A "Midwest Disney" rumor has been going around for a long time. It isn't going to happen. It would severly undercut the numbers who frequent WDW and DL.
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Ok quick buisness lesson if you have 1 place that will give you $10 a day if you have 2 thats $20 even if one performs less than the others even if it makes $1 its still making money.
Second... a new park i have heard rumor of but not in the mid west but right were it all started in anaheim. I was told that Disneyland has property in the surrounding area and may make a 3rd park at that location.
Reliablility of the rumer... i would say only about 10% it was said by a strange in passing.
They had planned a park in Virginia at one time, so a park so where else is not farfetched and Missouri has a major destination right now with Branson and a large population within drving distance. i just do not see Disney doing it as it would have to be seasonal and they know they need to invest here at DL and WDW first. The Asia property and a rumored South American resort would be with partner in those countries with Disney licensing the parks more that ownership.
I grew up in Southwest Missouri and in the early 90's I remember seeing a report on the local news that a large property outside of Springfield along I-44 had been rumored to be purchased by the Walt Disney Co. There was speculation that the property could become a location for a Midwest theme park.
I've heard nothing since, but since Southwest Missouri is a major tourist destination for the area (Branson is 35 miles south of Springfield) and draws people from all over the country I've sometimes wondered if this was true.
However, well over 10 years have passed since I saw this so I would think it's doubtful that this would happen.
The last rumors I heard were possibly parks in Shanghai and India, I personally see a potential market in Australia that wouldnt pull much from Disneyland's or Tokyo Disneys visitors. But a lot of things need to be fixed with the parks already in the U.S. before they start adding new parks to be fixed.