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Old February 21st, 2005, 01:50 AM   #21
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WoW... so what main attractions does Disneyland Hong Kong have?
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Old February 21st, 2005, 02:03 AM   #22
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That photo of Disney Studios Paris look so bleak. No wonder they are losing money. I think the weather is a very important issue when siting a theme park. Who would want to go to a theme park when its wet and cold, unless more rides are based indoors. The HK Disney need to attract the tourists with good original rides, if it is to succeed. The park is within 5 hours flight of half the world's population, so the potential is there.
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Old February 21st, 2005, 02:04 AM   #23
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If you mean BIG ATTRACTIONS, then there are jungle cruise, Lion Kong Show, Space mountain.

There are many smaller rides at the 3 themed sections, click on the links to seee them:
Adventureland
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Fantasyland
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Tomorrowland
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Old February 21st, 2005, 02:55 AM   #24
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I hope they have my favorite, Mrs Teapot spin.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 04:20 AM   #25
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Disneyland Hong Kong doesn't have Frontierland and Mickey's Toontown Fair? Hmm... why not?
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 02:54 PM   #26
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That photo of Disney Studios Paris look so bleak. No wonder they are losing money. I think the weather is a very important issue when siting a theme park. Who would want to go to a theme park when its wet and cold, unless more rides are based indoors. The HK Disney need to attract the tourists with good original rides, if it is to succeed. The park is within 5 hours flight of half the world's population, so the potential is there.
Who would want to go to a theme park when it's wet and cold? About 25 million people who visit Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea every year.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 03:15 PM   #27
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It ould only be hot and humid, very unlike Paris.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 12:58 PM   #28
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Weather does play a role in park attendance. However, Tokyo Disneyland, dispite being cold and wet and even SNOWY in the winter, has been the most visited theme park in the world for the last 5 years.

The main difference that sets Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris apart is local culture. Japanese love Mickey Mouse and opened their arms to welcome everything Disney, whereas the French treated Disneyland as an invasion by American Culture. Back in the 1990s when they announced plans to build the park, the French protested and even threw eggs at Disney Officials. And I am not making this up, the video was made into an educational material shown at university business schools.

Ever seen Snow at a Disney Park? Here is Tokyo Disneyland:


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Old February 23rd, 2005, 01:02 PM   #29
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Well... we have tornadoes hahaha
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 06:03 PM   #30
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The Hong Kong park will be much different from the other Disney parks because much of the queueing will take place inside air-conditioned areas due to Hong Kong's hot and humid summers.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 03:17 AM   #31
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The Hong Kong park will be much different from the other Disney parks because much of the queueing will take place inside air-conditioned areas due to Hong Kong's hot and humid summers.
Florida weather is hot and humid most of the year. They've learnt alot from the other Disney parks and it is nice to hear that queueing areas will be air-conditioned.

Here are some of refreshing stations found in the Florida parks to survive the heat







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Old February 24th, 2005, 03:19 AM   #32
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I'm not sure but I think Hong Kong's weather is harder to bear
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kewl!!! Disneyland Tokyo is open ALL year long?
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Old February 25th, 2005, 03:48 AM   #34
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^also, Hong Kong is planning to build Six Flags or Universal Studios near Disneyland (in the picture's Right Top Corner where it says "Sunny Bay Tourism Node").
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What?????!!
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Old February 25th, 2005, 06:35 AM   #36
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OK... I don't think that piece of land is large enough to build a large-scale amusement park such as Universal Studios or Six Flags... besides, I think it'll be a while before Hong Kong considers another amusement park. Let's just see how good Disneyland is first...


btw... I thought Shanghai was getting a UNiversal Studios, but then I also heard they cancelled that idea and Disney was in talks about building another park there... anyone know?
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Old February 25th, 2005, 07:16 AM   #37
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nice pics..
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Old February 25th, 2005, 08:04 AM   #38
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OK... I don't think that piece of land is large enough to build a large-scale amusement park such as Universal Studios or Six Flags... besides, I think it'll be a while before Hong Kong considers another amusement park. Let's just see how good Disneyland is first...


btw... I thought Shanghai was getting a UNiversal Studios, but then I also heard they cancelled that idea and Disney was in talks about building another park there... anyone know?
All the rumors are true, according to a Hong Kong press, Hong Kong officials DID talk to Universal Studios about opening a park near Disneyland. They said they want a different park to satisfy a more matured (age 16+) group of customers. They also were "Considering" building a Six Flags park if Universal is not interested.

Disney DID consider building a park in Beijin, but they were just thinking about it. The final decision is to open the Hong Kong Park first, and they said a mainland park will not open before 2010. Shanghai DID talk to Universal about building a park in time for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, but the plan was later canceled. And shortly after that, Disney said they were "Considering" building a park in Shanghai instead of Beijin, but like the previous rumors, nothing is set and everyone was just "Thinking About it."

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Tenders invited for operation of "Central - Hong Kong Disneyland " licensed ferry service
Thursday, February 24, 2005
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The Transport Department is inviting interested parties to submit tenders for the operation of a "Central - Hong Kong Disneyland" licensed ferry service.

As part of the public transport provision plan for the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the Government intends to provide a ferry service between Central and Hong Kong Disneyland.

A notice on the tender invitation will be published in the Government Gazette tomorrow (February 25). Tenders must be sealed and clearly marked with the tender reference and the subject of the tender on an envelope addressed to the Commissioner for Transport and placed in the Transport Department Tender Box situated next to the reception counter of Transport Department on 41/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, before 12 noon on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Interested parties may obtain the tender documents starting from next Monday (February 28) during office hours at the Ferry and Paratransit Division of the Transport Department at Room 4036, 40/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
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Old February 27th, 2005, 01:30 AM   #40
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WOW!!! Hong Kong is MAY get a Universal Studios theme park? Personally, I think a Universal Studios would be better in another Chinese city. Too bad the plans for one in Shanghai were cancelled...
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