Disney said to consider theme park in Thailand

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US entertainment giant Walt Disney Company is reportedly considering the possibility of building a theme park in Thailand, at least according to Pongpanu Svetarundra, Thailand’s permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

He told media that Disney planned a nautical theme park called “DisneySea” and was looking at Thailand as a destination, probably owing to the country’s ever-rising tourism numbers. But at first, a study needs to determine where such a park could be located, according to Khaosod newspaper..

The only nautical theme park by Disney is currently Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disneyland, an “exploration park” with seven themed areas or “ports of call,” namely Mediterranean Harbour, American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast and Mysterious Island.

The Tokyo theme park, which opened in 2001, was quite successful, being the fastest theme park in the world to reach the milestone of ten million guests in just 307 days after its grand opening. Currently, Tokyo DisneySea is the third-most-visited theme park in the world.

As for Thailand, there have been frequent rumours in the past that Disney wants to enter the market. One of them was that Thai beer billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi plans to open a Disney Park in the resort town of Hua Hin. Another was that the Disney company itself wanted to acquire Dream World, an existing privately-owned amusement park in Rangsit north of Bangkok. However, nothing materialised fo far.

Apart from Disneyland theme parks in the US, there are also such parks in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

 

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US entertainment giant Walt Disney Company is reportedly considering the possibility of building a theme park in Thailand, at least according to Pongpanu Svetarundra, Thailand’s permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

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US entertainment giant Walt Disney Company is reportedly considering the possibility of building a theme park in Thailand, at least according to Pongpanu Svetarundra, Thailand’s permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

He told media that Disney planned a nautical theme park called “DisneySea” and was looking at Thailand as a destination, probably owing to the country’s ever-rising tourism numbers. But at first, a study needs to determine where such a park could be located, according to Khaosod newspaper..

The only nautical theme park by Disney is currently Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disneyland, an “exploration park” with seven themed areas or “ports of call,” namely Mediterranean Harbour, American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast and Mysterious Island.

The Tokyo theme park, which opened in 2001, was quite successful, being the fastest theme park in the world to reach the milestone of ten million guests in just 307 days after its grand opening. Currently, Tokyo DisneySea is the third-most-visited theme park in the world.

As for Thailand, there have been frequent rumours in the past that Disney wants to enter the market. One of them was that Thai beer billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi plans to open a Disney Park in the resort town of Hua Hin. Another was that the Disney company itself wanted to acquire Dream World, an existing privately-owned amusement park in Rangsit north of Bangkok. However, nothing materialised fo far.

Apart from Disneyland theme parks in the US, there are also such parks in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

 

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