Shanghai Disneyland

Enter the Mouse: Shanghai Disneyland Construction Begins

Work on the long-anticipated Shanghai Disneyland is to start on Friday, according to the Associated Press: After about a decade’s worth of speculation over the plan, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Shanghai dignitaries were...

Spirits Spook Plan for Shanghai Disneyland

From the Times of India: Mickey Mouse has met an unexpected obstacle on his chirpy march to bring Walt Disney’s consumer culture into China – ancestor worship. Amid rice fields and bamboo groves south of Shanghai,...

Disney Gets the Go-ahead for China Theme Park

China’s economic planning agency has given final approval to Disney to open a theme park in Shanghai, BBC reports: The National Development and Reform Commission said the long-awaited park would be built in the...

Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Some Expo-Disney Connections

On China Beat, Jeffrey Wasserstrom ponders the connections between the World Expo, to be held in Shanghai in 2010, and Disney, which is slated to open its first mainland park in the city in a few years: As the Shanghai Disney...

China Approves Disney Theme Park in Shanghai

From the New York Times: The Chinese central government has approved plans to build a Disney theme park in Shanghai: The agreement for a Shanghai Disneyland is a landmark deal that carries enormous cultural and financial...

Mickey Mouse Prepared To Be Shanghaied At Long Last

It appears plans to build a home in Shanghai for the globe’s most recognizable rodent have risen at last from the ashes of the Chen Liangyu scandal. Children of the Chinese nouveau riche rejoice! From the The Times:...

Disney awaiting China OK for Shanghai park – Reuters

From Reuters via The Washington Post: Shanghai’s mayor in March said the city was eager to host Disney, after the $1.8 billion Disneyland Hong Kong opened in 2005, while China’s capital city Beijing also wants one....

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