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  • New Disney Park in the Caribbean Rumors

    Well, I think this could be an interesting thing to let you guys know. This is a rumor that's been running lately, don't know if this would become a reality, but it interesting anyways.

    Don't know if some of you know, but......
    Here in Puerto Rico we had until recently the Roosevelt Roads Naval Base, which is maybe the second largest of the US base. Anyway, thanks to constrains in budgets,and reorganizations this base had to close. Roosevelt Roads is at least 28 square miles (maybe half the size of the City of Ceiba,lol)
    Rumors started circulating that Disney noticed this land, and they were planning to make an offer to it after Federal govt. give back this land to state government.
    Good thing about this place? Infrastructure.
    Piers for Naval ships (and nuclear submarines(which are huge, like Disney Cruises that travel the Caribbean), airport facilities, of course excellent for bringing huge jets (like the B52's that used to land here when there was the Panama Conflict, perfect for having guests arrive right into the park),excellent water infrastructure, energy, and beautiful beaches (Ceiba is located exactly on the eastern part of Puerto Rico)There's a lot of Marine life (Dolphins, sea Turtles, great scuba Diving, different small islands on the sea)and summer all year (count out the Hurricane season, bad, Hurricane Alley). Also Roosevelt Roads has gigantic underground facilities, some insiders say, it has it's own underground city.

    So speculation was running on high for some time that this would be perfect land for a new Disney park, and instead of Florida, weather is not that annoying (like raining one minute, sun the next minute and so on).
    This would be an awesome combination of such a of a Park, based on concepts of Tokyo's Disney @ The Sea, but at the same time this land has almost the same terrains conditions like Florida but add the mix of being very close to a Tropical Rain Forest (You can see El Yunque National Rain-forest from Roosevelt Roads), and the coast, and you could bring one heck of a complex!

    anyone has more info on this, or any comments on if this is ofr real what should it look like, or what shouldn't?

    Edit:
    I guess this post should me moved to the other parks section, with rumors and gossip. I am still very sleepy
    Last edited by BigmacX; 03-30-2005, 03:48 AM.

  • #2
    It is possable... but i havn't heard this untill just now....

    It copuld be another WDW... or Disneyland Caribbean??

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    • #3
      Originally posted by figment1986
      It is possable... but i havn't heard this untill just now....

      It copuld be another WDW... or Disneyland Caribbean??
      Living here on the island, those rumors were heard all over news channels here and even from politics.

      as always, politics and even Disney officials said they had no comments for or against developing such a project, but then some official said, sounds good and we thought about it, but we don't talk about these things even if it is being discussed, or not.

      Love those ambiguous answers from suits!

      Disneyland Caribbean sounds very natural, emphasizing on Pirates of the Caribbean, that should be a no brainer lol

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      • #4
        A Disneyland in the caribbean? Makes no sense. Half of Puerto Rico lives in Orlando and work at WDW, so what would the difference be? Trust me, it's bad enough not a lot of CMs at WDW speak decent english anymore.

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        • #5
          This doesn't sound legit to me. Why would Disney build a park in a country that isn't that big of a tourist draw? I mean california, florida, paris, and tokyo are major tourist draws on their own. And it really wouldn't add up since WDW is so close.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TDLFAN
            A Disneyland in the caribbean? Makes no sense. Half of Puerto Rico lives in Orlando and work at WDW, so what would the difference be? Trust me, it's bad enough not a lot of CMs at WDW speak decent english anymore.
            That is going too far man. I work at wdw seasonally and I have yet to find many people that don't speek english well. Furthermore many of these Puerto Ricans you speak of are nicer than the old bats Disney hires. So think before you speak.
            Tricia Jones:When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...
            Brodie: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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            • #7
              I don't think so as far as a Disney park; it's just too close to WDW. BUT I think it would be a nice spot for Disney Cruise Line
              stop ala Castaway Cay (except that it would allow for a DCL to go out to the resto of
              the Carribean instead of being mostly relegated to the nothern half. or even a DVC.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by coaster3001
                That is going too far man. I work at wdw seasonally and I have yet to find many people that don't speek english well. Furthermore many of these Puerto Ricans you speak of are nicer than the old bats Disney hires. So think before you speak.
                FYI... I was one of those old bats that used to work at WDW when WDW *was* WDW in the early 80's, and also a Puerto Rican (GASP!) I know what I am talking about so drop the 'Boricua is all that' act. The nastiest CM ever to insult me as a guest at WDW was a Nuyorican. I will take a polite and friendly old bat (who probably knows what it should be like to be a Disney CM) over some barrio princess who is there for a paycheck and has no manners to work in a position of customer service, and probably doens't even know a flying hoot about the Disney ways and philosophies.

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                • #9
                  It really doesn't make sense to me either. Maybe a DL in Brazil or Argentina, and even that is iffy given the volatile economies in South America.

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                  • #10
                    Turn the entire world into a disneyland!
                    Anyone up for a Colorado Micechatters meet-up?
                    http://micechat.com/forums/meets-eve...ml#post3486518


                    Colorado Micechatter Extrordinare!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by IndyJn511
                      Turn the entire world into a disneyland!

                      I agree!!!!!!
                      Mellymouse




                      (do you think the Finding Nemo Subs line will be under 3 hours by then?)





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                      • #12
                        Disney is building in the Caribbean just like it's building in Texas, Ohio, Virginia, South America, Australia, South Korea or [fill in the blank].

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nish221
                          I don't think so as far as a Disney park; it's just too close to WDW. BUT I think it would be a nice spot for Disney Cruise Line
                          stop ala Castaway Cay (except that it would allow for a DCL to go out to the resto of
                          the Carribean instead of being mostly relegated to the nothern half. or even a DVC.
                          I believe that makes more sense for the Disney cruises.

                          Anyway I am sorry that this thread created so much controversy, but folks lets face it, everywhere you go you'll find some rotten apples, some places in higher quantities than others. As for "nuyorricans" well, those are in their own barrio world. But that's a long story for another day! :lol:

                          But in my opinion, new park or not, I believe they have something (maybe little) in the drwaing boards, specially with the latest boom in hispanic interest by corporations. This and Mexico being the only "stable" enough economy in Latin America to support some sort of a plan.

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                          • #14
                            If that is the case then I think it should be called Disney's Chupacabras World. Furthermore... the proper name for the second gate in Japan is Tokyo DisneySea, and not Tokyo's Disney @ The Sea as you mentioned. But then again what do current CMs (be full, part time or seasonal) know about Disney now a days???

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TDLFAN
                              FYI... I was one of those old bats that used to work at WDW when WDW *was* WDW in the early 80's, and also a Puerto Rican (GASP!) I know what I am talking about so drop the 'Boricua is all that' act. The nastiest CM ever to insult me as a guest at WDW was a Nuyorican. I will take a polite and friendly old bat (who probably knows what it should be like to be a Disney CM) over some barrio princess who is there for a paycheck and has no manners to work in a position of customer service, and probably doens't even know a flying hoot about the Disney ways and philosophies.
                              It's not the eighties anymore yes. Though WDW is still WDW. It ticks me off that some out there will say that since the company has changed (with the rest of the world) that the CMs are in some way different or less caring over all. In fact with the way the World is today it is amazing that WDW is still able to find as many good people as they do. Now I may be wrong in saying that these so called "old bats" are all bad (it's just been my general expierience) and don't get me wrong there are some really nice old people out there I work with. But more on track it's been my expierience that all of the Puerto Ricans I worked with were really nice and really good workers and belive me when i say that nobody is Disiney for a paycheck (at least not a good one).
                              Tricia Jones:When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...
                              Brodie: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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                              • #16
                                Reason why I left WDW to pursue a real job! I would be on wellfare if I had stayed. But even if these are not the 80's, Disney is Disney and the traditional Disney ways of doing things should still be maintained, regardless. Otherwise, why bother with "Traditions" class. Still, it bother ms so much to see the total slacking off by some (NOT all) CM's there...and to hear them putting down the company in spanish when they think we guests are not listening, it's quite a depressing BAD show. Reason why I come down hard on my fellow Ricans.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by TDLFAN
                                  Reason why I left WDW to pursue a real job! I would be on wellfare if I had stayed. But even if these are not the 80's, Disney is Disney and the traditional Disney ways of doing things should still be maintained, regardless. Otherwise, why bother with "Traditions" class. Still, it bother ms so much to see the total slacking off by some (NOT all) CM's there...and to hear them putting down the company in spanish when they think we guests are not listening, it's quite a depressing BAD show. Reason why I come down hard on my fellow Ricans.
                                  I agree that things should be done the traditional way and I as a CM do my best to upkeep these standards. Though I think if you looked across the boards you would find the an equal number of all types of cast members that are disgruntled. So to save time I am just going to agree to disagree with your thoughts on how things are and I'd reccomend to try and change the way you look at WDW. If you look for the good I garuntee you will find it just as if you look for the bad you will probably find it.
                                  Tricia Jones:When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...
                                  Brodie: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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                                  • #18
                                    Obviously, you have missed some of my many positive topics about WDW, but this one ain't. I don't think you have the right to tell me what to look for at WDW, as I call it as I see it, and have the right to do so just as much as you do have the right to offer a different opinion. You can say all you want about WDW with your rosey glasses on. I will comment on positive things as I stumble upon these, but I have issues with many things at WDW that are simply NOT right at the moment, and as a paying guest, I recent them even more.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by BigmacX
                                      I believe that makes more sense for the Disney cruises.

                                      Anyway I am sorry that this thread created so much controversy, but folks lets face it, everywhere you go you'll find some rotten apples, some places in higher quantities than others. As for "nuyorricans" well, those are in their own barrio world. But that's a long story for another day! :lol:

                                      But in my opinion, new park or not, I believe they have something (maybe little) in the drwaing boards, specially with the latest boom in hispanic interest by corporations. This and Mexico being the only "stable" enough economy in Latin America to support some sort of a plan.

                                      And you know Disney mgmt is going to love those wages they would pay there -- just like many corps. moving jobs there....

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by WDW1974
                                        Disney is building in the Caribbean just like it's building in Texas, Ohio, Virginia, South America, Australia, South Korea or [fill in the blank].
                                        I once had a dream they were building a Disneyland in washington and I was going to get an anual Pass T_T but then Eisner decided to build it in my towns old fairgrounds which was much too small and then it had an allyway themed section and a bunch of carnival rides so I started arguing with him about it and I woke up. I wanna have an annual pass to a theme park someday (be it Florida, California or dare I even Dream of Tokyo o_o)

                                        on the subject of building in the Caribbean I think that it is MUCH to close to WDW, heck I think WDW is reaching the point of being oversaturated with parks, they really do need to concentrait on filling up and balancing out (plus maintaining what they have)

                                        people arn't going to stay for a month at WDW after all so WDW Caribbean would be just a bit redundant (though a stop on the Disney Cruise may be ok)
                                        "We all have sparks, imagination! it's how our minds... create creations!"

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