The Walt Disney Co. has purchased three parcels of land near its Anaheim resort, sparking speculation that the property would free up land for a future park expansion involving Disney’s Star Wars or Marvel’s superhero characters.
“People have put two and two together and they know that something cool could be coming down the line,” said Robert Niles, a Disney expert and founder of Themeparkinsider.com.
Disney acquired the Marvel and Star Wars characters through purchases of Marvel Entertainment Inc. in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012.
But resort officials are not commenting on a future park expansion, except to say that any expansion will remain within the resort’s current footprint.
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