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Rumors about a Disney theme park in  Guanacaste turned out to be pure fairy tale.

It all started when Liberia’s Mayor Luis Gerardo Castañeda, announced on morning talk show “Buen Día” that the Disney Corporation had purchased land within the municipality with the intention of building a park.

By Wednesday afternoon, The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts press office had denied the claims.

When asked Mayor Castañeda why he originally announced the news, Castañeda blamed Teletica’s Edgar Silva for alerting him about the project. Silva said he originally saw the story Wednesday morning in the Liberia newspaper La Provincia, and called the mayor to ask if he would confirm the project on the air.

“About three months ago, I heard that there were investors interested in doing a park near the airport,” Silva told The Tico Times. “I called the mayor then and he denied that it was Disney. … I called the mayor again this morning and asked if it was Disney, he said yes and he accepted to go public with me.”

Source/Full article: Tico Times

Mayor Luis Gerardo Castañera / Photo credit to La Nación

Mayor Luis Gerardo Castañeda / Photo credit to La Nación


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NOTE: This information has not been confirmed by Disney Corporation yet.

According to Liberia’s Mayor Luis Gerardo Castañeda, Disney Corporation acquired land on which they intend to build a theme park in Liberia, Costa Rica.

Mayor Castañeda said that for more than a year the Disney Corporation has been conducting ground surveys. This amusement park would be built at a place called Guardia in Liberia, only 40 minutes drive from world class beaches like Tamarindo, Langosta, Potrero and Flamingo. Vacation Rentals of Tamarindo is glad to offer you the best condominiums for rent or sale at any of these beautiful beaches, tours services are available. The park would be only a 10 min. drive from Liberia’s International Airport (LIR)

This would be the first Disney Park in Latin America. Furthermore, Mayor Castañeda commented that there is a possibility that the company will pursue construction permits early next year (2014).

Source: Teletica (Spanish)

(Map is not official, it intends to give an idea of where it would be located in relation to main destinations in Guanacaste. Click for bigger map)

Disney Liberia Costa Rica Map

Disney Liberia Costa Rica Map