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Long article so here's the link

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/08/13/here-is-every-theme-park-rumor-that-disney-might-announce-at-next-weeks-d23-expo?utm_source=featurefollow&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=hpfeatures&utm_content=HomeTopFeature

 

Lots of rumors, guesses, wishful thinking.  I copied a couple of the odder ones

Here is every theme park rumor that Disney might announce at next week's D23 Expo

 

Disney is going all-in on Marvel with themed lands also in the works for Disneyland Hong Kong (taking over that park’s Tomorrowland) and Disney California Adventure. Hong Kong Disneyland is also getting its own Frozen -themed land and a completely new castle, a first for any Disney park. 

A new play-themed pavilion, updated entrance plaza, and two new rides have already been announced for Epcot but many other details of the multi-year transformation are expected to be discussed. A whole new hub that will replace the Innoventions buildings is now in the works, with most of the buildings in that area closing in the weeks following D23. At the last D23 Expo, in 2017, a (now believed to be outdated) piece of concept art showing a drastically different Future World was briefly shared. 

Significant updates to attractions in the Land, Canada, China and France pavilions have also already been announced. Smaller updates, such as the film seen on the Living With the Land boat ride, have been silently updated in recent weeks. 

Major updates ranging from a new country joining World Showcase to a new hotel have all been rumored as part of Epcot’s redo, but it is unclear whether any of those projects, which are still years away and possibly no longer even happening, will be announced at this year’s expo. If these projects are happening, confirmation may be held back until the next Expo in 2021. That Expo may also be the first to take place in Orlando. 

 

Some have speculated that a fifth park (or seventh, if you use Universal's new math) for WDW may also be announced, but so far there has been nothing to indicate that this rumor is anything more than wishful thinking. 

Much of the focus at the Magic Kingdom will be on the 50th anniversary in 2021, but there are already rumors of post-2021 plans for the park. A small expansion plot behind the Jungle Cruise, where a Moana-themed coaster was once rumored, is supposedly now being looked at for the location of an ultra-exclusive boutique hotel. The hotel would, for the most part, not be visible from inside the park but would provide incredible views into both the park and over the Seven Seas Lagoon. It would have direct access into the park and would offer at least one fine dining establishment. Currently, the concept seems to be nothing more than a blue-sky feasibility study, but with the insane prices rooms at the hotel could demand, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Disney move ahead with the project. 

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11 hours ago, Beckers said:

The boutique hotel 🤮🤮 I can see it happening though. 

Sounds like a waste of good space to me. That part of the park needs a coaster that would some how tie into the jungle cruise. The could call it Crash landing.

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10 hours ago, LONE-STAR said:

Sounds like a waste of good space to me. That part of the park needs a coaster that would some how tie into the jungle cruise. The could call it Crash landing.

They could put the hotel on Tom Sawyers Island!

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2 hours ago, PghBob said:

Isn't the 4 Seasons a fancy (boutique) hotel for the monied set?  Does Disney need a hotel that charges even more?

I don't think 4 Seasons is owned by Disney, it's one of those setups like the Dolphin/Swan, Bonnet Creek etc.

But those poor people still have to travel to get to the MK.

Imagine waking up and strolling over to the Jungle Cruise at 6:00 am in your jammies while sipping on your $20 fancy coffee.

Now that shows you've made it!

 

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2 hours ago, Travisma said:

 

Imagine waking up and strolling over to the Jungle Cruise at 6:00 am in your jammies while sipping on your $20 fancy coffee.

Now that shows you've made it!

 

They should go to Disneyland Paris and stay at the Disneyland Hotel.  Could probably do that there, except the coffee would be 20 Euros. 

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Same thing with the Grand Californian, walk out the back door of the place right into the theme park...

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The Rumor of a fifth park is nothing new. There has always been speculation it would be built over near Western Way/Flamingo Crossing in the area of 429, DISNEY has acreage over there already. As to the purchase of the BK Ranch that was all purchased as mitigation property, nothing will get built over there, that was all discussed when the property was first bought. It's a stone's throw from where a "crochety old bus driver' used to live.

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20 hours ago, Grumpy and Grandma said:

The Rumor of a fifth park is nothing new. There has always been speculation it would be built over near Western Way/Flamingo Crossing in the area of 429, DISNEY has acreage over there already. As to the purchase of the BK Ranch that was all purchased as mitigation property, nothing will get built over there, that was all discussed when the property was first bought. It's a stone's throw from where a "crochety old bus driver' used to live.

That Western Way/Flamingo is now being developed as housing, shops, and I think more hotels and restaurants.

I posted a blurb about the new construction a while go.

There goes our secret, quiet, nearby,  inexpensive place to stay. 

We used to get those two hotels dirt cheap.

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58 minutes ago, Travisma said:

That Western Way/Flamingo is now being developed as housing, shops, and I think more hotels and restaurants.

I posted a blurb about the new construction a while go.

There goes our secret, quiet, nearby,  inexpensive place to stay. 

We used to get those two hotels dirt cheap.

Further North of the Hotels was what I saw two years ago. There is still a massive chunk of land there. The new College Program Dorms and Strip Mall are on the  SW corner of 429 and Western Way right at the edge of RCID property.  They have filled that corner in as itt is a very large campus. There is also still a large parcel off of Hartzog that is vacant over to Avalon. And for those interested, Western Way now connects to Avalon you no longer need to use Hartzog.

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10 hours ago, Grumpy and Grandma said:

And for those interested, Western Way now connects to Avalon you no longer need to use Hartzog.

The extension of Western Way is great. However, visibility when making a left onto Avalon isn’t the best so be careful. Also, the police LOVE to radar along the extension so watch the speed. 

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On 8/19/2019 at 6:57 PM, djsamuel said:

The extension of Western Way is great. However, visibility when making a left onto Avalon isn’t the best so be careful. Also, the police LOVE to radar along the extension so watch the speed. 

It will be wonderful when they get the Sawgrass extension completed.  It was in progress when we last looked,

Edited by Grumpy and Grandma
corrected typo

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9 hours ago, Grumpy and Grandma said:

It will be wonderful when they get the Sawgrass extension completed.  It was in progress when we last looked,

What a difference that will make!

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