An Australian business man is pushing for Disneyland to come to Australia and has even offered up his own land for the theme park.

Wealthy businessman, Warren Randall, who owns wineries in Seppeltsfield and Penny’s Hill has suggested that the Walt Disney Company open up shop on part of his extensive McLaren Vale land holdings in South Australia.

“I think, in tourism, we’re all a little bit sick and tired of Adelaide being the place you fly over when you go from Sydney to Perth,” he told The Advertiser.

“It is time we made a statement, a few statements, in our state.

“McLaren Vale would be my spot – wide, open, flat, next to the beach, next to the ranges – (it) makes a lot of sense.”

There are currently six Walt Disney theme parks in the world, and they are located in California, Florida, Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong.

While an actual Disneyland theme park is likely a long way off, Disney fans can rejoice in the news that the brand’s famous cruise ship Disney Magic at Sea is confirmed to be heading to our shores for the first time ever.

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The majestic cruise liner will let guests from Australia interact with a number of fan-favourite characters from DisneyMarvelPixar and Star Wars while sailing around Australia and New Zealand.

“We are so excited to bring the magic of a Disney cruise vacation close to home for guests in Australia and New Zealand,” Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products announced last week. “On these limited-time sailings, the ship is the destination, and our amazing Disney Cruise Line crew can’t wait to welcome guests on board as they are immersed in their favourite stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.”

Along with interacting with famous Disney characters, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in imaginative dining that “combines gourmet specialties with legendary Disney storytelling” and watch “Broadway-style musicals and larger-than-life deck parties for the entire family.”

For more information about itineraries and to book your spot on the cruise, head to the website here.

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