Shanghai Disneyland Slated for Construction After 2010?

4 Dec

The Associated Press reports today:

Shanghai is awaiting approval of mainland China’s first Disneyland, and the theme park could be built on an island in the Yangtze River, according to reports in the mainland and Hong Kong media.

A Shanghai city spokeswoman, who like many Chinese officials refused to give her name, said Shanghai was waiting for approval of the project by the central government.

The article goes into some details about the potential site, and then states:

The park would be built after 2010, when the city is due to host the World Expo, it said.

CNN had also previously reported the 2010 prediction. It seems a little soon to me, given the various other commitments (including but not limited to the capacity expansion needed at Hong Kong Disneyland, and the major improvements slated for Disney’s California Adventure). But if Shanghai structures the deal right, I can imagine Disney going for it.

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