Disney Feeling Pressure to Build New Theme Park

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Universal has just released they are building a third theme park inside America, and many are waiting for Disney’s response. Will Disney be adding a third Park?

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Disney has two Parks in America, one in California and one in Florida. Disneyland in California includes two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Disney also has locations all across the globe in Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Chip and Dale in their new outfits for the Disney 100 celebrations at Disneyland Hong Kong
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In a Reddit Thread, several Disney Park fans shared that they are waiting on a major response from the company.

One Guest thinks that the Midwest would be the best place for a new Disney theme park. Some of the reasons they believe the Midwest is because Disney has Parks on each coast. Also, Texas has the proper climate for a theme park. In addition, Southwest Arkansas and Kansas City were mentioned.

Disney would have to have a winter operation due to the climate, but Kansas includes Walt Disney’s original studio and one of his childhood homes which Guests could visit if a third Disney Park was located there.

“The Midwest US. There’s one on both coasts, so now build one in the middle. Texas (has the proper climate for it), southwest Arkansas (also has a good climate for it), maybe even Kansas City (the climate isn’t there for it, so it’d need to adapt to “winter” operation), but KC does have Disney’s original studio and one of his childhood homes.

Iconic globe at Universal Studios Hollywood
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Universal’s newest theme park will be located in Frisco, Texas, Universal already has parks in California and Florida.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Universal Parks & Resorts plans to bring a new concept for families with young children to Frisco, Texas!

While nothing has been confirmed by Disney, it certainly seems possible that the company could follow in Universal’s footsteps in the future with a third Disney Resort in the U.S. For now, however, fans will have to enjoy the magical attractions that can already be experienced at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Do you think Disney will follow in Universal’s footsteps and add another theme park in the midwest or another location? Let us know in the comments what you think Disney will do. 

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