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Shanghai Disneyland: Uncovering secrets about the new Chinese theme park

Shanghai Disneyland: Uncovering secrets about the new Chinese theme park

The blurry, fuzzy concept art of a Shanghai Disneyland, filled with fireworks, spotlights and a great big castle, paints a picture short on details and vague on specifics about the planned project in China. So why all the secrecy on Disney's part? Three reasons: * To prevent knockoff rides by rival Asian theme parks, which happened before Hong Kong Disneyland's 2005 opening. * To preserve creative flexibility for Disney's Imagineers during the ongoing "Blue Sky" development phase, when rides, shows and even entire lands appear or disappear. * To tread lightly with the Chinese government during the upcoming five-year engagement, which follows a delicate two-decade...

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