Trucking magnate Lindsay Fox is in negotiations to build Disneyland near Avalon airport, just outside Melbourne.
He has put in a $115 billion bid and Disney have been to the site to check it out.
Hope this goes thru!
I really dont think the weather is good enough in melbourne- It gets way too cold during winter (compared to sydney- the gold coast has no winter). I would have thought that disney have learnt their lesson about locating parks in cold wet places- Paris 'cough cough'
Lindsay Fox has just bought the Melbourne Luna park and is promising to redevelop that, so has obviously got a new found interest in Theme parks.
I think we will have to wait and see about disney- but i am putting my money on a Sydney location.
Do you know if any other state has got this far?
After Paramount ditched the Docklands themepark idea back in 99.I thought a theme park in Victoria very unlikely too ,but now Mr Fox is interested anything could happen.
Avalon is near Geelong and has better all year round weather and less rain compared to Melbourne City,so it is suitable for a themepark.In fact they have been in drought conditions for the last seven years!
I think an Oz park would be much more on the scale of the new Hong Kong Park. The Paris Disneyland is my favourite park just because it is so different to the others and especially in the xmas period the place really comes alive.
Both have better weather, sydney has a larger population and both are a much more popular tourist destination. But what do i know!!! I will be there with bells on wherever it goes.
Adam- To be honest i have no idea why eurodisney is 'struggling'. They must have got some really bad loan advice when they borrowed all that money . The interest repayments must be enormous. Bit like euro tunnel. Sack their accountants!!
The Melbourne HeraldSun had an article today,repeating the previous nights news.I am looking for the link on their site to this.
You must be logged in to post