Sunday, August 14, 2011
Is the picture above, shot recently in China, the very first picture showing Shanghaî Disneyland castle structure? Are the pictures below showing SDL Fantasyland walls?
It could have been, but no, these are not pictures from Shanghaî Disneyland! First it would be too soon, the castle construction won't probably begin before at least one year, and two, these pictures are coming from a video report of Catherine Hyland showing something incredible. Supposed to be called Wonderland, these are in fact pictures of a giant chinese theme park - not one that "never" was, but that "almost" was.
For reasons that i don't know, probably financial reasons, the works began on the Wonderland theme park which was supposed to be China's biggest theme park in the north of Beijing - close to the Badaling Highway leading to the Great Wall - and then everything was stopped and literally abandoned. What was already built has never been destroyed and just remain like it was. Incredible. It is now a kind of giant playground for kids of the neighborhood!
Have a look at Catherine's video below and you can see more screen shots on the Graphisme and Interactivité blog HERE. Let's just hope that Shanghaî Disneyland will not have the same fate! ( probably not! )
Pictures and video: copyright Catherine Hyland
Thanks to Travel Pics for more infos about the park's location!