Is Disney Building A Theme Park In Texas? | News & Rumors

Rumors have swirled for years about The Walt Disney Company building a new theme park in the state of Texas.

Many years ago Disney actually was researching land and communities throughout Texas that may have been suitable to build a theme park near, but what became of this research?

In this guide we'll detail Disney's plans to build a theme park in Texas as well as the latest news and rumors surrounding what actually might be happening in Texas... if anything at all! 

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland

Why Would Disney Build a Theme Park in Texas?

There are three main reason reasons Disney would build a theme park in Texas:

  • Weather
  • Central Location
  • Business Friendly Policies

The weather in most of Texas is warm throughout the year and generally sunny similar to the weather in Florida where Walt Disney World is located. 

While parts of Texas are susceptible to snow, freezes and floods, there are large areas of Texas that do avoid the more extreme weather events and would make for generally good weather to operate a theme park year round. 

The second reason Disney would build a theme park in Texas is because of Texas's central location in the United States. 

Pirates of the Carribean entrance surrounded by trees

Texas is located more or less in the middle of the United States and would make a theme park very accessible to those in the Great Plains region of the United States.

Some may argue that this would cannibalize attendance at Disneyland and Disney World because residents of this region don't mind traveling to Florida or California, but there is a large portion of the population who might consider a Disney vacation if it was a bit closer to home. 

The final reason why Disney would build a theme park in Texas is because of Texas's very pro-business and business friendly state policies. 

Texas has some of the lowest business taxes in the country, as well as minimal business regulations and no individual income tax, which at least financially, makes doing business very attractive to big companies like Disney. 

Disneyland railroad building on Main Street

Is Disney Building a Theme Park in Texas?

At this time Disney is not building a theme park in Texas.

While there have been rumors and rumblings about Disney moving to Texas because of pro-business state financial policies, Disney is not currently in the process of moving to Texas.

Disney has two massively successful resorts on both coasts of the United States with expansion plans in place, so building an entirely new theme park in Texas doesn't appear to be in the cards with the amount of money being invested in the existing theme parks. 

While Walt Disney World and Disneyland may feel more crowded than ever, Disney is focused on expanding these locations rather than adding a new location which may take considerably more time, money and planning. 

Jungle Cruise entrance sign at Disneyland

Disney Texas Theme Park News & Rumors!

We've listed some of the most popular Disney Texas news and rumors below as well as details on what is and isn't actually in the works. 

  • Is Disney building a theme park in Texas?

As of 2022, Disney has no plans to build a theme park in Texas.

  • Is Disney relocating their headquarters to Texas?

Disney is not relocating their headquarters to Texas. Even plans to relocate a large amount of additional employees from California to Florida have been put on pause, so it appears Disney is staying put in California and Florida for a long time.

  • Is Disney moving Disneyland to Texas?

No. Doing so would cost Disney hundreds of millions of dollars and is impossible to relocate rides, buildings and other structures. 

  • Is Disneyland closing?

No, business at Disneyland is very strong and The Walt Disney Company continues to show a desire to invest in and expand the Disneyland Resort. 

 

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