While this isn’t coming from an official Disney representative, there was some interesting news made at the International Academy of Tourism expo in Shanghai. Construction is just underway on Shanghai Disneyland, it won’t open until 2016, but expectations are already pretty high.
According to Alastair M. Morrison, director with the IAT, “Shanghai Disneyland will be three times of the one in Hong Kong. The massive population in the Yangtze River Delta will strongly support it to be a top choice for a one-day tour.”
The park is expected to cost $3.7 billion and eventually attract over 11 million visitors a year to the region. The IAT Expo also attracted investors interested in building up the area around the resort with resorts and hotels.