Disney Park Expansion: 7 New Lands in the Development?

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Disney Park Expansion

Hey Disney fan and theme park lovers! Have you heard the latest buzz straight from the House of Mouse? It’s not just about the next big blockbuster or the newest Disney+ series. This time, it’s about something even more exciting – of potential Disney park expansion! Yes, you read that right. Disney is looking to sprinkle a little more of its magic dust around the world with thoughts of building seven new lands at it different theme parks. Let’s dive into the details shared by Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, at the recent Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference.

A Wonderful Story of Growth and Magic

During the conference, amidst talks of Disney+ and ESPN, Iger shifted the spotlight to Disney’s parks and resorts, calling it a “wonderful story.” He shared some promising trends, hinting at a significant increase in operating income for the parks. But the real mic drop moment came when he revealed Disney’s ambitious plans for expansion. With thousands of acres at their disposal, Disney could potentially increase the size of Disneyland in California by a whopping 50%! Imagine that – more space for magic, more room for adventures.

Disney Park Expansion

Disneyland’s Expansion: A Dream in the Making

While the statement around seven new lands will make the headlines. The mention of Disneyland specifically caught my attention. It’s no secret that Disneyland has always seemed a bit “landlocked.” As, it’s built within the city of Anaheim, and Disney has limited amount of land available. Unlike Walt Disney World, where the company owns acres upon acres. Yet, Disney is in the midst of negotiations with Anaheim and the community for the DisneylandFORWARD project and the acquisition of Magic Way. This move could significantly expand Disneyland’s footprint, bringing new and immersive experiences to the park.

Disney Park Expansion

Avatar Land: Bringing Hollywood to Disneyland

One of the most thrilling parts of Iger’s announcement was the possibility of bringing an Avatar land to Disneyland. Given the success of “Avatar: Way of Water” and more Avatar movies on the horizon, the mention of this expansion ties in beautifully with California’s Hollywood roots and may “pull” at the heart strings of the community. Additionally, the initial concept art even teases Pandora as one of the new lands, hinting at an immersive experience that could soon become a reality and one of the centerpieces of the overall project.

A Strategic Move in Disney’s Proxy Battle

It’s worth noting that these announcements come at a time when Disney is navigating a proxy battle, suggesting that sharing these plans might be a strategic move to garner support for the upcoming shareholder vote. Typically, Disney plays its theme park development cards close to the chest, but these are not typical times.

Disney Park Expansion

Beyond Disneyland: Expanding the Magic Worldwide

But let’s not forget, the magic doesn’t stop at Disneyland. Iger’s comments opened up possibilities for expansion across all Disney parks. With additional land near Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, the potential for new experiences is limitless. Disney’s rich IP portfolio means we could see lands based on beloved characters and stories we’ve yet to imagine.

The Future of Disney Parks: A $60 Billion Dream

As we look to the future, the question is if these seven new lands will come to fruition, only time will tell. With Disney investing $60 billion into its Parks and Experiences division, the stage is set for unprecedented growth and innovation. From the Beyond Big Thunder Mountain project to the reimagining of Dinoland USA, the possibilities are as boundless as our imaginations.

So, there you have it, folks – a glimpse into the future of Disney park expansion. With hints to expand and bring new lands to life, Disney continues to prove that it’s not just a place, but a portal to worlds of wonder, adventure, and dreams that never end. Stay tuned, because the magic is just getting started, and I can’t wait to see where it takes us next.

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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!


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