Disney unveils possible extension of California resort: Travel Weekly
While no firm plans have been announced, the Disneyland Resort is working with the city of Anaheim, Calif., To update approvals on what it can develop and where for future expansion.
The DisneylandForward Initiative seeks to update the city-approved plans of the 1990s that resulted in the addition of the Disney California Adventure Theme Park, Downtown Disney Shopping and Dining Complex, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
While these plans have resulted in major improvements throughout the Anaheim complex, their ‘traditional’ district / area approach does not allow for the diverse and integrated experiences that theme park visitors now seek, limiting significantly Disney’s ability to continue investing in Anaheim, “according to the initiative’s website.
Possible development in Anaheim as part of the DisneylandForward initiative.
Disney makes it clear that it is not seeking public funding, square footage, or hotel rooms beyond what is currently allowed.
Although no firm plan has been published, Disney teased a number of possibilities if he is able to use the existing space more creatively. Among these are areas dedicated to popular franchises such as “Frozen” and “Zootopia” and a “new kind of Disney entertainment destination” for locals and visitors, like Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.
On a map describing these possibilities, Disney shows a “possible immersive theme park” experience on the west side of its Anaheim property, between Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disneyland Hotel; currently, this area is primarily zoned for hotel use. This section of the property is across from Disneyland Drive, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney, and the Greater Californian. The map says it would be an extension of Disney’s two existing theme parks.
The map shows the new entertainment area southeast of its existing campus, off South Harbor Boulevard and West Katella Avenue. This area is currently home to land for future expansion and the Toy Story parking lot.
The map shows a new parking area east of its existing theme parks and north of the proposed entertainment area, off South Harbor Boulevard and Disney Way. It would include a pedestrian bridge and accessibility to other businesses along Harbor Boulevard.
“To this day, Disney continues to invest in the Anaheim Resort with exciting additions like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and the future Avengers campus at Disney California Adventure Park,” Disney said on the website. from DisneylandForward. . “Unfortunately, adding more attractions and experiences in the future may be limited due to current inflexible planning restrictions unless we remove and replace valuable rides and attractions in our parks today. “