Okay, so I have this idea and I wanted to share it with all of you and get some feedback.
There are parks for Disney on either coast, which are wonderful and great. However, there are many states in the middle of the continent that are filled with people who can not afford to get their families to either coast due to travel time and cost. My idea was what if Disney built a park that held all of the magic of Disney, but was not the same as DL or the Magic Kingdom?
I know a lot of people say that Disney wouldn't build a park in the middle region due to taking away from the other park's visitors, but what if this park was different enough that it wasn't the same experience?
The park I have in mind doesn't have a Tomorrowland, no Main Street as you know it, and only involves Disney magic. It is a new experience, but would house some of the rides/attractions from the current Disney parks. This is Mickey's land, where Disney stories come to life.
When you first come into this park you are surrounded by Mickey's Town and his friends, and throughout the park, you get the chance to interact with and see all your favorite Disney friends.
This park is not for Indiana Jones, Star Tours or the Matterhorn. Here you will only find Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, the Dalmations and some of your favorite villains. I have a pretty good idea of how it would be mapped out and the rides it would have. My main reason for this park is knowing how many people I have talked to from the middle of the US who have never/will never get to go to a Disney park but would love to. Disney is missing out on a lot of business and a lot of magic that could be brought to people's lives out there.
In Houston they are currently building a large Dinosaur park which is partially been created by someone who was involved in the Jurassic Park movies. It will involve educational trail, museums and rides. I have seen the diagrams and I think it will be great. Disney should realize what a great concept they have and jump on the bandwagon. With Astro World gone and the Six Flags parks not looking so hot these days, Disney has a chance to make a new destination point. Seems such a shame that they have no plans in this area yet.
Thanks for listening!