Disney World Branson

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:28 PM
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.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:30 PM
Interesting, but I'll believe it when I see it :)
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:42 PM
Timeshare salesmen will tell you anything they think will make you more likely to buy, don't believe them.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:43 PM
Somebody call the local newspaper - if there's anything to it I'm sure a local reporter would be very interested and frankly, shouldn't be that hard to confirm.

Agreed, believe it when I see it. *** Edited 7/18/2006 10:44:52 PM UTC by matt.***

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:44 PM
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.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:46 PM
http://www.bransoncourier.com/article.php?news_ID=39
interesting, but maybe has something to do with that rumor. Not really a theme park or anything really Disney though. *** Edited 7/18/2006 10:51:18 PM UTC by P18***
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:52 PM
Interesting article, good stuff.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 7:13 PM
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.

*** Edited 7/18/2006 11:18:41 PM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 8:28 PM
Was a bridge in Brooklyn included in the time share? ;)
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 8:31 PM

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.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 9:21 PM

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.

*** Edited 7/18/2006 11:18:41 PM UTC by Dukeis#1***


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.....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 9:28 PM
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!
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:45 PM
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?
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:51 PM
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.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 11:48 PM
For those over 50, coaster enthusiasts, and my parents when I was 10. ;)
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:08 AM
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.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 8:48 AM
Yeah, but Swoosh, those are nowhere near something on the scale of what a Disney park would be.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:20 AM

Brother Dave said:
don't forget that they almost did build in Virginia with the proposed Disney's America project in the mid-1990s.

Exactly what I was thinking. Who knows, maybe there's still some interest in doing that project.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:46 AM
According to both of the guys that I talked to, 20,000 acres has been purchased.(Anyone know what Disneyland takes up?)

But of course, maybe this will be something like California Adventure. But then...it might have trouble with SDC.

Another interesting fact that our guide told us, is that 8 Million people visit Branson yearly. He said with the completion of this new airport, that would raise to 12 Million a year.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:55 AM
(Anyone know what Disneyland takes up?)

160 acres including DCA.

http://www.justdisney.com/disneyland/history.html

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