Someone made this point in these forums recently (might even have been you) that the company as currently constructed has zero fundamental drive to build a castle park like the first 2 they built. If they built something like Shanghai Disneyland in North America, it would be a colossal failure, and that is probably the high end of what the company would be willing to commit to in the medium term. If they built anything less, it would be a self inflicted and pricey wound to the parks brand domestically (they already self inflict wounds in a much more fiscally responsible way).You do know that Disneyland was not originally opened to be a major tourist destination, right?
And you do know that Orlando has always been an hour and a half (or less) away from the beaches of Florida which were a national tourist destination long before the "backwater swamps" had draw.
But sure, anyone can plunk down a theme park and make it work wherever they want. Maybe they could put it in South Dakota and give Mt. Rushmore a run for its money.
I think it's a foot in the door for families with kids under 10 in the way that the Seuess license and the now-EOL kidzone never could.I'm curious why you think this. I haven't seen anything that would support it being a bigger draw than Harry Potter from a theme park perspective.