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Disney in talks to build theme park in Egypt: Minister

Disney park in Egypt would be first in Middle East

Ahram Online, Tuesday 18 Nov 2014
File photo: Fireworks fill the sky and doves are released during the finale at Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration ceremony at the Disneyland theme park as ''The Happiest Homecoming on Earth'' begins in Anaheim, California May 5, 2005 (Photo: Reuters)
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Disney is considering building a theme park in Egypt, its first in the Middle East, state-run news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.
"There are discussions going on between Disney International to build in Egypt its first Disney Park in the Middle East, similar to Disney France," Ashraf Salman, Egypt's investment minister, said on Tuesday.
Salman's declarations were made during the launching of a live Disney show on Tuesday, which features a cast of Disney characters in a magic-themed performance at Cairo International Convention Centre until 22 November.
"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 said.
The Walt Disney Company was not available to confirm the news of the theme park in Egypt.
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Pat Caleb
20-11-2014 08:10am
Disney in talks
I am adapting a novel about how it was that Tut became pharaoh, year 1927. How would an Egyptian feel about opening a Disneyland with a King Tut movie?
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20-11-2014 02:06pm
very cool
it is a good idea .is it about the discovery of the tomb or story of pharaoh tut himself?if you are going to tell story of tut?do not forget to mention Akhenaten and his role?that will be very interesting cause very few novels and films tackle that mysterious period !good luck

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