[QUOTE=DisneyFreak78;1113790]After reading the article, this is the thing I have a question about;
The first phase of the Shanghai project, which will include a Magic Kingdom-style theme park, two hotels and a Downtown Disney-style retail area, is expected to cost $4.4 billion and take five years to build. Disney is financing 43 percent of the cost, with the Chinese government picking up the remainder.
With China funding 57% of this park does that mean they’re going to have more of a say so on what will happen in the park? Like stock holders, wouldn’t they technically “own” a larger part of the park than Disney? I wonder if it would change the Disney standard?[/QUOTE]
I read something on this a loooonnnngggg time ago. I can’t recall any details, but China will have a big say in how the park is run. After all, this is a communist country–you can spend up to 10 years in prison for owning a Bible, and the internet is completely censored. Most people in China were kept in the dark regarding the “Arab Spring.” I’m certain each and every decision in theme park operations will meet censors’ approval. It will not be the same environment as other Disney parks.
Of course, with WDW now assigning our FP times, they are moving towards a more communist approach anyway. :whistling