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    Question New Parks?

    My husband saw on the news today that Disney is planning on building theme parks in other states so that people will be able to go if they cannot make it to Disneyland or Walt Disney World. The parks will be smaller but the reporter said they will include characters and on site resort hotels. Has anyone heard anything about this?
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    Re: New Parks?

    Do you know if there is a website We can go to for this news?

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    Re: New Parks?

    They did not mention one. It was a quick 30 second clip with no "real" details. Sorry!
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    Re: New Parks?

    http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbc...702090329/1003

    The Walt Disney Co. could extend its reach to more potential visitors with its idea of putting boutique hotels, dining and retail, as well as smaller theme parks, in major cities around the country, tourism experts said Thursday.
    At an investors' conference Disney is holding this week, Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, told analysts that the future for Disney could include making deeply immersion-oriented Disney experiences more available to a broader range of people, pending high return on investment.
    Disney, for example, could develop Downtown Disney-type retail and restaurant districts in cities far from either the Orlando area or Anaheim, Calif., where its Disney World and Disneyland theme park complexes are located.
    "I think the strategy is to expand the company's business and theme parks without spending billions of dollars and taking huge risks," said Abraham Pizam, dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. "You can have smaller, boutique theme parks with associated hotels, and spread the Disney message and attitude throughout the United States."
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    Re: New Parks?

    Thanks for the article!

    OOOOHHHH the possibilities!!!
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    Re: New Parks?

    I posted highlights of Jay Rasulo's comments from Wednesday eveing in the News Section here at MiceChat.

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53366

    He made it very clear that they are BLUE SKY ideas that are being looked at, but no decisions have been made to go forward as of yet...
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    Re: New Parks?

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    Re: New Parks?

    Dont forget-

    Disney's Cleveland Adventure


    Sorry Darkbeer I didn't know that's what the post was about!
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    Re: New Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by doombuggy driver View Post
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    Re: New Parks?

    I can't wait to taste the Lake Erie chowder bowl!
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    Re: New Parks?

    I would love to see Disneyland Seattle!

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    Re: New Parks?

    Yeah that's it, a Disneyland on every corner, right next to the Starbucks and Gap.

    It's just such a bad idea. Go ahead Disney, dilute your brand.

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    Re: New Parks?

    You guys should also keep this section of mice chat on your radar:

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    Re: New Parks?

    There was a concept for "festival marketplaces" in cities like Burbank and Houston several years ago. But, nothing ever came of the plans.

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    Re: New Parks?

    Well, I am not sure it is a good idea in this context... Once they realize that putting theme parks in some states will minimise return as they cannot be open year round...
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