Jacko's planned "world of childhood" amusement park cleared a big hurdle last Friday, winning final approval from state officials in the ex-Communist Block nation.
The proposed $500 million, 222-acre venue is slated to be built at an old military airport in Warsaw. An aviators' club at the site had protested the project, but the argument is moot with the Military Property Agency's formal decision to take control of the land and turn it over to Jackson, an agency official tells a Polish news agency.
The 39-year-old Gloved One is expected to seal the deal in May during a visit there.
A June 1, 1999, opening date has been set for the wannabe Walt Disney's own private Tomorrowland.
Jackson settled on Poland as the home for his amusement-park vision last spring. The crotch-grabbing entertainer was said to be "moved" by the nation.
Jet-set Jackson, meanwhile, is in South Korea today--the site of his planned "We Are the World 2" charity concert (also for the children, natch). The singer's in Seoul to attend Wednesday's presidential inauguration. Ever the entrepreneur, Jackson is also said to be in town to discuss a ski-resort deal.
Elizabeth Taylor was supposed to join her "least weird" friend for the inaugural festivities, but the health-challenged actress is health-challenged yet again. La Liz has canceled travel plans because she's (what else?) not feeling well.
Hopefully, it's nothing that a visit to the "world of childhood" couldn't solve.