What Should Disney Do Next?

Let me to dream for a moment.

People of us not in sensible driving distance to Planet or Land are jealous of people of you who are.

If you listen to Connecting With Walt, you are going to discover that Walt Disney and subsequent planners had preliminary types for a existence in Marceline, MS, New Jersey, and New York City. They arrived incredibly near to opening a area in St. Louis in the vicinity of the Gateway Arch. Who understands in which else he/they were being scheduling that never materialized?

Just one of those spots almost transpired in my yard (somewhat talking). At 1 place in the 1990s, the Walt Disney enterprise was producing strategies for “Disney’s America” in Haymarket, VA, just west of Washington, DC, off I-66. At the time, we were residing in Richmond, VA, about 2 several hours from Haymarket, and a very real temptation for me to alter careers. It was to be a park to emphasize early Americana, which I suspect would be related to Colonial Williamsburg.

It was prepared to portray historical events. But nearby citizens, I suspect a sizable sum to have a important affect on local lawmakers/choice makers, activated an uproar that the new park would around-stress an previously clogged interstate and push down housing price ranges. Also, other teams had complained that the proposed park would diminish the importance of early American background, specially the proximity of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, the internet site of two big Civil War skirmishes.

So the programs, and my desire of a Disney vocation, had been scrapped. Or, at the really the very least, the potential to jump in the vehicle and drive two hours to a Disney theme park was not to be.

Spot for another park would be tricky. The farther north you go, the much more probable you will experience inclement weather, which would make out of doors sights tough to run and unpopular. So probably not yet another theme park.

Disney has conquered (so to talk) land with theme parks and resorts, shores with beach resorts in areas like Aulani, Hilton Head, SC, and Vero Beach front, FL, and seas with Disney Cruise Line. What should they do future?

I have an concept.

Walt Disney liked trains. He liked traveling in them and was fascinated with them as a mode of transportation and as a plaything. Mickey Mouse was dreamed up on a practice journey involving New York and California.

And I like trains. I’ve been on only a handful in my everyday living, but every time I felt like I had home to go around, check out the countryside go by, and take it easy. On an airplane, I am so rushed to get on, cramped and claustrophobic when on, and can not hold out to land and get off. And then there’s that entire plummeting to earth from 30,000 toes issue.

So I suggest the Disney corporation set out to create a scenic railroad tour.

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This is not a new strategy. For a long time companies have been providing scenic railroad excursions that present sleeping and lavatory/shower lodging. This a person, even so, would have the Disney Touch.

Perhaps the scenic train excursion could be only just one day to a specific desired destination where by visitors would spend the day and board the train for the vacation again.

It could make a multi-day rail trip with stops together the way, a great deal like an Adventures By Disney tour.

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And if the practice required a vacation spot, how about a Disney-owned dude ranch? Probably something that would be appropriate for the space of the country where the rail tour operates.

Or, keep with me here…how about stopping at a Disney-owned ski resort?

Walt Disney experienced created plans in the mid-1960s for a ski resort in California referred to as Mineral King. Walt was fascinated in making a healthy, spouse and children-helpful out of doors training facility.

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What ultimately ended the job was the Office of the Inside opposing it dependent on environmental problems. Congress subsequently handed a invoice creating Mineral King Valley a nationwide park with stiffer environmental protections, ending Disney’s hope of developing a ski resort. Which is not to say they couldn’t try once again, most likely in a privately-owned space of the country, or acquire an existing ski vacation resort.

So here’s the strategy. Disney should include a scenic railroad excursion to its portfolio of holiday vacation choices. And a dude ranch. And a ski vacation resort.

Would not that be amazing!??!!

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