Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shanghai Disneyland Project still up in the Air

Shanghai government officials told Xinhua on Wednesday that there was still no final decision regarding building a Disneyland in Shanghai. However, Shanghai mayor Han Zheng told the press earlier that his government and Disney had being “dating” for more than a decade, but there was no timeline for “getting  married.” 

It is said that the planned Disneyland in Shanghai will be eight times as big as the one in Hong Kong. 

The Chinese public has debated about the pros and cons of building a Shanghai Disneyland, including its economic, cultural and environmental impact. More than a year ago, online comments regarding the issue mostly supported the project. But now, given the harsh economic situation, people start to doubt the wisdom of spending a huge amount of money on an amusement park.