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Hong Kong Disneyland’s Wish Comes True

“I want to be a real park” said Hong Kong Disneyland after seeing the poor imitation theme park puppet it had been constructed as. Alas until recently, HKDL was caught between it’s Stromboli (Eisner’ fear of infrastructure investment) and Fowlfellow (a rotten government only looking out for itself) and the Blue Fairy was no where in sight.

Finally a deal has been struck that will fix some of the mistakes in the concept and construction of Hong Kong Disneyland. But it will take at least $450 million to do so. This move is important because Disney will shortly start construction on another theme park in Shanghai, which is on mainland China. Not to mention the competition Ocean Park is giving Disney right there in Hong Kong.

After the expansion the beautiful but small Disneyland model park will have three new lands that are uniquely its own and a list of attractions that is nearing respectability.

Below the cut are descriptions of the new lands that will be built. One thing that irks me is that while the Adventurers Club sits unloved and abandoned over here in Florida, they’re planning on building one in China. Of course, I was an advocate for building an Adventurers Club west out in Disneyland, the more the merrier. Just reopen this one too.

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Disney gets approval for Shanghai?

ChinaKnowledge.com is reporting that Disney has cleared all the regulatory and government approvals to go ahead with its theme park to be located outside of Shanghai. sources said a press conference would be held soon in Geneva to announce the approval. Earlier media reports said… Read More »Disney gets approval for Shanghai?

Shanghai Disney Rumor Persists

A Disney theme park coming to Shanghai has been rumored for a few years now. This latest bit of news makes it sound more like Shanghai is trying to attract Disney, not vica-versa. I don’t see Disney funding this on their own right now, but… Read More »Shanghai Disney Rumor Persists

Hong Kong Disneyland Hearts Coca-Cola

Andrew Kam, a former Coca-Cola executive with 20 years of experience in China, has been named managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland. Kam comes to HKDL with a specialized marketing background that will be used to draw more Chinese tourists to the park. Bill Ernest,… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland Hearts Coca-Cola