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    A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    The Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader is reporting speculation that the Walt Disney Company could be developing a $1.1 billion theme park in southwest Missouri. Rumors of this kind have been rampant in the Branson area since the mid-90s.

    This rumor, however, is getting some traction following an April 12th Newton County commissioners' meeting. A representative of a Springfield company called ARM Risk made inquiries about roads leading to and from the rumored theme park site and presented early specifications to build "six hotels, 95 shops, 27 rides, 12 stages and 18 restaurants" on 1,000 acres of land.

    Research into ARM Risk revealed one company owner with an address of 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California (Walt Disney Company headquarters). Another owner's address was listed as Corporate Office, Lake Buena Vista, Florida (the home of the Walt Disney World Resort).

    The Walt Disney Company had no comment on the matter.

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    Source: Springfield News-Leader
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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Missouri Disneyland?

    Disneyland Resort Missouri?

    Disney's Missouri Adventure?

    Missouri Disney River?


    Hmm.. none of them really have that ring to them, do they?

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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Show-Me the Disney?

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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    I hope not. If Disney is going to build a bastardized version of Disneyland somewhere, I want them to build it in Washington.
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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Makes sense, the vacation industry in that state has been booming ever since Branson rose to national prominence.

    I wonder what sort of special theme (if any) the park would take due to the fact that Walt was born in Missouri...

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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Don't underestimate the spending power of middle America. Due to distance, many people in the heartland of the U.S. haven't been to either Disneyland or Disney World. It'd be great for the area!
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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Disney's Heartland

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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Quote Originally Posted by disneytim View Post
    The Springfield (Missouri) Rumors of this kind have been rampant in the Branson area since the mid-90s.
    Try the 1960's. Walt himself may have started this rumor in order to throw off land speculators in Florida.
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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    I hope not. If Disney is going to build a bastardized version of Disneyland somewhere, I want them to build it in Washington.
    Hear! Hear!

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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    I hope not. If Disney is going to build a bastardized version of Disneyland somewhere, I want them to build it in Washington.
    Why would any park Disney builds in the Heartland be bastardized? If you look at WDI's latest attempt to build a Disneyland-style park, namely HKDL, you'd see that it's actually a very nice design, well planned and quite immersive. The only problem it has is that there is not enough to do. Disney has learned from that mistake twice, and now, being under leadership, probably won't make that mistake again. They will know that American audiences want attractions, attractions, and more attractions. Especially after the DCA fiasco, I'm sure Disney would do what they could to make it a true destination resort. Of course, I don't honestly think that the rumor is true, I would like it to be, but it really doesn't make any logical sense right now.
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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones View Post
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    This one would be more likely, since the other was stopped.
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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Quote Originally Posted by DoppelV View Post
    Why would any park Disney builds in the Heartland be bastardized?
    LOL, obviously you missed the reference. I was referring to a joke in the Simpsons' episode "Homie the Clown". Homer gets job as a Krusty the Klown impersonator. On graduation day Lisa says, "If there has to be a bastardized version of Krusty, I'm glad it's you." I'm not trying to say that Disney would build a crummy park in Missouri. What I'm really saying is that if Disney was going to build a park elsewhere, I wish it was here.
    Sorry for the confusion.

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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Disney's Missouri Sea?

    ummm...even though its a river lol !
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    Re: A New Disney Park in Missouri? The Rumor is Gaining Ground

    Dissouri? Missney?

    Okay, no, those sound more like S.T.D.s or gastro problems.

    (Back to the drawing board)

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