Monday, September 21, 2009

Shanghaî Disneyland project draft layout

We're all waiting for the big announcement expected for this fall, but according to today's China Daily, i'm sorry to say that the Shanghaî Disneyland project is still in negociations!

According to the newspaper: "The Disneyland project planned for Shanghai is still undergoing negotiations, Xu Lin, top local official of the Pudong New Area District in Shanghai said yesterday, as reported by China Securities Journal.

Relevant departments of the district have reportedly been urged to carry out comprehensive cooperation to move the project forward. A timeline for the project was reported before but the local official gave no comment."

In two words, the Chinese officials have not signed yet. At least not all of them, as the deal is believed to have been given the green light in June by the powerful National Development and Reform Commission, the economic planning agency of the Chinese government. All that is missing now is the approval of the State Council.

As a Shanghai-based analyst Zhu Lianqing said early this month: "Everything is in place except the East Wind". It's a famous Chinese saying which means that a move is imminent, but for one final missing ingredient.

Shanghaî Disneyland is one of the most secret WDI project and we don't have any details about its theming, but the park will be build in Chuansha Town, Pudong New Area, close to Shanghaî.

And for those of you who like maps i found on the Impossible Zone blog what is supposed to be the "engineering draft layout" - picture above - for the Shanghai Disneyland project. You can see on it the location of the future park, and it seems that a lake area is also envisioned.

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Picture: copyright Disney - ARUP


Matt said...

Excellent find, Alain! This looks exciting!

Aracuanbird said...

Is the Piggery considered an E Ticket?

Alain Littaye said...

Honestly, i don't know what means the word "piggery". Anyone knows?

RandySavage said...

I assume it's a place where pigs (swine) are kept and slaughtered. Could be a great attraction for Disney.

What interests me most about this photo is the large body of water superimposed within the Theme Park. This could mean the park features a large central lagoon (like DisneySea) as shown in the 2007 Annual Report concept art.

Alain Littaye said...

You're right, Randy, i found what a "piggery" mean, and it's exactly that. I think that on the picture it refers to a piggery that exist now, and not about something that Disney will build.

DisWedWay said...

My family had a Piggery on the farm in Minnesota. That's where we raised them for breeding and selling. Haveing a corn crop on the farm, the pigs were will feed. This must be an existing Pig Farm. Maybe there are plans for the 3 Little Pigs village??

Chris Mayhew said...

Exciting news. From doing a quick little scout of the site in Google Maps, the proposed "outline" of the 1st phase park has a diameter almost 1km across! Obviously this is only very very prelimenary, but you can't help but think there are some big plans cooking for Shanghai Disneyland.

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