A new Disney World attraction could be opened in South Africa, if the country manages to secure the franchise.
A new Disney World attraction could be opened in South Africa, if the country manages to secure the franchise.It is understood that Free State and Mpumalanga are both interested in being the new home to the only Disney World in Africa. Media reports suggest that it could cost around ZAR25 billion (£2.24 billion) to achieve.
Free State premier Ace Magashule and his economic affairs minister, Mxolisi Dukwana, recently visited the US and met with officials from Disney World. However, there has been no official details of the talks released, reports the Sunday Times.
Mpumalanga first revealed its Disney World aims in September and according to Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency chief executive officer Charles Ndabeni, the agency is shortly planning to conduct a feasibility study.
“Our project is known, even at national level. I have presented it to the National Parks chief executive forum,” he said.
Last year, Disney was granted approval from the Chinese government to open a new park in Shanghai.
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