Magic Kingdom

Disneyland ticket giveaway

Young Post has two pairs of Disney tickets to give away. Read the 'Imagination In Action' article on page 4, and answer the following question:

What is the soon-to-open, Gold-Rush-era-inspired town in Disneyland called?

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

In the Shadow of the Matterhorn

In the Shadow of the Matterhorn by David Smith Synergy Books Publishing (e-book)

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Returns from fantasyland

Recently, Hong Kong taxpayers, the majority owners and biggest investors in Hong Kong Disneyland, were told that the park's losses had narrowed to HK$237 million. But, as ever, they were denied all information about how the minority owner, the Walt Disney Company, has continued to profit from its very modest investment in this venture.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1941)

Dumbo Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Margaret Wright Director: Ben Sharpsteen

We've all heard about flying pigs, but what about flying elephants? In Walt Disney's Dumbo, Timothy Q. Mouse - a meagre, erm, mouse - helps his outsized friend achieve this exact feat.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Toy Story comes to life in Hong Kong

Good news for Disneyland fans. Toy Story Land opened last Friday and two more themed areas are now under construction and scheduled to open over the next two years. To find out about the ideas behind the new projects, Young Post spoke to Joe Lanzisero, the Creative Senior Vice-President of Walt Disney Imagineering.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Toy Story rides leave you buzzing

Thrill-seekers will probably flock to Disneyland's Toy Story Land when it opens later this month, but the faint of heart - or weak of stomach - might think twice before boarding one of three rides built for the attraction.

The new rides are so jarring, park managers say, that they limited their duration to a minute each - any longer and passengers might be sick.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Your best nightmare

There are still about three weeks to go until Halloween. So there is plenty of time to get into the Halloween spirit and visit those scare-tastic attractions that pop up each year.

Of all the attractions, the biggest and, perhaps, most elaborate are those at Hong Kong's two leading theme parks.

Hong Kong Disneyland

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Halloween visitors 'lose their heads'

Ghoulish enthusiasts are being encouraged to 'lose their heads' by discovering the dark side of Disney this Halloween.

The Headless Horseman will take centre stage by leading Hong Kong Disneyland's Glow in the Park Parade, complete with Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloweentown - from The Nightmare Before Christmas film - and dancing zombies.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Theme parks act to ease the queues for visitors

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.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Magic Kingdom memories

It was a pleasant surprise when I received an e-mail from the Young Post editor telling me that I had been chosen to visit Disneyland. This was my first preview assignment for a newspaper and my first visit to a Disneyland.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Disneyland needs still more transparency

We now know why Hong Kong Disneyland kept details of its financial performance and visitor numbers secret: they are woeful. Finally released this week under an agreement with the government, they show HK$4.4 billion in losses in the three years to October and attendance figures four million below expectations.

22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

HK Disneyland, reach for the skies

A Shanghai Disneyland is coming to the mainland, presenting a serious challenge to our own Disneyland in Hong Kong. It does not matter whether the new one is bigger or has more or fewer attractions. Another Disneyland close by is sure to make Hong Kong less competitive.

18 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Disneyland plans to grow by a third

Bill for theme park's 20-hectare expansion expected to be HK$3b-$4b

23 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai 'seeks final approval for Disneyland'

State Council approval for a Shanghai Disneyland will be sought next month, potentially paving the way for the mainland's first Disney theme park, sources say.

The proposed venture would be modelled after the Tokyo Disneyland deal, the sources said, which was struck at a time when the fortunes of the entertainment giant were relatively low.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Letters

Simple way to ensure level playing field on suspension of levy

I welcome the announcement by the chief executive to waive the unpopular levy on foreign maids for two years. But the fine details of implementation, if not well considered, could give rise to loopholes and unfairness.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

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