Free visits to a Disney-related tourist attraction in Penny's Bay will be allowed from early August, officials said yesterday. The water recreation centre, an artificial lake built next to the Disney theme park, will be among the first facilities to open before the park begins operating on September 12. Managed by the Disney company, officials hope the lake will be open to visitors from August 1, but water sports facilities may not be available by then. The site will also house a botanical garden featuring more than 200 trees, flowers and shrubs. But officials are concerned that the tranquility of the area could be disturbed by too many visitors attracted by free admission. Lorenz Tsao Tak-kiang, director of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, said that the lakeside scenery was very beautiful, but admitted: 'This lake is likely to be very popular among visitors and it might be a bit noisy when there are too many people touring around.' The 12-hectare lake will also provide an irrigation source for the Penny's Bay facilities. Water for the lake is mainly drawn from natural surface runoff of rainfall and from the Tai Lam Chung reservoir near Tuen Mun.