Article from The Standard available at www.thestandard.com.hk - 7/25/05
Disneyland Resort rail link to open August 1
Disneyland Resort Line, the rail link running between the new Tung Chung Line Sunny Bay Station and the Disneyland Resort Station, will be open to the public August 1.

MTRC's head of operations, Wilfred Lau, said the opening is part of the final preparation work for Hong Kong Disneyland, which will open September 12.

Lau said there will be contingency measures in place to control the crowd at Disneyland Resort Station, while a small section of the Park Promenade between the station exit and the park entrance will be open for public access to facilitate smooth pedestrian flow.

``Advisory public announcements will be broadcast at MTR stations when we see crowds starting to build. And there will be intermittent closure of ticket gates to slow down passenger flow,'' Lau said.

He said the MTRC will work with the police and Disneyland to monitor the crowd situation.

Lau urged the public not to be in a hurry to try out the new service on August 1 and during the initial period of the MTR's operations.

The Disneyland Resort Station was opened to the media Monday. The station is decorated in Victorian style.

Miranda Leung, MTRC's general manager-corporate relations, said that the aim is to take visitors on a journey back in time, traveling from the modern-day Sunny Bay Station to the 19th century-styled Disneyland Resort Station.

Inside the Disneyland Resort Station, people can find Mickey Mouse everywhere as nearly 200 Mickey head logos in five styles are printed on lifts or engraved on lamp poles inside the station.