I was on my 3 week China/Japan vacation and our first stop was Beijing, China. On our way to The Great Wall of China, we passed by this copy cat version of what I think it closest to Tokyo Disneyland. This "Disney" park has nothing to do with the actual company. The parking lot was quite narrow between the park and freeway, but I think there was more parking on the other side of the freeway with a bridge over the freeway and to the park. Our tour guide said it was being built in 1991 but stopped because of no money and bad economy. So it's just been sitting there. There's a perimeter wall themed as the castle (pink walls and blue rooftops) that can clearly be seen from the parking lot and freeway. Their main street's glass canopy was completed. And their Cinderella style castle was barebones with concrete and steel exposed to the elements. I took a video of the park as we passed by, I'll try to get it on youtube. There's a chance it might get completed because the olympics are coming to Beijing in 2008.
Has anyone heard of this Disneyland copy-cat?? Isn't there a thing called international copyrights?
PS, in Xian, China at the Terra Cotta Warriors, they have a theater that plays a movie about how the Terra Cotta warriors came to be from start to present. It was actually a Circle Vision movie!! It needed new films and lots of maintenance, but it was Circle Vision theater with no seats and with 9 screens. Brought Disneyland nostagia to me