View Full Version : What's next for WDW?

09-16-2003, 11:57 AM
First the Magic Kingdom, then Epcot, then Studios and then Animal Kingdom. Excluding the water/sport/thrill parks, any major parks in the works for WDW?

09-16-2003, 12:11 PM
Gawd, I hope not!

09-16-2003, 03:44 PM
DVC, DVC, DVC, (they seemed to be obsessed with them) and maybe a water park.

09-16-2003, 03:57 PM
Perhaps a DVC Resort themed as a water park, or better yet, a water park themed as a DVC Resort! Yeah, I like that. You could pay to use one specific water slide (your home slide) when its available, or save your points and try to book one of the other water slides.

Bob O
09-16-2003, 10:24 PM
Lets hope they fix all of the problems with the current parks before they start to build any new ones!!!!

09-18-2003, 03:24 AM
I don't see a new park in the near future. I know there was talk before 9-11, and that was about a "thrill park" to battle against Universal's Islands of Adventure".

But even before 9-11...it seemed to be scratched. They had just seemed to want to add the thrill ride in the existing parks.

As for a new waterpark......that will be in the far future too.

As for DVC.....expect a lot more! They are HUGE for the company!

09-18-2003, 06:13 AM
I have heard in multiple places that they are working on a new park to be themed as a villian park, rollercoaster park, or Disney Seas like in Tokyo and they are going to place it near the Wide World of Sports. it was put on hold for a little while after 9/11 but i think its back up and running. maybe we will hear more in October at the press thingy:confused:

Walt's Frozen Head
09-18-2003, 09:49 AM
I hear "what's next for WDW" is "Adventureland, now opening at 10:00am."

09-18-2003, 04:22 PM
The way I see it WDW has averaged a new park every 9 years. Which means we should see the 5th gate in 2007. I'm hope it's not Disney's Florida Adventure. hehehe.

09-18-2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by JIMINOCCHIO
I'm hope it's not Disney's Florida Adventure. hehehe. Don't laugh. I read somewhere they working thinking about doing just that until DCA bombed so badly.

I doubt we'll be seeing any new parks for a long time.

09-18-2003, 04:37 PM
DCA may have bombed, but it's making a rebound. Like any Disney park it takes time to build it bigger and better. Personally, I love DCA. It's fun and whimsical and a nice compliment to DLR overall.

09-18-2003, 04:40 PM
DCA may have bombed, but it's making a rebound.
Oh yeah? How? Where's that documented?

Personally, I love DCA. It's fun and whimsical and a nice compliment to DLR overall.
While that's wonderfull, take a look around you next time you're there. From everything that's been documented about the park, apparently there aren't many who share your opinion of the place....

09-18-2003, 05:04 PM
Sadly, the only people that choose to document any impressions of DCA (or any theme park for that matter) are those that have complaints. I have many friends and have talked to many people while visiting DCA & DLR and more times than not they are enjoying the park and would return. With FFF opening for kids and ToT soon to open, it is quickly becoming more attractive to theme park seekers.

09-18-2003, 05:17 PM
I visted DCA. I even posted a review of it here a long time ago. My impression was that it was better than your average 6 Flags, but not on a par of any other Disney Park that I've been to. I'm glad you like it and that it has found an audience with some folks, but everything I've read (including business journals) indicates that attendance for this park is way below the level it needs to make a profit on most days. It was certainly a ghost town the day I was there. Half the shops and restaurants open late (if at all) and the park has been closing earlier and earlier.

I agree that DCA seems to be everyone's favorite whipping boy, but I just can't find anyway to call this park a success with the population at large. ToT will help a little, but I think it will take several more e-ticket attractions before people see this as worthy of the same ticket price charged by Disneyland.

09-18-2003, 06:23 PM
I found this article made a lot of sense with DCA's problems and the public's harsh criticism and what should be done to ensure it's success.


The public was expecing another Disneyland from DCA. Bottom line is there can never be another Disneyland. Even the Magic Kingdom continually has the highest attendence at WDW. All secondary parks exist simply to compliment the first.

All Aboard
09-18-2003, 06:41 PM
JIMINOCCHIO, location anaheim... sure it's not Burbank??? :) :)

09-18-2003, 07:03 PM
Linking an article who's sole basis is "don't blame the park, blame the guests" is hardly a good thing to use to defend your statements that DCA is turning a corner and winning the hearts of the general public.

I can see the PR campaign now...

It's Nahtathemeparc!

Or it's Nahtdaplacenextdoor!

Or maybe it's just Nahtwhatpeoplewant!

09-18-2003, 07:57 PM
Weird article. Sure, Epcot opened with fewer attractions but many of those attractions took a great deal of time and also had displays or play areas to complement these attractions. I didn't see this in DCA. Epcot may also have more shops and restaurants but many of these are specialty venues in World Showcase. Does DCA have anything that could be termed a specialty shop or restaurant besides maybe the Vineyard place?

I don't see much sense in comparing DCA to AK or DS either. Many people think that these parks are half day parks too or at least that they used to be.

No, the proof is in the attendance. Last year we watched the Electric Light Parade with almost no one else there and that's a sad fate for a great parade.

09-19-2003, 11:08 AM
I'm getting the idea that none of you like DCA. My feeling is that we need to stop bashing it and start looking at is as a place with potential. It's not going anywhere. Give it 10 years, we'll all be laughing at it's rough start and counting down to our next visit there.

So I guess we're all in agreement that we don't want WDW's 5th gate to be Disney's Florida Adventure. Perhaps it'd be a good place for Disney's America! We could all use a good dose of patriotism anyway.

and no i'm not in burbank.

Just curious... what do you all think should be DLR's 3rd gate?

Another Voice
09-19-2003, 01:53 PM
Disneyland's parking lot had "potential".

California Adventure is a "wasted opportunity".

09-19-2003, 02:06 PM
nice Bob Hope quote AV. Maybe if you laugh at it hard enough you'll start to like DCA. I too miss parking close and walking to DL. Eventually everyone has to give in to progress though.

09-19-2003, 02:14 PM
I think that DLR could use a waterpark. Or maybe a closer parking lot. ;)

09-21-2003, 02:06 AM
It seems to me that DCA might fare much better if people could buy a 2 day DL/DCA park hopper pass. I was trying to plan a tentative trip a few months ago (which didn't work out) and got frusterated. A three day ticket was the smallest number of park hopper days I could buy. I really wanted to see DCA but didn't want to have to spend a whole day there when it is only a half day park (or so I've heard numerous times). I also didn't want to buy a 3 day hopper when I would only use 2. I would have been more than happy to buy a 2 day park hopper and spend both days in both parks. I bet a lot of people run into this problem and decide to just spend one day at DL.

Look at it this way......I love AK in Florida (alot) but I don't usually spend a whole day in this park because it is new and has fewer attractions. If I didn't get park hoppers in WDW I might not be as inspired to go to this park and pay a fulls days admission here either.

09-21-2003, 07:55 AM
I think they should consider the whole thing one ticket. A one day ticket would get you in to both. Treat it all like one big park. Start doing it now because Disneyland has so many gaping holes, then just never stop doing it. Just count admission once for the whole park. Move the ticket gates so you only have to go through them once. Once you are in, wonder wherever you want to go. Eventually just loose the "California Adventure" name altogether. Stop selling beer. Get the whole thing in better shape. It would be the highest attended park in the world. The park so big you can't see it in just one day - you'll have to stay the night.