Shanghai Disneyland opened last year, and is what many Chinese firms are now aspiring to create. But remember the world’s most-recognised theme park operator’s winning formula is based on more than 40 years of experience. Photo: SCMP Shanghai Disneyland opened last year, and is what many Chinese firms are now aspiring to create. But remember the world’s most-recognised theme park operator’s winning formula is based on more than 40 years of experience. Photo: SCMP
Shanghai Disneyland opened last year, and is what many Chinese firms are now aspiring to create. But remember the world’s most-recognised theme park operator’s winning formula is based on more than 40 years of experience. Photo: SCMP
Stephen Vines
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Stephen Vines

Chinese developer heavyweights seem blinkered into thinking building theme parks is simply a licence to print money

The current obsession with creating mega sites across the country lacks foundation, and has more to do with ‘me-too-ism’ than business common sense

Shanghai Disneyland opened last year, and is what many Chinese firms are now aspiring to create. But remember the world’s most-recognised theme park operator’s winning formula is based on more than 40 years of experience. Photo: SCMP Shanghai Disneyland opened last year, and is what many Chinese firms are now aspiring to create. But remember the world’s most-recognised theme park operator’s winning formula is based on more than 40 years of experience. Photo: SCMP
Shanghai Disneyland opened last year, and is what many Chinese firms are now aspiring to create. But remember the world’s most-recognised theme park operator’s winning formula is based on more than 40 years of experience. Photo: SCMP
READ FULL ARTICLE