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Mickey Mouse and friends are on their way to Shanghai after long-awaited plans for a Disney theme park near China's financial hub got the thumbs-up from central authorities.
A senior official of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said this on Wednesday.
Shanghai Disneyland Resort
  • ·In November 2009, Disney received approval from the central government of China to build a Disney theme park in the Pudong district of Shanghai.
  • ·"China is one of the most dynamic, exciting and important countries in the world and this approval marks a very significant milestone for Walt Disney Co in mainland China," said Robert Iger, president and CEO of Disney.
  • ·The resort is expected to open in 2014.

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