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What's next for Hong Kong Disneyland?

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  • Originally posted by Asa View Post
    https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/...0#post-8253618

    WDW1974 said Tokyo's Frozen ride will be unique, while HK and Paris will share the same ride. HK will also get the Frozen version of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

    (From what I gather, WDW1974 is very likely a Disney insider.)
    If it turns out to be totally different than the other Frozen rides they should really have chosen a different concept design to distinguish themselves a bit.
    Instead they still went for the same castle, village and mountain design.

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    • HKDL second phase land will be short term leased (5 to 10 years I believe) to a Dutch/Hong Kong joint company. They will build a Kaleido Park which is a flower garden that is reminiscent to the Keukenhof.

      The park will have food and drinks outlets and shops as well. Admission prices have not been determined but maybe between HK$200 to HK$300. Actually a lot of information is still under development but the two side have signed an initial agreement.

      HKDL welcomes the development and they look forward to receiving more information.



      It looks like a very good companion to HKDL, HK people love flowers and a lot of people travel to Japan to see their flower gardens. So if it is done well and a partnership with the Dutch should guarantee that, then it is going to be popular and will also drive tourism.
      Last edited by Asa; 06-18-2018, 05:49 PM.
      Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
      Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
      Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
      Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
      Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
      Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
      Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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      • That's a surprise, I couldn't have thought of a better fit.
        I m sure Disney is very happy with this neighbor. If it develops and attracts visitors successfully, we might see Disney keeping the flower theme for the 2nd gate in the future or even continue to work with them and building attractions around the flower gardens a bit similar to Everland in South Korea.

        (below Tulip Festival Everland, South Korea )

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        • The identity of Duffy's new friend has been revealed: She is Cookie.
          Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
          Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
          Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
          Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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          • Guys,


            according to the below website we are going to receive the same Epcot version's track design for the Frozen ride

            https://wdwnt.com/2018/06/disney-wil...ong-and-paris/

            I hope there are some major improvements over the original Frozen ride, otherwise this would be a major disappointment for me personally.
            Since the Epcot version was in fact a re-imagined version of a very old ride called Maelstrom which opened in 1988 and by the time of opening in HK, this Epcot Frozen ride would also be 5 years old.

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            • The Alien Swirling Saucers attraction in Disney Hollywood Studios. This ride will fit in HKDL's Toy Story Land so well and replace BLAB. If they build it now they might even get it done in time for the release of Toy Story 4 next summer.
              Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
              Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
              Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
              Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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              • Originally posted by hakjie11 View Post
                Guys,


                according to the below website we are going to receive the same Epcot version's track design for the Frozen ride

                https://wdwnt.com/2018/06/disney-wil...ong-and-paris/

                I hope there are some major improvements over the original Frozen ride, otherwise this would be a major disappointment for me personally.
                Since the Epcot version was in fact a re-imagined version of a very old ride called Maelstrom which opened in 1988 and by the time of opening in HK, this Epcot Frozen ride would also be 5 years old.
                https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/...30194/page-350

                WDW1974 said HKDL and WDS would use the Shanghai Pirate ride system. That's the last thing he heard.

                I also read else where that Maelstorm ride system is old and maintenance costs is high, so WDI wants to implement a new ride system instead.
                Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                • Moana Show ( personal opinion ) :


                  So today I had the chance to see the Moana show for the first time.

                  First the location, near the entrance of Adventure Land. It brought a lot of ambiance and curiosity to passing by visitors who didn't intend to watch the show, so that's actually quite a good thing.
                  The Moana show seems to have revived the traffic of the Tahitian restaurant, as you know this restaurant has always been lacking visitors, so another positive thing.

                  However :

                  1/. The design of the structure : Today was a very hot day. It just didn't provide enough shade or fans for the public to comfortably enjoy the show. There were only 3 rows of seats and even the last row was actually exposed to the sun in the afternoon, so the standing public were holding umbrella's meaning that the stage wasn't visible for others behind them.
                  A lot of people left after a few minutes because of the heat and not be able to see the stage clearly from a distance due to the umbrella's, meaning that the same will also happen even if it was raining just a tiny bit.
                  I understand that they want to keep the area open with its design, to provide more transparency into the land, but I think they could have solved this easily by deepening the seating and standing area and/or raising the stage a bit.

                  2/. The performance of the cast was certainly energetic, but I am not sure what they want to achieve with the show. It is not funny and it doesn't have any surprise during the whole show.


                  Overall I think it was a great idea to add a show location near the entrance of Adventure Land, but I doubt the show itself has enough drawing power after a year or 2.
                  Let's say, I would queue for the show once, but would only watch it again if I managed to get a seat without queuing the next time.

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                  • Welcome Party for Cookie, Duffy's new friend.



                    Cookie will appear with Duffy in the Main Street Cinema to meet and greet fans.

                    Will Cookie appear in DisneySea?
                    Last edited by Asa; 07-05-2018, 06:24 PM.
                    Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                    Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                    Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                    Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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