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czmom 05-23-2013 01:55 PM

Disney in Texas
 
Anyone know anything more about this???

http://http://wallercountynews.blogs...e-to-land.html

Spacedog1975 05-23-2013 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by czmom (Post 48480496)
Anyone know anything more about this???

http://http://wallercountynews.blogs...e-to-land.html

This is not a happy link.

http://wallercountynews.blogspot.com...e-to-land.html

Kind of an odd spot to hear about such a thing for the first time.

mm1971 05-23-2013 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Spacedog1975 (Post 48480748)
This is not a happy link.

http://wallercountynews.blogspot.com...e-to-land.html

Kind of an odd spot to hear about such a thing for the first time.

I find it unlikely that Disney would build on a location that only had 6,400 acres available. Anything is possible, but I would be skeptical to say the least.

Spacedog1975 05-23-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mm1971 (Post 48480826)
I find it unlikely that Disney would build on a location that only had 6,400 acres available. Anything is possible, but I would be skeptical to say the least.

DisneyQuest Chicago might indicate otherwise. It is not unreasonable that they should ever do something on a smaller scale. Unusual though.

mm1971 05-23-2013 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Spacedog1975 (Post 48480894)
DisneyQuest Chicago might indicate otherwise. It is not unreasonable that they should ever do something on a smaller scale. Unusual though.

Agreed. It was just an opinion based on what they have been up to lately. With all of the expansion overseas I just think Disney would be unlikely to start a major project with limited space. It is always possible and if they thought it would be profitable, I'm sure they would kick the tires. Not arguing or saying it's not true at all, just skeptical.

Remember DisneyQuest Chicago is not an "amusement park". It is an indoor attraction similar to that at Downtown Disney. If you told me that is what they were thinking, I agree it is more likely. The article states an amusement park where most of the foliage will remain. Maybe that is a clue that it would be similar to the Chicago project. I just don't see them building a big park on such a small space.

Spacedog1975 05-23-2013 02:53 PM

I definitely do not think that if they were to launch a project here that it would reflect DisneyQuest in any way - just using it as an example of Disney using their brand to introduce new experiences in more places with a smaller form factor. It could be just as simple as a naturalistic resort with Woody's gang and "ranch" style activities.

I'm less worried that they couldn't pull something off with limited space and more unsure that any such project would have it's first rumblings in a blog of this kind.

dansamy 05-23-2013 02:55 PM

That's awfully small. The article also erroneously started that Disney's last major US endeavor was in 1971. That's when MK opened, but Disney has, of course, opened 3 more theme park gates, 2 water parks & an indoor interactive arcade in the ensuing years. The last FL gate to open is now 15 years old. DCA is 12? It IS time for Disney to do *something* in the US. (Although some might argue that Carsland & "new" Fantasyland count as Disney's *something*.)

RSWA2 05-23-2013 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by mm1971 (Post 48480826)
I find it unlikely that Disney would build on a location that only had 6,400 acres available. Anything is possible, but I would be skeptical to say the least.

I for one think that Disney should put more money into one of the 2 existing theme park resorts in the USA, not a brand new one. The capital money involved in a new project is higher than adding on existing ones since the infrastructure is already there. But I just wanted to point out that 6400 acres isn't that small, it's about 10 square miles.

http://corporate.disney.go.com/news/...%205-18-09.pdf

DLP covers 4800 acres
DLR covers 510 acres

If Disney is to do something with 6400 acres, it won't be the size/plan of WDW, but it would be larger than the others.

arthropodtodd 05-23-2013 03:23 PM

Not buying it, strictly because of the source alone. Would Texas be a good spot for a park? Weather wise yes. Perhaps research shows Texans don't like to leave their state.

As far as space, 6,400 acres is plenty of space. You could put all their parks in the spot. DAK is only 500 acres.

OklahomaTourist 05-23-2013 04:06 PM

I think stories like this - eg "Disney is getting ready to build something" make the rounds every so often. I think part of that is tied to the way Disney built WDW, or at least bought up the Orlando area property through a maze of shell companies until a reporter started paying attention. You'd love to be the next outlet that caught Disney doing anything remotely similar.

That said, I remember stories rumbling when I was a kid that Disney wanted to build in the midwest, and was looking "seriously" at property in southern Oklahoma due to its close proximity to both I-40 and I-35, but it was just legend. Not saying this is necessarily the same thing, but color me skeptical.

Figment632 05-23-2013 06:38 PM

You will never see another domestic park outside of DL or WDW. There is just no reason for it.

disneynutz 05-23-2013 06:51 PM

Disney would never do a deal with anyone who releases info before Disney does. Remember the land for WDW was bought by fake Disney companies. Only when Disney was ready did they let the word out and they held a big press event with Government honchos on the stage.

:earsboy: Bill

pinkcow 05-23-2013 06:53 PM

That website seems awfully sketchy to me..

But, could someone fill me in on DisneyQuest Chicago? I haven't heard of that project before.

Thanks!

WDW in Pearls 05-23-2013 06:54 PM

Texas is close to Florida in relation to the rest of the US. I've always thought if they built another Disney it'd be up north to reach that demographic a little easier. But then again, I would be shocked if Disney built another park in the US at all.

thornton0511 05-23-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by WDW in Pearls (Post 48483255)
Texas is close to Florida in relation to the rest of the US. I've always thought if they built another Disney it'd be up north to reach that demographic a little easier. But then again, I would be shocked if Disney built another park in the US at all.

Not that I think it will really happen, but I would love some kind of Disney anything in Texas. Its a 16 hr drive from where we live in Texas to WDW and it would take about 23 hrs to drive to DLC, and flying is sooo expensive. Anything that could be built within driving range for us to do other that Six Flags (ugh) would be awesome. But not holding my breath :(


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