it. The Celebrity Lanes was not Disney characters or anything.

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