Aw, Gee! 'Disneyland' Is NOT Coming To Malaysia
In the wake of the news that reported a Disney theme park will open in Melaka, a verified source has confirmed with SAYS today, 17 November, that there are no plans to open a Disneyland in the country
The source made the revelation on the condition of anonymity.
While Disney has not commented on or refuted the claims, there has been no announcement of any park opening in Malaysia from Disney's official websites.
SAYS has reached out to Melaka state executive council (exco) member Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khami for clarification, and was told that the investors involved in the project will make a statement to the press soon.
On Tuesday, 15 November, Muhammad Jailani said in a press conference that Melaka will build its own Disney theme park, dubbed Disney City, in Jasin by 2027
The exco for Tourism, Heritage, and Culture of Melaka said the Disney theme park in Jasin will be the first in ASEAN.
"After more than 20 years, we will have a new theme park. Even though it is not that big, I feel it is commendable enough (that we manage to) bring in Disneyland," Melaka Hari Ini quoted him as saying.
"It will help us hit our target of 20 million tourists within three years and return to the original track of 18.7 million tourists that we achieved in 2019."
In the press conference, he also announced the proposed project to develop a 22km 'Maglev' system to connect Melaka tourism hotspots.
Malaysia's national news outlet Bernama also reported about the development of Disney City and the electromagnetic train system in Melaka.
Muhammad Jailani can be seen announcing the development of Disney City in a video published by Melaka TV: