Why did Disney build 3 parks in Asia really close together but the 3 in the west are so far apart?

Chuck S

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Lots of factors in play...companies willing to go into partnership on park ownership, population per square mile, operational/employee costs...and more...
 

AdamEfimoff

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Lots of factors in play...companies willing to go into partnership on park ownership, population per square mile, operational/employee costs...and more...
Not my question, just thought of sharing. But you need wealthy people . I always thought of Disney as brand that appeals to everyone. But can only be afforded by the very wealthy
 
  • Chuck S

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    Yes, but as I said, park operational costs are a factor. Surely in China, with relatively low wages, the parks cost much less to operate...thus admission can be less expensive. I found an old one day pass to Disneyland the other day from the 1980s. The cost was $11.00.

    Wages, insurance, and utilities were all much cheaper back then.
     

    fabfemmeboy

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    Well, the population of each of those cities is huge. There are more people within Shanghai City than in the state of Florida. Add the number of people within a few hours' drive or train ride and it's almost as high as the US population. Japan has a population about 40% of the entire US - and in a much smaller area. Also I think it's kind of hilarious to consider the three Asian parks "close together." Hong Kong to Tokyo is a 4-hour flight, which is comparable to Orlando to Anaheim.
     
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