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Disney World Coming to Peru?


A congressman in Peru has proposed the construction of a Walt Disney World replica in the mountain city of Cusco, a report says.

Sergio Davila said such a park would complement the city’s other tourism draws, such as archaelogy, history and ancestry, according to Gestion, an economic website in Peru.

The project could cost $1 billion if it were to become reality, according Bureau of Conventions president Carlos Canales told Gestion — and it also would be a poor fit for Cusco, which is near Incan citadel Macchu Picchu and is more of a niche tourism destination, he said. Weather also could be a problem in Cusco, he said, suggesting a location closer to the capital city of Lima, such as Ica, would be better for a major entertainment theme park.

Few details of Davila’s proposal were reported by Gestion. Davila is a member of the same Peruvians for Change party as Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, which holds just 14 percent of seats in congress.

Top tourism attractions in Cusco listed on Trip Advisor include a historical tour and a wildlife tour. Top attractions in Lima include an amusement park with a water park and another with animal interaction.