Hong Kong Disneyland is continuing to struggle and word has leaked that it will fail to meet its attendance goals for the year.

The park has seen an average daily turnout of around 18,000, only half
the theme park’s capacity, the newspaper said, quoting company insiders.

I’m sure Disney’s not giving up anytime soon. However, they have to be careful not to cut capacity via fewer labor hours in restaurants or attractions. That will be noticed by guests when they encounter long lines despite a relatively empty park. Word gets out and then people don’t want to come. Oh wait.. that’s what already happened.

The goal of any new Disney park has to be to wow them with Disney magic and imagineering. If you’re not going to commit to that you might as well not build it.

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