Disney moving forward with third park in SoCal

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 4:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disney has started the planning process for their third park in Anaheim, following the recent opening of Disney's California Adventure. Disney says they're not sure what they will build. Local residents fear that Disney is getting a "fast track."

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 5:22 AM
Have they even made their money back on California Adventure?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 5:59 AM
Woah I would be made if I went and that happenned. I only go there once a year.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 6:40 AM
If they build anything, than they should build a thrill park.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 7:00 AM
Anyone else think that they should at least wait to make DCA sucessful before even thinking of building a third park?

Tuesday, July 10, 2001 7:04 AM
The planning process does take a long time so it should be a few years before you see a new park, by that time DCA should be rather successful.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 8:33 AM
I think a large water park would do the trick!

Although I am not familiar with the area, a water park would kill two birds with one stone: provide unique thrills for vacationers there and allow Disney to boast a third park without building something as intense as Disney's California Adventure.

- Brian
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 8:54 AM
Isn't there already a million water parks in California? I have no clue if that's true or not but seems that way to me.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:03 AM
Yes, there are some nice waterparks already, Raging Waters, Soak City, even SFMM's Hurricane Harbor, which is a little far away though. I don't think a waterpark would be a wise move, I think a clone of Tokyo Disney Sea would be the best choice for the jilted people of Anaheim. DCA is very underwhelming to a lot of locals, and I think a standard waterpark as a third gate, even if it is Disney, would make the people even more upset with the company. Give us Californians something worth paying for, like Tokyo Disney Sea. Heck, even a scaled back version of the park would be better than the lame duck DCA imo. :)
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:04 AM
RRcGoose, the one thing about Disney is, they can do both. Disney could improve DCA and build a new park with only a small dent in their wallet.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:08 AM
janfrederick's avatar I think they should build Walt's "original" version of Disneyland.


Beef up DCA...(yay!)

Yeeee Haaawwww!
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:14 AM
Let's see here, we have Disneyland, a family park, Disney's California Adventure, a thrill park (scaled down a little by Disney, of course), what could they possibly need. A waterpark makes sense, an Animal Kingdom type park doesn't sound like it would fit, they've already used rides from MGM Studios, Epcot doesn't seem likely to be remade, and a DisneySea sounds possible. So, that leaves it down to DisneySea or a waterpark. I think waterpark is definately the choice, it doesn't matter how many other waterparks are around, look at Orlando, Disney has 3 waterparks there and there are a lot of waterparks in the surrounding area aswell.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:29 AM
Are they ever going to add any parks to the one in Paris?
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:48 AM
what is disney sea?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:52 AM
DCA is far from a thrill park IMO. It's more like a Cali themed Epcot, a few rides, but mainly exhibits, shows and movies. And yes, SoCal has more than enough water parks already. Give us something along the lines of a IOA, that's a true thrill park, something seriously lacking at the new Disneyland Resort.

On a side note, I'm personally sick and tired of hearing local residents whinning and complaining about parks expanding and adding large new attractions. Most cases, as with DL, the park was there long before housing was ever even thought of. Why in the @#$% do people move next door to a park, and then b@$ch about it? Just works my last nerve!
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 10:19 AM
Knott's has an awesome water park less than 1/2 hour away! Why would they build another water park?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 10:25 AM
I agree with Draco, they chould build a thrill park like IOA... I absolutely love IOA, it's my favorite park ever, but there's one problem...I live in California, so it would be rad if they could build something like IOA over here, anyways, it would help their buisness a lot getting a true thrill park over here at this Disney.

Thank you and have a nice day :)
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 10:37 AM
Disney is building way to fast, just like Six Flags. Disney just opened a park in Feb, and "they" want to open another park. "They" are moving to fast.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 11:20 AM
Robocoaster's avatar It's a water park to compete with the two KSC, and they want it open soon! "They" are proposing an underground transportation system to link up the sites. No Joke.
And if you've ever seen Disney's Florida waterparks, it'll be heavily themed to blow Knott's out of the water, pun intended.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 11:36 AM
There may be a bunch of waterparks in California already, but are there any like Blizzard Beach? A highly themed waterpark like that could be very successful -- the one in Orlando is certainly very popular.

And Zar, to answer your question, The Disney Studios will open in Paris next year.


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