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The New Stepping Stone for Disney Towards Villains Theming

Disney Villains Restaurant

Recently we were discussing the likelihood of a Villains-themed area that might eventually come to Disney theme parks. Thanks to Chris Beatty, a renewal of the topic is now swirling around the Disney forums with speculation and armchair Imagineering aplenty. However, it wasn’t until this morning, when I considered which characters I would like to The New Stepping Stone for Disney Towards Villains Theming









Hey Disneyland, Can We Trade in ToonTown for a Villains: Isle of the Lost?

Respectfully, I am usually of the belief that we should be preserving all that Disney has to offer rather than tearing it down for the latest and greatest action franchise. However, I’m looking at this prime piece of real estate and can’t help but think there has to be a better way. Mickey’s Toontown was Hey Disneyland, Can We Trade in ToonTown for a Villains: Isle of the Lost?



A Disney Villains-Themed Fifth Gate Would Not Work

Unlike Disneyland, Walt Disney World has thousands of undeveloped acres. Much of this is intentional and meant to remain wilderness. But large portions are not, and this leads to conversations about the possible creation of a “fifth gate” park; that is, a park in addition to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. When the question A Disney Villains-Themed Fifth Gate Would Not Work