I was wondering, since Disney already has existing theme parks in the United States, Europe, and Asia, would they ever consider expanding to other continents? For example, South America, or Australia? I know Disney's parks are located in three of the biggest markets in the world - U.S. Asia, and Europe, but, would they consider other foreign markets as well?
Since Asia is the second largest market in the world, and the most populated, it makes sense to have theme parks located in Tokyo, Hong kong, and Shanghai. The United States also makes sense, since it's the largest market in the world. Would Disney ever contemplate a third Disney park in the U.S? Maybe Texas?
It also makes sense economically to have a theme park in Europe. Since mass transit is widely used throughout Europe, Disneyland Paris is easily accessible from other countries in Europe. Would Disney ever consider a second resort in Europe, lets say...Spain? Spain make sense, since its climate is similar to California and Florida.
I'm surprised Disney has not decided to make a theme park in Australia, particularly Sydney. Sydney is a popular travel destination world wide. They probably figure Australians travel to Asia and California to visit Disney, which is true, however, it's still a long journey. For example, it's a 10 flight from Sydney to Tokyo, 11 hours to Shanghai, 9 hours to Hong Kong, and 14 hours to Long Angeles. Clearly, it's not a short journey to visit Disney coming from Australia. I think it would be beneficial economically for Disney to build a theme park in Sydney.
As far as South America, Brazil would be a city where Disney could build a theme park. I know there tends to be a lot of crime in Rio, however, as they did in Orlando, they could build a theme park away from the city. The closest Disney park to Brazil is Disney World, which is a 9-hour direct flight, However, the airlines don't offer many direct flights between Orlando and Rio. From Rio to Paris is 11 hours, which is also a long flight. Would Disney consider building a theme park in Brazil?Tweet
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