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Disney in the Woodlands area coming

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Claire --- 3 years ago -

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The Woodlands real estate community received a much needed boost this week when the Township announced that they closed on the sale of 1,300 acres to The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) for a planned Texas-themed attraction.

The land sale abuts the Spring Creek Greenway north of the newly developed Village of Creekside park, and would remain largely forested even after development, according to Township officials.

A new Texas-themed park, tentatively identified as “Frontierland Texas” could open as early as 2013, according to sources close to the negotiations. It would be Disney’s first new greenfield park construction
project in the US since 1971. Currently Disney operates theme parks in Florida and California in the United States, as well as parks in Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

“Our vision for The Woodlands is to serve as a world-class convention and visitor destination, and this partnership with Disney is one more step in that direction,” said Fran Price of the Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to bringing the Disney Magic to America’s Hometown.”

Walt Disney Company officials were not immediately available for comment.

Both parties were characteristically tight-lipped during the negotiations, which have been rumored to be ongoing for several years. Only when the agreement had been signed and papers filed with Montgomery County officials did sources close to the deal go public.

A joint news conference hosted by The Woodlands Township Board of Directors and officials of The Walt Disney Company is slated for Monday morning at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Architectural drawings of the theme park attraction are expected to be unveiled. 

justcat --- 3 years ago -

Wow..these rumors have been going on for years..Very cool! 

Circlesmile --- 3 years ago -

woop woop 

Claire --- 3 years ago -

I'm surprised no one else posted this yet. I heard about it on Facebook from a local friend a couple of hours ago. 

LPL512 --- 3 years ago -

How fun! Houston really needs something fun since AstroWorld closed down! 

wino babrbie --- 3 years ago -

i wish they would just make it like a regular disney themed park w all the characters that would be awesome either way can not wait so excited if this is true 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

great!

But I wonder what affect it will have on the dino park. 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

OK, gotta throw this out there.

I'm glad to see a theme park in Houston.

But, does it really have to be a country western theme? Really?

Like Houston is still bumpkin land?

Yeah, we all wear cowboy hats, and boots, and talk with hay straw in our mouths.

UGH 

thankfulformyfour --- 3 years ago -

Goodness gracious...it is going to make traffic out there a nightmare! 

Circlesmile --- 3 years ago -

America will implode by 2012 will never happen... oops i am chicken little 

lolagirl --- 3 years ago -

cowboys = bumkins?

Cowboys made Texas what it is. Cowboys, farmers and other blue collars are an important part of our history. More kids should learn to work that hard. Just sayin' :) 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

cowboys = bumkins?

Cowboys made Texas what it is. Cowboys, farmers and other blue collars are an important part of our history. More kids should learn to work that hard. Just sayin' :)


True. But it will likely be a stylized version of such. And we've seen how movies portray cowboys and Texans in general.

Do you really think the media portrays Texans in a positive or even an intelligent light? Disney = big media.

A theme park won't be about the honorable cowboy, but the gun toting bank robber, or the dumb hick in the backwoods making moon shine.

I doubt it will be about the men and women who grew up on farms, wore the cowboy hats, and who managed to build the space program and got us to the moon. 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

I think it's just another stereotypical effort.

Is Disneyland in California about the stereotypes of Californians? Do the characters all wear hemp shirts?

Does the park in Paris have a a bunch of rude characters sneering at the guests?

Does the park in Florida have a Cuban theme section? (actually I wish it did, love Cuban food).

See what I mean? 

Circlesmile --- 3 years ago -

All this speculation has jacked land values in Montgomery county. Some of the main stayers are having trouble paying the land tax. Makes me wonder if this is a land grab leaving it in speculation mode weed out the poor and take their land. I am just chicken little though


BTW houses on the market are averaging 8 to 12 months around here. Is there a demand or not? Personally I like the area because you can sleep here and not hear too many gun shots. The general rule of thumb if you want to keep it lock it up as anywhere. 

justcat --- 3 years ago -

It didnt say Cowboy it say's frontier..Think..settlers... 

justcat --- 3 years ago -

But FWIW..It is our Texas history,and I am proud of it and I love it... 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

Seems like most that is done here from companies outside Texas, always have to be frontier or something like that.

That's why I like the Dino park idea. It focuses on science, modern renewable energy, and so forth.

We have enough stereotype Texas attractions in this state already. Barf. 

oy with the poodles already --- 3 years ago -

Being the Disney nut that I am, this is cool. However I'm not getting too excited just yet. Disney is notorious for buying land and never doing anything with it. 

oy with the poodles already --- 3 years ago -

Just finished googling and I haven't seen a single mention of it. Disney is pretty quick to make an official announcement when they have actual plans. Source? 

Rooster --- 3 years ago -

When they say Frontierland I think Davy Crockett.

When they say Paris I think no baths. 

mommie21g1b --- 3 years ago -

No matter what, I am sure it will beat the ghetto theme astroworld had going. 

Meme2my5 --- 3 years ago -

Rooster --- 1 min ago - quote - hide comments
When they say Frontierland I think Davy Crockett.

When they say Paris I think no baths.



lol 

SighFiGurl --- 3 years ago -

I think the whole dang thing should be sci-fi. They could go back and create rides from the classic sci-fi movies from 2001 A Space Odyssey, to Star Ttrek to Jurrasic Park. Ooooh, I'm getting goose bumps now. 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

No matter what, I am sure it will beat the ghetto theme astroworld had going.

LOL!!! Very true.

Maybe they will add in a Modern Texas section in there that highlights the high tech industry of Texas.... a rocket park or something like that.

I'll shoot them an email. 

pollyanna --- 3 years ago -

hmmm...didn't they buy land near Navasota and then never use it? I agree with poodles and refuse to get excited until there is work being done at the site. 

mommie21g1b --- 3 years ago -

Disneyworld is actually educational is many ways, especially the Animal Kingdom and Epcot Center. If something educational is created, it draws people who are willing to pay more.

Who knows what will happen. Even if they bought the land, it doesn't mean they will actually build on it. 

lolagirl --- 3 years ago -

Well, if they're smart, all the signage will be in Spanglish. :) 

Circlesmile --- 3 years ago -

lolagirl --- 3 min ago - quote - hide comments


Por favor necesitamos entender demasiado. Lo que quiero hacer a un dinosaurio tierra. 

LPL512 --- 3 years ago -

Now that you mention it - When we lived in Dallas, Disney supposedly bought land out in Prosper, TX (North of Frisco - for those familiar with Dallas). Nothing has yet to be done...

oh well, we can hope! 

lolagirl --- 3 years ago -

Vaqueros del solar systemo!! 

SighFiGurl --- 3 years ago -

It's true, buying the land is the embryonic stages of a project like this. It may never actually happen. Again, going with SighFi if they do.... 

BiggieSmalls --- 3 years ago -

the signage will be in Spanglish

The signage should be in English ONLY!!! 

Tipsyhic --- 3 years ago -

It will go the way of the dino park for sure. NEVER HAPPEN 

SighFiGurl --- 3 years ago -

The signage should be in English ONLY!!!

True. But who are we kidding here? Everything will prolly be bilingual.But lets not fight about it now. I had a muscle relaxer and I'm happy. lol 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

The signage should be in English ONLY!!!

From a marketing standpoint, I bet they will want to capture some of the Latin America market since there aren't any Disney theme parks down there.

So, I wouldn't be surprised at all if they had bilingual signage.

Lots of wealthy Mexicans come here all the time. The galleria would probably go under if not for them. 

Ares --- 3 years ago -

It will go the way of the dino park for sure. NEVER HAPPEN

They have a press conference Monday about the Disney deal. I think it's a firm thing.

They aren't just buying the land, they are making contracts with the woodlands dev corp for actual construction. 

Tipsyhic --- 3 years ago -

The signage should be in English ONLY!!!
When I went to Euro Disney in France everything was in English. Except the bathrooms were coed. 

SighFiGurl --- 3 years ago -

If they have churros, I prolly won't mind. And snow cones. 

Circlesmile --- 3 years ago -

When I went to Euro Disney in France everything was in English. Except the bathrooms were coed.

Hey that could be fun!!! 

Tipsyhic --- 3 years ago -

Hey that could be fun!!!
Not really:LOL You have to pay to pee at the awful(eiffel ) tower too. 

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