India's first Disneyland to come up in Vishakhapatnam?
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.