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    HKDL CEO "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible", RTHK News

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    HKDL CEO, Andrew Kam "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible"

    Mr. Kam says he is not worried about the New Disney Park at Shanghai cannibalizing the attendance numbers at HKDL. "We'll take an international positioning strategy for HKDL as the world's local theme park".

    As far as HKDL's expansion is concerned, originally scheduled to be completed in 2014, the same year for the opening of Disney Shanghai. He said they would speed up the design, start early and complete the expansion earlier. He added that HKDL is only in operation for four years, has a lot of room for growth, and land has been set aside for further expansion.

    He added that Hong Kong has been experiencing tremendous growth in Tourism, over the past 10 years, visitors number almost doubles, increased from 10 million plus per year to nearly 30 million per year, he is very confident with the development of Hong Kong Tourism.
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    Re: HKDL CEO "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible", RTHK News

    Quote Originally Posted by HongKongDisneyland View Post
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    HKDL CEO, Andrew Kam "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible"

    Mr. Kam says he is not worried about the New Disney Park at Shanghai cannibalizing the attendance numbers at HKDL. "We'll take an international positioning strategy for HKDL as the world's local theme park".

    As far as HKDL's expansion is concerned, originally scheduled to be completed in 2014, the same year for the opening of Disney Shanghai. He said they would speed up the design, start early and complete the expansion earlier. He added that HKDL is only in operation for four years, has a lot of room for growth, and land has been set aside for further expansion.

    He added that Hong Kong has been experiencing tremendous growth in Tourism, over the past 10 years, visitors number almost doubles, increased from 10 million plus per year to nearly 30 million per year, he is very confident with the development of Hong Kong Tourism.

    That's a positive spin on things. The good thing about Shanghai Disney opening is that its speeding up development of Hong Kong Disney.

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    Re: HKDL CEO "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible", RTHK News

    That's good news!
    I also like the fact they talk about "He added that HKDL is only in operation for four years, has a lot of room for growth, and land has been set aside for further expansion"
    I only hope that with all the speeding up they don't cut down there final products.

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    Re: HKDL CEO "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible", RTHK News

    HKDL reported back in July when they announced the expansion that construction would begin at the end of the year. Has there been any news on this at all or any groundwork being started? I heard that Toy Story Land would be completed in time for HKDL's 5th anniversary next september. They should start laying the foundations for those flat rides. x

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    Re: HKDL CEO "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible", RTHK News

    Quote Originally Posted by Richrichrichie View Post
    HKDL reported back in July when they announced the expansion that construction would begin at the end of the year. Has there been any news on this at all or any groundwork being started? I heard that Toy Story Land would be completed in time for HKDL's 5th anniversary next september. They should start laying the foundations for those flat rides. x
    Sort of gives an idea of how lame Toy Story Land will be

    But other than that, it does sound like good news that they are aware of how Shanghai will affect them and are taking steps to grow this tiny Disneyland park into something more worth visiting.
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    Re: HKDL CEO "we'll complete the expansion as soon as possible", RTHK News

    But if non of you can wait for the park to open Toy Story Playland, may I recomend you book trips to Disneyland Paris for next Summer, as the Studios is on track to open its very own version of the land including the three listed attractions. Actually the Paris opening will give us our first look into Hong Kong Disneyland's future.

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