Recently KoH posted a great article about the multimillion dollar facelift and makeover the San Diego Wild Animal Park is getting. It will be done by the same folks who built and developed the Animal Kingdom in Florida and it got me thinking- What if Disney co-financed the project and turned it into a 3rd gate.
Obviously distance is prohibitive no monorail would connect the parks but a new rail line in North County San Diego is currently being built that could be extended to the park for a reasonable cost. You could stay at the Anaheim resort and hope a train from Anaheim to Oceanside where it would curve inland and take you to Disney's Wild Animal Park.
Disney could clone attractions and rides from Florida and open a hotel, resort and spa out there. Not only that but it is awfully close to Indian tribes would love to have an increased traffic flow and would help make the deal happen. There is also a lot of agricultural land that could be developed into some amazing other parks - a nearly year round water park perhaps?
It is just a thought, I mean Disney could buy Legoland, which is apparently for sale, but that just sounds like a financial blackhole, where as a partnernship with the most famous zoos in the world would give them an opportunity to market more package vacation deals and cut down competition so to speak.