from The Hollywood Reporter
July 21, 2005
H.K. Disneyland gives journalists a sneak peek
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Disneyland gave journalists a sneak peek Wednesday, two months before the newest park opens to the public, showing off an East-meets-West mix of classic thrill rides like Space Mountain and restaurants serving Asian cuisines. The park features a trademark Sleeping Beauty Castle and a Main Street that recreates small-town America. The food is distinctly Asian, catering to the masses of tourists Disney hopes to attract from across the border in mainland China. When the park opens Sept. 12, its eight restaurants -- with 29,000 seats -- will cook up all the major Chinese cuisines, like Cantonese, Shanghainese and northern noodle dishes. Visitors will also be able to dig into Japanese sushi and tempura.