Disneyland opens in Hong Kong
12.09PM, Tue Sep 13 2005

Walt Disney has opened a Disneyland theme park in Hong Kong - only the second in Asia after Japan.

Both Walt Disney and the government have high hopes for the park, but it has already attracted controversy with visitors complaining about the long queues.

Workers are also angry that they are apparently getting poorer treatment than their US counterparts.

Despite early criticism, the venture is expected to give a major boost to Hong Kong's economy, creating tens of thousands of much-needed jobs and generating $19 billion (10.4 billion) in revenue over 40 years.

Disney's presence in communist China has lagged behind rivals despite being a household name in many other parts of the world mainly because of restrictions set by Beijing on foreign media firms.