Monday, September 12, 2005

Mickey goes Cantonese...


Disney has opened a new $1.8bn (£1bn) theme park in Hong Kong, the firm's biggest foray into the Chinese market.

Hong Kong Disneyland, based on Lantau Island, is expected to attract more than five-and-a-half million visitors in its first year.

The project is 57% owned by the Hong Kong government, and is expected to generate $19bn over the next 40 years.

Characters such as Alice in Wonderland sing and speak in Cantonese, while Chinese food is sold around the park.

The theme park was opened by Chinese Vice-President Zeng Qinghong and other guests included Hong Kong's chief executive Donald Tsang and Disney boss Michael Eisner.

Guests watched a traditional Chinese lion dance performed in front of an enormous fairytale-style castle.

Disney hopes the park will tap into Hong Kong's appeal to newly-wealthy mainland Chinese and their children as a shopping and leisure centre.

Source: BBC NEWS

5 comments:

Hasan Mubarak said...

I wish the next Disney thing opens up in Lahore, Karachi or Gwadar!!!

Or, you never know, Dubai's the next "D'land"...

Anonymous said...

o payee kahan kay khawab deekh rahay hoo.. yahn kay bachoon ko khanay ko to milta nahi or diney to door ki batt hay.

Punk Dervish said...

Is there disneyland in malaysia yet

Hasan Mubarak said...

nops... Hong Kong, Paris and Tokyo are the only cities outside the US to have Disney theme parks...

Admin said...

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Disney Land
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