Low-Cost Housing Near Disneyland?

My daughter is 2 1/2. Thus, it won’t be long before we’ll be faced with one of the first monumental decisions in raising said daughter: should we, or should we not take her to Disneyland?

It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions on the planet, and now, thanks to proposed low-cost housing requirements as part of a 1,500 condominium and apartment project, its workers might be able to afford living near-by.

But not if Walt Disney Co. has anything to say about it.

The resort area near the entertainment park is currently filled with hotels, restaurants and a tourist-friendly district called Downtown Disney. Those running the magic kingdom feel that adding poor people wouldn’t be in keeping with the fantasy and cartoon-character memorabilia. According to Disneyland spokesman Rob Doughty, “This lawsuit speaks to how important we view this Anaheim resort area and that we make sure the vision sticks.”

The question is, important for who?

Not that we ever would’ve chose to live near Mickey Mouse and company (low-cost housing or not), but with practices like this, I’m not so sure I feel comfortable visiting either.