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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Wow... they're building entire new lands just for ONE ride. Grizzly Trail is like Big Thunder / Expedition Everest but with Rapids bear from DCA. how odd. But at least it's immersive!

    Mystic Point... well... this will allow disney to continue the tradition of reciting that every Haunted Mansion ride is in a different land, blah blah blah.



    Toy Story Land looks HORRID. What's wrong? Can't they get a Toy Story Midway Mania at the very LEAST? Looks like there is nothing in that land worth while.


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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    I'd love to see splash mountain, I might even get over my fears to ride it, but let's face it guys people here don't like getting wet. The water works parade while well received, has hundreds of umbrellas put up by guests who want to see it but not get wet. Why they stand in the front then I'll never know.
    My view, any new ride is good. After how many years, I can now sadly say I'm starting to get a bit bored with the park! And I never thought I would say that.

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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    About the only thing I could critique is the placement of Toy Storyland....just seems odd next to these other lands. Very excited about the new Haunted Mansion...for the ride system alone!

    Any timelines/dates announced?

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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Katsmom View Post
    I'd love to see splash mountain, I might even get over my fears to ride it, but let's face it guys people here don't like getting wet. The water works parade while well received, has hundreds of umbrellas put up by guests who want to see it but not get wet. Why they stand in the front then I'll never know.
    My view, any new ride is good. After how many years, I can now sadly say I'm starting to get a bit bored with the park! And I never thought I would say that.
    Splash Mountain in Tokyo is the best and one of the most themed rides ever and it does not make you that wet.
    But it will never happen...
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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Katsmom View Post
    I'd love to see splash mountain, I might even get over my fears to ride it, but let's face it guys people here don't like getting wet. The water works parade while well received, has hundreds of umbrellas put up by guests who want to see it but not get wet. Why they stand in the front then I'll never know.
    And yet, Disney still builds all these water play areas for the park. Look at the art for Grizzly Gulch, the whole town looks like a water playground.

    For some reason this version of HM reminds me of the Winchester Mystery House...

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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bennettshiu View Post
    With the addition of more than 30 new attractions, play and entertainment experiences, Hong Kong Disneyland’s total number of rides and attractions will increase by almost 50 percent and top one hundred. When completed, the expansion will increase HKDL’s physical footprint by approximately 23 percent; broaden the park’s appeal by adding more experiences for young adults; and place increased focus on universally-understood stories. Using Guest feedback as a guide, these three new themed areas will create memorable guest experiences, drive strong word of mouth and repeat visitation, and offer many unique only-available-in-Hong-Kong attractions that feature Disney’s immersive storytelling and innovative technology.

    Grizzly Trail
    Grizzly Gulch, Frontier Gold-Mining Town

    The path along Grizzly Trail offers high-spirited frontier fun in an abandoned mining town called Grizzly Gulch, set amidst mountains and woods. The town was founded August 8, 1888 – the luckiest day of the luckiest month of the luckiest year – by prospectors looking to discover gold. Bears have now started causing havoc at the Big Grizzly Mountain Mining Company.

    Key Technology and Creative Elements
    • Guests visiting Grizzly Gulch are part of the action, experiencing hands-on water features, massive geysers and various leaking structures in the abandoned town.
    • Life-size Audio-Animatronic® bears set the story in motion on Big Grizzly Mountain Coaster, an adventure aboard a runaway mine train through town. Guests careen backward down an incline that propels them through twists and turns, before a launch sequence “blasts” the mine train out of the mountain.
    • A Wild West stagecoach, an old time Jail House, and the world’s largest nugget of gold provide fun photo opportunities.
    • Guests can relax with a Wild West refreshment at the old Saloon or shop for mining supplies and souvenirs at the Bear Necessities merchandise stand.

    Mystic Point

    Mystic Point is the site of mysterious forces and supernatural events in the heart of a dense, uncharted rain forest.

    In Mystic Manor, home to an eccentric world traveler and adventurer and his collection of exotic international artifacts, strange things are afoot as an enchanted music box releases its magical powers, thanks to a mischievous monkey.

    Key Technology and Creative Elements
    • Inside Mystic Manor, a trackless ride system enables vehicles to move “freely” about the attraction as the story unfolds. Audio-Animatronic® figures and special visual and audio effects help tell the story of mystical phenomena.
    • Within Mystic Point lies a beautiful garden full of relics and mythological figures, where guests discover a hidden world of illusions and mysteries that trick the eye.
    • Guests can dine at the Adventurer’s Club amid a vast collection of unusual artifacts from around the world or purchase exclusive curiosities and collectibles at the Archive Shop.

    Toy Story© Land
    Disney·Pixar-themed Play Area for Kids of All Ages

    Andy, the young boy from the Disney·Pixar Toy Story films, has left his toys unattended in this immersive and highly themed environment, based on one of Disney·Pixar’s most popular film series. While Andy is away, the toys come to life and play...and Guests are invited to join!

    Key Technology and Creative Elements
    • Oversized outdoor rides and photo opportunities allow Guests to experience the different perceptions of scale, and shrink to the size of a toy.
    • One attraction includes a shuttle coaster which propels Guests along a U-shaped style track.
    • A drop-style parachute attraction lets Guests join a “training mission,” plunging from a 25m tall tower.
    • Guests will enjoy fun, immersive and interactive environments with life-size toys.
    • A themed food kiosk provides a barrel of fun snacks and refreshments and Guests can shop for Toy Story inspired collectibles at the merchandise location.
    Dining, photo opportuneties and shopping are not attractions that people will point focus at. What makes people go to parks are rides. 30 attractions my a**!
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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Toy Story overload *gag*


    The mine train coaster and the haunted mansion-esque ride sound cool, though.

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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    When will it be built? We will definately make a trip just for the trackless Mystic Manor!

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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    I think that Grizzly Trail and Mystic Point will be awesome and 100% unique! Come on guys just wait and see Hong Kong Disneyland will be great, unique, and a completely different Disneyland!

    Toy Story Land??... oh..

    Although below Grizzly Trail there is still room for expansion, and if done right Toy Story Land would fit better in Disneyland. Also I am glad that Haunted Mansion is going to be different, and that they are at least building Pirates Lair in Shanghai.
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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post

    Toy Story Land looks HORRID. What's wrong? Can't they get a Toy Story Midway Mania at the very LEAST? Looks like there is nothing in that land worth while.
    Wow, I said almost that exact same thing about Disney Studios in Paris! I guess I spoke to soon... Now Hong Kong

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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    This is the report from SCMP, it'll be in the newspaper tomorrow:

    Walt Disney Co will invest HK$3.6 billion to expand its Hong Kong theme park, seen as necessary to bolster the park’s long-term prospects against a planned rival park in Shanghai.
    The expansion, which will cost about HK$3.6 billion, will include 30 new attractions and three new theme areas, and will see the total area of Hong Kong Disneyland increase by 23 per cent over five years.
    hief Executive Donald Tsang said Hong Kong would not invest more capital in the joint venture but would convert a substantial part of its loan to the project into equity.

    After Disney’s new investment and the government’s debt to equity swap, Hong Kong will see its stake in the underperforming park fall to 52 per cent from 57 per cent.

    “If there is no expansion, the attraction of the theme park will fall over time, government economist Helen Chan said at a media briefing to announce details of the expansion.

    The Hong Kong government desperately needs the expansion to boost flagging attendance, with a much larger rival Disneyland expected to be built in Shanghai in 2014 that could draw much visitor traffic from the burgeoning mainland China market.

    “To help deleverage the joint venture the government will convert a substantial part of its loan to equity, retaining a balance of not less than HK$1 billion,” the government said in a statement.

    The total net economic benefit of the expanded theme park over 40 years would range from HK$64.7 billion to HK$117.3 billion, the government said in a statement.

    Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary John Tsang travelled to Los Angeles in May, where he met senior Disney executives. The trip is seen to have paved the way for the breakthrough after Disney earlier said it would stall any expansion amid the credit crunch.

    Disney earlier indicated it would likely invest more capital in Hong Kong Disneyland and allow the Hong Kong government to convert its loans to equity to maintain its majority share of the theme park, a source involved in their talks said earlier.
    I wonder what the 30 attractions are...

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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    I really hope this isn't the final outcome.
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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Finally!

    And...of all things... a trackless (ie LPS) Haunted Mansion!...oops I mean Mystic Manor. That one was unexpected.

    Based on the blueprints for the Toy Story Land at Walt Disney Studios Paris, the two namesake lands appear to be pretty much identical.

    Overall, I'm very glad to see progress for HKDL. Some cool unique stuff there. Kudos to Alain Littaye for accurately forecasting some of the additions. And Kudos to Honor Hunter for saying that there would not be any Pirates.
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    Re: HKDL Expansion concept art!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ichigopara View Post
    When will it be built? We will definately make a trip just for the trackless Mystic Manor!
    Alot of people wont...
    These additions are all things that should have been in the park from day one.
    But not the toycrap... It does not belong in Disneyland.
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    Last edited by HKDLFAN; 06-30-2009 at 02:27 AM.

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