Just got back from Branson, MO about and hour ago. And heard some interesting news about the future of that area.
We went on one of those Time Share tours, you know the ones where you get like 2 free nights in a hotel of your choice and all you have to do is listen to businessmen try to sell you a time share for an hour? Well, while on this tour, our guide told us that lots of new stuff was planned for Branson. Including an International Airport close to town, a monorail along the strip, and...he also said that Disney has been buying up land between lake Taneycomo and the Arkansas border. For...you guessed...Disney World Branson.
Now, at first I didn't believe him. I thought that maybe he was just playing it up to try to encourage us to buy...but then, we went to a friends house who lives in Shell Knob(about 20 miles west of Branson). And when we mentioned it to him, he said it was true.
I'm not sure if you guys know about any of this or not. But I couldn't wait to get home and be able to share this information.
Yea sorry but I just don't buy it. I'm gonna need some proof before I even consider believing this one. And if you ask me this seems like a rumor and needs to be shut down immediatly. Nothing personal but without any proof thats all it is, a rumor.
We went on one of those Time Share tours...our guide told us...Disney has been buying up land...Disney World Branson...maybe he was just playing it up to try to encourage us to buy.
We have a winner!
This is one case where the newspaper article isn't quite as clear as it could be. "Ideas at Disney" isn't Disney. It's a spin-off consulting company---think Imagineers for hire. Here is their web site: http://www.integrityarts.com/ideas.html. As far as this article goes, TWDC doesn't own anything there. But, with a headline like "Disney recommends..." it's easy to see how people might come to that conclusion.
Dukeis#1 said: I think every town in the US has "Disney is coming" rumors. Same thing happened in my area a few years ago.
Apparently they are involved in some sort of project, but I doubt a theme park or anything like that is in the works.
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New England, Texas, Arizona, and other mid-west states all have had thier rumors. My guess is that after Disney bought up all that land in FL secretly, I think any mass secret purchase is thought to be Disney. As I say, Disney will build a park there as soon as they built Disney's America.....
Disney isn't going to be building parks anytime soon in CA or FL, let alone somewhere new in America! WDW is the destination park of destination parks....build another in America and it would belike trying to compete with themselves!
I'm not buying that Disney's gonna build in Branson, but don't forget that they almost did build in Virginia with the proposed Disney's America project in the mid-1990s. I'm sure it would have been built if they didn't run into all that local opposition that they didn't expect. I wonder if anything like that might resurface again somewhere else in the country someday?
I have heared of this rumur before from man people who live in Branson. You never know what can happen these days plus I could see a Disney park around the Branson area, it is one of the top vacation spots in America.
Well we never thought Schlitterbahn would ever build outside of Texas (KC park already in the progress of being built) or that another LegoLand would be build in the middle of the US (KC looked at as possible site for 5th Legoland).
All I know about the "project" is that it is no secret that there is a bunch of land being bought up down there in an area.