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Old June 28th, 2005, 08:51 AM   #181
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Old June 28th, 2005, 08:09 PM   #182
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Tuesday June 28, 7:01 PM
Tickets for charity day at Hong Kong Disneyland sell out within hours

AP - Customers snapped up tickets to attend a pre-opening charity day at Hong Kong Disneyland within hours of them appearing for sale on the Internet Tuesday, Disney officials said.

All tickets for the charity day set for Sept. 4 were sold out within the first three hours of going online, Disney said in a statement. Hong Kong Disneyland spokeswoman Esther Wong said 15,000 tickets were sold.

Visitors on the charity day will see the Hong Kong theme park eight days before its official opening on Sept. 12.

"The response from the public to the ticket sales has been overwhelming and demonstrates tremendous support for both the local community and for Hong Kong Disneyland," said Hong Kong Disneyland Group Managing Director Don Robinson.

He said all the ticket proceeds will be donated to local charity group, the Community Chest, which raises money for social welfare agencies.

The theme park, built on reclaimed land on Lantau island, is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Co. and the Hong Kong government.

Hong Kong taxpayers are footing the bulk of the US$3.5 billion (euro2.88 billion) construction bill for Hong Kong Disneyland, and critics question whether the government got a good deal. Officials have said the park will boost employment and tourism.
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Old June 29th, 2005, 08:36 AM   #183
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Police warn against Disneyland ticket scalping
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
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Police today (June 28) warned members of the public not to participate in any ticket-scalping activities, including the Disneyland admission tickets.

The Hong Kong Disneyland will be officially opened on September 12 while on-line admission ticket-booking will take effect from July 1.

The Hong Kong Disneyland is licensed under the Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance. According to Section 6 of the Ordinance, no person shall sell, or offer or exhibit or have in his possession for sale, or solicit the purchase of, any ticket or voucher authorising or purporting to authorise admission to any place of public entertainment licensed under this Ordinance in any public thoroughfare, or in the entrance hall of, or approaches to, any such place as aforesaid, except at a box-office, booth, turnstile or counter appointed by the proprietor or manager of such place or by the organiser of the entertainment, exhibition, performance, amusement, game or sport held therein.

Neither can a person sell, or offer or exhibit or have in his possession for sale, or solicit the purchase of, any ticket or voucher authorising or purporting to authorise admission to any place of public entertainment licensed under this Ordinance at a price exceeding the amount fixed by such proprietor, manager or organiser to be charged therefor, inclusive of the duty, if any, payable.

Any person who contravenes the provisions shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of $2,000.

The Technology Crime Division (TCD) of the Commercial Crime Bureau will monitor any on-line ticket-scalping activities and will strictly enforce the law.

Police urged members of the public not to act against the law. Enquiries on on-line ticket-scalping activities can be made to the TCD on 2860 5012 or by email at [email protected]. Members of the public can also report related criminal activities to the TCD.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 07:42 PM   #184
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Hkshyline: Some rumor here in the US say Six Flags is in talk with Hong Kong to build the first theme park in Asia
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Old July 4th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #185
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Wow.. can't believe its done already
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Old July 4th, 2005, 04:32 PM   #186
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Hkshyline: Some rumor here in the US say Six Flags is in talk with Hong Kong to build the first theme park in Asia
There were rumours that either Universal Studios or Six Flags want to build a theme park in Hong Kong, but it's highly unlikely it will take place. Universal Studios have talked to Shanghai while having 3 major theme parks in Hong Kong may be too many.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #187
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Hong Kong Disney Gives Away 20K Free Tix
Sat Jul 2, 7:16 AM ET
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HONG KONG - Hong Kong Disneyland has given 20,000 free tickets to poor families and the disabled to visit the new theme park before it opens to the public, officials said Saturday.

Those receiving the free tickets will be able to come to the park — set to open Sept. 12 — on the last two days of August, a government statement said.

It said priority will be given to children from poor and immigrant families, the disabled, and people affected by Hong Kong's 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.

Hong Kong Disneyland began selling tickets through its Web site on Friday.

Tickets are still available for all dates in its first three months of operation, including opening day, said a Hong Kong Disneyland spokeswoman, Esther Wong.

However, Wong described sales as "strong," and said the park's operators "are pleased to see the public's support for Disneyland."

The company will only sell 12,000 tickets for its opening day because the park, which can normally cater to a daily maximum of 30,000 visitors, will be closed to the public the first morning for private events.

The theme park, built on reclaimed land on Hong Kong's Lantau island, is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Co. and the Hong Kong government.

Hong Kong taxpayers are footing the bulk of the US$3.5 billion construction bill for Hong Kong Disneyland, and critics question whether the government got a good deal. Officials have said the park will boost employment and tourism.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 06:44 PM   #188
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Hong Kong Disneyland starts on-line tickets selling
People's Daily

Hong Kong Disneyland started its on-line tickets selling Friday and its spokesperson said the process had been smooth so far.

Hong Kong Disneyland announced its on-line ticketing plan on June 22. People who want to visit the theme park need to use their credit card to book tickets through the website of Hong Kong Disneyland. Each credit card can buy at most 10 tickets.

The theme park said that starting from Friday, guests can buy tickets for its grand opening day on Sept. 12 and the first 90 days after its opening.

Hong Kong Disneyland will begin its rehearsal on Aug. 16 and it will last for approximately four weeks.

Rehearsal days have been a long-standing tradition at Disney theme parks and present an opportunity for cast members -- Disneyland's term for employees -- to practice and adjust their performance.

Specially invited guests include business affiliates, travel trade associates, contractors, consultants, alliance partners, government officers who have been involved in the disneyland project, and certain charitable organizations.

Among the first guests to be received during the rehearsal days will be Hong Kong Disneyland cast members and their families.

Invitations to guests will range from several thousand to 30, 000 on a daily basis.

Source: Xinhua
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Old July 4th, 2005, 06:48 PM   #189
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When did construction begun?

The speed is so amazingly surreal....
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Old July 4th, 2005, 10:21 PM   #190
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Its smaller than the usual Disneyland though.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 11:30 PM   #191
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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #192
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Its smaller than the usual Disneyland though.
Smaller for now. There is room for expansion.

Let's see how it develops.

Maybe a second park...

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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:42 AM   #193
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wow.it is so small!!!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:38 AM   #194
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great pic--


it is a touch tiny, but 2nd phase is already in full-swing and the park hasn't even opened yet...!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:57 AM   #195
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Sounds great! Cant wait to see 2nd phrase.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #196
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see how many empty land for expanstion, and they still have that big lot for few more hotels....wow
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Old July 6th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #197
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I think after the hotels were quickly booked, Disney decided to give the green light to begin phase 2 preparations.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 09:09 AM   #198
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The hotel that looks like the Grand Floridian (the white with orange roof) is huge! It seems as if that hotel's land is at least one quarter of the size of the actualy park O_O
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Ticketing of Hong Kong Disneyland
Wednesday, July 6, 2005
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Following is the question by the Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming and a written reply by the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Mr Stephen Ip, in the Legislative Council today (July 6):

Question:

According to the ticket types and prices announced by the Hong Kong Disneyland (HKD), elderly people aged 65 or above may purchase senior tickets and children under three years old may be admitted free of charge. Moreover, ticket prices for "peak days" (including weekends, Hong Kong public holidays, summer school holidays (July and August) and the Mainland Golden Weeks (May 1 to 7 and October 1 to 7 every year)) are higher than those for "regular days". In this connection, will the Government inform this Council whether it will appeal to HKD for:

(a) offering concessions on ticket prices to the elderly of Hong Kong, including lowering the age restriction for senior tickets to 60 or above, allowing elderly people over 75 years old to purchase senior tickets at half price and granting free admission once for the elderly born in the same year as the Mickey Mouse;

(b) altering the age restriction for free admission to under four years old; and

(c) exempting Hong Kong residents from being charged the higher ticket prices for "peak days", so that they can be admitted all year round by holding tickets at "regular days" prices?

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Madam President,

Hongkong International Theme Parks Limited (HKITP), the Management Company of Hong Kong Disneyland (HKD), is responsible for the operational management of the theme park. Ticketing strategy is a commercial decision for HKITP. The current pricing strategy of HKD provides senior patrons with preferential admission rates, which are about 43% lower than the adult rate, whereas admission for children is 28% lower. Children under three enjoy free admission. HKD is also the first Disney theme park to offer two-tier pricing for normal calendar days versus holidays and peak days. This provides consumers of all ages the option of enjoying lower admission prices on non-peak days.

We have reflected the Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming's suggestions to HKITP. According to HKITP, it has considered carefully local market conditions and carried out market research before arriving at the current pricing strategy.
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Hong Kong park Disney's main focus
Second Chinese theme park in Shanghai unlikely to open before 2010, entertainment company says.
July 8, 2005: 8:09 AM EDT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co. said Friday its immediate focus is to open the Hong Kong Disneyland -- its first theme park in China -- later this year and that it is unlikely to open a second park in China before 2010.
"If we were to reach an arrangement for a second park in China, in all likelihood it would not open before 2010," the company said in an e-mail response to Reuters.

A local newspaper reported Friday that the U.S. entertainment giant was planning a joint venture to build and open a theme park in Shanghai's Pudong district before 2010.

Disney (Research) said it has a continuing dialogue with China about a variety of Disney initiatives, including television, motion pictures, consumer products and theme parks.

The company said in February that it was considering a theme park in Shanghai but would first expand the Hong Kong park, which is scheduled to open in September.

The Hong Kong theme park, which will be Disney's second in Asia after Japan, aims to attract tourists from across Asia and especially from mainland China.

The park is expected to provide a major boost for Hong Kong's economy, which relies heavily on tourism, trade and financial services, but local officials have long worried that competition from another Disney park in China would make it less profitable.

The planned Shanghai park will cover an area of 6 square kilometers, four times the size of Disney's Hong Kong park, Wen Wei Po reported Friday.

Disney will provide technology and capital for a 51-percent stake in a joint venture with Shanghai's government-backed Lujiazui Group company, which will contribute land near the Pudong International Airport, the newspaper said.
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