Russia Has Its Eyes on the Next House of Mouse
Building a Disneyland in the Kaliningrad Region will be a priority project, Inna Moreva, the press-secretary of the regional administration, told the paper.
"We think that tourism should grow fast in the Kaliningrad Region. What can we offer tourists? We need new modern interesting facilities, one of which may be an amusement park in the style of Disneyland, or Hansaland in Germany, or Legoland in Denmark, or Port Aventura in Spain," she said.
But, don't bust out the Mouse Ears just yet. Sure the potential project already has the support of President Dmitry Medvedev, but Disney doesn't seem to be quite on board yet.
According to The Orange County Register, Kaliningrad's regional governor Nikolai Tsukanov stressed that he proposed the idea of a Disneyland-style project only as an example of a large amusement park.
Perhaps a Hello Kitty park would suffice if they can't get Mickey's approval?
If a Disneyland were to be built in Russia, it would be the second on the continent. Disneyland Paris, formerly Euro Disney, opened outside the French capital in 1992.
Disney recently announced that work would begin on Shanghai Disney Resort, which will join Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disney in Asia.
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