Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro Hints at Exciting and Ambitious Expansion Plans for Magic Kingdom and Disneyland

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Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro Hints at Exciting and Ambitious Expansion Plans for Magic Kingdom and Disneyland

Disney Parks Chairman, Josh D’Amaro, Discusses Expanding Disneyland and Magic Kingdom in Exciting Park Updates

During the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference, Josh D’Amaro, Disney Parks Chairman, shared insights into the expansion plans for two iconic domestic parks: Disneyland in Anaheim and Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

D’Amaro emphasized that the management teams and Imagineers at both parks are constantly striving to enhance the guest experience while also increasing capacity. He expressed that adding attractions is one of the key ways Disney achieves this goal. For instance, the recent addition of Tron: Lightcycle / Run outside the park’s border boundary expanded Magic Kingdom’s physical space and introduced a new attraction, effectively boosting capacity.

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Similarly, Disneyland welcomed Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and unveiled the reimagined Toontown, elevating the park’s current capacity. D’Amaro emphasized that there is ample opportunity within the existing park footprints to further increase capacity by introducing additional attractions or reimagining spaces.

Excitingly, D’Amaro revealed that Disney is not limited to the current park boundaries. They have plans to utilize space both within and beyond the park berms, indicating a willingness to expand “pretty aggressively” at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in Anaheim. This approach aligns with Disney’s history of utilizing berms to maximize capacity.

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Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro Hints at Exciting and Ambitious Expansion Plans for Magic Kingdom and Disneyland

As Disney continues to push boundaries and explore new possibilities, guests can anticipate thrilling expansions and experiences within these iconic parks. D’Amaro’s remarks underscore the company’s dedication to delivering unforgettable moments while ensuring the parks can comfortably accommodate guests and provide exceptional entertainment.

With D’Amaro’s vision and the talented teams at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom, fans can look forward to an exciting future filled with innovation, beloved attractions, and unparalleled magic. Stay tuned for further updates as Disney continues to shape the future of these iconic destinations.

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Disneyland Unveils Extensive 30-Year Plan for Theme Park Expansion

Disneyland will be sharing its 30-year plan for theme park expansion with the Anaheim Planning Commission and City Council soon! Yesterday, Disney unveiled its plans to Orange County business leaders. The Anaheim theme park resort district is going to be extensively reimagined over the next 3 decades.

Ken Potrock, Disneyland Resort President, spoke about the DisneylandForward proposal to the OC Forum at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. The proposal envisions extensive theme park, retail and parking expansion within the resort district boundaries.

“To put it simply, DisneylandForward sets the stage for significant and multi-decade investment in the future. This is the next generation of the Disneyland resort,” Potrock told the attendees. “When Disney invests, all boats rise and everyone benefits.”


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