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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Disneyland in Pinas

I am so full of glee upon knowing that Clark Representative Solon asked Disney's CEO Iger to consider Clark as their next Walt Disney Park.

The child in me just can't contain my excitement should this be realized. Here's the story from Yahoo.Ph.

"CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga - First District Rep. Carmelo "Tarzan" Lazatin has written Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company based in Burbank, California, USA, to ask him to consider Clark for their next Walt Disney park, saying that Clark's 4,400 hectare main zone and 27,600-hectare subzone will be the best place for a new Disneyland.

"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," said Lazatin in his letter dated April 11.

Lazatin also cited Clark International Airport, world-class airport which is expected to serve at least P1.6-million passengers this year.

"The airport will be making it easier for tourists to enjoy the amenities and entertainment Disneyland is famous for without the hassles of long travels," he said.

Lazatin also told Iger that hotel accommodations will not be a problem as Clark has the best hotels in its roster where visitors can enjoy the hospitality Filipinos are known for.

The lawmaker said the Philippines is a favorite tourist destination in Southeast Asia, with an average arrival of four million foreign visitors a year and for 2012, the government is eyeing to hit the 5-million mark.

"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," he said.

Disneyland theme parks are the highest-earning theme parks in the world.

In 2009, the company's theme parks hosted approximately 119.1 million guests, making Disney Parks the world's most visited theme park company, ahead of the second most visited, British rival Merlin Entertainments.

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


I have read mixed reactions about this on Facebook and Twitter. Hence I am sharing my view about this. So don't bash me as I am just stating my point here. First, this will definitely boost the country's economy. Our Asian neighbors would definitely want to check this one out in the same way that we checked other Disneyland counterparts in other countries around the globe. This could then mean an increase in the number of tourists.

In addition this also means employment for Filipinos. Considering the number of unemployed today this would definitely be a big help.

And Disney would be the one pouring in the money in order to build this from the ground up. After all this is their park hence their investment.

Furthermore, we could save tons going to Hong Kong or Japan! Imagine the amount you would be saving for your accommodation, foods and trips.

Lastly, we then could definitely say that we are now in the happiest place on Earth and where the magic began! Ok, a fail attempt in mixing up Disney's slogan just to keep the atmosphere light.

Let me know what you think about this news. Leave your insights in the comment section below.

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Anonymous said...

like. but why tax-free? is that offer's effect perpetual? as in forever tax-free? or for so and so number of years lng? it would be better for our economy if we get a share via taxes in the profits they will be raking in. BUT IF IT JUST GOES TO POLITICIANS' POCKETS, SIGE TAX-FREE NALANG. In toto, Disneyland nlng, and not casinos. Wholesome entertainment kumbaga. weeeeeh!

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