Wednesday, July 1, 2009
AC to HKDL & Legoland to Orlando
The internet was abuzz last night with news that Legoland is considering building a new theme park in the Orlando area. According to WESH-TV Channel 2, negotiations for the land that formerly housed the Splendid China park have fallen through but they're still looking at parcels in Kissimmee and near Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven. This would be the 2nd Legoland in the U.S.; the other is in Carlsbad, California. Elsewhere, the original Legoland is in Denmark and there are others in England and Germany. IMO, Winter Haven would be a huge mistake. But put it near Disney and it would do well. Kids love their Legos!
The other news earlier today concerned the expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland. Included is an Adventurers Club Restaurant filled with artifacts from around the world and a gift shop. While skeptics on internet sites say that this is the end "our" Adventurers Club, I'm thinking this could be a prototype of what could come to Pleasure Island. It certainly shows that Disney has an idea of how the AC can generate income and presumably profits. And our AC is nearly ready to go; they just need to build an AC restaurant into what is now Soundstage.