Chinese Disneyland Clone Scares the Kids

No, it’s not Disneyland China, it’s Shijingshan Amusement Park located in Beijing. This Disney knock-off could be very frightening for a child who is used to seeing the American version of Walt’s lovable characters — Donald’s got a spare tire, and Minnie doesn’t look quite right herself. I don’t even know what to say about the Snow White-themed ticket booth. Even the “Magic Kingdom” looks like it belongs in Legoland, rather than a Chinese Disneyland clone-park.

None of this is authorized by Disney,” explains China’s English-language business newspaper, The Standard. “but that has not stopped the state-owned park from creating its own counterfeit version of the Magic Kingdom in a brazen example of the sort of open and widespread copyright piracy that has Washington fuming.”

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say.

[via boingboing]