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  1. Disneyland needs still more transparency

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government's decision to use taxpayers' money to build the theme park has, in the light of a minimal degree of transparency, been replaced by uncertainty over when there will be a turnaround. We have a right to be angry, but we also have to be realistic. Theme parks are, after all, a competitive business. Disneyland's local rival, Ocean Park, has risen to the challenge; after ...

  2. Toy Story comes to life in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... three decades; he joined the Imagineering division in the late 1980s. He is the key person in this division which masterminds new creative works for Disneyland parks. The 55-year-old American ... and his team were responsible for building Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland. He came here every other month during its construction to get everything ready, from hardware to software ...

  3. Theme parks ally to improve their image

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The city's major theme parks are forming an alliance to lobby the authorities and improve their image after a series of mechanical and service problems. Matthias Li Shing-chung, Ocean Park's deputy chief executive, said the Hong Kong Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, which will launch next month, could represent ...

  4. Theme park out to cement its attraction

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on it for eight hours a day over the past 14 months. The team visited California's Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yellowstone National Park before starting work. A town from the gold rush days ...

  5. Winning theme from mop to the top

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Many chief executives start from the bottom but few like Tom Mehrmann can literally claim to have started from ground level. The boss of Ocean Park Hong Kong launched his career with a broom and mop at a Californian theme park before climbing to the very top of the management ladder. The 52-year old father-of-two has spent his entire 36-year corporate ...

  6. Disneyland mulls annual passes to boost business from Guangzhou

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong Disneyland is considering issuing annual passes for Guangzhou residents in an attempt to boost the park's attendance and income, its managing director said yesterday. Speaking at the Legislative Council's economic development panel meeting, Andrew Kam Min-ho outlined the park's strategies for bringing in more mainland visitors. ...

  7. Theme parks to raise ticket prices

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com The price of entry to Hong Kong's two theme parks appears set to rise this year with Ocean Park imposing a 12 per cent increase and Hong Kong Disneyland changing its prices for the first time since it opened in 2005. The news comes just a week after park chairman Allan Zeman said the facility had no immediate plans to raise ticket prices to pay ...

  8. Hip hot HK

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... countdown party with the Xbox 360's Kinect Disneyland Adventures. Players can bring characters to life on a walk through the amusement park, taking in the rides and even giving Mickey Mouse ... is that you can visit the park as often as you want and not have to wait in line for rides, all in the comfort of your own home. The game is available at HMV. Toast to good times The weather might ...

  9. Joy to job-seekers

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the park when it opened in 2005. Today, he is the area manager of attraction and guest services for the theme park's latest attraction, Toy Story Land. 'I thought it would be a great ... Every newcomer- full-time or part-time- must undergo routine training to learn the tradition, culture and service standards of the park. Chan says he has absorbed a lot of know-how since ...

  10. Theme parks act to ease the queues for visitors

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan For theme park visitors as much as their owners, the queue is the enemy. Long waits reduce the fun for customers, and they may not come back for more. But with combined visitor numbers exceeding 10 million for the first time last year, Disneyland and Ocean Park are fighting an uphill battle. To tackle the problem, Ocean Park launched a multimillion-dollar hi-tech command ...




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