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Old 03-26-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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There have been rumors that Disney would be building in Texas for years...some say west Houston, some say SA, but none of the rumors have been substantiated. In 2005, they were denied to an owner of a former Disney fan website called DisneySealy.com :

"I sent letters to James A. Rasulo, Al Weiss, and Lee Cockerell specifically asking if the rumors that Disney would build in Sealy or any other city in Texas were true, and here's what Nick Franklin, Senior Vice President of International Development, wrote back to me in a letter dated 6/24/2005:

Thank you for your letter to James Rasulo, dated June 16, 2005 regarding a potential theme park site in Sealy, Texas.

While we appreciate your consideration of Disney, this opportunity is unfortunately not in keeping with our current investment or development strategy. Nonetheless, thank you for bringing it to our attention and best of luck in your efforts.

Very Truly Yours,

Nick Franklin"


There are also rumors that it will be the Dallas area:

Last updated: February 14, 2007 12:56pm
Fact or Fiction: Disney's Eyeing North Texas
http://www.globest.com/news/843_843/.../152932-1.html
By Connie Gore

CELINA, TX-The buzz from an urban legend has quieted down with Super Bowl XLI and its hype relegated to the history books. The outstanding question still is whether or not it's fact or fiction that Walt Disney Co. has 12,000 to 15,000 acres under contract in northwestern Collin County.

About every two years, the Disney rumor circulates in North Texas. The last time, it was Kaufman County to the southeast. The rumor's frequency has created a culture of skeptics in economic development circles while brokers, sticking true to their profession, are jousting for position should it pan out...

...Texas' major economic development wins are credited to a business-friendly atmosphere, Central US positioning for easy coast to coast travel and the deep pockets of the state's enterprise fund. Celina is positioned midway between the region's top-growth cities of Frisco and McKinney and 40 miles from Downtown Dallas, a corridor boasting higher average annual incomes as more elite residential developments come on line where dirt is cheap and abundant.

From an economic development perspective, Ray Smith, president of the City of Prosper's EDC, says "my personal opinion is some landowner is trying to close some deals." Not only has he too heard the buzz, but he also knows land speculation is practically a daily occurrence in the far northern tier due to the expansion path of the Dallas North Tollway...

 
Old 03-27-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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I personally think it would be great if San Antonio got a Disney park. But what would it be called?
Fiesta Disney!
 
Old 03-27-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: In God
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Fiesta Disney!
Nah, there's already too many things in the city that only appeal to the Mexican-Americans. We would need something appealing to everybody.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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Nah, there's already too many things in the city that only appeal to the Mexican-Americans. We would need something appealing to everybody.

well that's what's gonna make it unique among other disney's... mickey mouse eating tamales... interesting
 
Old 03-27-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: In God
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well that's what's gonna make it unique among other disney's... mickey mouse eating tamales... interesting
True, I just think that the city should be known for more than just its Mexican culture, because it's much more than that.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 11:18 PM
 
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I personally think it would be great if San Antonio got a Disney park. But what would it be called?
Disney Metro (Don't know why, just sounds cool. Worked for Geo)
Disney City (Again sounds kinda cool. I'd like to see Disney stray from the standard amusement park model)
Disneyland (or World): Texas (or San Antonio)
DisneyRio (Counter-park to DisneySea )

But whatever it is, I don't think it should have "Dineyland" or "Disney World" in the name. People already confuse the two (even with an entire country inbetwixt). Don't need another confusing the situation further.

~Cody
 
Old 05-16-2007, 11:13 PM
 
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so it not coming
 
Old 05-16-2007, 11:43 PM
 
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so it not coming
Sadly no, not anytime soon.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Aww that would be so cool
 
Old 06-02-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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so what about this new cnn clip
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