Disneyland has announced plans for a long-term expansion of its theme parks, hotels, shopping and dining areas on Disney’s existing California property, according to a report Thursday. The expansion would see a new theme park located throughout the Downtown Disney area, as well as in the Toy Story, Lilo and Stitch parking lots and meandering between the Disneyland Hotel and the Paradise Pier Hotel, The Orange County Register said, citing a press conference. from Walt Disney Imagination Executive Jeanette Lomboy.
The west side of the Disneyland Resort, located near Disneyland Drive, Katella Avenue, Walnut Street and Magic Way, would see the existing Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks expanded under the project called DisneylandForward, according to the report.
“Guests demand integrated immersive experiences that are not unique in their uses,” Lomboy said, according to the OC Register. “Retail, restaurants, entertainment, theme parks and hotels are all part of the same experiences in the same place. And we need the space on our lands to create environments full of stories.”
Concept art shows mountains and lagoons in the current Downtown Disney shopping and dining district, and between hotels.
The expansion would need to be approved by the City of Anaheim.
Disney Parks did not immediately respond to a request for comment.