Hong Kong Disneyland wants to avoid lunar new year chaos

Posted Friday, February 16, 2007 9:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney Co.'s Hong Kong theme park, majority-owned by the city's government, is facing calls from lawmakers to improve performance, including avoiding a repeat of last year's Lunar New Year ticketing mix-up. Since opening in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has suffered from lower-than-forecast attendance and revenue, which may force it to refinance a bank loan. For this year's Lunar New Year holidays, to start Feb. 18, it wants to avoid last year's chaos when it was forced to turn away hundreds of customers.

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Friday, February 16, 2007 11:54 AM
The Mole's avatar The Mole's idea: install taller gates/fences.
Friday, February 16, 2007 12:34 PM
janfrederick's avatar Naw, just get "honorable pushers" like the ones they use on the Tokyo subway to cram more people in the park. ;)


Friday, February 16, 2007 4:34 PM
rollergator's avatar The Mole has a good idea. I propose "the Gonch theory" - at least until he comes along to refute it.... ;)

RAISE the ticket prices until the demand and supply balance out...economics says it will work.....and therefore, so do I. :)

Friday, February 16, 2007 4:49 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I concur. :)
Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:26 PM
The Mole's avatar Too bad the park doens't attract vistors OTHER than the lunar new year, so raising ticket prices all around wouldn't help, and rasing them now would look bad. But of course, I'm someone on a message board, what do I know?
Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:27 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Actually, raising and dropping prices wouldn't be too horrible.

Dorney does it.

Monday, February 19, 2007 1:26 PM
janfrederick's avatar Or just buy Ocean Park and add Disney characters there. Whod know the difference? ;)

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