Friday, April 20, 2012

A Philippine Disneyland?

A lawmaker has written the CEO of The Walt Disney Company to consider Clark Freeport in Pampanga as the next Disneyland Park, MB reported.

Pampanga representative Carmelo "Tarzan" Lazatin has written to Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of the Disneyland company to consider Clark, saying its 4,400-hectare main zone and 27,600-hectare subzone is a perfect location to build the next famous theme park.

"Aside from the huge space it provides, the Clark Freeport Zone can be an attractive destination for Disneyland theme park because of the tax-free privileges given to locators," Lazatin said in his letter dated April 11.

Clark International Airport, Lazatin cited, will also make it easier for tourists to enjoy the amenities and entertainment Disneyland is famous for without the hassles of long travels.

"Together with our population of more than 90 million Filipinos, a Disneyland theme park in the Philippines could be a major income generating site for your company," stating that the Philippines is a favorite tourist destination in Southeast Asia, with an average arrival of four million foreign visitors a year and for 2012.

In Asia, Disneyland parks are situated in Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), and Shanghai (China).

Could the Philippines afford this highly-budgeted project? Or will the Disney company disapprove of the 60/40 (local/foreign) ownership as stated in the Philippine Constitution?

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