Posted Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Attendance at Hong Kong Disneyland has fallen below expectations, but the park's finances are solid, The Walt Disney Co. says. The park, Disney's latest, has been hit by a slew of bad publicity and reports of poor attendance since its opening last September. Park officials recently offered free entry to more than 40,000 taxi drivers to promote the theme park.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:28 AM
Of course its finances are solid. They only shouldered 43% of the construction. Kind of like a sports franchise extorting a new stadium from a city, recruiting a crummy team, and still doing fine financially.
Sorry, living here in San Diego, we love the Chargers...but LEAVE already! I'd rather have a mini Disneyland. ;)
Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:17 PM
Misses attendance expectations? Couldn't be because Eisner chopped the budget for the park and built only 1/3 the attractions that can be found at other Disneylands/Magic Kingdoms, could it? It's hard to get people to visit a park that has very little to offer.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:52 PM
Isn't this the same park that was turning people away for an entire week because the park was at capacity?
Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:01 PM
Serves them right for stopping people from peeing in the ponds. How many thousands of visitors did that cost them right there? Not to mention the child toss. :)
Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:47 PM
Yeah, I guess when people heard the park wasn't all that, they stopped showing up.