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  • NOS cost how much?

    I've heard it said repeatedly from several sources that Disneyland's New Orleans Square cost $18 Million to build. This from fact books and from tour guides at the park, among others.

    However, in the DL TV show episode "Disneyland Around the Seasons" Walt himself says "New Orleans Square alone cost fifteen million"

    So... why the different numbers? Anyone know the scoop?
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    Re: NOS cost how much?

    I don't know the correct number, I have heard both before.

    I have also heard that the NOS expansion cost as much as they spent on the entire park in 1955.
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      Re: NOS cost how much?

      Perhaps 18 is most accurate and Uncle Walt was just rounding it off.
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      • #4
        Re: NOS cost how much?

        I would imagine that the 15M was more of an estimate and the 18M was the actual. Remember, Walt died before NOS was completed.

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        • #5
          Re: NOS cost how much?

          NOS opened in 1966, and Walt and Lillian were both there for the opening. What exactly comprised the "completion"? Perhaps that is the missing 3 million.
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          • #6
            Re: NOS cost how much?

            When New Orleans Square first opened it cost $15 million to build- according to The Nickel Tour, "almost as much as all of Disneyland had cost in 1955 [$17 million] and equal to the $15 million paid in 1803 for the entire Louisiana Purchase, which more than doubled the size of the United States!"

            So I'm guessing it was 15, but keep in mind that New Orleans Square opened before the Haunted Mansion was conceived, and Pirates opened nearly a year after the land opened. So perhaps the 18 came from the additional costs lavished on DL's most intricately detailed land.

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            • #7
              Re: NOS cost how much?

              1803, $15 million dollars buys: Lousianna; Inflation = $192,982,185
              1955, $17 million dollars buys: Disneyland; Inflation = $116,797,056
              1966, $18 million dollars buys: New Orleans Square; Inflation = $105,453,797
              1989, $17 million dollars buys: Splash Mountain; Inflation = $26,498,420

              Priceless!

              Dunno... that just seemed to fit for some reason
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              • #8
                Re: NOS cost how much?

                Did Pirates cost an additional $17 million or is it part of NOS?

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                • #9
                  Re: NOS cost how much?

                  Good question... Unky Walt said the NOS project was 17 mill and as far as I know Pirates was always part of the NOS project.... at least from the time it went on the Disneyland television show.
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