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Hong Kong is confident of surpassing the 5.6 million visitor target set for its Disneyland during the first year of operations.

"Disney's projection is 5.6 million visitors in the first year. They are going to be wrong and, of course, they will be happy to be proven wrong," Hong Kong Financial Secretary Henry Tang said Wednesday.

When opened in September this year, Hong Kong's Disneyland will be the first Disney theme park in the region, which is co-owned by the government.

Tang said last year, there were 21.8 million visitors to Hong Kong, of which 50 percent came from mainland China with high spending power.

On average, each visitor from China spent about US$580 (RM2,204), he added.