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    Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Well, at least not in this decade. Disney is NOT planning on building a third theme park in that Disney-owned strawberry field. Instead, the city of Anaheim is suggesting building a road linking the Disneyland Resort to Edison Field. For more details, check out the article from MousePlanet.

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Quote Originally Posted by DLResident
    Disney is NOT planning on building a third theme park in that Disney-owned strawberry field.
    The article didn't report that Disney was not going to build a third gate. MP wrote that Disney has been inactive in developing the former strawberry field., and mentioned that *if* the city of Anaheim is able to approve building a road over the land that Disney owns, then Disney will have to rethink their strategy for developing that land.
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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Further, Disney holds a lot of power over the City of Anaheim. Now that Disney doesn't own the Anaheim Angels, you can bet that they would move to block a road through their hard fought property. It took Disney too long to get the strawberry field to let it go so easily.

    Another thought. Now that Point Anaheim has been stalled for so long, Disney should try to scoop that up. It would be a good trade. The city could take control of the property and trade it to Disney for the strawberry field.
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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Disney give up their Strawberry Field to the city of Anaheim?????

    Are there pigs flying through the sky??

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Never gonna happen!

    As the giant ENTERTAINMENT company the Disney business is ...... I think they might want to make good on the 3rd theme park someday. Much nicer than some generic "common" way .. cutting through that valuable piece of property.
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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    These kinds of plans are proposed all they time and they almost never get carried out. Remember that whole Gardenwlak thing Anaheim proposed? The construction walls have stood there for a long time announcing that "Gardenwalk is coming," yet it never will. The city gave up on it for one reason or another.

    I wouldn't give the plant too much credit.

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    The problem that the city faces in continuing Gene Autry Way is that there are also houses and apt.s that would need to be demolished/relocated in order to make enough room! not only that but the Strawberry fields have an open lease that requires Disney give them advanced notice for any development that would disrupt the whole strawberry production.
    Also in my opinion I think that Matt will not let them (or at least try and stop them) from starting a new park before DCA is finished and Disneyland gets the rest of the refurbishments that have been long neglected.
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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    I'm thinking that Anaheim may be floating this project to get Disney moving on a third gate. After all, a third gate would bring in more tax revenue than a nice road.

    Also, the article talks about building a bridge over the 5. Isn't the 5 elevated at that point?

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Yes, but the other issue is that, because of the houses/apts/etc. along that property, Anaheim has already told Disney that they want an "Attraction by Attraction approval" on any park that goes in that strawberry field. That means, say if you wanted a coaster here or a water ride there, City of Anaheim could say NO, and that would be it. And, if they don't have that level of approval, CoA would not allow such a park to be built.

    Disney, obviously (and rightly so), was not so happy about this, and as such, had tabled all plans for development of that property.

    Now, all this is subject to change at a moment's notice, for example, a CEO change or something like that.

    Also, when you consider the houses and such further down this new corridor, remember the recent decision by the Supreme Court about Eminent Domain.
    CoA could take the houses/apts/etc. very easily, and might be able to even take the Strawberry field from Disney if they really wanted it bad enough.

    The people who're going to be really P'ed off about this are those people with business and investments along Katella ave. The new Gene Autry way will make them the back street.

    Personally, I don't think the whole thing is going to happen. It sounds like another of the "great" plans that CoA has had over the years, none of which has come to fruition without cooperation (and a great deal of $$$ support) from the Walt Disney Company).

    Anyone ever get to ride the great Monorail system that was supposed to ride down Katella from the Stadium/train station?

    How about the maglev train that was supposed to leave from Anaheim Stadium to Vegas? Nobody???

    What about the indoor skiing/snowboarding monstrosity that was supposed to go up near the stadium???

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    This CoA doesn't need the recent Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain to take houses for this project. They always had the right. The new ruling would have kicked in if they were taking houses to give the property to Disney.

    Right now, the performance of California Adventures gives the CoA the advantage in any negotiations over the new park. When Disney is at the point where they feel they need to invest again, the power will shift back to them. If it doesn't they'll just start talking with Long Beach or some other city again.

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Quote Originally Posted by DLResident
    Well, at least not in this decade. Disney is NOT planning on building a third theme park in that Disney-owned strawberry field. Instead, the city of Anaheim is suggesting building a road linking the Disneyland Resort to Edison Field. For more details, check out the article from MousePlanet.

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    If they own a strawberry field, why don't they just make a profit off of the strawberries?

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    It could be a great idea for the area but i wish they would re-work it so it doesn't go through the strawberry fields

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    How about fixing that second gate and then fixing the off shore gates? Whoa, I'm a genius...

    Seriously, this whole "build theme parks because we can" business seems a bit dumb. Especially when they open them half finished. And do we really need another water park?

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    An indoor water park would be cool

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    If they own a strawberry field, why don't they just make a profit off of the strawberries?
    they own the property and lease it every year to people who row the strawberries... they make money that way.. or so i understand...

    but CoA taking chunk knowing disney wants a new park here would be evil... esp since they know what disney had plans of building... just find another route... they do that all the time.. less direct but still the road would work...

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    Re: Guess What? Third Gate NOT happening!

    Quote Originally Posted by DifrntDrmr
    Also, the article talks about building a bridge over the 5. Isn't the 5 elevated at that point?
    Only on the north bound lanes have a bridge that goes over the I-5. Gene Autry Way goes to the Carpool lanes, where you make a right or left. It ends in the middle of the freeway, so they would have to extend it over the southbound lanes, and take it all the way to Harbor, where it would connect with the road to the back of the Convention Center.
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