Hong Kong Disneyland Expects 30,000 on Opening Day - 6/22/05

Hong Kong’s Commissioner for Tourism Eva Cheng told reporters at a news conference to outline the details of the opening that the park was expecting to welcome 30,000 visitors when it opens on September 12.

Concerns about crowd control have led officials to consider setting up signs near mainland border checkpoints showing ticket availability for the park.

Some of the immigration lines at the Lo Wu border which handles rail and bus passengers from the mainland will be reserved exclusively for Chinese Disneyland tour groups, said Simon Peh, assistant director at the Immigration Department.

Peh said a third of the park’s guests were expected to come from the mainland.