Rumor Debunked: Was Disneyland Planning to Move to Texas?

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A rumor regarding Disneyland moving to Texas recently surfaced on the internet.

After months of waiting for the reopening, the story broke that the Disneyland Resort had enough of California’s restrictions and decided to pack up and relocate to Texas.

This rumor was first shared by the satire site Uncle Walt’s,” who wrote the following:

Saying they’ve “finally had enough” and the state is “just nuts,” Disneyland officials have announced that the park is leaving California.

The park joins hundreds of thousands of California residents fleeing the state each year. Various reasons have been given for the mass exodus, but most common are the high cost of living, the overreaching liberal government, or that the state is “just nuts.”

Former Cast Members already there

Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) confirmed Disneyland’s move to Texas, although she would not divulge the specific location within the state.

“We’ve been looking at the numbers for quite some time,” Disney (no relation) says. “Obviously, we’d prefer to keep the park in the same spot Walt built it. But lately it’s become clear that it makes more financial sense to move to Texas. After all, we don’t pay our Cast Members enough to actually live in California, so a lot of them have already fled to Texas.”

For better or worse, this is a lie. The Walt Disney Company has no plans to move its oldest, original theme park to the Lone Star State.

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Uncle Walt’s is a self-declared satire site like the Onion or Babylon Bee, stating:

“All events, persons, and companies depicted herein, including Disney, Walt Disney, and The Disney Company, are fictitious, and any similarity to actual persons, living, dead or otherwise, or to actual firms, is coincidental. Really. The same goes for any similarities to actual facts.”

Disney has also given zero indication that they have any plans to move their park. Quite the contrary, they are determined to work with California Governor Gavin Newsom who says the state is “actively looking” for a way they can reopen the parks and resort hotels in Southern California, following in the footsteps of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort.

Despite this fact, the fake news of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure’s transfer spread like wildfire across the internet. So we at Inside the Magic wanted to take a moment and debunk this story for our readers.

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The day is coming when the gates will reopen and we will be able to spend a day in Disneyland once again. And when that day comes, it will be on that same plot of land in Anaheim where the park has stood for the past 65 years.

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But if Disney were to put a new theme park in Texas and open a third Disney Resort in the U.S., where do you think it should go and what do you think it would be like? Let us know in the comments!

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