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Old June 4th, 2005, 12:48 PM   #121
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Come on you guys, how about we kill deers, alligators and kangaroo for food, it just culture difference and don't even get me start on the rocky mountain oyster....Mmm yum!
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Old June 4th, 2005, 02:41 PM   #122
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Kangaroo meat is apparently quite good.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 02:49 PM   #123
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Cant wait to visit
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Old June 4th, 2005, 02:57 PM   #124
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Well you know what? Its no use complaining about the shark's fin issue here. Let me remind you that the forumers here can't do anything about what HK Disneyland decides to do so stop wasting our/ your time. I respect the fact that you're trying to stand up to what you believe in but stop with it already. If you detest it so much, just boycott Disney or go to HK Disneyland and set up a petition.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 03:14 PM   #125
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Disneyland HK is great...

However, no frontierland means no Splash Mt and Thunder Mountain = bad.

Why not do a Bazzar rather than Main St(Like Tokyo's). I would rather go to an air condtion mall than a outdoor one.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 05:17 PM   #126
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Hong Kong Disneyland Opens in 100 Days
Sat Jun 4, 4:03 AM ET

HONG KONG - Disney officials kicked off a 100-day countdown to their new Hong Kong theme park's opening on Sept. 12.

"We have felt the excitement growing all over Hong Kong and around the region as our grand opening approaches," said Don Robinson, Hong Kong Disneyland group managing director.

Donning gold and black Mickey Mouse hats and white gloves, hundreds of employees at the Hong Kong park celebrated the countdown on Friday.

The company said it has planned a series of promotions for the park in the next 100 days.

Built on reclaimed land on outlying Lantau Island, the park is a joint venture between the Hong Kong government and The Walt Disney Co.

Hong Kong officials say the park is a key part of the territory's plan to become a prime destination for vacationing families.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #127
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Old June 4th, 2005, 07:19 PM   #128
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is this park smaller than the other disney parks??
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Old June 4th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #129
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is this park smaller than the other disney parks??
Here's the list of "big attractions" running at the opening day:
- Jungle River Cruise
- Space Mountain
- Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
- ... and that's all.

Where are those major attractions you could find at the opening of Disneyland Paris: Big thunder mountain, Phantom manor, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Tours, etc?

It seems that Disney is doing the same mistake they did with Paris' second park (Disney studios), three years ago. They'll open a small unfinished park, and then they'll build attractions in a rush to save the park...
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Old June 4th, 2005, 09:47 PM   #130
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due to the financial fiasco and the economic crisis of hkg the park first phase is pretty darn shitty ...
however knowing how popular the park is going to get
phase two is definite ...

from news yesterday: two additional rides would be added shortly including star tour(u/c)...
pirates of the carribbean just needs approval
and it would start construction also ...
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Old June 4th, 2005, 10:13 PM   #131
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Along the border of the Magic kindom and right above the hotel sites, there's a HUGE piece of land. They could've made the Magic Kingdom to include that part and then there would be a LOT more attractions. Is this going to be just a plain field or will the Magic Kingdom expand one day to include more "themed" areas such as Frontierland and Mickey's Toon Town?
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Old June 4th, 2005, 11:39 PM   #132
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Maybe they just want to build a very basic park and then continue to add stuff to it so then visitors will return to the park more often. Look at Ocean Park, people go there for a few times and then they get bored of it. After a while, when new attractions are introduced, people go there again. Maybe disney wants to do that to maintain a constant flow of visitors. That's marketing dudes.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 07:10 AM   #133
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Disney park puts out the welcome mat for smokers
Raymond Ma
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Disney has revealed that it will not ban smoking in restaurants at its Hong Kong theme park, although it does so at two parks in the United States and one in Japan.

The decision has alarmed child-protection and health groups, who say children visiting Disneyland will be at risk of harm from second-hand smoke - described by some as a form of child abuse.

Local Disney officials said restaurants at the park, which include the Cinderella Ballroom, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Prince Charming and Sorcerer's Lounge, will reserve one-third of seats for non-smokers where there is seating for more than 200.

No seating area for non-smokers will be provided at smaller venues.

The decision complies with Hong Kong's anti-smoking laws.

This comes just three weeks after controversy erupted when Disney refused to pull shark's fin soup from its menus after receiving complaints from environmental groups.

Against Child Abuse director Priscilla Lui Tsang Sun-kai said Disney should be more progressive in its smoking policy, especially since many of Disney's characters are targeted to appeal to children.

Billy Wong Wai-yuk, executive director of the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights, said: "Disney is associated with an image of being a child-friendly organisation. I hope that they will produce an environment that is not just colourful and pretty because of its popular cartoon characters, but also healthy to youngsters.

"If they place children as their top priority as customers, they should not allow smoking in their restaurants just because stricter laws haven't been passed yet."

The executive director of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, Leung Kin-ming, urged Disney to follow the policies of its US and Japanese theme parks, and ban smoking indoors.

A Disney spokeswoman responded that the park's policies on smoking complied fully with Hong Kong law and said smoking would be banned if tougher tobacco-control legislation is enacted as expected by the middle of next year.

She said Hong Kong Disneyland would adopt a smoke-free policy with designated smoking areas that included restaurants.

The company did not elaborate, nor would it disclose how many of its restaurants in the Lantau park will allocate seating for non-smoking customers to comply with the law.

According to the websites of its four other theme parks, Disney has banned smoking in restaurants at two parks in the US and one in smoker-friendly Japan.

Its theme park in France is the only one where smoking is allowed indoors.

A review by the World Health Organisation in 1999 concluded that passive smoking is a cause of a whole range of illnesses in children, including bronchitis, pneumonia, cot death, and possibly cardiovascular and neurobiological impairment.

A more recent University of Hong Kong study in 2001 found that babies living with two or more smokers were 30 per cent more likely to need hospital treatment than those living in smoke-free homes.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 09:37 AM   #134
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"No seating area for non-smokers will be provided at smaller venues."

That's sad... Isn't Disneyland for children?
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Old June 5th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #135
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Old June 5th, 2005, 07:44 PM   #136
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"No seating area for non-smokers will be provided at smaller venues."

That's sad... Isn't Disneyland for children?
Smoking is quite common in the mainland. Hence this move may satisfy the tourists who will frequent the park.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #137
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Poor strategic planning on Disney's part here--

*again*
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Old June 6th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #138
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Why didn't they make the castle like what the rendering looks like?

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Old June 6th, 2005, 03:11 AM   #139
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From this http://img157.echo.cx/img157/4397/hk...and011s6rf.jpg, it looks similar to what you have posted w/o the decorative banners and stuff... I think it would be a beautiful and fun place to go... just not very comfortable with the smoking policy... as this is supposed to be a smoke-free place for our children to enjoy. Keep the adults away from the park
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Maybe they just want to build a very basic park and then continue to add stuff to it so then visitors will return to the park more often. Look at Ocean Park, people go there for a few times and then they get bored of it. After a while, when new attractions are introduced, people go there again. Maybe disney wants to do that to maintain a constant flow of visitors. That's marketing dudes.
Let's HOPE that they will expand the Magic Kindom to fill in that piece of empty land.
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