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Old February 10th, 2015, 05:49 PM
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Disney park rumors are fairly common in any area where someone buys up a large amount of land, but rarely does it involve a financial scam. A fake Disney park supposedly being built near Celina was all a scam to separate investors from the cash. This also involved an ex-NBA star in the investigation.

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015...estifies.html/
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Old February 13th, 2015, 12:29 PM
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From today's news. The dude has been found guilty. Apparently the court suspected he would try to flee the country:

"Thomas W. Lucas Jr. was found guilty on all counts Friday for bilking investors after selling them a fairy tale about a Disney park in North Texas.
The jury deliberated for less than hour, and the judge had Lucas taken into custody without bond immediately after the juryís verdict.

Prosecutors presented evidence that someone booked an airline ticket to Amsterdam leaving Saturday morning using Lucasís fatherís credit
card. The ticket was in the name of Thomas Lucas, but his father said he knew nothing about it.


Defense attorneys are still talking to prosecutors and an FBI agent about the ticket."


http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015...aud-case.html/
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Thanks for the update. Makes you ponder the situation in Fort Worth.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 07:36 PM
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And Disney even testified --- as well as stating their view that a Disney theme park wouldn't be feasible in N. Texas (Although I seriously doubt that will ever stop the rumors...).

Disney executive: North Texas theme park would not make sense

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015...ke-sense.html/
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If Disney were to ever build a 3rd park here in the USA, while it may not be feasible in North Texas, Texas would be a good choice!

Texas is centrally located, pretty much in the middle, of the other two parks.

Texas also has a warm climate in the winter, which would help it to operate year round! If you were to go any further north, then you would have to worry about snow/ice during winter.

Land prices should be somewhat pretty cheap and there are alot of areas where you could build that would be large enough to house it!

It could be close enough to major airports (DFW and Houston Intercontinental).

I personally would love to see this happen, as the other two parks are getting over crowded, which I think is one of the reasons they increase pricing every year.

I know this is a pipe dream, and will never happen, as Disney would not want to hurt the money the other two parks would make!
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