Could We See A WDW Casino In The Future?

Club Cooloholic

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I write this not as a joke. I love WDW, but I will say that over the past 20 years or so it seems to have gone out of it's way to cater to older visitors. I have mixed feeling I like a good drink in a relaxed atmosphere, but it's not something I shoot for while riding rides with the kids. Sometimes it seems like putting in a new restaurant or bar trumps focusing on putting in better entertainment and attractions(see fantasyland). I see that AK is still working on Pandora and several other areas but hey here are is a high end restaurant and bar!
I guess I just wonder, could we see them decide that a casino would be good for park goers? It's a revenue stream right, and with states constantly making gambling easier and more accessible is it something we could see in a decade or two?
 

OliveMcFly

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We have a good amount of casinos around us and as I read this I thought "I've never seen a Disney themed machine". I doubt they want anything to do with casinos but hey, who knows.
 

Matt_Black

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I wouldn't bet on it happening.

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DManRightHere

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There was some hub bub about Marvel trademarks and themed casino games. If Disney decided to get into licensing properties into casino games then I would potentially consider this topic.
 

WEDwaydatamover

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pjkdog- I've thought about this one a number of times. I think Disney will eventually get there. It's not on my immediate wish list but who would have imagined Disney getting into the soft-core *po rn business decades ago or selling alcohol in the Magic Kingdom.

*(I can't believe eye #ad 2 sn33k tha÷ ₩Ord !n) Pathetic state of affairs on these boards.

For me the biggest gamble at WDW is TDO and WDI doing something right. I'm not preaching from high atop Mt. Pius, I'm just saying.

Let the product sell it's self. Don't like it-protest with your wallet.
 
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Club Cooloholic

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The jokes are funny but seriously, laws for alcohol relaxed in the nation over time, and now gambling has as well. Disney seems to follow suit with that sort of thing, much to my chagrin.
 

slappy magoo

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Never say never, but when I think how much they removed WDW from the adult-nightlife business, the odds of a casino seem slim.

I mean, I know various resorts have bars, at least pool bars. Others have lounges with some light entertainment like a piano player. Coronado has the nightclub because they cater (though not exclusively) to a convention crowd. But since Pleasure Island's closing, it seems like Disney doesn't want to deal with the headaches that come with childless adults who want to go park commando all day and then drink and party all night. And while casinos are a license to print money (usually coughcoughtrumpcoughcough), and casinos at least pay some lip service of being family-friendly...they're not all that family friendly really. They have things for families to do, but that usually winds up being things for kids to do while parents drink and gamble.

So does Disney try to create a casino that somehow fits their brand? Or do they try to alter or even forgo their brand in order to make money by operating a casino. Because they're kind of an in-for-a-penny-in-for-a-pound deal, once you shift energy into the casino business, it'll either be so profitable that little else matters, OR it somehow doesn't work and you invest all your energies into fixing it.

Maybe what I could imagine is yet another of Disney's "private clubs" that's essentially run like an upscale 60s era casino, but you have to have big bucks to be a member in the first place so there would be no "I gambled my family fortune away at Disney World" tales of woe (Perhaps with even a maximum amount a person is able to gamble in a night), there would be a dress and conduct code to keep the "VEGAS BABY" bruhs out of the picture. And it wouldn't be big. Heck, maybe they'd change Top of the World Lounge to accommodate this business (maybe DVC could run it and the proceeds would go to reimbursing maintenance fees haha), something with a nice view and feels somewhat elegant, but not intrusive into the ol' "Disney magic."

And of course, they'd have to install Plexiglass around the entire outdoor viewing area, so if someone loses a lot of money, they don't try to jump.
 
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