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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:26 am 
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Pictures: China's Fake Disneyland, Overgrown and Ghostly

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With China's decaying answer to Cinderella's Castle looming overhead on December 5, a farmer walks through cropland reclaimed after the late-1990s failure of the Wonderland amusement park—"rediscovered" this month

Surprisingly easy to visit for adventurous travelers in China, the sprawling site offers a ghostly look at what was to have been Asia's largest theme park—now a rusting parallel universe of Disney World doppelgängers.

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Fascinating and eerie too. I took the Beijing quiz and did awful.


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Was this an actual Disney thing? I remember EuroDisney which was a flop IIRC.


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There is a Disneyland Paris...formerly called Euro Disney


There were financial problems getting it built.. then subsequently... but I think its running and popular now.

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In 2002, Euro Disney S.C.A. and The Walt Disney Company announced another annual profit for Disneyland Paris. However, it then incurred a net loss in the three years following. In 2005, The Walt Disney Company agreed to write off all debt to The Walt Disney Company made by Euro Disney S.C.A.. As of 2007 the park was approximately US$2 billion in debt. In August 2008, Disneyland Paris was the most visited attraction in Europe, receiving more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower combined

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