Walt Disney waves its magic wand, bringing jobs and tourism dollars to Washington

Since not every American can get to the Walt Disney Company's theme parks, the Walt Disney Company is coming to you. (OK, you, if you live anywhere near the Washington, D.C. area.)

It was recently announced that Disney just bought 15 acres in Prince George County, which is in Maryland. They're going to be building a new 500-room resort hotel at National Harbor, a touristy location that just opened up along the Potomac River a year ago.

Here, you can find hotels, shop until you drop, attend one of the many festivals that seem to be ongoing, or even settle down and live, since there are condominiums to buy.

However, National Harbor opened not long before our economy began to crumble, and so as the Washington Post reports, "many of the 400 residences at National Harbor have not been sold."