Don Lee: Generation Gap for Disney in China


GUANGZHOU, China ” Ever since Mickey Mouse visited Lin Huanbin’s school here last summer, telling fairy tales and passing out Mouseketeer certificates, the 11-year-old boy has been unable to get Mi Laoshu out of his mind.

The boy loves the big mouse’s funny misadventures. He keeps a photo of Mickey and himself in a chest for safekeeping. And every chance he gets, he asks his parents to take him to when it opens this fall.

His parents aren’t so enthused. They’re wary of the theme park’s planned high admission cost. The boy’s father, a businessman, also has a more deep-seated worry.

“If Huanbin receives too much Western culture, in the future he may not cherish family relations, forget his ancestors and not go back to our hometown,” Lin Zhengguang says.

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