Long-term plans to expand the Disneyland Resort in California have just been officially unveiled. “Disneyland Forward” will be a joint effort project between the city to develop the Disney theme park post-pandemic.
The city of Anaheim and Disney have been planning to grow the park experience citing the current stature of theme parks in this day and age. “Today hotel, theme park, retail and dining are all part of one immersive experience. Guests expect that the future of entertainment will seamlessly weave all uses together in ways that were hard to imagine 25 years ago when the city created these specific plans.”
The expansion will take place on the west side of the theme park, between the current Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel, and will not be an expansion just for Disneyland Park, but for Disney California Adventure as well.
Disneyland Forward will include lands from Peter Pan, Frozen, Tangled, Zootopia from Shanghai Disneyland, TRON Lightcycle/Run, Toy Story Land from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the currently under construction, Magic Kingdom.
As seen from the early renderings of the theme park, Disneyland Forward will be centered around a lagoon completely surrounded by a small hotel and shops. In the future, Disney plans to significantly invest in transit, parking, transportation and pedestrian safety throughout its The Anaheim Resort. The upgrade would include additional revitalization of hotels and businesses along the Harbor Boulevard.