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Monday, September 12, 2005

Disney launches new HK theme park

Disney launches its theme park in the Lantau Island near Hong Kong. the park is aimed at the increasingly wealthy mainland Chinese. The park came up after an investment of $1.8bn, and is expected to earn $19bn over the next 40 years.

Characters such as Alice in Wonderland sing and speak in Cantonese, while Chinese food is sold around the park.

Just goes to show how companies have started realizing that Chindia is becoming more and more central to their operations.

The opening was not without its share of controversy with some food poisoning incidents being reported and Disney was roughed up by the HK govt when its requested their police officials to be less conspicuous.
|| crawled by kpowerinfinity, 2:54 AM


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