Monday, June 29, 2015
A Millennium Falcon attraction? Going for a spin in an Iron Man suit? Disney executives have announced plans to spend $1 billion on new attractions in Disneyland and/or Disney California Adventure Park. Here are some options.
Mapping out possibilities....
Disney's mum on what exactly it would do with a $1 billion investment at the Disneyland Resort, but Disney Chairman Bob Iger told shareholders earlier this year that the company's Imagineers already are working on new "Star Wars" attractions for it's theme parks. And Disney experts said it's a "slam dunk" that a new land based on a galaxy far, far away is coming to Anaheim. But where??? Here are some possibilities.
Big Thunder Ranch- less likely...Mostly used for holiday events and private parties, the area includes a petting zoo and barbecue restaurant. The area is a money maker for the resort, mostly because of these private parties.
Mickey's Toontown- Less likely..."Star Wars" land has long been rumored to be going here, but because of the popularity of this area for families with children, and it's closure each night for the fireworks show, it's unlikely Disney would build a popular land here.
Tomorrowland- More likely...The area covered by Autopia and innoventions is a big footprint, making it prime real estate for any new land. It also includes the area covering the old Motorboat Cruise.
Hollywood Land- More likely...The area encompassing Muppet" vision 3D, Stage 17, Monsters, Inc. , Mad Tea Party and another structure is currently underutilized. There is a lot of room in this area for attractions based on any of Disney's intellectual properties, though more likely thet would be either "Frozen" or Pixar related.
Behind Cars Land-More likely...This used to be a parking lot for Guests, and still is for Cast Members-making it the easiest area to develop into a new land. As to whether it is Pixar related, "Star Wars," Marvel or something else- who knows.
Behind California Screamin` rollercoaster- Less likely... There's enough land here to support an attraction as large as Pirates of the Caribbean and new Orleans Square. But there are key backstage support buildings for things like the daily parades. This would be good for something based on the "Toy Story" movies.
only the future will tell....Dr Lee