No injuries in apparent dry-ice Disneyland blast

A Disneyland park at night. A small explosion was reported at the Toontown area of Disneyland in the US. Photo: AP

A small explosion on Tuesday in a Disneyland rubbish can that appeared to be caused by dry ice in a bottle brought evacuations but no reports of any injuries, police and witnesses said.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 11:33am

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Lawmakers sentenced for illegal assembly.

Lawmakers sentenced for illegal assembly

16 May 2013 - 2:47am

Disneyland's new trackless ride uses barcode technology

Mystic Point is scheduled to open in May. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Disneyland's new Mystic Point area will feature a trackless ride system, operated by the barcode technology used at supermarket checkouts.

The theme park has lauded the ride one of the "most sophisticated" attractions it has built worldwide.

21 Mar 2013 - 10:45am

Medical waste worries Discovery Bay beachgoers

Tracey Read, of the Plastic Free Seas NGO, with some of the medical waste that has washed up on Sam Pak Wan, a beach between Discovery Bay and Disneyland, over the past four months. Read has urged the government to identify the source of the pollution. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hundreds of discarded medical items, including uncovered syringes and infusion bags, have been found recently on a beach in Discovery Bay, raising concerns about visitors' safety, especially with a new hotel nearby planning to open soon.

5 Mar 2013 - 12:09pm 1 comment

Lantau car crash kills Disneyland 'imagineer'

A designer with Hong Kong Disneyland died and one of his colleagues was seriously injured when their car smashed into a tree outside the theme park on Lantau Island yesterday.

The dead man was named as 44-year-old Chung Wai-man.

He was cut from the wreckage by firefighters and taken to hospital with serious head injuries but was declared dead just after 1pm.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:50am

Disney investors threaten to revolt over chief executives pay

Bob Iger

A revolution is brewing in the tree-lined streets of Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom, as shareholders prepare to fight the creeping power and rising rewards of the chairman and chief executive, Bob Iger.

3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

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

Hong Kong Disneyland had as rough a start as the original theme park, but after billions in investment it's finally made a profit. Photo: Nora Tam

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.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Cab driver killed by taxi near Disneyland

A taxi driver was arrested after his vehicle was involved in an accident that left one cabbie dead and another critically injured outside Disneyland Resort.

The 59-year-old was arrested for dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm. Initial police investigations revealed he had fallen asleep while his vehicle was parked in a taxi queue outside the park.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

Letters to the Editor, January 5, 2013

Donald Tsang can be proud of Disneyland. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong's travel warning on India is unfair

I refer to the report ("Women's group warns India over rape", January 1). I also read with anger that the Security Bureau issued an amber alert for travellers visiting India.

5 Jan 2013 - 2:38am 2 comments

Hong Kong Disneyland posts first profit since opening

Actors perform during a parade at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s struggling Disneyland has posted its first profit since opening seven years ago thanks to an increase in mainland Chinese visitors, a report said on Friday.

30 Nov 2012 - 6:47pm

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Marking 50 years since Cuban missile crisis

Working for the rat race

13 Oct 2012 - 5:22am

Early run for 3 new Disney attractions

Hong Kong Disneyland will complete its expansion plan one year ahead of schedule, thanks to a lull in construction work elsewhere in Hong Kong since the global financial crisis.

The early completion of the loss-making attraction, in which the government is a majority stakeholder, will also give it more time to cushion the effects of Shanghai Disneyland, opening in 2015.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Disney 'bomber' admits his guilt

A 22-year-old hairdresser who threatened in an internet hoax message to blow himself up at Disneyland pleaded guilty yesterday to wasting police time.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Disney offer criticised for failing to give tourists what they want

Disneyland is offering free photographs, meals and souvenirs to lure more mainland and overseas visitors. It is also offering Hong Kong residents two visits for the price of one.

Tour operators, however, say the theme park has yet to catch up with what tourists really want.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Disneyland dictating police work, say officers

Theme park is accused of obstructing their duties and causing internal strife

Frontline police have accused Disneyland management of trying to dictate their operations at the theme park and obstructing them when handling incidents.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am