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."
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.
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. :)
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. ---- The Thrill Ride http://thrillride.8k.com
*** This post was edited by Charles Woodrum on 7/10/2001. ***
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!
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.
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.
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.