Hollywood chases Asia theme park rainbow

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  1. CareBlair

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    By Kim Soyoung and George Chen
    REUTERS
    2:55 a.m. May 23, 2007

    SEOUL/SHANGHAI – Hollywood studios are scouting out sites in Asia for new theme parks, but it will take more than Tinsel Town magic to overcome a maze of rules, local competition and spiralling land prices.

    Entertainment titans Walt Disney, Universal Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Paramount Pictures are taking Western entertainment to the world's most populous region.

    Their target: affluent Asians willing to spend $50, $100 or more a day.

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  2. Alysa

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    We just got back from Seoul - Koreans love their theme parks. Lotte World was closed for renovations (it's in a huge, huge mall), and Everland was REALLY weird. It has mascots that look like a redheaded Mickey and a Minnie with a blond wing, both without the ears. They are bears? I guess? They had everything - a small world, teacups (lilly pads), peter pan, carosel, splash mountain, etc. It was like being in an alternate reality Disney World. DD loved it though and DS1 called the mascot "Nickey!" I kept asking DH how Everland didn't get a huge lawsuit slapped on them. We also went to Seoul Children's Park - expensive! Disney would do really well there.
     

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