Former President Fox Seeks a San Miguel Theme Park Accommodating Disabilities
By Jesús Aguado
Vicente Fox is seeking a donation of municipal land for the construction of an adventure park that he said would be inclusive for those with disabilities the way Disneyland is.
During the opening of the Centro de Rehabilitación Integral San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel Integrated Rehabilitation Center) last week, Fox said that he has the interest “and almost the commitment” from both Guanajuato Governor Diego Sinhue and San Miguel Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal in donating 20 hectares of land adjacent to Parque Bicentenario.
“We have a big dream in this place,” Fox said, “the donation of 20 hectares for the construction of the first adventure park in Latin America with inclusive areas at each station, like those at Disneyland, for those who need these opportunities. We are working on the design, the project, and the details because it has to be self-sustainable.”
“This could become a very important health attraction,” President Fox continued, “for compassion and opportunity on the continent—and it would be situated here in San Miguel de Allende. I pray to God, the governor of Guanajuato, and Mayor Villarreal for help—for the land. We will do the rest,” he added.
Villarreal said that any city in the country would be happy to support an idea like this and that city officials were reviewing the proposal, which had been presented by a group of investors.
“We believe it is attractive because San Miguel is at the vanguard and thinks of inclusion,” he added. “We are expecting to be shown the final idea to evaluate it.”