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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    They should put a WestCot!
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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Jr. View Post
    They should put a WestCot!
    I disagree with you because each of the two resorts in the US should have different parks. I know there is MK and Disneyland but that is the main park for every disney resort. Also, the land is too small for the parkt to even compare to the one at WDW. Disneyland needs a park to make it a big draw for people around the world, not a park that is inferior to one just like it a WDW. I think a Disney Sea or something totaly new is what should happen. I would personaly like for it to be something new and original.

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    What would we do without you Darkbeer? Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    I personally think a disney water park is...not the best way to go. Knotts has one and Magic Mountain has one. We also have raging waters and wild rivers...do we really NEED another waterpark? I think Disney can come up with better ideas then that

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    Jim Hill (I know, I know, you've got to take everything at JHM with a few huge grains of salt) had an interesting tidbit:

    Walt Disney Imagineering is a division of the company that's pretty good about keeping its secrets (I mean, how many people outside of WDI upper management know about that super-secret meeting that Disney execs had with members of the Anaheim City Council earlier this month? Where -- after signing a raft of non-disclosure agreements -- these Anaheim officials were then shown Disney's ambitious new expansion plans for the Disneyland Resort?)
    Here's the post: http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hi...get-smart.aspx

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    If they built a water park, they would dominate the entire So cal theme park market. Why would you go to Hurricane Harbor, Soak City, Raging Waters if there is a high caliber Water park in So cal? I just can't imagine that at least they are thinking about it.

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    I wish my old age would treat my memory better. Some things I recall like yesterday and others are a bit foggier. This is one of the foggy ones.

    Here's what I seem to recall about the Harbor/Fujishige strawberry field:

    Disney had tried several times over the decades to purchase the land from the Japanese family that owned it...to no avail. No bad blood...just "We're not interested at any price."

    Then the City of Anaheim tried to acquire the land. They weren't so nice. They tried some pretty heavy handed stuff, perhaps even eminent domain. In the middle of all this strife, one of the senior family members died (of a stroke I seem to recall) and the family blamed the City for his death. Lots of bad press at this point. The City lost the case or backed down because of bad publicity or something...and things went back to normal.

    Knowing about Japanese culture and family honor and pride...Frank Wells started visiting the family in person to establish a friendly and trusting relationship with them. Nobody denied what Frank was after, but because he went about it the proper and "soft sell" way...the family agreed to sell the property to Disney at some point in the future. I don't recall if the future date was fixed, or tied to some other event (like the death of another family member). But eventually the family did sell it to Disney per the prior Frank Wells understanding/agreement.

    My understanding was that Frank kept in close touch with the family right up until his death.

    Now some or all of that my be a bit off or wrong. But that's the best I can recall from the time it was happening.




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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTom View Post
    If they built a water park, they would dominate the entire So cal theme park market. Why would you go to Hurricane Harbor, Soak City, Raging Waters if there is a high caliber Water park in So cal? I just can't imagine that at least they are thinking about it.
    Don't forget there is also a really high caliber water park less than 15 miles away from Disneyland which already dominates over every other water park, is literally millions of times bigger than any water park in existence, and is absolutely 100 percent free. It's called the Pacific Ocean.

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    Additionally, Disney would not be able to maximize the use of the land or its profits if they built a water park, as it would only operate on a seasonal basis. I think they are smart and know this. The parcel of land they own is essentially their last "chance" at expanding the resort to its full potential.
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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    I think they'll surprise us with something unexpected.

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    I think they'll surprise us with something unexpected.
    Disney's Orange County Adventure?

    Just think of all the attractions they could build! They could even have little attractions based on Disneyland and California Adventure!

    Monte Cristo Sandwich Mountain...here I come!


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    Quote Originally Posted by monotonehell View Post
    If I remember correctly, it's this largish area here that's currently part car park and part strawberry patch...
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    Yep. Part of the land is used for CM Parking. That's the infamous "K-Lot" you hear so much about.

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    Quote Originally Posted by Opus1guy View Post
    Disney's Orange County Adventure?

    Just think of all the attractions they could build! They could even have little attractions based on Disneyland and California Adventure!

    Monte Cristo Sandwich Mountain...here I come!

    Way Cool! They could put in a walk-through attraction based on Irvine. You walk through a residential area and see if you can find your way back to your house, because they all look the same! LOL

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Check out the map in this news article..

    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister...le_1579139.php

    The available land is about the size of Disneyland or DCA, but there wouldn't be much room for hotels or parking.

    It is known as the "Strawberry Field".

    noo... I love those strawberries...

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    Re: Where and how Big is the Rumored Spot of the new park??

    There is a good topic on this subject and the surrounding anaheim resort in this forum. Some of the post give numbers of the size of diferent plots of land and comparisons to them with already built plots in the resort.

    http://mb.laughingplace.com/MsgBoard-T-85108-P-1.asp


    its amazing how easier it is to understand the zize of empty pieces of property that could used used for expansion when compared to other things already built.

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