Taggart: The example of Fantawild is nice, but what's Disney's excuse with its own Studios park and Animal Kingdom? Nothing original here. I used the word Zombie-like and I stand by it. While I don't dispute that major US design companies are doing the most high profile projects and the US has the expertise and talent, the client dictates what they want, which influences the design aesthetic. I expect the technology and contractors are locally based.
China is doing unique things with theme parks. You have to look at the Macau area and see how they attempt something better. It takes time, money, and experience. China will learn from its mistakes and it is likely Disney will do the same. Look at the original Hong Kong Disneyland. What a moronic mistake of a first Disney Park in China. Certainly it is being fixed. Hong Kong is now not borrowing from Disney in its new entertainment centers.