Investment Minister: Disney considering theme park in Egypt

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The Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA) has reported that Disney is considering Egypt as the potential host country of what will be its first theme park in the Middle East.

The news about the unprecedented project, which would surely attract throngs of visitors, was announced on 18 November by Egypt’s Investment Minister Ashraf Salman.

The announcement came on the launch of Disney’s ‘Mickey’s Magic Show’, a live show combining illusion with Disney themes, which is held at the Cairo International Convention Centre and runs until 22 November.

“There are discussions going on between Disney International to build in Egypt its first Disney Park in the Middle East, similar to Disney France”, said the Minister at the opening night of the Disney live show.

“Having a Disney show in Egypt at the moment sends a message to the world and to foreign investors that Egypt is safe and stable,” Salman added.

Though Egypt already counts a number of theme parks, the potential new venture would by the Middle East’s first official Disney Land, a brand that has had long success in Europe and the US.

The Walt Disney Company has yet to confirm the statement, but if the theme park does come to Egypt it will bring a welcome economic benefit for the country, many local and international visitors to enjoy its attractions, and a wave of fun and good spirit among children and adults.