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Bob Iger at WDW now ... BoD to Follow?

gmajew

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My guess (and that is all it is) is the MK might get an attraction for the 50th and maybe a parade. Plus lots of paint and landscaping. The other parks will see the bulk of investment as they really need to address the crowd imbalances.

IMO.
I agree I think MK will get ride plus for the 50 and continue rehab work on every bit of the park. I hope they get a new ride but think the plus up is going to be the extent unless they give us surprise.

Epcot gets three is my feeling all redos but needed bad!

Exciting times.
 

nor'easter

Well-Known Member
If we are looking at most of the $3B going to DHS overhaul an infrastructure. A smaller portion to Epcot for a possible pavilion refurb or two. I wonder what percentage of that is left for MK. Are we talking ride refurb money (a spruce up before the 50th)? New firework and night parade money? Or enough funds for an actual new attraction?
They're going to plant a tree for nostalgia.
 

doctornick

Well-Known Member
I agree that there will be nothing new a year from now.

The budget is spread over a five year build-out.

Patience will be required.
Hmmm. I was hoping that we might see a first step -- a quick Toy Story Playland addition -- built by the end of 2016 to coincide with the opening of the increased capacity of TSMM. No chance of something like that?
 

andysol

Well-Known Member
What theme park wars - Disney has already surrendered.
We have over 3x the market as you- we surrender! :rolleyes:

I agree I think MK will get ride plus for the 50 and continue rehab work on every bit of the park. I hope they get a new ride but think the plus up is going to be the extent unless they give us surprise.

Epcot gets three is my feeling all redos but needed bad!

Exciting times.
I think you're being a little ambitious with your thinking.

Firstly- I hope that the $3B doesn't include the 50th for MK- because that's a several hundred million dollar undertaking. Looking at DLP and DLs recent anniversarys, they got as a minimum- A new parade, new wishes/light show, space mountain update, Peter Pan update, IASW update, and BTM update amongst others. There really isn't a budget for a new ride also if the $3B is to go towards refurbs. That said- I really hope they do spend the money asap on space mountain in particular. That thing is a wreck!

Secondly- 3 rides at Epcot seems ambitious as well. I'm hoping we get two. Because outside of imagination and Ellen, what else do they change?
But you are so right- does that park ever need it.

I think if the first thing to open is a playground heads will explode.
I disagree. It is SO quick to build- you're talking 6 months. And it adds much needed ride capacity immediately. They need ride capacity now and that's the quickest way to get it. I think they'd be dumb to do anything differently first with their construction pace. If they put shovels in the ground now they could open it with TSMM's new track in a year.
 

HauntedMansionFLA

Well-Known Member
Five years before this is finished means between now and when "Extreme Makeover DHS Edition" finishes we will see at least 5 price increases. :arghh:

While the changes might be glorious, the parks may become unaffordable :(
Would they make Ellen's a shorter, quicker ride rather than an attraction that takes 45 minutes? Most people get antsy and that's why it's basically a walk on ride. Love what I'm hearing about DHS but EPCOT has so much potential.
 

PhotoDave219

Well-Known Member
Just reinforcing what Martin says.... Don't go taking this article as gospel.

A bunch of people seem to be making a few conclusions they shouldn't.

The only thing that I'm comfortable agreeing with is the budge number. At least 3B and most going to DHS.

Not sure where Indy came from.... Other than fanboi wishes
 
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