Pro-Beijing and business-affiliated parties welcomed the deal while the Democrats warned against the 'unusual' concessions granted to Disney. Sin Chung-kai of the Democratic Party wondered if the Government had yielded too much. Under the pact, Disney will not be required to pay a land premium worth $4 billion initially. The Government will also provide loans of $5.6 billion with interest at the prime rate of 8.5 per cent minus 1.75 per cent during construction and for the first eight years of operation. Mr Sin pledged to find out whether the capital injection by Disney, which he said was only 10 per cent of the Government's total spending, was in line with its practice elsewhere. Fellow party legislator Lee Wing-tat described the interest rate as 'unprecedentedly low'. 'We have to ask why we have to lend money in such a favourable way,' he said. The Democrats would not say if they would support the funding request, which will be submitted to the Legislative Council for approval. 'The Democrats have 13 votes. We will scrutinise the agreement cautiously before making a decision,' Mr Sin said. But the Liberal Party said it would fully support the agreement. 'As far as the preliminary figures are concerned, this is very reasonable. I don't think we would lose out,' party leader James Tien Pei-chun said. He said the investment ratio between Disney and the Government was in line with that of the company's parks in Paris and Tokyo. Howard Young, a colleague who represents the tourism sector in Legco, said the five million visitors forecast in the park's first year of operation was too conservative. 'Hong Kong is a winner. The most important thing is we have to work together to achieve the aim,' Mr Young said. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong believed the community benefited from the agreement. Party chairman Tsang Yok-sing said: 'Our impression is that this is a fair deal. It was nothing like we have previously thought, such as ceding our land or giving away our authority disgracefully.' Fung Chi-kin of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance believed the costs were affordable. Christine Loh Kung-wai, who chairs the Citizens Party, said: 'The figures are beautiful. But we want to know how they arrived at them.'