If it was a gamble to build in China, count me in to roll the dice. China has just a few advantages that may lure a potential client/investorIt was a huge gamble for Disney to build in China. Everyone can pretend Disney owns those parks, but if relations deteriorate between China and other countries, China can take control of those parks at any time. Playing with real authoritarianism is always dangerous... and you're kidding yourself if you think that fire won't eventually burn.
World's most populous nation
330 million people living within a three hour car ride to Shanghai Disney
Disney opportunity to leverage its brand in a key market
China's upper middle class population at approx 100 million
Chinese people love going to movies and SHDL can only improve upon that
A number of people say could have, would have, should have.. but China is the biggest opportunity in emerging markets for many companies/investors that want in on the action.
"China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes up she will move the world." - Napoleon Bonaparte