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New Disneyland Parking Garage and Transportation Hub

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by RMichael21, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. DisneyIrishGuy

    DisneyIrishGuy Well-Known Member

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    Since the issue and holdup is the bridge I think Plan B is simple. Plan B should be just build the parking garage without the bridge with a path to the street. Then let the onslaught of guests try crossing that intersection and see the mess it'll make. And see how much those Harbor St business will NOT actually get much uptick in business they claim is being affected by the bridge. The city will be begging Disney to build the bridge and even offer to help pay for it.
     
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  2. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    To be sure this project, in some form or another, will happen. My guess is that Disney is working with city planners, and possibly in private with the impacted businesses, on an alternate solution which they will submit for public review at the appropriate time. As DisneyIrishGuy said, from all indications the proposed bridge across Harbor cutting off the businesses on that street is the primary roadblock to overcome.
     
  3. truecoat

    truecoat Well-Known Member

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    Gondola!
     
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  4. Old Mouseketeer

    Old Mouseketeer Well-Known Member

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    More cowbell!
     
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  5. Old Mouseketeer

    Old Mouseketeer Well-Known Member

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    Plus the fact that the mayor hates Disney. I agree completely with your assessment.
     
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  6. Old Mouseketeer

    Old Mouseketeer Well-Known Member

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    I think this is the likely scenario. Disney is trying to emphasize what they are going to add to the desirability of the Resort District while Anaheim can dangle their trump card (pardon the expression) of the occupancy permit for SWL.

    Poker, anyone?
     
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  7. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    The city cannot just withhold the certificate of occupancy. The building permit has been issued and without an established zoning requirement (I haven't read the zoning code) or agreement, the City has no grounds for denial. If the City has such a requirement, they really should have insisted that satisfying such requirements be present at the time of application and not allowed the matter to be deferred.
     
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  8. Old Mouseketeer

    Old Mouseketeer Well-Known Member

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    Deny? Delay? Play with bureaucratic red tape? Bridgegate anyone?
     
  9. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    Extortion doesn’t work if the other party doesn’t know the demands.
     
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  10. DisneyIrishGuy

    DisneyIrishGuy Well-Known Member

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    That would indicate that the extorting party (the city) wants something from the other party (Disney). In this case I don't think the extorting party wants anything other than to hold up the proceedings. Hence the bridgegate comment being very apropos as it was done just for political spite.
     
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  11. NobodyElse

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    ...and in phantom garage adjacent property related news...

    They've begun actual demolition on the former Bergstrom's building.
     
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  12. TP2000

    TP2000 Well-Known Member

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    The Bergstrom family will at least be happy that Disney didn't get that property. Some seriously bad blood between Disney and the Bergstrom's, from chatter I heard at a cocktail party a few years ago with some prominent OC property agents.

    Instead, that property is slated to become a Westin Element hotel opening in 2018.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    What exactly do you do at cocktail parties with prominent property agents?
     
  14. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    Talk about Disneyland!
     
  15. TP2000

    TP2000 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, you know, talk about prominent things done by prominent people. Like who is on what charity committee for Children's Hospital of Orange County, or who got what property deal done secretly for Disneyland (which actually came up back in '13), or whose Botox man likely did what to lesser prominent people (which comes up a lot).
     
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  16. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    Sounds more exciting than my family gatherings. Just yesterday we had one, and my ridiculous sister in law got into a 20 minute argument with my teenage daughter about which direction north was from my house. My daughter was right, by the way. lol
     
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  17. NobodyElse

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    While there's still no real garage news, I'll stay off topic with a pet peeve. This fairly recent (last five/ten years?) marketing decision just rubs me the wrong way:
    [​IMG]

    While Children's Hospital of Orange County has been justly referred to as the acronym "CHOC" for years. This new push sounds awkwardly redundant to me.

    "Now I'll go to the ATM machine and enter my PIN number." :banghead:
     
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  18. Ismael Flores

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    It is funny when these people like Bergstrom family have issues with Disney but have no problem leaching off them to make money.

    It's like, I hate you but I'm building a hotel that will make money from the thousands that come to visit your resort. Same thinkin as all those business in the area and city council of Anaheim. They just live to hate Disney but have no problem cashing in on the millions of revenue Disney brings to their pockets
     
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    Maybe Disney fans should boycott their little flea traps.
     
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  20. NobodyElse

    NobodyElse Well-Known Member

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    Since there's still no garage / transportation center / bridge news...

    The Arena Inn has been leveled down to the building foundations. Also of note, the gas station-sized lot on the corner that has been vacant for quite some time seems to now be part of the whole construction site.
     
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