That's a wrap

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To close, the Disneyland representative says DisneylandForward gives her hope and looks forward to being a part of the Anaheim community moving forward.

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Disneyland does not have an answer about how capcity will be changing as state guidelines evolve.

5/13/2021 12:06 PM Pacific Time

As part of the process there will be an analysis on traffic impacts.

5/13/2021 11:57 AM Pacific Time

Regarding when construction will start, Disneyland says they can't plan a project until they know what the rules are which is what the DisneylandForward process is all about.

5/13/2021 11:54 AM Pacific Time

There are no specific plans on relocating Downtown Disney at this time.

5/13/2021 11:48 AM Pacific Time

Since they are not announcing any specific projects, it isn't possible to discuss the impact about specific construction.

5/13/2021 11:44 AM Pacific Time

There is a question about how construction will impact businesses on Harbor Blvd.

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Disneyland contributes to $28 million to Anaheim schools as the city's largest tax payer.

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Disneyland is also responsible for $20 million in support to nonprofit organizations each year.

5/13/2021 11:40 AM Pacific Time

The Disneyland Resort is responsible for $8.5 billion in economic impact and more than 78,000 jobs in Southern California.

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In typical years, the Resort District generates $94.5 million in surplus revenue that goes directly to Anaheim's General Fund.

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There will be a comprehensive workforce development program that supports Anaheim kids and residents.

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They will use environmental responsible techniques throughout design and construction.

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They will implement a local hire program to benefit Anaheim and Orange County residents.

5/13/2021 11:37 AM Pacific Time

DisneylandForward will use union contractors for the majority of future development.

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An example of what could be located there is Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs.

5/13/2021 11:36 AM Pacific Time

On the east side, they want to build something that serves guests, conventioneers, and the residents of Anaheim.

5/13/2021 11:36 AM Pacific Time

An example of what they would like to build on the west side is Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea which features a hotel immeresed in the theme park.

5/13/2021 11:35 AM Pacific Time

Disneyland wants to work with the hotels on Harbor Blvd to see how they can provide access points.

5/13/2021 11:33 AM Pacific Time

DisneylandForward would include continued investment in transportation, transit, and pedestrian safety to improve mobility throughout the Anaheim Resort.

5/13/2021 11:32 AM Pacific Time

They desire to build a parking structure where Pumbaa currently stands.

5/13/2021 11:31 AM Pacific Time

The east side of property (the Toy Story Parking Lot), is being envisioned for "a new kind of Disney Entertainment" which could include theme park use, hotel, dining, and entertainment.

5/13/2021 11:30 AM Pacific Time

They may extend Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to the west side.

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The theme park industry is changing. Evolving guest demands and industry trends require more flexibility than ever before.

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The steps are:

Public Scoping Session

Draft Enivornmental Impact Report Released

Public Omment Period

Final Draft EIR Released

Planning Commission Hearing

City Council Hearing

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They expect the process to take two years.

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DisneylandForward does not seek any public funding or ask for additional square footage or hotel rooms beyond what is already approved.

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Theme parks, hotels, and other experiences are now blending together.

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Only 50% of the approved theme park space has been used thus far.

5/13/2021 11:22 AM Pacific Time

They are developing the rules of the road for the future, without knowing what they will build within that blueprint.

5/13/2021 11:20 AM Pacific Time

They are reviewing the creation of the Anaheim Resort in 1993 to prepare for the opening of Disney California Adventure.

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"Guests today demand bigger and more integrated experiences."

5/13/2021 11:17 AM Pacific Time

They say that this is an agreement for the next 40 years.

5/13/2021 11:15 AM Pacific Time

DisneylandForward is a multi-year planning process.

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Now it is Disneyland's turn.

5/13/2021 11:13 AM Pacific Time

"Calling All Characters" is the ad campaign Visit Anaheim is using to draw Californians to Anaheim.

5/13/2021 11:12 AM Pacific Time

At the convention center, there are 153 re-bookings with 45.75% still definite.  There have also been 89 new bookings for the future. The first convention will be in August.

5/13/2021 11:09 AM Pacific Time

They are discussing upcoming hotel openings including the Disneyland Hotel. Previously, there were 29 hotels closed in the Anaheim Resort

5/13/2021 11:07 AM Pacific Time

Conventions with more than 5,000 people must have everyone tested or show proof of full vacination until October 1.

5/13/2021 11:06 AM Pacific Time

It appears that California will be moving toward normal operation on June 15.

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He mentions that it looks like Orange County will move to the "Yellow Tier" on Wednesday, May 19.

5/13/2021 11:04 AM Pacific Time

Today's presentation will be in two parts, the first part will be on the Anaheim Covention Center, and then they will discuss DisneylandForward

5/13/2021 11:03 AM Pacific Time

The event begins with Todd Ament, the CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce

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Good morning! Today's presentation is set to begin at 11 a.m. PT. Stay tuned!

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