For the past two weeks, I've been working with Chinese exchange students ages twelve through sixteen. Only about three or four of them have actually been to Hong Kong Disneyland. Is this a symbol of struggle? Do more adults visit the park than children? Most of them have been to Shanghai, so I'm assuming once Shanghai Disneyland opens, attendance will be great there. What of Hong Kong though?
HKDL's new vice president of operations Mr. Damien Lee said corporate bookings for Halloween this year are three times those of last year, and he expects visitor admissions for the fiscal year ending September 30 to be a record.
As a result of three new attractions since 2011, during most of the 2013 summer, daily visitors numbered 40,000 - similar to the average visitor numbers during the Lunar New Year, when the park is at its busiest.
HKDL will announce its attendance figures soon, probably next week. And I expect them to do pretty well. Last year attendance was 6.7million, this year I think they have a chance of surpassing 7million or more.
Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure