Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released a statement at their Annual Conference on Friday confirming that a new disney land theme park will be built in Sydney, Australia. A rep for the company confirmed that the annoucement of the companies 9th Park should have come earlier because disney theme park developers had indeed been working on the project for over a year with the australian government in order to find a suitable location for the park and resort but were delayed when their original location plans, for the Gold Coast Australia fell through because of the complaints coming from Wanerbrothers and Village Road Show theme parks stating that building a disney land in the in the gold coast would have detrimental effects on their 3, already established parks: water world, sea word and movie world.
Although the company were unable to secure their ideal location they did have a second place in mind which is Sydney. the rep stated "we have chosen Sydney Australia to be the next location for disneyland because of all the states in Australia Sydney has the most iconic australian structures and we at disney want disneyland to be the next iconic structure there.
The theme park plus hotel and resort will be built on a 10 Acker land plot located 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD. Park Design officials will be submitting their final plans for the park next month and then construction will begin late May. The rep also confirmed that this disneyland will be the 2nd biggest in the world just under that of the one located in Calafornia, USA. Unlike the other international parks disneyland australia will be made to look like a combination of the calafornia and florida parks as well as brand new designs added to the mix.
It is estimated that Disneyland Australia will become the most Popular Dsiney Park in the world due to it size and layout. It will include all the rides from both US parks as well as many extras such as the Alice In Wonderland Adventure Ride where park goers will ride a roller coaster themed boat through a jungle where they will get to interact with many things from the movie before plummeting down a 100m slide.
Disneyland will also feature a studio in which disney movies as well as other movies can be filmed. This studio will be the biggest production studio is australia and walt disney reps have confirmed that they hope to move half of their productions to the sydney based studio once it it ready, this will mainly include production of shows seen on disneychannel and will give australian actors and actresses a chance to further their career in the entertainment industry without having to leave their families behind and move to Los Angeles like many of them are forced to do in order to further their career.
Construction on the Park, Hotel, Resort and Studio will begin in May of 2012.