Mickey Mouse looks set to come to mainland China at last after Disneyland gets approval to build a theme park in the country's largest city.

Shanghai will be home to the most ambitious Disney theme park in the world if plans approved by China's National Development Commission go ahead.

Costs for the project will exceed $3.6 billion and will include the traditional Magic Kingdom and other Disney attractions.

The park will be sited on reclaimed paddy fields in the eastern district of Pudong.

Local farmers were moved off the land years ago to make way for the park.

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