Im still sitting fingers crossed that TSL is just a filler and will be torn down for something much better like...Indy! I think an Indy ride + a mini coaster would fit in very nicely into an expansion of MP with TSL gone.
Itīs really a shame that MP only will have one ride. The theme in that area is easy to build rides for... but I guess expensive since alot of effects would be needed to make it... mystic. People love haunted houses (I know... this mansion/manor will be magic not haunted) and magical places. MP could house one or two major rides that made HKDL the place to be for fun in Asia... They could even have a playland type of area themed to Jack Skellington and friends attached to MP, but they went for classic american toys. Waste of space, time and money.
Ok... more pictures of the expansion please:)
TSPL will rust away in the terrible Parisian weather in a few years. Perhaps the smog and acid rains from mainland China will take care of all tha plastic in TSL at HKDL.
...or these lands might be the standard for Disneyparks for years to come? One park one E-ticket.
If not attractive, at least it will be busier for sure.
ORDDU: Didn't Mr. Rasulo--at one point--say he wanted a Toy Story Mania built for each Disney resort around the world? In fact, when it was first announced that there would be a Toy Story Land at HKDL, my sisters and I just assumed that Toy Story Mania would be included as the signature attraction for it.
I wonder, will they alter the carriages once all three lands are open to afford a proper view of the newly opened additions?
I believe they should have altered the track to wrap around the new land. It was noted when the park opened that the tracks could be expanded as the park grew and that has not happened. It would have been nice if the train had been incorporated into the new bear mountain ride.. like going thru it and seeing some AA scenes in there... similar to what guests see when they ride through Splash Mt at DL and MK parks. I think adding tracks to the rides would be cheaper than changing the carriages altogether?
Theres a new video of the expansion dated only yesterday:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_uYNXMzF3E]YouTube - Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion Plan - ??????????? 2010-08-20[/ame]