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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

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.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 10:55am

Week ahead

Today

Central Rat Race

Fund-raising event featuring teams of creatively costumed participants navigating various obstacles while racing to the finish line; proceeds to Mindset. Oct 14, from 9am, Chater Rd, Central, free to watch. Inquiries: enquiry@CENTRALratrace.com

Island East Markets

14 Oct 2012 - 10:44am

The Best Advice I Ever Heard

When you believe in something, says Martin Sklar, believe in it all the way. Sklar should know what he's talking about. The 78-year-old is a Disney legend.

He even worked side by side with Walt Disney himself, and he has designed many of the best Disney theme parks all over the world for the past 50 years.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Events

Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Hong Kong port - Navigating choppy waters'. Hong Kong Club.

American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Lessons learned from building the world's largest entertainment network'. American Club.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai bid for tax-free tourist zone

Shanghai hopes to set up a tax-free shopping zone for tourists beside its Disney theme park - still under construction - or around Pudong International Airport, mainland media reported yesterday.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

MEDIA HAVE A BALL

Event

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hosted a media event to launch its year-long fifth anniversary celebrations. Over the course of three days, from January 21, more than 800 journalists from 10 countries and regions were entertained. About 200 trade and industry partners, and 100 dignitaries and guests were also invited.

Objectives

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Big deal

Now is a good time to visit Orlando's Disney theme parks. Stay at Walt Disney's All Star Movies Resort, Music Resort, Sports Resort or Century Resort for four nights, with two nights at the Best Western Inn & Suites Airport Hotel, return economy flights on United Airlines and a three-day Magic Your Way pass to any of the four theme parks each day, from HK$11,480 per adult, twin share.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

No snags in talks with city, Disneyland says

The head of Hong Kong Disneyland said there were 'no difficulties' in discussions with the government on the theme park's expansion plans.

Dave Vermeulen, the theme park's managing director, said Hong Kong Disneyland and the government were working on a deal that was 'in the best interests of the joint venture and the people of Hong Kong'.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Launch date for Disney's new ride

Hong Kong Disneyland will unveil its newest drawcard on April 27 - the first big addition to its roster of attractions since it opened 21/2 years ago - a Disneyland source revealed.

Park bosses hope to capitalise on the crowds expected over the Labour Day holiday in May with the opening of 'it's a small world' - a standard feature of other Disney parks around the world.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ocean Park overtakes Disney in global table

Ocean Park has pulled ahead of Hong Kong Disneyland in global rankings of the most-visited theme parks last year.

Ocean Park, which reported record attendance last year, was listed at No 16, with 4.92 million visitors. In 2006 it had 4.38 million visitors and was ranked 21st on the list.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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