Disney has denied reports inthe Hong Kong and mainland China press that it plans to build a theme park in Beijing by 2010.

Local newspapers reported onTuesday (Jan 17) that the Beijingcity government had suggested a Disney theme park would be one of ten facilitiesestablished at the upcoming National New Media Base in the city's Daxingdistrict.

The plans were reportedlycontained in a key document at the ongoing Beijing municipal people's congress.

"Media reports that claimDisney is building a park in Beijing are inaccurate and not based on fact," said Walt Disney Parksand Resorts' senior vice president, worldwide public affairs, Leslie Goodman. "Disneyhas no plans to build a park in Beijing at this time."

At the opening of Hong KongDisneyland last September, Disney president Robert Iger confirmed the company'slong-rumoured plans to also operate a theme park in Shanghai, although he noted that it wouldn't open until atleast 2010.