Hong Kong Disneyland will hold a Board meeting next month to implement the details of park expansion. From our understanding of the expansion of the planned three new theme area, they would give priority to "Toy Story Land"(although request was made from Disney Fans to have it replaced). "Toy Story Land" would be built first due to the upcoming movie "Toy Story 3", set to launch next year, and the remaining two themes area "Grizzly Trail" and "Mystic Point" will be built respectively in that order thereafter.
Hong Kong Disneyland intends to put a once-off tender for all 3 lands,, the successful bidder by the same contractor is responsible for building the three thematic areas, conducive to efforts to lower the construction cost.
Hong Kong Disneyland and HK Government would like to start construction for the 1st themed land as soon as possible by taking into account the difficulty of the construction works and in order to tie in with the movie "Toy Story" III next year, as well as another contributing factor that another Disney theme park in Paris will also get a similar "Toy Story Playland". "Toy Story Land" has been chosen to get built first and will be completed in 2012. Regarding "Mystic Point", it might take longer due to the construction of "Mystic Manor" (probably more details and complexity), as such "Mystic Point" will get built last.
Sources indicated that, although the Legislative Council has approved funding the expansion of HKDL, but there are still some minor procedures to deal with procedural matters relating to the extension should also be adopted by the Park Board of Directors, the Board of Directors in a meeting scheduled for next month, and then it would tender as soon as possible.
To recruit 30 imagineers
In addition, 30 former imagineers(those who were let go some time earlier this year) will be hired by HKDL. They are also looking for those imagineers who previously worked on the construction of HKDL from the start.