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December 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan may seem unlikely rivals for Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. But under an ambitious plan by a group of U.S. businessmen, the 15th-Century Portuguese explorers could vie with Walt Disney stars as major European theme park attractions. A U.S.-owned company, backed by the Portuguese government, is planning an $80-million to $100-million theme park near Lisbon, based on the pioneering Portuguese sea voyages to Africa, Asia and the New World some 500 years ago.
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December 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan may seem unlikely rivals for Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. But under an ambitious plan by a group of U.S. businessmen, the 15th-Century Portuguese explorers could vie with Walt Disney stars as major European theme park attractions. A U.S.-owned company, backed by the Portuguese government, is planning an $80-million to $100-million theme park near Lisbon, based on the pioneering Portuguese sea voyages to Africa, Asia and the New World some 500 years ago.
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