There’s lots of talk about adding a fifth gate to Walt Disney World and it almost always revolves around a Villains park, or Heroes vs Villains. I have another idea that I think would allow Disney to please its fans, grow its audience, and allow… Read More »Will Universal Orlando force Disney World to build a new park?
I’m just going to jump right to my proposition. Disney needs to build a theme park somewhere else in the United States very soon. Somewhere like outside of Washington D.C. (driving distance from most of the North East), St. Louis or eastern Texas (reachable by… Read More »Does Walt Disney World really need a fifth gate?
At one point before the economic collapse caused by Wall Street playing loose and fast with credit default swaps and our nation’s real estate market, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex was on target for a sizable expansion. A couple more practice fields, new athlete… Read More »ESPN Wide World of Sports to build much needed cheerleading and dance team venue
A few weeks ago, we went over some of the possible scenarios for expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios along with completion of on-going and announced projects (Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed it). Yesterday, news dropped of a deal that will make it all possible.
What we didn’t mention in those posts was a rumored mega-land purchase by Disney that some fans were saying was a clear sign of a fifth gate being built. I didn’t want to breath life into any crazy rumors like that, so I ended up not posting that story. However, events have changed my mind.
As Walt Disney said about building in Florida, Disney has the blessing of space. 43 square miles is just a little larger than the city of San Francisco. But what you may not realize is that quite a bit of that area is dedicated to wetlands and conservation. Most of the resort that isn’t are already developed is zoned for conservation (see map below).
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I’ve often thought of ESPN Wide World of Sports complex as Walt Disney World’s unheralded fifth gate. Many guests spend at least part of their Orlando vacation there either participating in or watching a sport. We also know that EPSN is a huge part of… Read More »Is ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Disney World’s 5th Gate?
This whole week Disney’s Wide World of Sports is given over to the inaugural ESPN Rise Games. ESPN Rise is the sports channel’s attempt to unify all their coverage of competitive and elite amateur sports under one brand. The ESPN Rise games is the real… Read More »Inaugural ESPN Rise Games kick off at Disney’s Wide World of Sports