Overall it seems like a small section of the total property, but as it has been, mostly open land with a few buildings and sets. This will bring full sound stages and offices. I wonder if they will try to hide them in a corner of the property.
Disney's Burbank property has always been too small. The film incentive / Hollywood defection issues aside, this is a brilliant and high use of that property. Having a bunch of open space on their P&L, making pennies per acre, is a poor use of the land.
Surprised they didn't do it before.
Warner Bros. has always had a hate-hate relationship with their "ranch" because of logistics when working between the main studio and the second property, which is only blocks away from the main gate. They've updated the Warner Bros Ranch to be more self-sufficient, and I suspect Disney took a page from this playbook.