A proposal for a $500 million Chinese-themed Disneyland is in place for the New South Wales Central Coast in Australia, and if that is not enough to persuade you to visit it when it gets approved by authorities, maybe its wonderful, wonderful name of Chappypie China Time would. Try beating that, Shanghai Disneyland.
According to news.com.au, this tourist attraction is planned for Warnervale, a tiny town an hour from Sydney. The Wyong Shire Council approved the land’s sale to the Australia Chinese Theme Park Pty Ltd in 2012. The first stage of the theme park will be open to the public in 2016 if the proposal goes through.
Key features of the theme park include:
A Panda Paradise, which is touted to “create a harmonious relationship between you and a panda”
Happy Chinese characters that integrate hi-tech multimedia means so that visitors can feel wisdom and happiness of Chinese characters
Chinese gourmet selections
China traditional music, as well as arts and handicrafts
And the Spring Festival Square, which provides a “happy and auspicious atmosphere”
Warnervale Mayor Doug Eaten hopes that the Chinese theme park will be able rival Sydney’s Opera House as a top tourism destination.
The Central Coast Express Advocate reports that the council is so keen on the investment that it has voted to pay for Chinese language lessons for councillors, the Central Coast Express Advocate reports.
Watch the full promotional video here:
Photos and Video: Central Coast Express Advocate