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What Will Disney's Next Park Be?

Disneyland: What are your thoughts, ideas, or concepts for Disney's next park. I mentioned DLR because I know at one point they were discussing a third park, but ideas can be directed toward any resort

From Jay R.
Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM
A while back, I recall an interview that asked Disney officials about a third park at the DLR. The response was that they were working on establishing the 2nd park (DCA) before even thinking about a 3rd park.

I'm just curious to hear everyone's ideas, thoughts or suggestions for what Disney's next park COULD be.

What would the park's theme be? I think is much harder to determine that than just a single land (Star wars or marvel, for example)

There's a theme based on the sea (DisneySea), movie studios (DHS, WDSP), California (DCA), wildlife & nature (AK) & countries of the world (Epcot)

I know at one point, there was the Disney America concept that eventually was scrapped, but what's next?


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From David L.
Posted September 24, 2012 at 1:52 PM
At Disneyland, either a waterpark, an expansion to Downtown Disney, a Marvel park, or something new like a massive (300acre+) mythical park based on a new world(think Beastly Kingdom but on a whole park scale).

From TH Creative
Posted September 24, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Disney's next park will open in Shanghai on Mainland China.

From Jay R.
Posted September 24, 2012 at 3:34 PM
TH,

Yeah, that's where the "official" next Disney Park will be.

I guess I was asking "creatively" what would (or could) their next "Theme Park" theme would be (apart from the MK parks or parks that they've already done)

More or less, what's the next Disney park concept?
They've done animals, a state, the sea, studios, etc.

What could they do next?

From Tyler Bell
Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM
I think sething to do with heroes, such as, Marvel, Star Wars, and Incredibles.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:55 AM
^ And David Bowie. And sandwiches.

From Tyler Bell
Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Uh, its called being creative.

From Kevin Hanaoka
Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM
I think WDW has enough parks. I like the idea of a third park at DLR. Not a water park and no Westcot. Disneyland is the classic park. Disney California Adventure could be looked at the "best of" ride tech from WDW (save you the trip). Maybe the third park should expand on the Beastly Kingdom idea and give DLR its own "Islands of Adventure."

From AJ Hummel
Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:56 PM
Disney's next park will definitely be Shanghai Disneyland. After that, I'm guessing we'll see a fifth park at Walt Disney World and third parks in California and France. Most likely, the France park would be built first (concurrently or following a refresh of Walt Disney Studios Paris), followed by California, and then Florida last, with all three opening within 15 years. Once all of these are complete, Disney will probably focus on second parks for their China locations. Whatever happens, I'd be surprised to see a third park added to Tokyo Disney at any point in the next 20-30 years.

As for what themes to use, I'd suggest the following:

France: A park somewhat like Epcot's world showcase, but with two main differences: rides and attractions instead of documentaries and educational shows, and incorporation of Disney properties into countries where they fit best.

California: A movie themed park where each land is based on a popular film franchise that is either owned by or related to Disney in some way. If feasible, rides at the other two parks (such as Star Tours or Indiana Jones Adventure) could be reconstructed here and replaced at their original location to free up space. While Pixar would probably not be represented at this park, almost any other Disney films are fair game.

Florida: I like the idea of a Villains park for Walt Disney World. However, I would prefer the resort to fix up their current parks before working on a new one.

Whatever happens, I hope Disney chooses to make unique parks for each resort and not have one park that is installed at several resorts. I also hope the parks have a theme instead of being based on a property (such as a whole park for Marvel). Properties are good for lands, but not whole parks.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM
Tyler, if you thought I was belittling your post, you're mistaken. I was simply adding to your "Heroes" theme. Some sandwiches are called heros, and Bowie did a song and album in the 1970's called Heroes. Just adding some other hero varieties to your parks.

From Tyler Bell
Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:34 PM
Mike, lol I apologize. I did not understand what you were talking about.

From O T
Posted September 27, 2012 at 7:45 AM
I think the first new theme in a new theme park will be a old park...
Disney will split up Epcot into 2 parks. One is the world showcase with added atractions in each country.
The second is Epcot but every pavilion will be rethemed into one of the many worlds of Marvel. We will see re use of the ride systems and the adition of more teen oriated rides like coaster but Disney will go the extra mile to make it awesome for everyone.
Ofcourse the highy themed enviroments will have each at least 10 shops and 6 restaurants.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted September 27, 2012 at 2:18 PM
DisneySea at Castaway Cay (included in the cruise price)

From Jay R.
Posted September 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM
How about this idea: A space themed park!

DisneySpace! (An out of this world experience!)

There could be Space Mountain 2, older attractions like Mission to Mars & Alien encounter (and captian eo could have have a spot if there's room, haha)

A Stars Wars land would fit nicely in a park about space.

Maybe another Twilight Zone E-ticket attraction, possibly based on one of the galaxy themed episodes.

Also Buzz Lightyear, Wall- E, & Stitch would have a few attractions & high profile due to the fact they're based in space.

Even other franchise like Tron or Treasure Planet, while not specifically spaced themed, still would fit in a "sci fi" style park (like Little mermaid in DCA)

And at least there'd be a park to put all that Mars Needs Moms & John Carter merchandise....:-)

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted September 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Disney could buy Kennedy Space Center and build DisneySpace there. It would be a mix of theme park and a real working space center.

From TH Creative
Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:43 AM
@ Mike Gallagher: The park's theme "could be heroes" but it would be "just for one day."

From TH Creative
Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:48 AM
@ Daniel: I have been saying that for YEARS. The location near the cruise ships makes it PERFECT. The Kennedy Visitor's center is run by a company out of Delaware. Disney should jump all over this park that has so much unused potential.

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