Disneyland in Malaysia ?

A reuters report quoted the Edge as saying that Dsineyland is considering building a Disneyland Theme park in SOuthern Malaysia.

disneyland-in-malaysia.jpgDisneyland in Malaysia?

This will be good news, as Disneyland ‘s theme parks are really fun and crowd pullers in plasces like Anaheim, Orlando in USA and Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Disney’s theme park is still the best especially the shows in each of the featured lands, which is not only high tech but also educational, and with characters like  Mickey, Donald Duck and so on , it is really an experience that is unforgettable.

However, a visit to Disneyland is costly- the entrane fees is not cheap. SO it has to be a whole day affairs, and I wonder with the temperature of about 30 degrees Celcius, can we really enjoy the fun of disneyland, especially between the hours of 12noon and 5 pm.

Genting Theme park in our country is succcessful becaus eof its cool weather. Can they find a site in South Malaysia that can provide a cool environment for a family outings of funs and adventure?

I will quote the article below:

Disney eyeing theme park site in Malaysia: report

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is looking to build a theme park on a 500-acre (202-hectare) site in southern Malaysia, a business weekly reported on Saturday.

Citing unnamed sources, the Edge said the theme park, to be located in Bardar Nusajaya in the Iskandar development zone, would be ready six years after a deal was signed, according to early proposals.

The proposed Disneyland theme park and resort is slated to be bigger than Hong Kong Disneyland and about the size of Tokyo Disney Resort, it said.

The government unveiled a $105 billion blueprint late last year to transform the southern tip of Johor state, which neighbors Singapore, into a regional economic zone for industry, logistics, trade and leisure.

Although the talks with Disney are progressing fast, discussions with other theme park operators, including Warner Bros Entertainment and MGM, have not ceased, the Edge said.

“However, a deal with Walt Disney looks most promising as it has expressed its seriousness and has come out with specifications on its requirements,” it quoted a source as saying.

If the talks with Disney are successful, a deal is expected to be signed by the middle of next year, it added.

Malaysia’s state-controlled UEM World is developing Bandar Nusajaya, a township in southwest Johor.

The 2,200 square km (850 sq miles) Iskandar zone has so far clinched at least $6 billion in investments, including a $4.7 billion maritime park proposed by Dubai World and Malaysia’s infrastructure-to-energy group MMC Bhd.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hangzai
    Nov 06, 2007 @ 09:31:13

    Oh, this must be an unbelievable news for me, since i have a long time never see about Malaysian news, heheh…





  2. ruthz
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 13:01:51

    is this project still on ?
    i thought this news was ages ago ?


  3. hsudarren
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 14:07:16

    Ruthz, this news was from Reuters on the day this post was written. ie 5th Novemebr 2007.

    So this project most probably is still under consideration.


  4. jeff
    Jan 04, 2008 @ 00:53:40

    So long as our government does not use our tax $$ to subsidy all these big multi-national corporations operating here, and we Malaysians are not force into the theme park against our will,i am for the project as it will create employment for our people.


  5. faizal
    Feb 04, 2008 @ 16:56:00

    so good if malaysia government really wants to build theme park at southern malaysia because can make malaysian people proud and can make economic growth..


  6. junclj
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 10:51:05

    Last time (2 years before), I heard my friend from Melaka. He said, actually during 1997 Malaysia decide to build both Disneyland and Petronas Twin Towers. Just because of the 1998 economics disorder, Malaysia was cancelled the plan to build Disneyland. The reason of opportunity cost to sacrifice the second best alternative.


  7. adrianwong17
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 00:24:57

    hope it ll’ be ‘coming soon’..


  8. amirul
    Dec 28, 2008 @ 02:18:30

    they shouldn’t do disneyland there it will be a disaster.lets see the facts in hot weather workers who are wearing costumes such as mickey mouse,donald duck and much more could suffocate by the weather….


  9. firdaus
    Feb 05, 2010 @ 17:52:36

    pleaseeeeeeeeeee…agree on making disneyland in malaysia had already had their own universal studio………..why not malaysia ..i fed up already at singapore and their big building and park…..please consider this project


    Apr 10, 2010 @ 15:15:01

    we know that there have 3 disneyland in Asia=
    Tokyo,HONG KONG,& Shanghai(new)

    (facts) jarak antara Hong Kong dan Shanghai hanya sekitar 1229 km. Tokyo – Shanghai (1767km). Jika kita bandingkan Kuala Lumpur (sebagai contoh jika Disneyland mahu di bina di Malaysia, jarak KL – Hong Kong adalah sekitar 2508 km. Ia lebih jauh daripada Hong Kong – Shanghai.

    Persoalannya, kenapakah tidak berdiri satu Disneyland rantau sebelah Asia Tenggara. Pasarannya sangat besar. Tambahan pula jaraknya lebih jauh dari Tokyo dan Hong Kong.

    Pembangunan Wilayah Iskandar )(iskandar Malaysia) sangat sesuai untuk membawa Disneyland.(untuk melengkapkan 3 taman tema di iskandar malaysia,ataupun di Sepang(dekat dgn KLIA)=supaya senang para pelancong datang ke Malaysia

    Sesuatu yang menarik tentang Disneyland ialah, selain membawa hiburan ala alam Disney, ia sebenarnya sebuah PROMOSI BUDAYA. Budaya yang dimaksudkan ialah budaya Malaysia. Ini kerana di Tokyo Disneyland, sebagaimana biasa di lihat, ia bukan sahaja menuruti acuan tempatan malah ia menyesuaikan karaktor Disney dengan budaya tempatan. misalnya pada awal tahun sambutan tahun baru menampilkan karaktor dengan berpakaian kimono. Selain itu, semasa musim panas, Di Jepun kebanyakannya meraikan perayaan Obon dengan tarian terkenal Bon odori.((jika di Malaysia ia mungkin dapat diraikan dgn perayaan Aidilfitri,chinese new year,deepavali,hari gawai,hari keaamatan,san pedro dan lain-lain lagi..)) Bak kata tagline Tourism Malaysia..
    Malaysia Truly Asia..

    Mungkin ada berpandangan negara kita, sebuah negara Islam dan tertakluk dengan norma-norma tertentu. Pun begitu, kita boleh menyesuaikan taman tema ala Malaysia. Malah ia boleh menjadikan Disneyland versi Malaysia lebih unik.

    Memandangkan Malaysia merupakan negara majmuk dan mempunyai pelbagai perayaan, mungkin Disneyland Malaysia akan lebih banyak perayaan dalam setahun berbanding di tempat lain.
    Siapa dapat menyangka Mickey Mouse berbaju Melayu atau Minnie Mouse berbaju Kebaya, Daisy berbaju Sari dan donald berbaju samfoo.

    Ada juga pandangan bahawa cuaca Malaysia yang panas tidak sesuai dengan pembinaan Disneyland. Pandangan itu sangat sempit kerana sewaktu musim panas di Jepunlah pengunjung taman tema Disney lebih ramai kerana cuti musim panas. Malah cuaca musim panas di Jepun ini, lebih panas dari di Malaysia. Di Jepun juga ada musim tengkujuh dan ada pakej-pakej tertentu disediakan untuk menarik pengunjung dan terdapat juga pengisian acara untuk hari hujan dibuat.

    Para pelancong akan merantau setiap taman tema di seluruh dunia. Mereka akan membicarakan tentang taman tema ini dan mencari keunikannya.

    Ia sebahagian publisiti meningkatkan industri pelancongan negara. Malah ia memberikan satu mercu tanda dan pengenalan tentang Malaysia di mata dunia.

    8.Memandangkan Singapore (Singapura) sudah pasti menjadi peta baru Universal Studio di Asia Tenggara, kehadiran Disneyland di Malaysia pasti menjadi pelengkap yang baik bagi pelancongan berbentuk hiburan sepertinya di rantau sebelah sini. Perbezaan jarak Singapura dengan kuala Lumpur kira-kira 300km sudah pasti sesuatu yang mampu meningkatkan industri pelancongan negara.

    Jika Legoland sudah pasti terbina di Johor, mungkin ada kawasan lain mungkin berminat membawa Disneyland ke Malaysia.
    Jika ada harapan kita membawa Disneyland ke Malaysia, diharapkan Disneyland Malaysia mengambil model Tokyo berbanding Hong Kong.
    Semoga pentadbiran PM Najib lebih bijak dalam hal ini.

    Oleh itu,mari kita menyokong, supaya Disneyland dibawa
    ke Malaysia..



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