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Breaking: Brand New Theme Park Designed by Disney Imagineers

Breaking:  Brand New Theme Park Designed by Disney Imagineers

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Great location, a great theme, and the Disney touch. You don’t want to miss this exciting announcement!

Heart of Disney

Credit: Kenny the Pirate

The heart of Disney parks around the world is truly the amazing cast members who make the magic every day. Each and every job feeds into the greater experience and the magic that is Disney. From the Imagineers to those who scoop our ice cream on Main Street, each cast member’s contribution adds just a little more whimsy and fantasy to the overall experience.

Over the past several years, many of the great Disney Imagineers have left the Walt Disney Company. Many of these Disney Imagineers are teaming together to create a BRAND NEW theme park experience.

Brand New Project

Credit: Walt Disney World Cast and Community

The great news is that this brand-new theme park will be positioned centrally in our country in northeast Oklahoma. This is great news for families hoping to avoid long travel to the east or west coast.

The project is an “American Heartland” theme park and will be an “Americana-themed” park. This will “be built in phases starting with a large RV park with cabins to open in spring 2025, followed by a world-class theme park and resort to open in 2026.”

Credit: American Heartland

The 125-acre Americana-themed park will be comparable in size to Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park. This park will feature rides, live shows, family attractions, waterways, and restaurant-quality food and beverage offerings.

The American Heartland world-class theme park and resort is forecasted to open in 2026.”

This is a partial list of the former Disney Imagineers, builders and Cast Members that will be at work on this project:

  • Steve Hedrick: WDE Disney Executive- 22 years
  • John Sorenson: WDI Land Planner- 30 years
  • Tom Turkey: DLI Ops Planning & Development- 45 years
  • Don Hilsen: WDI Ride Engineer- 30 years
  • John Polk: WDI Special Effects -20 years
  • Tim Kirk: WDI Concept Artist 35 years
Credit: Monica
  • Annette Crump: WDI Planner/Scheduler 11 years
  • Andy Burden: WDW/DLI Technical Design- 12 years
  • Rick Allen: WDW Operations- 24 years
  • Craig Hodges: WDW Operations- 42 years
  • Dave Vermeulen: Disneyalnd International- 40 years
  • Ted Carlsson- Disneyland/WDI Vice President of Technical Designs- 34 years
  • Scott Sinclar: Disneyland Theme Park Designer- 20 years
  • Ronnie Rodriguez: Disney Creative Entertainment- 35 years
  • Reggie Jarrett: Disney Entertainment- 35 years

This is so many years of experience that each of these former Disney crew brings to this new project. We can’t wait to learn even more about this exciting new theme park.

What do you think of the American Heartland theme park? Do you think the former Disney crew will bring a fresh take on this new park? Do you hope to visit? Share your thoughts and share this exciting news with your friends.

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Rick James

Saturday 22nd of July 2023

I think Walt Disney would relate more with American Heartland than the current Wokefest at Disneyland. I saw the fairy godmother video of a man with a mustache in drag working at the bibbidi Bobbidi boutique….


Saturday 22nd of July 2023

I thought this said a breaking bad theme park at first glance lol


Friday 21st of July 2023

Issue in VA was local opposition to building near a Civil War battleground.


Friday 21st of July 2023

Based on location it will be a regional park. No one is traveling to OK for their family vacation. Nothing wrong with that,


Friday 21st of July 2023

1st thing I thought of too! Tornado's! Oh My!

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