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Disney investment in Walt Disney World

Discussion in 'DVC News and Rumors' started by DVC Mike, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. DVC Mike

    DVC Mike Administrator Administrator

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    During my last visit to Walt Disney World, I was struck with the large amount of construction going on. People used to complain about how Disney supposedly wasn't investing money at WDW like Universal was doing.

    I don't think you can say that anymore. As I drove around, I noticed a lot of construction projects, and we know more are coming. Can you recall a time in recent memory where there was so much construction going on?

    Here are a few:

    Parks

    - Star Wars Land (DHS)
    - Toy Story Land (DHS)
    - Pandora - The World of Avatar (DAK)
    - Miss Adventure Falls (Typhoon Lagoon)

    Resorts

    - Copper Creek Villas & Cabins (WL)
    - Coronado Springs Resort expansion
    - Caribbean Beach Resort (DVC & Dining)

    Infrastructure

    - Osceola Pkwy/World Dr interchange
    - Osceola Pkwy/Victory Way interchange
    - Magic Kingdom Entrance flyover (World Drive)
    - Epcot Center Drive (near I-5)
    - Gondolas (rumor)

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  2. Frank

    Frank Elite Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Good point, Mike. I think most peoples' gripes are more about how LONG it takes for Disney to do a project.....
     
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    rfc0001 Elite Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep, a steady stream of major Disney Parks and Resorts improvements :tu:...
    1. Magic Kingdom - New Fantasyland incl. 7DMT - opened 2014
    2. Polynesian Bungalows - opened 2015
    3. Animal Kingdom - expanded evening hours, RoL, Pandora - opening May, 2017
    4. DHS - Star Wars Land, Toy Story Land - opening 2019
    5. Epcot - major expansion announced at Destination D
    6. CBR - major expansion including speculated gondola transportation to DHS and Epcot - opening 2019
    7. CSR - major expansion (500 room, 15-story tower) - opening 2019
     
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  4. Shaden

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    Yea gottu say I am excited for how the next few years look, I am a little worried about some of the projects not being as expansive as they could have been, and it does appear disney is set to make even more cutbacks in the near future (if the last investor call was any indication), but I hope they don't impact the developments underway.

    Not on the list, though widely rumored, are major Changes to EPCOT coming down the pike.
     
  5. rfc0001

    rfc0001 Elite Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I included it in my list - but no details have been announced yet, so it's easy to forget :p
     
  6. thepops

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    And don't forget the questionable change from DisneyQuest to the NBA experience
     
  7. LauraM

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    Not a fan of all the construction. They should magically do it so that we don't notice.
     
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    rfc0001 Elite Member Staff Member Moderator

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    No comment :whistle:
     
  9. Rochester Disney Fan

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    DCL- 2 New Ships

    Oops this might not fit the criteria
     
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  10. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Active Member

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    Reminds me a bit of California. For years people complained that CA wasn't much of a park and wasn't seeing enough development. Leading up to DL's 50th, there was a ton of construction. When it was done, WDW regulars started complaining. WDW will be turning 50 in 2021, it's the East coast turn getting the Imagination.
     
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