Honk Kong Disneyland expansion - Your thoughts?

Hong Kong Disneyland: Earlier today the details were announced pertaining to the hong kong disneyland expansion plan.

From Tim W
Posted June 30, 2009 at 8:23 AM
So what are your thoughts? 3 new areas kind of behind adventureland, making this park original in the layout. And three new mini areas of the park including Grizzly Trail featuring a cross between Grizzly river run with aa's and big thunder mountain. The area seems to be a small version of frontierland crossed with critter country. And then mystic point, the completely new land, featuring a paranormal themeing and the mystic manor attraction which is probably a haunted mansion with a different story line. Finally toy story land previously announced for DLP thats basically a carbon copy coming here with the RC coaster, a slinky dog ride, and an army men parachute ride. Maybe in the future toy story mania would even come here. So is this a good expansion plan, an average one, or comp,etely horrible?

From Raul Araoz
Posted June 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM
Overall, I like it. I will admit that their park is a bit more sprawling than the traditional hub design of a main park, but I don't mind it.

The Grizzly Trail section looks great. The ride sounds, and looks, like a combination of Everest with the aesthetic of the original proposed Grizzly River Run in DCA. Love the interactive and dynamic features placed into the land.

Same goes for Mystic Point. Their version of The Haunted Mansion sounds terrific. The advanced effects combined with the off-rail ride system sounds tremendous.

Toy Story seems like an odd choice. I am not sure it fits with the basic style of a Magic Kingdom park. I am also not a fan of the standard carnival rides being used. I am surprised that Midway Mania isn't a part of the land as well.

Nevertheless, the expansion looks and sounds great. Now the only problem is getting there.

From TH Creative
Posted June 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM
Next up is a park on Mainland China. Disney has a real opportunity to exponentially raise its visibility in the far east -- a region to more than a billion new consumers.

From James Rao
Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:34 PM
I agree with Raul on the Toy Story area: it sounds a lot like the midway crap in Paradise Pier at DCA. I expect, nay demand, more from WDI. But, maybe it will be better than it sounds. Otherwise, everything else about the expansion seems very cool and should help the beleaguered park.

From Adam Nodjomian
Posted June 30, 2009 at 5:56 PM
Where did you find out about the no-rail system and other info about teh possible expansion?

From Tim W
Posted June 30, 2009 at 6:22 PM
disneyandmore.blogspot.com or blueskydisney.blogspot.com

From Nick Markham
Posted June 30, 2009 at 6:46 PM
And don't forget about the Pirates of the Caribbean expansion!

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