Disney not planning Dubai theme park

by -
3483

Disney not planning Dubai theme parkSince the planned leisure/entertainment resort Dubailand stalled at the onset of the global financial crisis, many in the UAE hoped the Disney Corporation would step in instead to fill the Middle East’s theme park void.  Now, Disney has stated that it has no plans to pursue a new Disneyland theme park in Dubai, but does find the market “attractive” for potential future development.

Dubailand was once planned to be larger than Walt Disney World in Florida, inking deals with Legoland, Universal Studios and thrill-ride giant Six Flags.  However, the economic realities facing Dubai have forced a more scaled-back version of the planned $91 billion project.  However, many industry analysts suggest Dubai really needs a Disney-style theme park to draw the amount of tourists necessary to meet the UAE’s goal of attracting 15 million tourists by 2020.

 

 



Support ASEAN news

Investvine has been a consistent voice in ASEAN news for more than a decade. From breaking news to exclusive interviews with key ASEAN leaders, we have brought you factual and engaging reports – the stories that matter, free of charge.

Like many news organisations, we are striving to survive in an age of reduced advertising and biased journalism. Our mission is to rise above today’s challenges and chart tomorrow’s world with clear, dependable reporting.

Support us now with a donation of your choosing. Your contribution will help us shine a light on important ASEAN stories, reach more people and lift the manifold voices of this dynamic, influential region.

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

Since the planned leisure/entertainment resort Dubailand stalled at the onset of the global financial crisis, many in the UAE hoped the Disney Corporation would step in instead to fill the Middle East’s theme park void.  Now, Disney has stated that it has no plans to pursue a new Disneyland theme park in Dubai, but does find the market “attractive” for potential future development. Dubailand was once planned to be larger than Walt Disney World in Florida, inking deals with Legoland, Universal Studios and thrill-ride giant Six Flags.  However, the economic realities facing Dubai have forced a more scaled-back version of...

Disney not planning Dubai theme parkSince the planned leisure/entertainment resort Dubailand stalled at the onset of the global financial crisis, many in the UAE hoped the Disney Corporation would step in instead to fill the Middle East’s theme park void.  Now, Disney has stated that it has no plans to pursue a new Disneyland theme park in Dubai, but does find the market “attractive” for potential future development.

Dubailand was once planned to be larger than Walt Disney World in Florida, inking deals with Legoland, Universal Studios and thrill-ride giant Six Flags.  However, the economic realities facing Dubai have forced a more scaled-back version of the planned $91 billion project.  However, many industry analysts suggest Dubai really needs a Disney-style theme park to draw the amount of tourists necessary to meet the UAE’s goal of attracting 15 million tourists by 2020.

 

 



Support ASEAN news

Investvine has been a consistent voice in ASEAN news for more than a decade. From breaking news to exclusive interviews with key ASEAN leaders, we have brought you factual and engaging reports – the stories that matter, free of charge.

Like many news organisations, we are striving to survive in an age of reduced advertising and biased journalism. Our mission is to rise above today’s challenges and chart tomorrow’s world with clear, dependable reporting.

Support us now with a donation of your choosing. Your contribution will help us shine a light on important ASEAN stories, reach more people and lift the manifold voices of this dynamic, influential region.

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00

 

 

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply