Disney Confirms No Disneyland Philippines In The Near Future
Filipinos might have to wait for a few more years after the theme park giant, Disney, has confirmed it is not seeing a Disneyland in the Philippines at least for now.Advertisement
In an email sent to the Morning News USA, Disney Examiner’s Vannyda Thach, said Disney belied rumors that the company is eyeing to put up an amusement park in the Philippines. Disney Examiner exclusively got the company’s official statement.
As previously reported by Morning News USA, a hoax article circulated online draw mixed reactions in the social media world after it claimed that Disney has penned a $350-million deal, which would pave the way for the construction of Disneyland Philippines.
The original source of the article, which became viral in the Philippines earlier this month, was the website OKD2.com. According to the hoax article, Disney has already confirmed that a contract for $350 million was already signed and inked.
“At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we continually look for ways to grow our business and as part of that process, we have conversations with many different entities. While the Philippines is an attractive market, we have no plans for the region at this time,” a spokesperson for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts wrote in a statement exclusively furnished to the DisneyExaminer.
The Disney Examiner reported that the same report on the rumored Disneyland Philippines came following the recent meeting between the Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Walt Disney International chairman Andy Bird. The report added that the two met during the recently held US-ASEAN Summit in California last January.
The meeting, was also reported by a trendy topic website When in Manila claiming that Aquino and the Walt Disney executive discussed about matters on potential investment opportunities. The Philippine Government, however, remained mum on the issue as of this writing.