Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland plans Iron Man expansion

Hong Kong Disneyland plans to add an Iron Man-themed area. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong Disneyland is adding an Iron Man-themed area in the hopes that the Marvel superhero’s success at the Chinese box office will help draw more visitors to the underachieving resort.

Tuesday, 8 October, 2013, 6:33pm

Free Disneyland tickets for hard-working primary-school pupils

Free Disneyland tickets for hard-working primary-school pupils

Free Disneyland tickets are to be given to selected pupils in every primary school class in Hong Kong in a HK$10 million initiative aimed at encouraging less academically gifted students to make the most of their potential.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:18am

Disneyland lifts ticket prices by up to 17.2pc

Most of the park's visitors are tourists. Photo: Nora Tam

Disneyland will increase its ticket prices across the board from tomorrow. The cost of visiting the theme park with an adult one-day ticket will rise HK$51, or 12.8 per cent, from HK$399 to HK$450. A child one-day ticket will also go up 12.3 per cent, from HK$285 to HK$320.

26 Mar 2013 - 5:57am

Russian ship impresses Chinese journalists and Disneyland profit impresses all

Show boat enters Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chinese journalists want to know every detail about an old Russian ship, according to the Voice of Russia.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A Good Week for ... , February 24, 2013

Mickey Mouse

Hong Kong's house of mouse is finally making some money. The city's Disney park reported profits of HK$109 million, thanks to a 13 per cent rise in visitor numbers. 

24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am

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

Hong Kong should keep backing Disneyland

A mainland tourist couple enjoy a fun day out at Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau Island. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong Disneyland can finally be called a financial success. Seven years after it opened, a decade after construction began and 14 years after plans for the development were unveiled, it has turned a profit.

23 Feb 2013 - 4:12am 6 comments

Paltry profits for Hong Kong but a magic kingdom for Disney

Hong Kong Disneyland has made a profit for the first time after opening seven years.

Here's to the real worth of a profit of HK$109 million on revenues of HK$4.3 billion and an investment of more than HK$20 billion after declared losses of HK$3.8 billion since 2008 and who knows how much more since the opening in 2005, but we won't ask.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am 3 comments

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

Hong Kong Disneyland managing director Andrew Kam with friends at the park's annual business review press conference. Photo: Nora Tam

Seven years after opening, Hong Kong Disneyland has made a profit for the first time, thanks to surging visitor numbers. For the fiscal year ending September 2012, the theme park earned revenue of HK$4.3 billion, up 18 per cent from a year ago, and made a profit of HK$109 million. Visitor numbers were up 13 per cent to 6.7 million, with 45 per cent from the mainland, 33 per cent locals and the rest from international markets.

19 Feb 2013 - 5:08am 3 comments

Hong Kong Disneyland's fairy tale had wicked first chapter

Hong Kong Disneyland's fairy tale had wicked first chapter

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 popular city tourist destination".

19 Feb 2013 - 4:39am

The ride of his life: Disney's Noble Coker on how he won Hongkongers' confidence

The ride of his life: Disney's Noble Coker on how he won Hongkongers' confidence

Little could have prepared Noble Coker for the rocky ride he's been on since starting at Hong Kong's magic kingdom project in 2002.

28 Jan 2013 - 10:55am

Disneyland's latest attraction is a mystery

Expect amazing visual effects, says Noble Coker. Photo: Warton Li

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 supernatural events in the heart of a dense, uncharted rain forest", according to Disney.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am

Success has many fathers

Yes, sir, Hong Kong won Mickey Mouse on its own merits.

It was not a particularly striking item in the newspaper at the time and I suspect most readers will have barely noticed it.

But something about the piece struck me as odd and familiar at the same time; and the follow up a few days later brought back all the old memories. Déjà vu!

7 Jun 2013 - 11:48am 1 comment

Business alliance to provide job training for Tung Chung residents

Disneyland requires staff members to speak Cantonese, Putonghua and English well. Photo: Dickson Lee

A business group that includes Hong Kong Disneyland, Asia World Expo and Ngong Ping 360 will organise job fairs and retraining for underemployed Tung Chung residents.

27 Dec 2012 - 1:17pm

Disney mulls new hotels and tipped to make first profit

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Disney is considering adding three hotels to Hong Kong Disneyland, which is set to turn a profit for the first time.

9 Nov 2012 - 5:27am 1 comment