With the report I saw that Disney just bought the RV park behind Disneyland(across the freeway) for a new staff parking lot…. It got me thinking... What is Disney going to do with all its undeveloped land that its hoarding? Sit on it for more decades? This isn't swamp land, this is valuable CA real estate. They now have 2 multiple day parks attached to an underdeveloped resort.
I colored in some of the land I know disney owns(I'm sure they secretly own more). I know they own a few more motels in the area too.
Staying at the Disney hotels at Disneyland is currently overpriced and often fully booked. I recently tried to book 2 person 2 night stay for next year and it came out being $2,300-$3,700 depending on the hotel. I hope it came with park tickets and parking for that! What happened to those budget hotels to be built between the parking garage and the Disneyland Hotel??? I'd love to book a room for under $150-$300 a night. Early entry to Cars Land is tempting but not for thousands extra.
I know all the land below the paradise pier hotel was supposed to be a water park at one time. Glad those urine filled water parks went out of style, but that's a BIG chunk of land to work with.
I know at one time another mega parking garage was going to go alongside the current one. But a small business park(with 2 small office buildings) and motel was purchased near the old grand hotel lot. I think its the new designated spot for the 2nd mega garage.
If disney wanted to they could buy the garden walk from its investors and possibly the huge(quarter block) and the poorly aging Anehiem plaza hotel next to it. I know Garden walk also has space designated for unbuilt hotels and timeshares/condos(dvc potential???).
I also know that Disneyland's bus drop off area and even the parking tram area across from the Californian Hotel can be used to build expensive rooms next to the park entrances.
With use of multiple indoor levels used in lands in a few places, the strawberry field is more than adequate for a 3rd park if they still wanted (AVATAR, MARVEL, STAR WARS).
Disney could eventually work with the city to build something massive at the nearby baseball stadium/CA high speed rail station(a massive location closer than epcot to the MK at WDW).
The DL resort is so compact, that an airport-like driverless cost effective peoplemover could connect the parking, parks, and hotels(unlike at WDW where the distance makes it impractical). I also wish they could build a "wold showcase" like collection of global themed hotels where I could shop and dine in all the countries after the parks close. That downtown disney strip mall is embarrassing when compared to local malls like Citywalk and The Grove.
Anyways…. I just wish they would do SOMETHING with all that land. I know that it cost a fortune to obtain. Does anyone know of any more Disney owned land, plans or timetables??? What should go in first and when?