Hong Kong Disneyland opens to the public

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Hong Kong Disneyland threw open its gates to the public Monday, marking Mickey Mouse's biggest push into China - a market that the U.S. company hopes will flood the theme park with splurging tourists from the world's most populous nation.

Read more from AP via The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:47 AM
Crap. And I was only one park away (Paris) from having visted all of the Magic Kingdoms in the world. Now I'm 2 parks away, with more in the pipeline.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 2:55 PM
Wow. The actual park is only 100 acres? That's 60 acres smaller than Knott's Berry Farm! That's TINY for a Disney resort park!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:23 PM
The actual park at Disneyland is only 85 acres.
The whole resort at Hong Kong is much larger, with 300 acres of reclaimed land alone (IIRC)
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:24 PM
But check out these 2 drawings of the park on pg 1 and 2:

http://www.miceage.com/guest/gu091205a.htm

Although the park is indeed bigger than DL by only 15 acres, the actual accessable in park area to guest is MUCH smaller than DL (lots of undevolped room for future expansions). Apparently you can walk from the entrance, all around the park and back to the entrance in only 10 minutes.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:30 PM
My mom worked at Disneyland and I visited the park 58 times.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:44 AM
"My cat's breath smells like kitty litter" - Ralph Wiggum
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:50 PM
And Disney is now talking a "small" park in Australia? What's it going to be the size of? Wyandot Lake?
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