Disney must deal with indoor spaces for the long run of its theme parks

What should Disney's next theme park in America be?

Fans are debating this query as Disney moves forward with plans to spend $60 billion on its parks and attractions over the following decade. Just last month, Disney struck a cope with Florida to spend as much as $17 billion on Walt Disney World over the following 15 years. That's nearly 10 times the minimum $1.9 billion Disney has promised to speculate in Disneyland over the following decade. The Florida deal includes approval for Disney to construct a fifth theme park at Walt Disney World, which has sparked wild speculation amongst fans.

Ultimately, I don't care what theme Walt Disney World chooses for its next park. It could possibly be villains, heroes, recent movies or old cartoons. All I do know is that if Disney ever builds a fifth theme park in Florida, it is going to should be completely indoors.

Having just returned from one other trip to the Sunstroke State, I have to report that too often the summer weather in Orlando feels incompatible with life today. The combination of maximum heat and humidity spoils the enjoyment that families have spent hundreds of dollars on visiting Disney. Afternoon thunderstorms used to supply a continuing every day relief, but lately I even have endured too many days where that relief never got here.

And if you would like to subject your guests to high winds, dangerous lightning, and heavy rain frequently, you continue to need to construct a weatherproof theme park. An indoor theme park would allow Disney's guests to enjoy their day in comfort, while also giving Disney's Imagineers the chance to create essentially the most immersive lands and attractions possible.

Start by sending a team of Imagineers and Disney executives on a benchmarking trip to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi stays the creative model for an indoor theme park, with the skyscape and lighting in each land perfectly tailored to its theme. It is an inspiration for what is feasible in immersive themed entertainment.

Admittedly, constructing indoor attractions can cost much, way more money than creating traditional outdoor rides. Without access to low cost oil like Middle Eastern countries have, Disney would want to construct more solar farms on its Florida property to generate the energy it needs, while also using creative technologies to shade and funky its park.

But with Disney talking about spending tens of billions of dollars in Florida, I’m wondering if Walt Disney World isn't already planning an indoor park. Let's hope so. An indoor park is Disney's best opportunity to create a brand new world of magic without the misery of Florida weather.

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