Today in History: Disney book I bought in Middle School while I wrote my huge report on Disney's life. When I came to today (May 7th), it said that this day in 2001 the Walt Disney Company applied for approval of a third park to the Disneyland and California Adventure complex. However, this is about as far as the information really tells us.
No details were released, but it says the opening was supposed to be in 2010 (with rumors that it would be pushed back). Obviously, there has not been any type of new production for an entirely new park to add to Disneyland and California Adventure. The new park is said to cover 78 acres, in comparison to the 55-acre Disneyland and 75-acre California Adventure. My question is....what happened to these plans?
I did more research online and all I could find was more information about the predicted release date, and that rumors are swirling about the new park becoming a water park like Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon or and amusement park based on Tokyo DisneySeas. The land Disney purchased for this additional park was from an old strawberry field that had been passed down generations for ages. (They must have gotten one hefty sum of money from Disney, that's for sure!)
The problem is...it's already 2012. The only construction that's been done is for the new Cars Land and the small additional extension with Goofy's Sky School and a few new restaurants that replaced a few older carnival rides in California Adventure that weren't attracting as many customers. It was also rumored that this expansion of a new park would also be included with a gigantic parking complex to help traffic and such.
If you have any ideas or news, please comment and let me know!
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