The question remains as to why the mayor of Liberia would tell a radio audience that Disney was coming to Guanacaste.
That happened Wednesday, and Disney in Florida quickly denied the rumor.
The mayor, Luis Gerardo Castañeda, was authoritative in his radio interview.
Many Costa Rican landowners and tourism operators would like a Disney theme park in the area, so the rumor pops up every couple of years.
Garland Baker dismissed a similar rumor in the Jan. 23, 2006, edition of A.M. Costa Rica. He said that telephone real estate pitchmen had used the rumor for sales purposes and claimed the theme park location was near Jacó. That story is HERE! The news story was titled “It’s just another Mickey Mouse rumor.”