Walt Disney Co plans to submit a plan to build a theme park in Shanghai to Chinese government officials, the company said on Friday.
Disney said it will submit plans for the park, which would be the second Disney resort in China, together with the Shanghai government, but that no deal has been signed and no project has yet been approved.
The company has engaged in on-again, off-again talks for more than a decade with Chinese officials over plans to build a large theme park and hotel complex in the southern outskirts of Shanghai's Pudong district.
Talks were stalled by a Shanghai government scandal in 2006 and Disney's need to focus on Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened in 2005 to a string of operational problems and lackluster attendance.
A Chinese newspaper reported on Thursday that the plan calls for Shanghai Disneyland to open to the public in 2013.
ReutersLast Mod: 10 Ocak 2009, 15:21