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India's first Disneyland to come up in Vishakhapatnam?

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Viahakhapatnam, Nov 6: The country's first Disneyland is likely to come up in Vishakhapatnam, the port city in Andhra Pradesh? The Disneyland and Universal Studios are some of the world's biggest tourism attractions and both of them have decided to set up mega theme parks in India, said reports.

[Read: No theme park in India now, clarifies Disney]

According to South Report, Disneyland would require almost 2,000 acres for the project and the government is trying to figure out a land which also has a beach view to add value to the tourism project.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu chose Vishakhapatnam for the project to help the tourism potential of Vishakhapatnam-Araku grow manifold. The chief minister has reportedly asked his officials to offer the best incentives to make the Disneyland a reality in his state, which was bifurcated in June this year, leading to the birth of Telangana.

Disney authorities later said that it have no plans to open a park in India now

The state government has sought information on land and other related issues from a private investor who showed interest in setting up Disneyland on the lines of that in Paris, said a Hindu report. Details were yet to emerge, said the report.

However, sources in Disneyland later clarified that it has no plans to open a theme park in India. " We continually look for opportunities to grow our business and while India is an attractive market, we currently have no plans for a theme park here," the company said in a statement.

Currently, Disneyland is in California, Florida, Tokyo, Paris and Honk Kong. Construction of Disneyland Shanghai is underway and will be opened in 2016.

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