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Disneyland's Next Destination - Shanghai!

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After years of discussions between Disney and Chinese authorities, Disneyland Shangai is a go!

The theme park is a mayjah advance for Western media and entertainment trying to crack the Chinese market, which is very wary of foreign influence in media and pop culture.

Disney's upcoming sixth park is planned for China's Pudong district and has an estimated price tag of $3.6 billion. The company hopes the investment will fare better than its Hong Kong counterpart, which has struggled with flailing attendance and financial losses since 2005.

The residents are excited about the "improvement" to the area, but many worry about Beijing's handling of citizens that currently live in the planned park site.

"If they want to demolish this place, those who have to move will have to move. There's no choice," said a villager.

"If the country wants to develop this place, of course we have to support this," another resident said. "But the government must also treat the residents and villagers here well."

Of course, but only time will tell whether Shanghai's inhabitants will be compensated or blinded by Communist red!

Would U visit Disneyland Shanghai?!

14 comments to “Disneyland's Next Destination - Shanghai!”



  1. 1

    I never heard of the Pudong district. Wouldn't it make more sense if this area were already a major tourist destination? Or is Disney just willing to gamble on its $3.6 billion (and then pass the cost on to its young aficionados)?



  2. 2

    don't care, can't afford a vacation at this one. Not even at the value resorts. screw u mouse



  3. 3

    Would I visit a park that took away people's home's and forced them to move elsewhere? No, i'd just go to the one in America. It's closer.



  4. 4

    nope



  5. 5

    Perez.. this was confirmed about a year ago.



  6. 6

    I went to Disneyland Hong Kong earlier this month - it was great. Very freaking hearing Jack Skellington and High School Musical in Mandarin.



  7. 7

    To those ignorant idiots - the Pudong district is very popular, and huge.

  8. Uli says – reply to this


    8

    they need to build one in germany :(

  9. jaxfl says – reply to this


    9

    Nope, I can just go to the disney world in orlando, about 2 hours away.



  10. 10

    yaa totally



  11. 11

    I've lived in Shanghai… we're talking a city of over 18 million. Pudong district is a huge financial centre in China (Jin Mao tower anyone?) and Disneyland would do very well there. As for residents losing there homes, this is very common in China and happened to a lot of people while I was living there. The city was preparing for the 2010 world expo and thought nothing of tearing down homes/ slums to make the city appear better… this doesn't surprise me at all. China is very affordable.. you can eat well for a dollar or two a day, and if you know the right places to stay and go within the city you can stay there very cheaply not to mention the subway system can get you anywhere in the city within 10 minutes.



  12. 12

    Re: EccentricMetric – i wouldn't be surprised if they sang in mandarin as well… they have to appeal to visitors coming from china as well. they alternate from english to cantonese to mandarin.



  13. 13

    Re: EccentricMetric – DUDE its was probably Mandarin cuz Hong Kong disneyland is international and most of China speaks Mandarin not Cantonese.



  14. 14

    I'm so happy!! I live in Shanghai :) the one in Hong Kong sucks: it's so small and too crowed!!