California Adventure question?

There is a post on screamscape that says that for the next few years California Adventure has a one billion dollare budget. I was just woundering how much land is there around this park to build on? They did say it's for new rides and ride improvements so it's not all for new rides. I never been to California yet (Going next summer) so I just want to know how much land is left in that area of Disneyland.
There is a decent-sized parking lot still undeveloped (as far as I am aware) behind the Tower of Terror which could easily house another 'land' or become an extension of the Hollywood backlot, but apart from that the park is pretty tightly bordered on all fronts.

A billion dollars can go a long way, I look forward to hearing what it will be spent on.


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A billion dollars can go a long way. But, remember, that budget may include the actual operating costs for the park, etc. I highly doubt a billion would be dropped on the theme park alone (or any theme park, for that mater), and I'd also be surprised if the park itself was a billion dollar investment in itself.
The rumors I heard about the upgrades are that they will be spent to:

1. Convert the area around CS into a Victorian style boardwalk area

2. Make the Hollywood Studios area to be more like Hollywood Blvd @ MGM

3. Design a brand new Fireworks/Laser/Waterscreen Spectacular for the lagoon by Paradise Pier

4. Build a new hotel

Those seem to be the consistent ones that are flying around the Disney Sites, so take it or leave it.


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I don't know that much of that is expansion (beyond the Timon lot) so much as bringing what's in the park up to "Disney standard"

The Timon lot is the only real land for expansion, but there is still plenty that could happen...



Touchdown said:
The rumors I heard about the upgrades are that they will be spent to:

4. Build a new hotel



The cool thing is that the new resort hotel is not included in the $1 billion dollar budget. All of the money is going towards park improvements which will include many new attractions, shows, and themed elements.
I was also under the impression that Midway Mania and the new Wonderful World of Disney Color lagoon show were also not included in that $1billion budget as they were already "budgeted" before hand in the last budget.
There is also the concept art for 'Cars Land' that is also rumored to hit DCA.

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I visited CA last summer, and it doesn't appear to be much more room for expansioin other than the back parking lot that was mentioned. CA is actually smaller than DL in terms of footprint.

Brian Noble said:
I don't know that much of that is expansion (beyond the Timon lot) so much as bringing what's in the park up to "Disney standard"

Bingo!


Chris M said:

The cool thing is that the new resort hotel is not included in the $1 billion dollar budget. All of the money is going towards park improvements which will include many new attractions, shows, and themed elements.


Also correct

I think it's great....this is even more money then they spentto build the park. When you subtractd the cost for the Grand Californian and Downtown Disney the cost for DCA was between 700-800 million.


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In addition to the Cars-themed Radiator Flats area I've also heard they want to remove the Desert theme around Soarin Over California and extend the Sierra theme from Grizzly Rapids. Another popular rumor is the removal of Mulholland Madness, which would be replaced with a clone of the Paris park's spinning Nemo-themed Crush coaster as it would better-fit that area's nautical theme.
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I believe that the midway mania attraction IS included in the billion $$$.

From what I remember when I was there, is that there is no room for expansion. We stayed at the paradise pear hotel, and from the looks of it the park is more less land locked. But they could also build another parking garage and expand into the parking lot.

What about all the talks of adding a 3'rd gate in that area?


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The third gate would be across Harbor Blvd and on acreage purchased over the year by Disney, not on any or the original Disney land.
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Moosh, any more rumblings about a choo-choo on Grizzley Peak? That would be swell!

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crazy horse said:
I believe that the midway mania attraction IS included in the billion $$$.

I don't believe so. The Midway Mania ride and the lagoon show were both approved a while back. I'm pretty sure the actual dollar amount is $1.2 billion to be spread over 10 years to add new attractions as well as improving the look of the park. Go to Google Earth and you'll see that there is some room for expansion- the Timon lot is roughly as large as Paradise Pier.

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