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Disneyland is about to get a massive $1 billion expansion

Disneyland is about to get a massive $1 billion expansion

Disneyland forward, Walt Disney Company An initiative to expand its original theme park just got the green light from the Anaheim City Council. Delivery time Reports indicate that the $1.9 billion expansion plan, which will take decades to complete, has received unanimous approval.

“The 7-0 vote came early today after an eight-hour public hearing that began Tuesday night, during which Anaheim residents, Disneyland cast members and officials from neighboring cities spoke about the plan's merits and problems.” The proposal is scheduled to come up for a final vote at the City Council on May 7, Commerce wrote.

Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that upcoming attractions will include an Avatar zone inspired by James Cameron's World of Pandora. Disneyland Resort. During recent times Presentation at Disney Imagineering“We have the property, that is, the land, and the property, that is, the intellectual property, to essentially leverage the resources that we have to exploit,” Iger told press including io9. [in turn] To create value for shareholders.”

Other major IPs that will likely become part of Disney's future plans in Anaheim include Frozen, Tron, Zootopia, Tangled and others. “With Disneyland Forward and more flexibility within our existing properties, new lands and adventures like those underway at Tokyo DisneySea and Shanghai Disneyland can inspire new experiences here,” Disney shared on the official website. Disneyland forward.

Plans to expand Walt Disney's original vision for Disneyland were thwarted over the decades following its opening, as various other companies took over the valuable land surrounding the park. When Disneyland expanded, it had to make creative use of the space. For example, Disney California Adventure is built over a parking lot, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is built over a petting zoo, a BBQ restaurant, and a backstage area. Now Disney will have more freedom in zoning; Disneyland Forward will see Disney pay $40 million to purchase three roads around the resort — Magic Way, Hotel Way and part of Clementine Street — to get more flexibility in areas that already have major infrastructure.

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In related Disney news today, Los Angeles Times Reports indicate that representatives from the Actors' Equity Association and Disneyland member-led Magic United, who work in various departments including characters and parades, have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to gain recognition for the union's 17,000-employee supermajority. It's an important time for current and future Cast Members who make the magic possible and who deserve better pay and protection as Disneyland grows.

Ideally, Disney will include the union in its plans to boost jobs in Anaheim with Disneyland Forward, which is expected to add 8,960 jobs during construction and 4,584 during operations. Delivery time He notes that Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock has pledged that construction jobs will be “100% union labor with a focus on employing Anaheim residents and veterans.” Commerce also writes that the development agreement, which runs through 2064, will likely see Disney “spend $2.5 billion” when the project is completed.

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