New Park???

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by MorganR, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Alice Royal

    Alice Royal Nineteen, female, Florida resident, Disney addict.

    Aug 19, 2012
    I'm finding it funny that all of the arguments here could have been easily avoided if people would do what they were supposed to do and CITE their sources. Anyone remember MLA essay format from high school? The same must apply for debates. Got info? Back it up with a citation, or else you're just parroting rumour.

    As for the fifth park...there's just no way it'll happen in the near future. As PPs have mentioned, the economy is bad, attendance is low, and Americans don't do the whole two-week holiday like people from other countries. It's just not the right move for Disney right now.

    Disney Imagineers are constantly drawing up plans for new parks, rides, shows, hotels, everything. Why else would they be hired and paid? However, only the ones that are sensible for the company's current situation actually get used. Unless I see an official press release, I have no reason to believe it's actually going to happen. :confused3

    Doesn't mean we can't speculate in a civil manner, though! :)
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  3. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

    Jan 10, 2006
    He couldn't site the source because it doesn't exist
  4. Horace Horsecollar

    Horace Horsecollar <font color=blue>DVC members represent a unique ca

    Feb 10, 2002
    Tonka's Skipper cited "David Gagenback who was big in the originail design of WDW(he even has his name on a window on Main st)."

    I assume Tonka's Skipper means Disney Imagineer Dave Gengenbach (not Gagenback). Yes, Gengenbach has a window on Main Street.

    But Dave Gengenbach left the company in 1978 (when WDW had only one park open) and died in 2000, so he's probably not source for current news about the possibility of a 5th park.

    I happen to share that opinion expressed by Tonka's Skipper that WDW needs to add capacity. However, the cost-effective way to add capacity is by prudent expansions at the existing parks, allowing those existing parks to absorb more guests comfortably -- without having the initial and ongoing overhead of a 5th park (all new infrastructure, parking, buses from resorts, etc.)

    The most telling case against a 5th park is that Disney's Animal Kingdom opened in 1998, there has been no movement on another park since then.
  5. Tonka's Skipper

    Tonka's Skipper DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    Dave died in 2001, right down the street at home, I went to the life celibration service at the church.

    He was a consultant for Disney after 1978 and was often used to bounce ideas off of, when we wasn't building airplanes in his basement, so he was indeed a source.

    He was senoir Disney imaginneer on the design and biulding of the monorail.

    He was handed the plans for the Space rockets 3 months before the opening and was told to get it built., he did. He and his 2 sons and wife actually put the final paint on the Space rockets the night before the MK opened.

    So the point is he was there talking parks 4 and 5 all the way back then!

    Since the few here have their oipinions.I dont expect this to be accepted.

    I dont care, but now you know.


    I am sorry, my typing and spelling is not good, old fingers.
  6. mitros

    mitros <font color=red>I'm not nuts, I just appear to be<

    Oct 24, 2002
    Don't take it personally. Some people just have no sense....or manners. :{

    That's part of the reason I do not post as often any more. Too much sarcasm
  7. disneygeek1202

    disneygeek1202 Earning My Ears

    Oct 26, 2012
    I have herd rumers that eventually with disney now owning marvel that they may make a park for it. But thats just a rumer for the futer
  8. chartle

    chartle DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2008
    Been hashed out too death here. Universal still owns the theme park rights.
  9. Horace Horsecollar

    Horace Horsecollar <font color=blue>DVC members represent a unique ca

    Feb 10, 2002
    ... east of the Mississippi.
  10. yitbos96bb

    yitbos96bb DIS Veteran

    Nov 30, 2005
    1). If you are going to post, how about spellchecking? The writing in this thread has been ridiculously poor.

    2). Hasn't this dead horse been beaten enough?

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