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HKDL gets new castle, frozen land and marvel land?????

derklugen

New Member
I have always wondered if Tomorrowland will include Marvel Land, if Marvel Land will absorb Tomorrowland, or will they be two separate lands once the "phase two" is done?
 

PymParty

Active Member
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I have always wondered if Tomorrowland will include Marvel Land, if Marvel Land will absorb Tomorrowland, or will they be two separate lands once the "phase two" is done?
I remember reading when the enpansion was announced that the park would go from 7 to 9 themed areas at the end of the expansion plan. This would would mean that Tomorrowland and Marvel land would be separated (logically, the lands should be Main Street, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch, Toy Story Land, Arendelle, Marvel)
But rumors are often emerging saying the rest of Tomorrowland will be rethemed to Marvel as part of the re-imagining project of 2021 or with the opening of the Marvel area in 2023, so I guess only time will tell !
 

Absimilliard

Well-Known Member
I was at the park last thursday and construction was much bigger than I was expecting. Half the hub is blocked off and a good part of the courtyard in Fantasyland is walled off as well. There is a temporary access path and sign through the wall that leads to the Winnie the Pooh shop.

The park was not so busy, but a few restaurants were closed, especially in Adventureland. Riverside Cafe, Tahitian Terrace were all closed and the Tahitian Terrace along with the store are under building refurbishment. As a result of that, the Explorer's Club was the only restaurant open on that side of the park and had a 30-45 minutes wait for food all afternoon.
 

Robbiem

Well-Known Member
I'm guessing the upper turrets will be pre-fabricated and just bolted into place.
I remember reading Cinderella castle in Florida was built like this so I wouldn’t be surprised at all. It’s fascinating to see Disney build a castle in real time rather than pre opening pr videos
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
It’s worth pointing out Maelstrom and FEA differ slightly. And the HKDL version doesn’t appear to be either at first glance.

Hopefully they saw sense and are sharing a new development budget with Paris despite initial reports saying HK would get a clone.
 

BrianLo

Well-Known Member
It’s worth pointing out Maelstrom and FEA differ slightly. And the HKDL version doesn’t appear to be either at first glance.

Hopefully they saw sense and are sharing a new development budget with Paris despite initial reports saying HK would get a clone.
The show building is also about 50% larger and it actually looks like it’s being fully utilized.

I won’t get my hopes up outside of it being an actual purpose built FEA not beholden to a previous show building.

The origin of it being FEA is shortly after the announcement when at a press conference they scene for scene walked through FEA... but we also know the land has clearly being redone since that (given the coaster swap out). Perhaps it was just a holder descriptor after all while HK was being sold on the overall projects.
 

MickeyMario

Well-Known Member
It’s worth pointing out Maelstrom and FEA differ slightly. And the HKDL version doesn’t appear to be either at first glance.

Hopefully they saw sense and are sharing a new development budget with Paris despite initial reports saying HK would get a clone.
Paris has budget for an unique ride that isn't a FEA clone?
 

ThemeParkTraveller

Well-Known Member
I just realized the HK FEA will be the closest thing to Pirates of the Caribbean at HKDL! o_O
There was originally an idea to add an entire Pirates Land to Hong Kong Disneyland, along with a Splash Mountain-esque version of Pirates of the Caribbean. It was rejected since it was cheaper to build the trio of mini-lands beside Adventureland (Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land). Quite a bit of the original concept made it to Shanghai Disneyland in the end, although I will always miss this amazing attraction that could have been.

 
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malice

Active Member
There was originally an idea to add an entire Pirates Land to Hong Kong Disneyland, along with a Splash Mountain-esque version of Pirates of the Caribbean. It was rejected since it was cheaper to build the trio of mini-lands beside Adventureland (Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land). Quite a bit of the original concept made it to Shanghai Disneyland in the end, although I will always miss this amazing attraction that could have been.
There’s still that large plot of land between The Lion King and Grizzly Gulch. I can only dream it will one day come into fruition.
 

BrianLo

Well-Known Member
There’s still that large plot of land between The Lion King and Grizzly Gulch. I can only dream it will one day come into fruition.
I’m sure it will, but I’ve got a strange hunch it’s earmarked for a grizzly river raft type ride.
 
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