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  • News Groundbreaking Ceremony for HKDL Expansion

    Here is the official excerpt from HKDL's press room:



    source: Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion

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    Thanks for the link

    So Grizzly Trail is now named Grizzly Gulch ?
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    • #3
      Re: Groundbreaking Ceremony for HKDL Expansion

      here comes the pic of Toy Story Land



      Source : Takungpao News

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        I'm going to remain hopeful for Toy Story Land. This picture isn't as bad as I would expect it to be, and I'm sure they could always expand it to include Midway Mania or a brand new Toy Story dark ride. The other two lands will blow it away regardless though.
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        • #5
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          According to another newspapers (takungpao news)

          there will be some features (Toy Story Land) unique to Hong Kong, in order to offer some differences from Toy Story Playland at DLP.

          for example, there will be a themed restaurant, shops and washroom for Toy Story Land at HKDL.

          全球最小的香港迪士尼樂園正式展開首期擴建,華特迪士尼幻想工程創意部資深副總裁林思朗介紹說,三個新增主 題區各有特色,率先落成的是反斗奇兵大本營,雖然法國迪士尼亦有此園區,但本港將會加入獨有元素,如主題餐 廳、精品店和廁所等,這些都是法國方面欠缺的。 林思朗透露,以科技為賣點的迷離莊園,將有十多個不同場景,以古怪氣氛為主,並引入全球獨有的無軌道列車, 遊人坐在列車上不會知道列車行走方向,列車或會突然加速、減速、轉方向或三百六十度旋轉,增加驚喜刺激的感 覺。他說,無軌列車還會配合不同視覺效果,保證讓大眾耳目一新。 至於灰熊山谷,林思朗說,將會以荒廢偏遠淘金小鎮為主題,區內有首創、會向後退的過山車,過山車行走時多處 有噴泉湧出,部分從木屋和小橋等噴出,然後進入礦洞,遇見不同形態的大小灰熊。他表示,新擴建的主題區會提 供更多高速遊戲,配合市場需要。 林思朗還說,每個迪士尼樂園雖然概念一致,但都會有它們獨特的元素,本港的迪士尼樂園將會加入更多中國元素 ,以顯示它的獨特之處。

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            FINALLY! x

            Are there any other pictures of Toy Story Land. Hopefully, the land will be finished in time for the park's 5th anniversary!!

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              Thanks for that pic of Toy Story Land! Are there any more pics? If so, please post them here.

              On another note...these HK execs need to stop talking BS such as "100 plus" attractions. Per my count there are 3 big rides (Space, Small World, Jungle Cruise), 2 big shows (Lion King, Golden Mickeys), 3 medium rides (Buzz, Pooh, Autopia), 1 medium film attraction (Philharmagic), 1 small film attraction (Stitch), 1 decent interactive area (Tarzan's Treehouse), plus a few spinner rides, smaller interactive areas, and smaller attractions like Main Street Vehicles, etc. If they said...."this will bring our attraction count to 20"...or even "25" I would think that more credible.
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                I was doing a Google search...and I think the model in the picture above is not new...it has been used for some time as a banner by the site "Photosmagiques" (a Disney Paris site). The banner can be viewed at the following link:

                Toy Story Playland project tracker | WDSfans

                I would still love to see more / higher res pics of the model.
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                  I always find it dumb and yet amusing when HKDL execs hawk their "over 100" attractions line. Pretty unsound marketing to me, but maybe things work differently in China (ie., say anything to get them in the door). Clearly there are some major media/reality disconnects - similar to how the 95% of the press has been incorrectly associating total resort acreage with how fulfilling a park may be.

                  That said, it is good to see expansion officially get underway... hopefully there is some truth to the rumors about accelerated timetables and a 2nd, further expansion (which this little park will still require after this one).

                  Here is a sampling of HKDL development artwork showing what the park should have been from Day one (including unique castle proposal, expanded Adventureland, dino coaster, etc).



                  And below is a visual representation of what was announced by Disney in the HKDL press release:

                  Last edited by RandySavage; 12-13-2009, 12:55 PM.

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                  • #10
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                    Seeing Pride Rock in Adventureland almost brought a tear to my eye, even if it was probably just proposed as a facade for the show. Lion King flume ride...Shanghai Disneyland...Let it be so Iger, Let it be so....
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                    • #11
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                      Hi:
                      Here is the link of ATV news report:

                      ATV News - 2009-12-13 Part 2 (78769)

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                      • #12
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                        Good...hope the construction will finish asap with good quality rides.

                        anyone else have photos on the ground breaking or upcoming 'lands'.
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                          Originally posted by RandySavage View Post

                          Thanks for the concept work, Randy...I had not seen this render of Adventureland before...it's both inspiring and saddening. So rich with detail...and that Chinese-style boat on the river plus double-Pirate-ship thingy are drool-worthy. This is the kind of work that makes me a fan of Imagineering...not the Toy Story garbage that's getting built.
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                          • #14
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                            This concept art looks great. It's really sad that it didn't get built this way. The castle looks a little bit like Sleeping Beauty's castle in Paris.

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                              Originally posted by tasman View Post
                              Thanks for that pic of Toy Story Land! Are there any more pics? If so, please post them here.

                              On another note...these HK execs need to stop talking BS such as "100 plus" attractions. Per my count there are 3 big rides (Space, Small World, Jungle Cruise), 2 big shows (Lion King, Golden Mickeys), 3 medium rides (Buzz, Pooh, Autopia), 1 medium film attraction (Philharmagic), 1 small film attraction (Stitch), 1 decent interactive area (Tarzan's Treehouse), plus a few spinner rides, smaller interactive areas, and smaller attractions like Main Street Vehicles, etc. If they said...."this will bring our attraction count to 20"...or even "25" I would think that more credible.
                              The Disney company considers anything that keeps people entertained for a certain amount of time as an attraction.

                              Areas like grizzley Gulch is supposedly going to have several interactive areas similar to the already built lands.

                              When they say 100 attractions they are also considering interactive areas that use up guest time during the day.

                              Yes i know its wrong but it is nothing new. It has always been done that way in other Disney parks. Remember Cosmic waves in Disneyland? Yep that was counted as an attraction for the re-opening of tomorrowland several years back

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                                  I think that TSL model is for Paris...the one in HK will be very similar, but mirror reflection in terms of layout. I just hope that the half-pipe coaster is not visible during the Jungle Cruise.

                                  Among this whole expansion the Manor is the only one that really excites. The Grizzly coaster should be a very nice ride...but I for one wouldn't take a special trip to the park for that. If they had taken this opportunity to build something like the Western River expedition, now that would have been a different story...
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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by Baloo View Post
                                    Yes i know its wrong but it is nothing new. It has always been done that way in other Disney parks. Remember Cosmic waves in Disneyland? Yep that was counted as an attraction for the re-opening of tomorrowland several years back
                                    The difference is that, in DL Anaheim, nobody is ever going to disappointed by the number of attractions.

                                    At HKDL, if some person without our level of knowledge of the park showed up excpecting tons of rides and shows, he / she would be set up for a major disappointment. So I don't think HKDL execs are doing themselves any great favors by boasting about their 100 plus "attractions."
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                                      ORGOCH: I's right with ya on that, tasman, ducklin'.

                                      ORDDU: Although Baloo is also correct that it's nothing new for Disney to stretch the truth when it comes to claiming something is an attraction when it's really not. Still, that doesn't make it rght for them to do such a thing.

                                      ORWEN: I think it's a mistake for them to NOT include Toy Story Mania as the major anchor attraction for Toy Story Land. I mean, really! Even that Jay Rasulo person said he wanted that attraction in every park! Here's the perfect chance for it to happen. It would fit the theme and yet it's not beng built yet.

                                      ORDDU: Thus far, Toy Story land seems to be populated by nothing but side dish attractions with no main course. Can we all say 'much ado about nothing'?

                                      ORGOCH: Yeah an' if anybody ever went an' invited me ta supper whilst bein' THAT cheap--offerin' me only side dishes--I'd tell 'em what I thought of 'em an' go home hungry!!! (I might just turn 'em inta a toad befer leavin'!)

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                                      • #20
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                                        Very cool pics. If I had sources like that, I'd revive the Source site with gusto!

                                        Looking forward to all of these attractions. I think they will contain the unique elements that have characterised the park so far...just with more content!

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