Don’t have much time to post recently, if you haven’t noticed. But I’m working on it. If you happened to visit the new OrlandoSentinel website this morning you would have seen these three stories in the news. The Weinstein Brothers are emptying the storage closet ahead of their departure from the Disney fold. A few… Read More »News Roundup
Hong Kong Disneyland
For the 6 weeks that I’ve been in Orlando and frequently visit the Disney themeparks here it has been easy to notice the presense of 500 workers from Hong Kong (CNN is running a story today). They all wear a bright red ribbon beneath their nametags. The ribbon identifies them as being from Hong Kong… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland workers train at Disney World
Steve has posted the latest Walt Disney World CM free gift. It’s a poster celebrating the 50 years of themepark dominence by the Walt Disney Company. Topped by the original park, Disneyland and including the four other locations around the world that Disney has expanded this concept. I note a few errors here. First Disneyland’s… Read More »Pic of CM only poster for Disneyland’s 50th Celebration
According to a story on HotelChatter.com the hotel resorts at Hong Kong Disneyland are now accepting ressies for the September opening. Whether this will be a stunner or a bummer remains to be seen, but Disney’s first foray into the Chinese themepark market is bound to make waves.
The Disney Company has set their sites on Asia as the next big untapped consumer market. Hong Kong Disneyland is likely just their first step into the huge Chinese market. I doubt they’ll let let little things like Fire Ants stop them, although the press is making a big story out of it. Memo to… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland closer to opening
Missed this on LaughingPlace.com yesterday. It’s a press release with plenty more details on the Hong Kong Disneyland project. The park sounds small, but they’re building it on the theory that you always leave them wanting more. When the park opens multiple new attractions are supposed to be under construction to open over the following… Read More »More Hong Kong Fun
The sloppily drawn contract between Disney and Hong Kong does not even have a clause preventing Disney from opening other parks in China. Also not mentioned in the press release are the massive cost over-runs due to dioxin in the soil at the Penny Bay site (and more besides from FoE) and the pollution problem… Read More »Hong Kong Redux