|hat if Pooh's "100-Acre Wood" was
in Anaheim? Or Ariel and Sebastian found their new
undersea home here? What if Anaheim could be home to
not two, but three Disney parks?
Recent improvements to the Anaheim Resort and Disneyland Resort Area anticipated future growth, making it possible for a well designed third Disney park to be added within the planned framework for the Resort Area. With this in mind, and with Disney's California Adventure opening in early 2001, Disney is working with the City of Anaheim to begin the planning and design process.
"Creating the magic of a new Disney park requires us to take a long-term view," said Cynthia Harriss, president of The Disneyland Resort. "A creative design, a careful planning process, an effective transportation and parking plan, and a quality family environment all must come together in cooperation with our neighbors. We are starting that process now, working with Anaheim residents, businesses and civic leaders to identify opportunities that will ensure that the Anaheim Resort Area remains a world-class destination for the decades ahead."
As the planning and environmental review process begins, so does the opportunity for public input and discussion. Creating a Disney park takes many years, and the future of the resort will be shaped by the planning that begins today.
California Adventure about to become a reality, Walt
Disney Imagineering, the creative development and
design unit of The Walt Disney Company, is planning
for the future - to be realized south of Katella and
east of Harbor.
"The sky's the limit when it comes to imagination - but it's not the only limit," said Doug Moreland, senior vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering. "Our Imagineers have to maintain Disney's superior standards. They must use the Anaheim and Disneyland Resort Specific Plans as their guide, and create a project that can be realized within the framework of both Resort Areas. And, of course, their design must capture the imagination of all ... young and old."
The proposed project would complement Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, possibly including a theme park or a water park, along with integrated retail, dining and entertainment experiences. The new park would evolve, with a first phase anticipated in 2003, and completion targeted for 2010.
proposed third park would combine two adjacent properties south of Katella
to create a 78-acre development area. By using the densities approved
as part of the Anaheim Resort Specific Plan and Disneyland Resort Specific
Plan (including conversion of approved hotel room density to theme park
density), the proposed project would allow for a third Disney park area.
The result will be an expanded resort experience within the city- approved
guidelines for future growth.
These planning principles will guide Disney Imagineers and city planners:
|or more than 45 years, Disneyland and the
surrounding Resort Area have been a dynamic economic
engine contributing significantly to the exceptional
city services Anaheim residents enjoy. With the
revitalization of the Anaheim Resort, its
contribution to the betterment of Anaheim will
continue to grow, as seen by these recent
improvements made possible by Resort-generated funds:
The proposed new Disney park would
benefit the community and create more revenue by
encouraging visitors to stay longer. Each time
tourists decide to stay another day or two, they
generate more revenue for the city from hotel room
taxes (TOT) and sales taxes.