Disney Responds to Accusations about Tenaya Stone at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Earlier this week, we reported accusations that the stone at the center of the Tenaya Stone Spa may have been obtained in a culturally insensitive and possibly illegal manner. Now, Disney has responded to the original Fodors article.

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In an emailed statement to Fodor’s, a Disney spokesperson denied the Tenaya stone came from Yosemite National Park.

Disney responded saying:

“To confirm, the stone was not sourced from the Yosemite National Park. Any suggestion that the stone was obtained in any unlawful way is completely misleading and blatantly false.”

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Previously, art director Katrina Mosher (left) told the Disney Parks Blog that the stone comes from Tenaya Lake, which is in Yosemite National Park.

What do you think? Should Disney work to make this right with the Miwuk Nation? Let us know in the comments.

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