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Hong Kong Disneyland plans new attractions to counter sliding attendance

2007-12-21

By Robert Niles: Attendance is down at Hong Kong Disneyland this year. Waaay down. From 5.2 million visitors a year ago to just 4 million this year. Ouch.

Of course, Disney built the "Cliffs Notes" version of its Magic Kingdom for Hong Kong, leaving out many of the parks' classic attractions. And Chinese visitors, rather than embracing the Mouse... smelled a rat. Now Disney and its Hong Kong government partners are addressing the sliding attendance with a slate of new rides and shows for the park.

  • The Muppet Mobile Lab, last seen at Walt Disney World and Disney's California Adventure.
  • High School Musical Celebration, a street show based on the Disney Channel musical.
  • Turtle Talk with Crush, the interactive show from Epcot and DCA.
  • The Art of Disney Animation, a walk-through attraction featuring items from the Disney Studio's history.

    Already announced, Hong Kong Disneyland will in the spring be opening its version of It's a Small World, this time featuring dolls devoted to several Disney animated films, in addition to the traditional national dolls.

    Thanks to TPI reader John Quinteros for submitting the new attraction list.

    Readers' Opinions

    From Keith Rayment on December 22, 2007 at 5:49 AM
    My Hong Kong Disney 'experience' was dismal.
    From Marc Ricketts on December 22, 2007 at 9:44 AM
    Not exactly E Tickets additions.

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