Disneyland Announces Multiyear Public Planning Effort
By: Janeen Christoff
Date: March 25, 2021
“Disneyland announced that it plans to work with the city of Anaheim on expansion plans, revealing potential plans for mixed-use developments and a possible third theme park.
…The east side expansion included theme park experiences, hotels, retail, dining and entertainment in what is currently the Toy Story parking lot next to the Anaheim Convention Center. The plans also call for new parking on Disney Way.
…Disneyland is hoping for flexibility from the city of Anaheim. The project would need to be approved by city leaders and a back-and-forth planning phase is expected to last two years before any decisions are made.
Mike Lyster, a sportsman for the city of Anaheim, said that the city is “receptive” to updating the current zoning for the area.
“In the past year, we have seen what the Disneyland Resort means to Anaheim’s economy and the role it plays in helping us provide vital public services for our residents, neighborhoods and businesses,” Mayor Harry Sidhu said in a statement.”