Honestly PA being bought back by Universal would be the best thing to happen to the resort since Shambhala.
My guess is a new park and then keeping PA to their standards, they have more than enough space!Something that's caught my imagination here is whether Universal would make an attempt to realign PA with its other resorts? Would they try add IPs to the existing areas, like building a Jurrasic attraction in the corner of Polynesia and slapping a sticker of the JW logo on the boat ride there? or focus their attention on adding new areas to fulfil that IP itch instead? Or maybe they dare not overstep their mark and leave the park mostly as is? What about Ferrari Land? So many questions raised by this.
Well that's just not a great reason at all, all of the other Disney parks sit on the edge of their respective continents. It's far easier for us in Northern Europe to get to Spain than it is for those in western Asia to get to a Disney park!Closer to the rest of Europe.
According to TV Tropes a more suitable climate was also another reason for putting the park in France.Well that's just not a great reason at all, all of the other Disney parks sit on the edge of their respective continents. It's far easier for us in Northern Europe to get to Spain than it is for those in western Asia to get to a Disney park!
@Lori Marie Loud is kind of right though, it turns out it was a factor, but not because the climate was 'better' as such, but because Spain was so backwards in their record keeping that they didn't have digital climate data to provide.Well I wouldn't say paris has a more suitable climate for an all year round theme park. But yeah, explanation is politics and money.
Yeh, I imagine the new high speed rail links with the UK, Belgium and Netherlands that were open, or opening soon, during planning was a big factor.Location was also more of a factor in Europe I imagine thanks to public transport. We as a continent are much more likely to get a train to places (rather than flying) than say America because we actually have them. In the US it doesn't matter quite so much because everyone's going to fly there wherever you put it.
In Europe with our interlinked rail network it's much easier for millions to get to Paris in just a few hours than what would be an overnight train or at least a very long train ride to Spain.
Bah you just need good PR.Yeh, I imagine the new high speed rail links with the UK, Belgium and Netherlands that were open, or opening soon, during planning was a big factor.
Still Parisian winters aren’t much better than our own. Not ideal.
Yeah I really love the existing themed areas in Port Aventura so I wouldn't really want Universal to throw their IPs in. They just wouldn't fit in with the park. I guess you could argue that Ferrari Land is jarring compared to Port Aventura, but that's sort of its own thing and I don't feel like it takes away from anything in the main park. I suppose they could always retheme Red Force to a Fast and Furious coaster and have the FAMILY coaster underneath it lol.