Disney has just asked the Anaheim City Council for permission to develop to the property that has been earmarked for Disneyland Third Theme Park. Now, before everyone gets excited, Disney has asked to develop that land as a parking lot and to leave it there for the next five years. Pretty interesting, because Disneys own website (http://www.thirdthemepark.com/) talks about the first phase of the new park opening in 2003. The new parking lot would be used by Disneyland overflow parking (they are currently using the Anaheim Convention Center when they can), and would also be available for convention parking as well. Rumors have the second parking structure construction on hold if not outright cancelled. Other rumors say that Disney may ask for city, county, state and/or federal money to build the parking structure. I wonder if someone ran the numbers and found that Disney would be making more money had they just left the parking lot as it was instead of building California Adventure?