Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Lost Imagineering: Port Disney

In the very early 1990s, Disney developed plans for two different theme parks for southern California, with the intention of only one ultimately being completed. Westcot Center was proposed as a second gate at Disneyland, while Port Disney was imagineered for an area at Long Beach. Neither concept saw the light of day. Westcot was abandoned entirely, though fortunately Port Disney survived to some extent in the form of Tokyo DisneySea.

An Employee Forum published in 1991 said:

"Planning continues on the Long Beach park "Port Disney," whose California ocean themes emphasize recreation and fun, mythology, science and ecology. Work is now progressing on an environmental impact report."