Philippines congressman Carmelo Lazatin has contacted The Walt Disney Company with the view of securing a Disneyland-style theme park at Clark Freeport Zone, a disused US airbase located 60km north of the capital, Manila.

In an open letter to Thomas Staggs, chair of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Lazatin emphasised the site’s suitability for a park due to its size and accessibility.

He said: "The Clark Freeport Zone may interest you and Walt Disney as the next location for your famous Disneyland theme park, as it boasts of a 4,400ha main zone and 27,600ha subzone."

He added that the country’s increasing popularity among foreign visitors – and the fact that the Disney franchise and characters are very popular among Filipinos – made it an ideal location for a large theme park.