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Government of Zimbabwe Plans $300 Million “Disneyland in Africa” at Victoria Falls


(August 25, 2013) — New Zimbabwe reports:

‘The government is planning to set up a US$300-million theme park in Victoria Falls to exploit full potential of the resort town.

“Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi told New Ziana that the government had acquired 1,200 hectares of land to construct the park he described as the ‘Disneyland in Africa.’

“The Victoria Falls park would house among others shopping malls, banks and exhibition and entertainment facilities such as casinos.

“‘We have reserved 1,200 hectares of land near the Victoria Falls International Airport to construct hotels and convention centres,’ Mzembi said on the sidelines of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe from Aug 24 to 29.”


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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