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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    More rooms does not necessarily mean more people, as there are still a lot of off-site people that Disney wants.

    But, if they can fill those rooms, perhaps a 5th gate can't be far behind...eventually they are going to reach capacity across the parks.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    More rooms does not necessarily mean more people, as there are still a lot of off-site people that Disney wants.

    But, if they can fill those rooms, perhaps a 5th gate can't be far behind...eventually they are going to reach capacity across the parks.
    maybe this is just the beginning... like a means to an end...
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    While I would like to see them do something with the empty space, I don't know if they would put another resort so close to a huge campground and another resort. That seems a little close in proximity. If they were going to put another resort on Bay Lake, wouldn't it make more sense to go on the other side of Fort Wilderness??? As far as I can remember, there is nothing on that far side and would be away from each resort.

    This is just my opinion and I am not an imagineer, so I am probably wrong!!

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    The other side of Ft. Wilderness is the Golden Oaks and Four Seasons developments.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Maybe these people can see the future and they know that the economy is coming back within 2 to 3 years (heres hopeing). I am waiting for plans to be revealed for a ne w park, not another resort.


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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus EO View Post
    Maybe these people can see the future and they know that the economy is coming back within 2 to 3 years (heres hopeing). I am waiting for plans to be revealed for a ne w park, not another resort.
    optimus... what i meant by a means to an end is... they might believe that a 5th gate will work... but they want another resort to accommodate a 5th gate 1st... that might explain the Art of Animation resort as well... because remember another gate will add 60,000+ people in the parks per day avg... they will need to stay somewhere... and we all know Disney wants them to stay on property...
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by JNota0005DakMC View Post
    optimus... what i meant by a means to an end is... they might believe that a 5th gate will work... but they want another resort to accommodate a 5th gate 1st... that might explain the Art of Animation resort as well... because remember another gate will add 60,000+ people in the parks per day avg... they will need to stay somewhere... and we all know Disney wants them to stay on property...

    This is actually where I don't think the numbers work well.

    Will a 5th gate actually add 60k people on top of the daily numbers they have now? Or will it dilute those that they already have, plus a far more modest increase? Aside from the bump in repeaters and locals at the start for the "opening" period, I think it will be far closer to the latter.

    However, that may still be reason enough for a 5th gate. If it starts becoming increasingly difficult for guests to get into the MK due to capacity, and the lines become impossibly long, etc. etc. then they really do need to think about dilution anyways.

    But they can also achieve that by some major expansions to the parks. DHS has a lot of potential for expansion, both in land and theme. They'd just have to relocate the parking entrance. Make it bigger, throw in a couple of E-tickets, and make it more than a 1-day park.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I think an extension to the existing parks is a far more likely option.

    Look at the time frame between the opening of Animal Kingdom and the Fantasyland expansion. Does anyone honestly think a fifth theme-park is remotely on the short-term radar?
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Well we don't mean this is a short term idea... A 5th gate would take years to develop design and build... And doc I see your thoughts... It may dilute the other parks... But it will drive up at least a decent boost the first few years... If it's any good...
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Yes, I take the point. It wouldn't be any other way of course.

    But I genuinely feel Disney needs to get the existing "house" in order first before they try any further expansion.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by 20K View Post

    But I genuinely feel Disney needs to get the existing "house" in order first before they try any further expansion.
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I dont agree with a 5th gate right now... I agree with you that they might want to straighten the first 4 gates... Like AK for instance... They might want to work on some more attractions to boost attendance... EE was a start... But then they stopped...
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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by JNota0005DakMC View Post
    I dont agree with a 5th gate right now... I agree with you that they might want to straighten the first 4 gates... Like AK for instance... They might want to work on some more attractions to boost attendance... EE was a start... But then they stopped...
    You nailed that one right on the head. Get rid of the Chester and Hester garbage and really develop the Dino area, open Australia or South America and then the Mythical Creatures area...all with rides. My DD counted the rides at AK...there are 9 IF you count the train back to the petting zoo thing.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    I adore Animal Kingdom and would love to see it expanded. That was one such example I was referring to. While I feel that part of the park's beauty and appeal is in its lack of traditional attractions, it will definitely need them in the fast-approaching future. I just hope that WDI are given enough flexibility by the accountants to expand AK in the way it deserves without killing its peaceful vibe.

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    Re: DVC eyeing River Country

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaEd1 View Post
    You nailed that one right on the head. Get rid of the Chester and Hester garbage and really develop the Dino area, open Australia or South America and then the Mythical Creatures area...all with rides.
    Currently, the largest sub-grouping of the animal kingdom is missing from the other Animal Kingdom. Hopefully WDI could consider including the oceans and their inhabitants in an expanded AK. A rather am-dram stage show concerning a make-believe but loveable clownfish inside a large soundstage doesn't count!

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