Disney theme park coming to Shanghai

Posted Monday, July 22, 2002 5:10 AM | Contributed by the guy

The Walt Disney Company has signed a letter of intent with authorities in Shanghai to build a theme park in the thriving Chinese coastal city, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported on Friday. It would be the second Disney park in China, following the one under construction in Hong Kong.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 7:59 AM

I don't get why Diseny is building a park in Shanghai when they are already building a park in Hong Kong.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 9:01 AM
One word .. "MONEY"

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Monday, July 22, 2002 10:13 AM

Ok thats a little to much. I can see building one in China but TWO. No, that's pushing it folks.

im not so sure walt's dream was to have a disney on every continent.

then again....nah.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 10:27 AM
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You do realize that China is the most populated country in the world, right?

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Monday, July 22, 2002 10:33 AM
janfrederick's avatar Do you think they'll include a Winkin' Blinkin' Lincoln?

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Monday, July 22, 2002 11:19 AM

If the Shanghai park goes ahead it will be Disney's third in Asia.

Doesnt Disney already have two parks in Asia (TDL and TDS)? Or are they under one gate?

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Monday, July 22, 2002 11:25 AM
Now I will have a reason to go with my dad on buisness trips to Shanghai in a few years.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 12:22 PM
Jeff- Yes, I know china is full of people but my reason for thinking it's too much is, the first park isn't even completed yet. If Penny Bay was operating I could see adding a park to that site. Then again, they do plan years in advance for a theme park. I just think it's a little too soon to jump the gun and pick up a shovel.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 12:50 PM
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We have two disney parks here in the US, with a fraction of the population. Again, where's the problem in that? They're growing the business, like any good public company should.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 9:40 PM
HK and Shanghai are relatively close to each other though. It is almost like the equivalent of SF to Portland. I wonder why they didn't choose Peking (Beijing) instead?
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Monday, July 22, 2002 9:44 PM
Also, although HK has officially been taken over by China, it is still considered to be a separate state. People from China cannot necessarily travel freely to HK at their own leisure. The park in HK is mostly for the 6 million or so residents of the city, and for their huge tourism base.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 3:41 PM
janfrederick's avatar 2 or 6? ;) Sorry, couldn't resist.

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