Disney Theme Park in Missouri?
I know, I know, another mysterious rumor about Disney buying up land and building a new theme park. Two years ago a good friend in Dayton (Houston area), TX claimed that Disney was looking at buying land out there. Last year a family member swore that Disney was looking into land around San Antonio, TX. I didn't believe them because it was just talk. Friday I heard from several reliable sources that Disney was buying (bought) a huge chunk of land in Missouri. Has anyone else heard anything about this? I don't know if I fully believe it or not myself. I think a lot of it is just wishful thinking and some of it could be land speculation. I can't think of anything better than a rumor of a new Disney park to get the price of land to go through the roof.
I looked online and found this thread: http://www.themeparksonline.org/tpoforum3.asp?threadid=3080&forumid=3, but nothing else that was substantial.
I am doubting that it is true on several levels:
1- When Disney bought the land for Disney World 40+ years ago, nobody knew anything.
2- A park in this area would need to be closed 4+ months a year.
3- I'm not sure if their last park expansions have paid off- AK and California Adventure.