Imagine, the Ballpark Village Project and the Hilton at the Ballpark do not exist. In its place stands a indoor theme park that never existed, that theme park would be Walt Disneys Riverfront Square. This would have been huge if built. The building would have been 5 floors tall and be used year round. It would've been the first of its kind in the nation. However it was never built for two main reasons...
1. The City did not want to pay for the construction of the building even though Walt Disney said he would pay for the attractions and everything. The city just had to build the shell.
2. Anheuser Busch was mad that Walt Disney would not allow the selling of alcoholic beverages in his park leading to threats from the company.
These factors led to the project that would never see the light of day. The project idea was brought up at the same time of the Gateway Arches construction and would've have been based on the History of Saint Louis. If it was built, downtown wouldve been and still be very popular to go to year round. Now the area where it would sit is a parking lot and ugly hotel complex. Why do I bring this up? The blueprints are up for auction and in remembrance of The Disney Park that Never Was.