Russia Has Its Eyes on the Next House of Mouse

Posted Aug 5th 2011 09:15 AMUpdated Aug 9th 2011 10:54 AM


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Is Mickey Mouse scoping out Russian territory in his quest to achieve total global domination? A Disneyland park might be in the cards for the Kaliningrad Region, Russia's westernmost region, reports The Voice of Russia.

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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Note to 'AOL Travel Staff' -- please learn proper English punctuation, especially for use in headlines. These words are in bold type, and call attention to themselves, so you look even more stupid and lazy than you actually are. (If this is too much work, please let me know -- I could do the job from home. At 3/4 the pay)

August 06 2011 at 11:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think it is important to proof read the grammar of the fragment headline this publication has just posted online for the whole world to see. There is a tremendous difference between it's and its. Really. Check it.

August 06 2011 at 4:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Perhaps the author means "Russia has its eyes on . . ."? Otherwise, this headline makes no sense.

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