The Disney rumor pops up at least once every three months, he said, and people approach him at lunch with fresh Disney gossip. "Don't hold your breath."
Reading the whole news article, it isn't a rumor, but more like wishful thinking on the part of some people there, especially those with commercial properties. And they can certainly doubt Disney's official announcement as much as they want, but ultimately, it will be them who's left holding the bag. With the current economic climate and with Disney focusing aggressively on raising theme park attendance at both of its North American theme parks, I seriously doubt that they would want to build another theme park elsewhere in the US.