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Disney Hong Kong to get Iron Man Ride...

Discussion in 'Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai' started by phi2134, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    The park is not loosing money anymore because the aggressive expansion worked. The Walt Disney Company also owns just under half of the Resort.
     
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    According to the article (which is what I'm basing all my facts on) the park only profited $14 million, which is not a lot.
     
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    It did have a net loss last year, largely because attendance dropped by about 10%.
     
  5. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    The exit shop has opened.
    http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2016/10/hong-kong-disneyland-update-iron-man.html?m=1

    Yes, but that was not the case two years ago.
     
  6. Bairstow

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    Meanwhile, Dubai has beaten them to the punch:



    Anybody know who built this for IMG?
    The CGI and ride hardware surely came from some familiar faces.
     
  7. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    I am fairly certainFalcon's Treehouse was the lead creative group for the park and has been involved with the Dubai Marvel project for years in its various iterations.
     
  8. GiveMeTheMusic

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    Can you believe the first Marvel attraction Disney builds from the ground up is an old school simulator? Pat yourselves on the back, Disney! Cutting edge stuff.
     
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    Sure, yes, that is true. It had a nice year-to-year increase in attendance and profit due to the expansion, before it dropped last year.

    But you said that it is no longer losing money. Correct me if I'm wrong, but all signs point to the park still losing money. What we've heard from the Bobs in recent quarterly reports does not sound good. I'll be paying attention on Nov. 10th when the next quarterly report is given.

    The recent drop does have me a bit concerned and so I'd love for things to bounce back up.
     
  10. Bairstow

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    You were expecting a robocoaster?
     
  11. GiveMeTheMusic

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    I'd expect something that was an actual ride and not a rethemed Star Tours, especially since a groundbreaking Iron Man E-Ticket was in development for DL's Tomorrowland and then abandoned. I'm sure this had something to do with how much Hong Kong SAR wanted to spend on this addition, but it still seems like a large missed opportunity in a park that can't afford missed opportunities.
     
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  12. lazyboy97o

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    I made that comment in November 2013.
     
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    Aaaayyyyyyy.... my bad. I apologize. :facepalm: Stupid of me not to realize, especially since it's not the first time I've made that mistake.

    Alright everyone carry on... Iron Man Experience. Excites me relatively little, but hopefully it will excite Hong Kongers and improve the park.
     
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  14. Bairstow

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    It's also a safe bet. The last thing they need is something with Gringotts-style technical teething pains.
    I think the attraction could actually be pretty cool if it ups the resolution and framerate from what was seen on Star Tours 2.
    Especially if it has a couple StormRider-style tricks up is sleeve.
     
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    I was at HKDL last Sunday. The ride looks ready to open. Wait sign posted, no sign of construction, but entrance blocked off with planters. Alas, it was still not open.
     
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    I am going to HK for a week on vacation. Several trips to Asia but first time to HK and HKDL. I will be in the park on 11/22. I am hoping this ride is open by then. They can't have tech issues with this ride???
     
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    According to @WDW1974, this has been pushed to January.
     
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    So much for 2016...

    How can this take so long? These style simulators were created like 30 years ago. Ancient technology. Not something brand new.
     
  20. Jones14

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    Totally 100% a guess, but perhaps they want to open something new in order to draw crowds after the busier Christmas season. Hong Kong still struggles to pull in the crowds, and I could see them pushing the opening back in order to help massage the numbers for the beginning of next year.
     

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