Grier also is involved in planning for a possible third Anaheim park.
First talked about in 2000, Disney wants a “third gate” on a 75-acre parcel near Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue. The land has been used for little more than employee parking since the 2001 tourism downturn.
Now that things are humming again—if not booming—the company is thinking about expansion.
“What’s important for us is to focus on what’s (going to be there) for the next 50 years,” he said.
Coming from Tokyo, where Grier was part of the masterplanning team, he has a grip on how the process works.
There’s no firm plan for the Anaheim land yet, he said, despite rumors of a Wide World of Sports-type complex.
“We probably have more ideas than we have room for,” Grier said.