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  • Originally posted by Asa View Post

    It makes no sense to spend the huge amount of money required to move Ocean Park to the site opposite HKDL. First of all, it is super expensive logistical exercise; second, Ocean Park has very little appeal nowadays, especially to the mainlanders who now prefer Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai instead; third, Ocean Park in general is of inferior quality to HKDL and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, putting it opposite HKDL will make it look bad.

    If you ask me, then I would rather Ocean Park be demolished for housing than for HKDL phase 2 land.
    The reasoning why this took place is there is some political push to merge Ocean Park and HKDL into one. Why should the HK govt be putting money into 2 parks when they can do all in one.

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    • Some Arendelle construction update photos by HKDL of Fantasy
      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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        Arendelle World of Frozen construction progress.
        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 Asa View Post
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          Arendelle World of Frozen construction progress.
          Is this practicality worth it?

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            Much of the scaffolding has come down at the rear of the new castle. Maybe the new castle will be ready before Christmas? (Photo courtesy HK Main Street Gazette.)
            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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              https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...ead-theme-park

              Former HK Disneyland finance chief Michael Moriarty returns to lead theme park

              Michael Moriarty, who once served Hong Kong Disneyland Resort as chief financial officer, is succeeding Stephanie Young at the popular theme park from December 27.

              He is taking charge at a challenging time, during the theme park's 15th anniversary in Hong Kong. For the fiscal year ended March 2019, Hong Kong Disneyland reported a net loss of HK$105 million. Annual visitor numbers dropped by 4 percent to 6.5 million.

              Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products announced the change of guard today.

              Moriarty joins from Hasbro Far East, where he was managing director and senior vice president of global sourcing, an announcement said.

              Moriarty said he is pleased be returning to the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and work with the resort team to build upon the strong foundation laid by Young.

              “This is an exciting time for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort with several new developments underway that underscore a commitment to Hong Kong and its people as we look to the future of this great city as a place where tourism will continue to thrive.”

              Moriarty held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility during his 14 years at the Walt Disney Company, including at Walt Disney World Resort, Walt Disney Imagineering and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

              Between 2009 and 2012, Michael was chief financial officer of HKDL, where he was responsible for finance, controllership, treasury, alliances and technology during a period of significant expansion that increased the park’s size by 25 percent with the addition of new lands, attraction and experience.

              Jill Estorino, president and managing director, Disney Parks International said Moriarty's appointment comes at an exciting time as the resort launches its 15th anniversary celebration.''

              A 29-year Disney veteran, Estorino came into her role in July is responsible for overseeing the company’s parks and resorts international operations and development, including Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort with the Oriental Land Company, Shanghai Disney Resort and Disneyland Paris.

              Estorino said: “With Michael’s extensive experience in finance, commercial strategy and operations, along with his knowledge of the Hong Kong market and relationships across Asia, the resort will continue to be well positioned to help drive the recovery of the tourism industry in Hong Kong.”

              Young, is transitioning to president, consumer products, games and publishing for Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products in December.

              Estorino thanked Stephanie for her “remarkable contributions to the resort. Under her leadership, HKDL saw the opening of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!' continued to build on the unique presence of Marvel at the Resort and will unveil the 'Castle of Magical Dreams' as part of the Resort’s 15th anniversary celebration.”

              Moriarty holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University. He and his family have lived in Hong Kong for nearly 15 years.

              Hong Kong Disneyland reopened for visitors on September 25 after a temporary closure due to the coronavirus.
              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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                Castle of Magical Dreams is very near completion. Hopefully it can open before Christmas. (Photo: HKDL Fantasy)
                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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                • Castle of Magical Dreams will officially open on 21 Nov!
                  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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                  • This is great! I've actually just taught a Socially Distanced class on this subject, I'm going to update them with what i've read on this forum!

                    I Originally found this resource pack to teach my school class about the history of Disney https://www.twinkl.co.nz/resource/al...oint-t-tp-6413 and wanted to inform them about the new developments of Disney, would you guys have any kid-friendly information? Only online resources I can find are from https://www.twinkl.co.nz/. Thanks in advance!

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                    • Well, with Castle of Magical Dreams completed, we can now expect Arendelle: World of Frozen to be the next project to open, but what is the already announced 2021 Reimagining Project? Or has that gone down the drain?

                      I had read elsewhere that Star Wars theming is expected to leave Tomorrowland and the license will expire in 2021. But will HKDL simply extend the contract and drop the theming change? I am guessing that if they have to change the theme of any ride, then they will have to start now (or have already begun work) for it to be ready in 2021.
                      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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                        Clopin's Festival of Foods is closed, all tables and chairs are gone. Actually I hope the "festivities" will not resume. Arendelle will have another quick service restaurant and Clopin's will become surplus to requirements. Please turn this area into another Fantasyland dark ride.
                        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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                          15th Anniversary decor. I think it looks nice! Photo by HKMSG
                          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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                            HKDL will go live for its 15th Anniversary and new castle launch celebrations on 20 Nov at 1:30 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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                              Nice and big 15th Anniversary decoration at the entrance to HKDL. Photo courtesy Hong Kong Main Street Gazette.
                              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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                              • Has anyone heard if HK has plans to bring back Paint The Night for the 15th Anniversary?

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                                  HKDL took out front page adverts on a couple of free newspapers today.

                                  A little surprising is that HKDL has not raised its ticket prices as it debuts the new castle, but is offering a promotion of 2 park entries for the price of 1. With Christmas coming soon and nowhere to go for most HKers, the park may get some good business in the festive season.
                                  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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                                  • The 15th Anniversary Launch Ceremony video.
                                    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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                                    • The night time view of the Castle looks amazing, with lights lighting up the windows and glass areas. Can't wait for borders to re-open.

                                      Look at the Castle at night. Screenshot from HKDL advert
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                                      • "As required by the government and in line with preventive efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close beginning December 2. We are in close contact with health authorities and the government about the situation and will announce a reopening date once they determine it is advisable.
                                        The park is also scheduled to close today (December 1)."

                                        So the part has closed once again.... sigh. I am doubtful that the park will re-open before Christmas.
                                        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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