Disneyland could be heading to Australia

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse pose in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Hong Kong's Disneyland.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse pose in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Hong Kong's Disneyland. Photo: AP

If the rumours are true, 'the happiest place on earth' could be coming to Australia. 

China's richest man is preparing to build a major theme park on the Gold Coast to rival Dreamworld and Movie World.

Wang Jianlin's company the Wanda Group is reportedly in talks with the state government about potentially building the multi-billion dollar attraction in Coomera.

Disneyland is rumoured to be coming to Australia.
Disneyland is rumoured to be coming to Australia.  Photo: Fred Prouser

"Wanda in Australia has already acquired the biggest cinema company in the country and theme parks are one of the things Wanda wants to invest in in the future," Wanda spokesman Xie Hong told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Coomera MP Michael Crandon is on board with the idea, saying it will boost tourism. 

"I will bet other theme parks in the area will want this because it will bring more people" he told the publication. 

Mr Xie declined to say whether the park would have a Disney theme, but he didn't say outright that it wouldn't. 

The Wanda Group recently built a $2.5 billion theme park in Yunnan, China which also included world-class hotels.

This isn't the first time rumours of a Disneyland down under have circulated.

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Last year a Chinese company proposed a $500 million 'Chinese-style Disneyland' on the Central Coast, and in 2008 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the Walt Disney Company was eyeing off land in Sydney Harbour. 

Fingers crossed that this time it comes true.  

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