Monday, November 30, 2009
Last news about Shanghaî and Hong Kong Disneyland:
At Shanghaî, the WDC has already began an advertising campaign - may be to learn to those who don't know Disney characters who they are - with a huge ad (picture above) showing Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto. The park won't open before 2014 but apparently it's never too soon to introduce to Shanghai inhabitants the Disney characters.
After news was released about SDL arriving in Shanghai, a piece of land in Chuansha New Town was sold at a record high of 1.19 billion yuan ($175 million) at a land auction. Several stocks related to the Disneyland venture are now hotspots for market speculation, and this is only the beginning!
At Hong Kong, HKDL on Monday "dismissed a report that it is mulling a further expansion in a bid to compete with a planned new park in Shanghai.
The Hong Kong Economic Times cited an unnamed source as saying that Disneyland is considering a further enlargement, after it announced a deal in July to expand the venue by almost one quarter.
But a Disneyland spokeswoman said there was no such plan: "The current position is to implement the extension plan as agreed in July with the development of the three themed areas in phases. There has been no discussion on further expansion".
In two words: HKDL is still building the three new lands previously announced, but no further expansion is scheduled, which of course doesn't mean that there won't be new attractions after Grizzly Trail, Mystic Point and Toy Story Land.
From AFP and Beijing Review
Picture: copyright Beijing Review.com.cn