Disney CEO Robert Iger recently confirmed that there have been ongoing talks to build a Disney Theme Park in Shanghai. If talks are successful construction will likely start in 2008. It is thought that any Shanghai park would not be in the ‘Magic Kingdom’ vein (Disneyland, CA being the original Magic Kingdom). If so, it would be the first Disney Resort to not be started with a ‘Magic Kingdom’ park as an anchor.
Of course there is still the chance that Disney is holding the threat of another Chinese Disney Park over the heads of Hong Kong officials. They played this same ploy on Anaheim with Westcot vs Disney’s America.
Speaking of Hong Kong Disneyland, repercussions of the overcrowding and closed gates during the Chinese New Year holiday are still being felt.