If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, you’ll know that it really is the happiest place on Earth.
Anaheim is my favourite spot, the original, and in my mind – the best.
However, there have been rumours circulating for about a year that Australia was set to get a piece of the action – and we’re getting to closer to that being true by the minute.
People are even discussing a location now – and it’s definitely not where you think.
Melbournians are the ones said to be benefiting from the potential arrival, with Docklands being thrown up as the perfect spot.
The reason being, Melbourne is underperforming in the theme park stakes, with the Gold Coast and now Sydney dotted with theme parks.
Even Docklands Community Association president Roger Gardner was on board with the idea.
“We haven’t discussed that with anybody at this time but I would say it’s a reasonable idea to consider,” he said.
“It would bring people to the area but where you would build it would be a key consideration.”
“It’s very important to get people to Docklands, tourism is a big thing when it comes to developing an area,” he said.
“It needs people for the commercial side of things, shops need patronage.
“Tourists are attracted to the water and views at Docklands, it’s an attractive place, so in that sense I think it’s a good idea to get people to the area.”
The only potential issue? Space.
“Space is a concern of course, the planning wasn’t very good in Docklands to begin with and it’s suffered ever since,” he said.
“Space for a Disneyland — I really wonder about that. The only space that’s left is a bit out of town, down to the west of Docklands.”