ARE Mickey and Minnie Mouse going to Israel?
Not quite, but the Negev city of Dimona is in the “advanced stages” of planning a Disneyland-like theme park.
The “Park of Wonders” is due to have a similar layout to Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, but with Jewish and Israeli themes.
US entrepreneurs are reported to have been in contact with officials in Israel in recent months about the development of the amusement park.
“We are very good at many things in Israel — hi-tech and medicine — so I think it is also time for us to be good at something that is fun and enjoyable,” said Lea Malul, chief executive of the theme park project.
Plans for the park are already drawn up, designed by the same company that planned Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Malul said.
In its initial stage, the park will sit on 60 acres of land at the entrance to Dimona and will include five “worlds”, each with four or five rides.