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Hong Kong Hustle

Interesting and rather exciting news emerged today that Hong Kong Disneyland’s $467 million expansion will be completed a year early. According to sources, Toy Story Playland (ugh) will open later this year, while the two other new areas – Grizzly Trail and Mystic Point – will open in 2012 and 2013. This early opening [...]

Diggin’ In Hong Kong Disneyland

A model of the three Hong Kong Disneyland mini-land expansions from the 2009 D23 Expo

Before the holidays, Hong Kong Disneyland posted a rather triumphant video showing the construction that is currently underway in that park. The massive expansion site sits outside the park’s berm, and will contain three mini-lands: Grizzly Trail, Mystic Point and [...]

A Peek At Hong Kong’s Eleventy Billion New Attractions…

The Ministry of Information has released this new propaganda video about the expansion now under construction at Hong Kong Disneyland. It’s mostly fluff, but there are some nice peeks at unseen art and models for Mystic Harbor (yay!), Grizzly Trail (meh!) and Toy Story Land (BOO!). Actually, that “meh” for Grizzly Trail is probably unfair [...]

More Eastern Winds

While I was writing about Hong Kong Disneyland, news apparently continued to happen.

On the subject of Hong Kong, there was a key provision of the expansion deal that I neglected to mention. It was reported, and widely reiterated in the press, that two of the new areas – Grizzly Trail and Mystic Point – [...]

Insert Pithy Reference To My Hong Kong Disneyland Disappointment Here

I’m a pretty nice guy – really, I am. I consider myself fairly affable; I think being southern at least predisposes one to a general aspiration to pleasantness. I abhor confrontation. As much as I’d like to be Walt, I could never be Walt because I could never look someone in the eyes and tell [...]