As far as proposals for Australian tourism developments go, this one is next level.
A $500 million "Chinese Disneyland" is planned for the New South Wales Central Coast — and it's called Chappypie China Time.
A video proposal for the theme park, below, is like "The Sims do China" on steroids. Watching it, you may feel like someone is pulling your leg, but this thing is legit.
The over-the-top extravaganza is planned for Warnervale, a tiny town an hour from Sydney, where it will stretch for 15.7 hectares.
In 2012, the Wyong Shire Council approved the land's sale to the Australia Chinese Theme Park Pty Ltd. If the "Disneyland" is approved, it will be open to the public in 2016.
With the state government’s goal to double the value of overnight visitor expenditure in New South Wales by 2020, Warnervale Mayor Doug Eaten has high hopes for his Chinese theme park, claiming it will rival Sydney's Opera House as a top tourism destination.
"I’ve truly never seen anything like this before. It’s going to blow people away when they watch the video and get a sense of how big and imaginative this concept really is and what it can do in terms of tourism,” Eaten told The Daily Telegraph.
He's right. You have never seen anything like it.
The theme park is so mind-blowingly amazing, a regular person would swear it's a hoax. Luckily for you, it's not.
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