View Poll Results: Where should the next big Disney resort be located?

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  • Australia

    49 37.12%
  • Egypt

    2 1.52%
  • United Kingdom

    10 7.58%
  • Canada

    24 18.18%
  • South Africa

    1 0.76%
  • Brazil

    4 3.03%
  • Mexico

    6 4.55%
  • Italy

    2 1.52%
  • Russia

    3 2.27%
  • Other (Please explain below)

    31 23.48%
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  1. #46

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    I voted for Australia, I think the demographics would produce very nice CM's there!

    Are there any Disney themes with kangaroo's involved?

    My 2nd choice would be the U.K....God knows they need edible food there!!!

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Disney needs to spend more money bringing their US parks up to par before splurging on foreign soil again.

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Quote Originally Posted by Loomis View Post
    Good to see so many nods for Australia, and for me this is a no-brainer: of course I'd love to see one down here, as I'd first in line for an Annual Pass

    However, I am in two minds about the whole expansion of the Disney empire thing.

    DCA and Hong Kong Disneyland have shown two things for many people. Firstly, it is difficult to recapture the magic of the original park, even when it is right next door. Secondly, it was evidence of the fact that too much Disney may in fact be a BAD thing. Now, I will happily go to every Disney park around the world - and I have a multi-year plan to do just that by around 2011 - but could it be said that stamping Magic Kingdoms across the globe makes it less special and more like the brand-stamping that was decried in this very forum a few days ago? It becomes 'Disney Parks' rather than Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris and so on.

    With Australia, you wouldn't have the language barrier or the cultural clashes to overcome - we are, it seems, slowly becoming the 51st state of the US anyway - and there are certainly enough open spaces to have it floating about. The downside is that we don't have the local population to support a park. The US has two parks, but they have a population of about 300 million. Australia, by comparison, has approximately 20 million people. While it is true the Olympics and several larger events have shown Australia's capability to host a large event and large numbers of tourists, for the park to be COMPLETELY reliant on tourism is a dangerous thing for Disney. Indeed, very few local parks have managed to survive, with Sydney's Wonderland closing its doors some years ago, and the carnival-style Luna Park being one of New South Wales' only parks left. The string of parks on the Gold Coast - Warner Bros Movie World, Dreamworld and SeaWorld - tell a slightly different story, and I'm sure the Disney name would go a long way. However, from a realistic point of view, I just don't see an Australian Disneyland as practical.

    Also, the Australian tourist dollar is huge in the US. For all the reasons I mentioned above - language, culture, Disney brand identification - Australian tourists flock to the American parks in huge numbers, and the marketing here indicates that. The US would be unwise to lose some of that tourist dollar by gambling on a local park.

    Some have spoken about making an Australia-themed park by Disney, but I think this would be a mistake too. DCA has shown that you can't sell ice to Eskimos, just as you can't sell Australiana to the Aussies. I guess what I'd really love to see is the parks that are around now develop and expand. I'd love to see Hong Kong Disneyland start to shine as its own park, creating something similar to Tokyo's DisneySea. Obviously not the same thing, but a park unique to Hong Kong that they can be proud of. Mind you, they should probably work on expanding the existing park first.

    Just my two cents on the reality of it. Still doesn't stop me from wanting an Aussie park!
    they only need to build it near sea world, movie world and dreamworld... they won't have ANY problem with number of visitors


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    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

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    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Quote Originally Posted by goofygoof View Post
    Are there any Disney themes with kangaroo's involved?
    The only two things I can think of are Kanga and Roo.

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    California!
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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Quote Originally Posted by goofygoof View Post
    Are there any Disney themes with kangaroo's involved?
    Well, all of Australia seems to be represented on the It's a Small World attraction by some pink kangaroos!

    Quote Originally Posted by tassie View Post
    they only need to build it near sea world, movie world and dreamworld... they won't have ANY problem with number of visitors
    I wonder how those parks would feel about Disney moving into the neighbourhood? They'd probably start to look like The Late Show/D-Generation's Ye Olde Pissweake World by comparison.
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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Just improve the parks they've got,will do.

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Definitely Canada, eh?

    Ok we don't say "eh up here that often"

    Canada acutally has a lack of amusement parks and I should add to this no quality amusement parks. The only one in BC is in Vancouver which is Playland at the PNE. Alberta has West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton and Calaway Park in Calgary (I think there is a small outdoor one in Edmonton but I forgot the name). The only park that stands out here in Canada is Paramount's Canada's Wonderland in Toronto. It ranks about the same quality as Knott's or Magic Moutain.

    Back in the early 80s there was a rumour going around that Disney was shopping for land in BC and it was even reported in one of the newspapers. A decent park would be excellent in BC. Even if a Disneyland were to be built here, I would still go down to southern California to visit the original.

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    I think Australia is long overdue for a Disney Theme Park. I have met more Australians at Disneyland then all the Hidden Mickeys all over the park. Yea, I'm exahaggerating. But that would be my first choice for a Disney Park.

    Of course I would love to have a Disney Park in Northern California.
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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Whaaaaay, rule Britannia!

    (I'm very biased on this, sorry)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
    You know I had India as one of the choices originally, but then changed it to Italy at the last second.

    I can see a Disney park in India. Since I know elephants are big down there in the wild there would be no problem incorporating Dumbo as a big attraction! (Okay, okay, I don't quite remember if Dumbo is an African or Asian elephant.)

    ...Joe...
    Yeah but all the cows being allowed to wander freely through the park, I can just imagine if they lied down in front of the fast pass line for Space Mountain how long the standby would get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    Definitely Canada, eh?

    Back in the early 80s there was a rumour going around that Disney was shopping for land in BC and it was even reported in one of the newspapers. A decent park would be excellent in BC. Even if a Disneyland were to be built here, I would still go down to southern California to visit the original.
    If Disney buys up any land in BC I hope its for a "Castaway Ski" resort. That is clone Whistler, add in a Disney element, and make it a destination for Disney Cruise lines West Coast ship.

    And you don't say "eh" all the time, eh? Since when, eh?

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Quote Originally Posted by tassie View Post
    they only need to build it near sea world, movie world and dreamworld... they won't have ANY problem with number of visitors
    Well, being the exchange rate is more favorable in Australia than anywhere else, it gets the nod over Canada for sure. Canada would cannibalize their US business, Canadians can fly to the US just as easily as a Disney destination within Canada, and the exchange rate is on par making it not a wise time to make that sort of capital investment. That is why so many American movies are shot in Australia (Superman Returns) and NZ (Lord of the Rings).

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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    While I'd rather they sunk a BAZILLION BUCKS into DCA doesn't the moritorium against building on the Strawberry Farm end after this year's berry harvest? Build the new and improved "World's Largest Parking Structure" there and put the Third Gate in where the Mickey and Friends/Pinocchio/Timon parking areas are right now.
    IMO - YMMV - FYIGM


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    Re: Where Should The Next Big Disney Park Be Built?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzmati View Post
    While I'd rather they sunk a BAZILLION BUCKS into DCA doesn't the moritorium against building on the Strawberry Farm end after this year's berry harvest? Build the new and improved "World's Largest Parking Structure" there and put the Third Gate in where the Mickey and Friends/Pinocchio/Timon parking areas are right now.
    Raze the nation's largest and most expensive parking structure?

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