Almost four out of 10 people think the Government got an unfair deal on Disneyland, a survey on the theme park project has found. More than half of the 832 respondents also dislike some of the prospective environmental effects of the project, while 21 per cent said they did not welcome the influence of American culture. But the survey also found a majority of the respondents support the development of the park, with two-thirds believing the benefits will outweigh the costs. Eighty per cent of respondents said they would visit the park when it opened at Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, in 2005. Presenting the survey results at a regional conference on leisure and entertainment yesterday, Dr John Ap of the Polytechnic University's Hotel and Tourism Management Department said the poll highlighted community concerns which should be addressed to minimise any negative impact. Paris Disneyland's initial problems several years ago demonstrated the risks of ignoring public voices. 'There are concerns about the fairness of the arrangements made by the Government to attract Disneyland to Hong Kong and the respondents have expressed noticeable concern towards the environmental impacts,' Dr Ap said. Nearly 40 per cent of people disagreed with the statement that it was a fair deal for the Government to provide a $5.6 million low-interest loan for the project and $13.6 billion for reclamation and infrastructure works. Between 53 and 69 per cent of respondents said they disliked the prospect of a negative impact on the environment and wildlife at Penny's Bay. The waters are the natural habitat for the Chinese white dolphin. About half of the respondents said they would tolerate the negative impact, reschedule their activities or avoid the area due to crowding. Of the 832 respondents, 582 were polled randomly by telephone while the rest were Lantau and Peng Chau residents who gave lower ratings for the project than the first group. But Dr Ap said the survey found a good degree of overall support for Disneyland with 80 per cent of the people positive about the revenue expected to be generated within the local economy. Officials project $148 billion worth of net benefit will flow from Disneyland's first 40 years of operation. Commissioner of Tourism Mike Rowse said the Disney project would open up the family market for the local tourism industry. He did not expect the project to have a long-term negative environmental impact as proper mitigation measures would be carried out. The tourism chief said the Penny's Bay shipyard, which will be scrapped to make way for road works near the theme park, had finally agreed in principle to allow site contamination tests. He said the tests would be carried out soon.