What next for WDW development?
Submitted by Mike Rhodes
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From Jaiden Cohen on April 11, 2014 at 2:26 PMI hope they don't do anything. I like universal better.
From TH Creative on April 11, 2014 at 3:24 PMI hope Disney does a whole bunch of things. And I hope Universal does a whole bunch of things. Because I'm thoughtful enough to support both companies -- as well as Merlin entertainment. And because thousands of people (people with families) are employed by these parks, I hope attendance at Disney and Universal and Sea World and Legoland and Fun Spot and Old Town and I-Drive Live will grow and grow and grow.
From Aaron Armstead on May 1, 2014 at 8:58 AMI hope so. There was so much planing in the 1990's for parks throughout the United States and around the world which continued through the end of the Eisner years into today with Shanghai, that Walt Disney World's changes were not too major with the exception of Animal Kingdom. Hopefully Epcot will receive some changes for the better.
From Robert Niles on May 2, 2014 at 5:02 PMDisney Springs - under construction now through 2016.
New Lion King theater - under construction now for June 2014 opening.
Polynesian Resort refurb - under construction for completion in 2015, including debut of Trader Sam's.
Rivers of Light show at DAK - under development for possible 2017 debut
Avatar - under construction at DAK for first-phase debut in 2017.
We'll likely also get Soarin's new movie within the next two years.
From luca ferracuti on May 4, 2014 at 3:32 PMStar Wars Land at Hollywood Studios
From Phil B. on May 4, 2014 at 9:46 PMI'm with Luca on this. Star Wars land should be a top priority at the WDW resort. With the new trilogy concluding in the next 5 or so years, it would seem like a smart move to go full steam ahead and have the land finished in time for the final movie. Honestly, I'm surprised they haven't made an official announcement and broke ground already, regardless of the magic bands fallout.
From TH Creative on May 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM'Star Wars' (Trowbridge) EPCOT Future World (Fitzgerald).
From Tony Duda on May 6, 2014 at 8:36 AMStar Wars land cannot be at Epcot Future World because it takes place "a long time ago..."
From Robert Niles on May 6, 2014 at 12:36 PMFor the record, Tom Fitzgerald, the Imagineer who has taken over creative direction for Epcot, is the person who wrote the famous "If you can dream, you can do it" line, from the Horizons attraction. If Disney corporate green-lights some cash to support Imagineering, Epcot is in excellent creative hands.
From Mike Rhodes on May 7, 2014 at 2:53 AMThat's great news! If we do see some development now, what is the typical time-line - I assume we are talking 2 or 3 years+ in the future?
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