HKDL will be expanding, thanks to the recent approved expansion plan jointly announced by HK Gov and WDC.
And it is believed that Shanghai Disneyland is coming to reality soon, perhaps around 2014.
But is Shanghai (Yangtze River Delta) the biggest market for Disney? and is Hong Kong doing the catching up to fend off competition from it's Mainland rival?
According to the following article , The Pan Pearl River Delta is China's biggest economic region.
The Pan-Pearl River Delta covers Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hong Kong and Macao. The region has a population of 457 million, or 34.8 percent of the country's total. It covers an area of 2 million square km, or 20.9 percent of the country's total land.
The belly of the rooster is also the most productive and abundant part of China. In 2008, the total GDP of the eight provinces and Guangxi reached $1.59 trillion, accounting for 36.9 percent of the country's total.Source : AlibabaWith a total population of 457 million, the Pan-Pearl River Delta is also the biggest market in China.
Source : CCTVin 2020 the Pearl River Delta area will be the most energetic economic zone in the world.
Source : Tang's 2020 Vision/The Standard News HKFresh from key talks with senior officials across the Pearl River Delta, Tang said by 2020, improved road and rail networks - coupled with smoother immigration - may mean Hong Kong people could be better off living in Guangdong than staying put.
He also believes that there will be no need for home-visit permits, with those on both sides using smart identity cards to travel.
Market Integration: 100 million people for Hong Kong
Source : Singtao News (in chinese only)
translation (English Translation of the article)