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Disney Finds New Home Located in Michigan

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In an unexpected twist that sparked the imaginations of Disney enthusiasts, rumors began circulating about Disneyland and a move to Michigan. The idea seemed crazy, Disneyland or Disney World leaving their popular location with fans speculating about what could prompt such a drastic change for the iconic theme park.

Disneyland, often referred to as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” is a special theme park that sees thousands of guests coming to experience Disney magic. Disneyland has captivated audiences of all ages since its opening in 1955. While the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California, holds a special place in the hearts of many, the magic has spread globally with several Disney parks around the world, each offering a unique and fantastical experience.

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Disneyland Resort features two theme parks—Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Disneyland Park, with its Sleeping Beauty Castle, takes guests on a journey through classic Disney tales, while California Adventure offers a taste of the state’s diverse landscapes and culture.

Disneyland Park is home to classic worlds and attractions that Walt Disney himself created. Adventureland, Frontierland, and Fantasyland are all classic lands that offer a variety of attractions, from the thrilling Indiana Jones Adventure in Adventureland to magical attractions like Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland, “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion and many more attractions. Tomorrowland is a futuristic realm that showcases Disney’s vision of tomorrow, featuring iconic attractions like Space Mountain and the innovative Star Tours.

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Walt Disney himself created Tomorrowland, and this land has been recreated by Walt Disney Imagineers all across the globe. Guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort, Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris Resort will all see Tomorrowland. However, the original Tomorrowland seems to be struggling to keep pace with its counterparts.

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In a social media post, Disneyland Park guests talk about the broken signs in Tomorrowland and compare Tomorrowland to “the Detroit of Disneyland” due to this world “falling apart.”

“Tomorrowland is the Detroit of Disneyland”

Even the signs in tomorrowland aren’t working 😭
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Of course, this got many fans talking about what an actual Disney theme park in Detroit could look like, but that’s not likely to ever happen. However, it should be noted that there is even a fan page dedicated to Disneyland in Michigan. It says it’s supposed to open in 2027, but we all know that this hasn’t been confirmed by Disney.

If Disney ever did decide it wanted to build a new theme park, there’s no doubt that they’d be able to find a home and be welcomed in Michigan.

Wear and tear on Disneyland attractions and worlds is an inevitable aspect of the ongoing operation of the theme park. As millions of Disneyland guests from around the world flock to experience the magic each year, the various attractions, immersive worlds, and infrastructure undergo a continuous cycle of use, maintenance, and occasional refurbishment to ensure they remain safe, enjoyable, and true to the Disney standard.

Disneyland’s outdoor attractions are exposed to various weather conditions. Continuous sun exposure, rain, and temperature fluctuations contribute to the natural wear and tear of structures, paint, and materials.Disneyland carefully preserves and maintains classic attractions that hold sentimental value for guests. The challenge lies in balancing the preservation of nostalgia with the need for ongoing updates to ensure safety and relevance.

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney parks guest experience. No two guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Disney Dining’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

26 comments

  1. Disney would do better in New York

    • No MICHIGAN WOULD LOVE TO HAVE DISNEY WE ARE HONEST AND RESPECTFUL NOT LIKE FL.

      • Amen Ruthe

      • A Snow Mountain ride would be interesting. The carts could look like snowmobiles. The frozen over pond could have a shanty…

      • I agree 👍

        • We would eventually look just like Florida!! Crawling with all the ones Florida is trying to get away from!!!

      • Yes, another park in a blue state is the perfect idea…so your governor can ruin that too. No thanks. Plus the park would be open, what, 3 mos a year.

      • Lmao

        Riiight…so you don’t think the free speech and free market smothering Dems/Whitmer would also ruin that industry too? Give me a break. There’s a reason my great state of FL has so many Michigan plates, I forget where I am
        Just look at what they’ve done to your auto industry…look at what Whitmer has JUST signed on for…100% carbon free plan that will undoubtedly destroy the middle and lower class…look at their freedom smothering policies during and after covid….and look at how much damage Dem ran CA did to Disney with the same policies The ONLY reason Disney survived is because the free state of FLORIDA stayed open and FREEE baby.
        You’re drinking too much lead up there. It’s affecting your good judgement. Seek help. Vote free…vote conservative.

    • All the lost wackjob libs in Michigan say Disney is welcomed there. Go figure. I would think Disney is for actual destinations that people would be excited to fly out to and not some run down embarrassment to the midwest.

      • Yeah, your mama is a wackjob. Disney would better off anywhere but Florida! Desantis should open Desantis World. Where the candy taste like sh#, and all the book have no words. Sounds like real run.

      • What do you know about it. You don’t seem like an expert.

      • Agree…belongs in a free state like FL…the only way Disbey managed to survive covid crushing policies by our Fed govt and CA govt was bc FL is Free baby. It’s why every state is flocking there. Can’t wait to move there this year.

      • Agree Chris….its why America cannot flee the blue cities and states fast enough for the great free state of sunny fun-filled Florida. He’s just jelly bc he’s cold and full of regret for his 2020 decisions…lol

    • Michigan would allow for greater access to canadian tourism as well as the US. The southwest end of Detroit is home to the new bridge being built. New development is coming up everywhere right now which promotes value in land and property. They are just thinking smart!

  2. The “motor city” can’t even attract a new auto factory. Disney and any other great company is highly unlikely to move to Michigan and especially Detroit. Lived here my whole life and this state is horrible when it comes to attracting business and retaining college grads.

  3. They will never move to Michigan or NY or anywhere where the winters ar cold and snowy. C’mon now!!

    • You must have kids who seen the movie frozen, theme parks related to that and other movies attracts kids. Including my little autistic cousin who is obsessed. Her adorable obsession is just something else

  4. Car prices are horrible.
    The quality is crap.
    Kids aren’t going to buy cars but they will buy tickets to Disney and this involves adults too .
    I know people who have season passes.
    I live in the upper peninsula and would love to see one here or somewhere in the Upper lower .
    I don’t think Detroit would be a good place.
    It’s already congested enough.

  5. Oh and I’m from Detroit

  6. I would suggest it to be domed for year round blissfulness.

  7. Keep dreaming. There will never be a Disney in Michigan. Never ever.

    • Agree….and Thank God!
      That said, they COULD build it inside all those vacant factories. Then again, Whitmer and her cronies would screw that up too.

  8. It’s s bad idea. Michigan lacks the infrastucture and the good weather. It would end up being a FROZEN theme park 6 months of the year. Move to Nevada or someplace warm.. And lets face it. Disney can have a pervrt-friendly state, or a business fiendly state, but it will be hard to find both.