Disney clearing land adjacent to Hong Kong for future park

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

According to a media report quoting The Walt Disney Co. Chairman George Mitchell, reclamation work has already begun near the theme park. "Eventually, the addition of an entire new theme park adjacent to the current park will transform the site into a true multi-day destination resort," Mitchell reportedly told The Standard.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:47 PM
Interesting how Disney is already talking about another theme park when the existing one has opened to such lukewarm reviews focused on a severe lack of things to do.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:13 PM
Consider the fact that they have intentions to add more to the existing park and that the new park likely wont be built until 2010, I think they have time to get their act together first. Realistically they should have seen this coming before the park opened to the public.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:11 PM
Yeah, yet Disney proclaims this as their "new" approach to building parks- add things in phases. Charge people full price for a fraction of the park they plan on building- no wonder people will be cheering when the Eisner regime comes to an end in a few weeks.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:03 PM
Opening a second gate by 2011/12 still seems far too soon considering how little there is to do at the first park. There's no way they could fill that park up to a respectable attractions count by then unless they start building new rides immediately and open at least 1-2 new rides a year between now and then.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:35 PM
Its impressive how Disney is able to acquire land in Hongkong considering its small land area and it being one of the most densely populated areas in the world. As far as Disney being able to attract people in the park, its banking on nearby countries and China's billion plus citizens. Hongkong is a very popular tourist destination and cheaper than going to Japan. If Disney plays thier cards right, it will be very succesful in the long run.

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