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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Disneyland's latest attraction is a mystery

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Disneyland's latest ride is a mystery Disneyland expects to open the last attraction of its three-stage HK$3.6 billion expansion project this spring. The new area is called Mystic Point- home to "mysterious forces and su ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Disneyland's first theme park had a rocky start like Hong Kong branch

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... On July 17, 1955, when moviemaker Walt Disney turned more than 64 hectares of farmland into a theme park based on his animated characters, many people thought it was a fantasy that wouldn't look out of place in one of his films. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Hong Kong Disney earns first profit in seven years since its opening

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... capita tourist spending and the high occupancy rate of its two hotels, which now stands at 92 per cent. In a show of optimism about tourism performance in coming years, the Walt Disney Company ... Zeman said. "Any city that stops tourism will die." Dr John Ap, an associate professor of tourism at Polytechnic University, said it showed Disneyland was on the right track but it had ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Disneyland lifts ticket prices by up to 17.2pc

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... such as salaries and food prices. The tourism trade said they did not welcome the increases but did not think it would have much impact on business. Different types of one-year passes will rise by varying ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong Disneyland's fairy tale had wicked first chapter

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... It is supposed to be a fantasy land, but Hong Kong's Magic Kingdom is more often remembered as a zone of controversy and complaints. Hong Kong Disneyland was touted by the Hong Kong government as the key to making the territory "Asia's most ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Business alliance to provide job training for Tung Chung residents

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... that will support growth in commerce and tourism, it group believes. To capture this opportunity, new mega projects should be launched in Lantau to retain tourists before they go to the overcrowded city ...

  7. The city's theme parks are world-class: study

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Ocean Park is still the top theme park in Hong Kong, according to a global theme park ranking. The 2011 Theme Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report by Themed Entertainment Association and Aecom ranked Hong Kong no 5 in Asia and no 1 ...

  8. Mainland 'can sustain three Disney parks'

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Shanghai The mainland can sustain three Disney theme parks, Shanghai's leading tourism official has said, implying that a Disneyland there would not pose a threat ... Municipal Tourism Administration's international tourism promotion department, said when asked about the competition with Hong Kong Disneyland if Shanghai built a theme park. The director said ...

  9. Fake snow but real ice for Christmas

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ice and snow will coat part of the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront this Christmas- but while the ice will be real, the snow will be fake. At an Ice Wonderland to be set up in the Centenary Garden from November 25 to January 1, visitors will be able to don skates and glide around a rink while fake snow falls around them. The Tourism Board, which announced ...

  10. Arrivals indicate scam fallout over, says tourism chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... 10th anniversary. The total number of visitors during the period increased by 6 per cent to roughly 330,000, Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said. Last year, July arrivals totalled 2,185,610, of whom 1,196,987 were from the mainland. Mr Tien said he believed the results reflect a normalisation in tourism growth following intense negative publicity in April about ...




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