Disney recently purchased 14.7 acres of land in Anaheim and theme park fans are quick to get excited about a possible expansion. The buzz isn't misplaced: The newly acquired land sits directly across the street from the existing Disney California Adventure park. Add this recent purchase to the fact that the park has promised the city of Anaheim a $1 billion investment into the park before 2024 (a decision that was made in exchange for nixing the entertainment tax on the theme park for the next 30 years), an expansion is far from wishful thinking—in fact, it might be the easiest way to invest such a large amount of money.
Disney officials have yet to comment on the plans for the new land, but the LA Times reports that Disney chairman and chief executive Robert Iger did indulge the masses when he confirmed future plans for a park expansion at a shareholders meeting last March.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.
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