The Desantis vs Disney fight continues, with each day getting more extreme than the last. As we reported here the other day, the Florida government called in the National Guard to block all entrances to Disney World. This was a power move by Desantis. However, Disney is taking back control with the breaking announcement that they are officially moving Disney World to New Orleans.
Disney is tired of battling with Ron Desantis and the Florida government. They have finally decided enough is enough. They decided to pick up the entire Walt Disney World resort in Florida and move it to New Orleans, Louisiana. We will cover how exactly this will be done in depth. Keep your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the vehicle as we break down this breaking Disney World news.
Disney World’s Plan to Move to New Orleans
Apparently, Disney World moving to another state has been in the works for quite a few months. It’s just now that official word is coming out about Disney’s move to New Orleans. However, moving a theme park over 500 miles is no easy task. Yes, Carnivals do it all the time. However, Disney is much larger than your typical carnival. Also, the rides are more technologically advanced and there are massive hotels. So how will Disney manage this move?
According to an internal source and expert engineer, Disney has been working on moving plans for years. They always wanted a backup plan in case they needed to move from Florida to a different state. This could be due to weather, if Florida were to secede from the US, or political issues. In this case, it’s due to political issues. Disney has a well-developed moving plan to migrate all of Disney World property in Florida to another state, within one year. This is truly an amazing timeline and Disney will remain open while they are moving, with a staggered moving plan.
Our source mentioned that many Disney World rides were created in a way that they can easily dismantle and move to another location. Disney already has some experience with this with the pop-up theme park they are working on. However, the number of rides, resorts, and water parks at Disney World makes the move more intense. But Disney is ready for the challenge and believes they can successfully move out of Florida, to their new home in New Orleans within a year. This is truly aspirational and what is more impressive is Disney will not close during their cross-state move.
Will Disney World Close When Moving From Florida to New Orleans?
Disney will stay open during their move from Florida to New Orleans. Essentially, they will do a phased move. Disney will start by closing sections of the Magic Kingdom as they move it over to New Orleans. Eventually, once there is very little left of the park in Florida, it will close for a few weeks while they complete the move to New Orleans. The other Disney World parks will remain open at the time too, allowing Disney to keep making money and stay open.
Once the construction of Magic Kingdom, the first park moving to New Orleans, is complete, Disney will open the park in New Orleans. They will then follow with Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and lastly Animal Kingdom. That is under the assumption Disney moves Animal Kingdom instead of closing it permanently as we reported here. Essentially, some Disney World parks will be open in Florida, while other parks are open in New Orleans until the move is complete.
Also at this time, Disney will be moving their resorts over to New Orleans, closing them down one by one as they move them to a new location. This will allow Disney to operate in both locations until they are fully migrated to New Orleans. During this move, guests can use their park tickets at Disney World New Orleans or Disney World Florida. However, it will be disappointing not to be able to visit all Disney World parks in one day due to them being in two different states. But as we noted, the full move is expected to only take a year, which limits the inconvenience guests will experience.
Additional Details on Disney World New Orleans Move
While it’s great that Disney can successfully move to New Orleans, it’s certainly going to be a pain for many people. Yes, there is the downside of not being able to go to all the parks in one day while the move is happening but think about the employees. Disney World has over 77,000 employees. Those cast members will either need to move to New Orleans or find a new jobs in Florida. However, this will likely help Disney resolve their layoff issues.
The other factor is the climate of New Orleans. While the temperatures will be similar to Florida, it rains a lot more in New Orleans. Luckily, Disney is still planning on building their anti-rain dome when they move to New Orleans. That will help alleviate some of the rain concerns, but it will take a few years for that to be installed and operational. Also, New Orleans tends to have a larger hurricane risk, so hopefully Disney’s hurricane defense technology works in New Orleans.
It’s worth noting, we do not yet know the exact location of Disney World New Orleans. While we know it will be located just outside the city, it’s not yet clear where the parks will be built. Apparently, Disney already bought the land, but it isn’t public information yet. However, it’s expected that Disney begins closing parts of Magic Kingdom and begins their move to New Orleans in the next few weeks.
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