November 03, 2009
Shanghai Disney Venture Moves Forward
Almost a year after Sinomania! first reported on it, the Walt Disney Company announced today that Beijing regulators have given the green light for a Shanghai Disney development. According to Disney the Shanghai venture "would include a Magic Kingdom-style theme park with characteristics tailored to the Shanghai region and other amenities consistent with Disney's destination resorts worldwide." The park's location has been speculated to be Pudong where land is relatively plentiful although older rumours placed the park on Chongming Island in the mouth of the Yangtze. With luck Disney imagineers will cook up something more exciting than the Tokyo or Hong Kong Disneylands which have disappointed in attendance and impression.....
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