BelizeIt wrote:Interesting post about the possible future expansion of the park. (Perhaps their first Disney Marvel Heros project?)
A lot of the land shown on the map has 3rd party hotels on them, would any of those hotel owners even consider selling their properties. (Or would some form of eminent domain be enforced?)
Disney has a lot of time to consider a third park, but I hope they will do it in the near future. Disneyworld is a HUGH success because of the variety of theme parks it offers. The Disneyland resort would only benefit from future expansion. (As long as its like the original IOA rather than the 'on the cheap' DCA of 2001)
The future looks bright!
In regards to the hotels, its just a matter of money, everyone has a price. I don't know the legalities of eminent domain; however, I wouldn't be surprised if its used. That's why its there right? Haha.
As for the third park, its on its way. And depending on how this summer goes, it may just come sooner then they originality intended. There are a lot of factors going into the decision, some of which are the success of the DCA re-launch. Also another contributing factor is Harry Potter at Universal studios Hollywood. Unlike Florida, Harry Potter will effect the Disneyland Resort a lot more because this resort is more of a locals resort and doesn't have the luxury of space to trap guests on property. So something will be done in response to HP, and an option is a third park, which is seeming more likely to be the option they are leaning towards now but there are other options they can choose, so we'll see.
And lastly, about Marvel, the third park will not be a Marvel park. However, I wouldn't rule out a land or an attraction possibly there. The theme of the park as it stands now is rather interesting, and marvel would fit nicely within that theme. It will be a new theme in general, but could (probably will) pull specific things from other resorts as well as new concepts. It would be amazing, kind of like a "best of" park. And if Shanghai is any indication of how the current management will build the third park here, I am very very excited!