From the Associated Press:
DISNEY TO ANNOUNCE THIRD GATE
ANAHEIM-Disney Co. CEO and President Bob Iger announced today at the Grand Californian Convention Center that the world-famouse Disneyland Resort will soon include a third park, to be built on the site of the Convention Center, which will be moved to Fresno as the "Anaheim-Fresno Joint Convention Center". The new park will focus on the Latino culture in Southern California, and will be titled Disney's Latino-California Adventure.
"We hope that this new park will set a new milestone in race-oriented parks for years to come. The folks at Disney are anxiously awaiting the groundbreaking of this new park"-set to begin in 2009. The construction of the new park will coincide with the Fourth Year of a Million Dreams, another item announced at the press conference.
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Disney Co., said in a separate statement that "This will be a new focus and future for Disney." The new park is scheduled to open in late 2013, roughly coinciding with the huge influx of illegal immigrants that is projected to enter the United States.
The park will open with approximately 30 attractions and shows, which are yet to be revealed. Jay Rasulo stated that "The new park will incorporate the latest special effects to draw the technologically challenged Latino market". Also, it was revealed that the new park will feature the biggest toy-manufacturing warehouse in the world, with tours available to the general public. This tour, titled "The Magic of Disney Toymaking", will delve into the world of toymaking as the guests see for themselves the joy of making plush toys. The tour is scheduled to open along with the park in late 2013.
AP reporter Seung Park contributed to this report.