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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Will Disney LAND in India?

Will Disney LAND in India?

My local news channel reported today that there are strong rumours that Walt Disney Co. might set up DisneyLand in India. Top execs of Walt Disney were in India few weeks ago and they have met with government officials to explore the possibility of setting up their Theme park in India. It seems they have discussed about getting vast areas of land at a concessional price.

Just a couple of days ago, BusinessWeek reported that Disney has denied reports of setting up a theme park in India. Let’s hope that Disney sets up a theme park in India. This will give a huge boost to tourism and will also attract tourists from across the region.

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9 Comments:

  • Sambhar, this week end they are going to celebrate 50 years of disney land in all the theme parks located world over...so this morning in Good morning America, the talks of opening one park in China ..not heard about India..but it wuld be great if one is opened in India....

    By Blogger IBH, at 10:19 PM  

  • IBH,
    Hong Kong Disneyland is opening this September. I hope you are referring to the same.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:22 PM  

  • Nope! Hong kong one is differnt...they are thinking abt opening one in Beijing, China...that was what the buzz in the GMA this morning!

    By Blogger IBH, at 11:37 PM  

  • A better question to ask will be:

    "WILL Disney WALTZ in India?" :-)

    Answer: Can't say for sure, given the finicky nature of namma ooru makkal.

    By Blogger thennavan, at 12:06 AM  

  • Is DisneyWorld so different from the existing entertainment parks like MGM in India ? I am not so sure.
    McDonalds did come to India...but i heard Samosas cost 75 bucks. Subway too are charging ridiculous amounts for a piece od sandwhich. I don't think Disney would become a hit if the entrance fees are too high.

    By Blogger lavsubbu, at 3:53 AM  

  • LavSubbu,
    I dunno how DisneyWorld will be different than other theme parks like MGM. But they might be bigger in scale. I don't know about McD as well cuz they hv a presence only in Delhi, Mumbai & B'lore. Even chains like Marrybrown charge upwards of Rs. 100 for a burger meal. I guess the spending power has gone up drastically. People are ready to shell out Rs. 150 - 200 for movies at swanky places like Mayajaal in Chennai and PVR (Forum Mall) in Bangalore.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 7:23 AM  

  • You must see the long queue in front of McD in Bangalore(their only dine-in here)-As if there is no other snack available in the vicinity.McDs and the likes have adjusted their price range to suit the Indian Middle class.So you can pick up stuff for a two-digit price.Movie tickets have got really expensive @ these multiplexes.

    By Blogger Thayirsaadham, at 10:06 AM  

  • Nothing to do with Disney. But I jus saw on CNN that Walmart execs are coming to India.. Wud be fun if we shud ve one of them in India.. Damn Congress.. These are times I wish BJP s in power coz they wud welcome them with both hands.

    By Blogger Harish, at 11:03 AM  

  • Harish,
    I think Walmart is quite keen on entering the Indian retail market. Tesco (UK) has already set up a IT setup in Bangalore and might even consider entering the Indian market.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:23 PM  

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