Hong Kong Disneyland's operating income will cover the cost of expanding its facilities, Secretary for Economic Development & Labour Stephen Ip says.

Speaking on an RTHK talk show today, Mr Ip said a million visitors have visited the theme park since its opening. With a daily average of 14,000 visitors - only 1,000 less than the Government's estimate - he said the park's operating income will be sufficient to cover expansion expenses. The Government will not need to inject any funds.

He said the park must enhance Mainland marketing as the Individual Visit Scheme has been expanded to cover 200 million people in 38 cities.