China Approves Disney Theme Park in Shanghai
The Walt Disney Company has won approval from the central government of China to build a Disneyland-style theme park in Shanghai.
The Shanghai Disneyland resort, with a mix of shopping areas, hotels and a Magic Kingdom-style theme park, will sprawl across 1,000 acres of the city’s Pudong district — with the theme park occupying about 100 of those acres. It would be a little bigger than Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and on par with the parks in Paris and Tokyo. It is expected to open in five or six years.