Is Disney about to launch its first theme park in the Middle East?
Said to be in talks with Egypt
State-run news agency MENA have reported that a member of the Egyptian government has confided that The Walt Disney Company are in talks with the powers that be to launch a Disney Land in Egypt. According to the source, the project would be similar to the Disney venue in Paris.
"There are discussions going on between Disney International to build in Egypt its first Disney Park in the Middle East, similar to Disney France," Egypt's investment minister Ashraf Salman, said whilst at the live Disney show at the Cairo International Convention Center.
"Having a Disney show in Egypt at the moment sends a message to the world and to foreign investors that Egypt is safe and stable," he added.
The Walt Disney Company was said to be in talks to develop the Dubailand project into the Middle East's first theme park, but the negotiations did not lead anywhere.