Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hong Kong Disneyland expansion project and Shanghaï Disneyland rumors



The hong Kong Economic Times newspaper printed in their front page this Hong Kong Disneyland expansion map. It is supposed to be a 5 years expansion project covering an area of 5 hectares, mainly in the back of Adventureland and Fantasyland.

About the future new attractions themselves, my opinion is that we can count on the huge Pirates of Caribbean "land" - see rendering below - and rumours are talking about a Toon Town coming, too, in the back of Fantasyland. UPDATED 7/4: Finally it seems that the Pirates of Caribbean land project is "dead" and that the imagineers are going in a different direction...more news when i will have some!



The land for a third hotel is always available , as well as the 60 hectares for the phase two.

We all know that the park need more attractions, and there is no doubt they are going to build new one, the sooner being the better.

A chinese newspaper also reported that the deal for a new Shanghaï Disneyland was signed with Disney, for a park 8 times bigger than HKD. Both disney and the chinese denied that the deal was signed, which doesn't mean at all that it won't be done. My personnal feeling is that a Shangaï Disneyland will exist, but don't hope for an official announcement before the end of the olympic games...

More about this on the excellent Micechat at Miceage.com, from where is coming the map above.

5 comments:

Keith said...

Some people say Pirate plan is died. I hope there is toon town for HKDL. HKDL needs expansion quickly!!!

Virginie said...

Coucou!

Votre site est une vraie petite merveille, je vais passer pas mal de temps dessus ( déjà pour déchiffrer l'anglais lol), franchement j'adore, en plus les photographies sont superbes!

Bonne continuation pour Disney More,

Amicalement et au plaisir de vous recroisez aux Walt Disney Studio,bises

Virginie

Virginie said...

Coucou!

Votre site est une vraie petite merveille, je vais passer pas mal de temps dessus ( déjà pour déchiffrer l'anglais lol), franchement j'adore, en plus les photographies sont superbes!

Bonne continuation pour Disney More,

Amicalement et au plaisir de vous recroisez aux Walt Disney Studio,bises

Virginie

Anonymous said...

Not sure about the PirateLand, but I can tell you that Hong Kong Disneyland is currently expanding and a large area of Adventure Land is closed off under construction. Funny enough while browsing in the store on Sunday I saw new pins which just arrived with.....Hong Kong Disneyland Pirates of the Carribean. So I guess no matter what, the ride is under construction right now.

bbplayer1320 said...

hey guys just informing you that there is 2 new expansions coming up in 2012 and 2013.... Grizzly gulch (where they will have a ride similar to thunder mountain) and Mystic point (where they will have it Haunted Mansion Style)... they just released Toy Story Land... which personally was a MAJOR let down... but i guess they really did it for smaller children as there was only 1 honorable mention... which is the R/C Car ride... that was ok.... but im DYING to see what phase 2 will have im hoping a splash mountain and pirates ride... those 2 are iconic...