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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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HONG KONG: Disneyland updates

Hong Kong Disneyland is scheduled to be opened on 12th September 2005.

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Old February 16th, 2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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Cool thanks, although it's kinda small but it's Disney in the end.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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Yeah that looks so small
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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:41 PM   #4
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great photos thanks man
i never expected the project to be at this stage already

i guess the child in me will force me to go there when i'll visit hong kong some time
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Old February 17th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #5
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Great to see the progress... I can't wait until it opens. Like most forumers here, I think its pretty small compared to the other Disney theme parks, but whatever. What I'm interested in knowing is besides the traditional Magic Kingdom park, are they also building another type of "theme" park that will be opening later this year?
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Old February 17th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #6
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they going to have a haunted mansion.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #7
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this is only phase one. When the whole theme park is completed, other 'foreign' (the one outside US) Disneyland park doesn't look that large compare to the one in HK.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 11:43 PM   #8
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vincent, is that a ferry-pier being built?!

will you be able to high-speed ferry from central to disney????



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Old February 18th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #9
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How big is Hong Kong's Magic Kingdom compared to the Magic Kindoms in other places (California, Florida, Paris, Tokyo)?
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Old February 19th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #10
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i think there is a pier built in Disneyland. But i am not sure about the route.

raymond tung88, i went to the disneyland website for paris, tokyo. But the figures are not shown. I have seen aerial pics of the park though (Paris Disney aerial pic is available in spaceimaging.com). They doesn't look large compare to the one in US though (or similar size to hk's). The one in US is a combination of many theme parks anyway (that doesn't really relate to the disney theme), like there are park for water activity etc. I believe the on in Tokyo got about the same thing as hk and with an additional water park too.
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Old February 19th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #11
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vincent, is that a ferry-pier being built?!

will you be able to high-speed ferry from central to disney????



ferry from central to disney would make most sense. tst.. mmm.. maybe but not very likely. ><
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Old February 19th, 2005, 01:59 AM   #12
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great,,,
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Old February 19th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #13
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Thanks for that update... Even small development projects can be as interesting as large development projects.
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Old February 19th, 2005, 04:27 PM   #14
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Yeah that looks so small
I was wondering the same thing too. Why is it so small. Even Six Flags in Dallas looks bigger. I thought Disney Theme parks were supposed to be square miles of sprawling fun. I wonder if this will be the final size.
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Old February 19th, 2005, 07:52 PM   #15
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hmm.., there is NO single pic here that show the entire park. Each pic show a small portion of the park.
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Old February 19th, 2005, 10:15 PM   #16
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the park is very small especially when compared to disney world in florida ... however not too bad for a phase one la ... there will be phase two when this is finished i believe ...
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Old February 19th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #17
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Actually the park is about the same size as the disney park in Florida. Vincent had an aerial photo of the Florida park to compare the size last time.
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There is one thing that the HK park has that Florida has not.......travel to and from the park on ferries and seeing the fab skyline on the way..WOW!!
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good point.
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Old February 21st, 2005, 01:36 AM   #20
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Hong Kong Disneyland is smaller than other Disney Parks because Disney (USA) does not want to risk spending too much money on new theme parks but not able to earn expected return anymore. It has been published on articles many times that ever since Disney spent too much money at Euro Disneyland (now called Disneyland Paris), which alsmot went bankrupted a year after its opening, Disney has changed their strategies on building new parks. Disney's California Adventure (opened in 2001), and Disney Studios paris (opened in 2002) lack so much funding and rides, the two new parks were almost failures.

Disney's California Adventure Park, full of off-the-shelf last century carnival style rides.


Disney Studios Paris, is this a warehouse or a theme park?



Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea were 100% funded by the Japanese, that's why they can build full scale theme parks filled with great rides.
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Hong Kong Disneyland is 49% owned by Disney and 51% owned by Hong Kong government. Right now Hong kong Disneyland does not have: Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Tom Sawyers Island & Rivers of America, Toon Town, It's a Small World, Star Tours, etc. Fortunately, Hong Kong has been talking about adding new rides and a 2nd park already. Having a rich city like Hong Kong which is famous for building large scale projects to finace its Disneyland is good news. Hong Kong is more committed to make this place the happiest place on earth than Disney USA, just look at the the amount of money and work already put into the project: land reclaimation, dedicated railway to Disneyland, dedicated highway to Disneyland.

The Disney Chairman Roy Disney and a few other borad of directors cannot stand what Disney is doing under current CEO Michael Eisner's supervision (in building cheap rides and cheap parks), so they resigned and made a website trying to Save Disney: www.savedisney.com In the mean time, it's up to each individual parks to invest in its own parks. The Parisan just bought the majority share of Disney Resort Paris and announced plans to spend money on their own to build new rides and entertainment venue. And Hong Kong is likely to follow suit.
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