The Walt Disney Co. revealed plans for reconfiguration of its Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California.
Opened in 1955, Disneyland was the company’s first theme park. According to the latest plans, the park’s current footprint would not be expanded, but more theme park attractions and new hotels, retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues would be added within the property.
The company did not give any details on the timeline or budget for its construction. But it said that the project would not be financed with public funds.
“What we do know today is that guests need and want more,” said Jeanette Lomboy, Disneyland portfolio executive for Walt Disney Imagineering. “In order to give guests what they want, we need more flexibility here in Anaheim.”
“Guests are demanding immersive integrated experiences that are not singular in their uses,” Lomboy said. “We no longer think of uses as separate. Retail, dining, entertainment, theme parks and hotels are all part of the same experiences in the same place. And we need the space in our lands to create story-rich environments.”