Disney fights federal oversight

Posted Monday, June 20, 2005 9:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Four days before a preschooler died after passing out on a popular simulator ride Monday at Walt Disney World, the company's top theme-park executive and two lobbyists visited the Capitol Hill offices of U.S. Rep. Edward Markey. The three wanted to make the case that the kind of federal safety oversight the powerful Massachusetts Democrat is proposing for the theme-park industry is unnecessary because parks are safe and already regulated by most states.

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