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News D23 Expo 2019

Kamikaze

Well-Known Member
Universal's new park was the worst-kept secret in the theme park industry for over a year before it was announced, and they gave the public (and therefore Disney) almost a week's warning of the press conference date before they officially announced it. It's not like Disney had no idea this was going to happen last Thursday.
A year? They bought the land way back in 2015. Its been almost 5 years since people have 'known' they wanted to build a park there.
 

Ravenclaw78

Well-Known Member
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A year? They bought the land way back in 2015. Its been almost 5 years since people have 'known' they wanted to build a park there.
True. I was starting the clock from April 2018 when Universal's actual plans for that land started leaking.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
And the only reason for the very vague announcement was that the next set of permits was going to reveal the name of the park and so they got ahead of that and made it into a media event which revealed nothing new (most people new the lands from leaks) except the name.

And I don't blame Uni for the event, but, that means the timing of the announcement had nothing to do with what Disney was doing.
 

dennis-in-ct

Well-Known Member
It's amazing Disney and Universal's announcements are so well-kept secret they might even be connected to one another. Their announcements on the same day really is an odd move. I wonder what it could really be.

Maybe both Universal and Disney will announce train stops at both resorts connected to the airport and as far south as key west. There have been talks of a train for years.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Maybe both Universal and Disney will announce train stops at both resorts connected to the airport and as far south as key west. There have been talks of a train for years.
The environmental laws will never allow the train rails to be rebuilt through the keys. Which is a good thing in this instance.
 

brodie999

Active Member
I'd be moderately surprised if this doesn't happen. It's relatively inexpensive, reconfigurable, and they can charge for it.
Yeah, even the most powerful companies can't afford to spend that kind of money on something that's really expensive. Hey, @lentesta. What do you think this "feel-good thing for the employees and Disney" might be?
 

lentesta

Premium Member
Yeah, even the most powerful companies can't afford to spend that kind of money on something that's really expensive. Hey, @lentesta. What do you think this "feel-good thing for the employees and Disney" might be?
I like the idea of a "carbon neutral" plan. Could be some sort of leadership/scholarship/recognition program. Or, you know, some sort of 100-year kind of celebration.
 
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