HKDL gets new castle, frozen land and marvel land.

halbjobri

Active Member
It's definitely possible, though I still don't understand the need to justify architectural choices by finding real-life examples. It's a fairy tale castle, and it need not be bound by reality.
I guess I'm still in shock over how weird the colour combination and architectural features in this castle are when we have others like SBC (not Paris), CC and ESC that are still deeply rooted in existing European features and schemes and generally go for a simpler/more realistic colour palette.
 

MagicHK

Active Member
Found 2 photos from Facebook and I believe they are taken from the frozen area end of dec.

1) near the entrance of the frozen area. Is part of the fantasyland railway station undergoing some modification?
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2) near the coaster area looking towards fantasyland. Is that the queue area of the coaster?
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Hoping to see more recent photos or aerial photos of the expansion pads!
 

IMDREW

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Found 2 photos from Facebook and I believe they are taken from the frozen area end of dec.

1) near the entrance of the frozen area. Is part of the fantasyland railway station undergoing some modification?
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2) near the coaster area looking towards fantasyland. Is that the queue area of the coaster?
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Hoping to see more recent photos or aerial photos of the expansion pads!
Love it! Can’t wait to see more. Also love the backside of the castle. Should be a beautiful view coming back from Frozen Land
 

IMDREW

Well-Known Member
Found 2 photos from Facebook and I believe they are taken from the frozen area end of dec.

1) near the entrance of the frozen area. Is part of the fantasyland railway station undergoing some modification?
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2) near the coaster area looking towards fantasyland. Is that the queue area of the coaster?
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Hoping to see more recent photos or aerial photos of the expansion pads!
Looking at the people in the second pic made me realize how big the land actually is. The recent aerials made me feel it would be very small. But the coaster looks like a decent size..
 

616.1314

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Found 2 photos from Facebook and I believe they are taken from the frozen area end of dec.

1) near the entrance of the frozen area. Is part of the fantasyland railway station undergoing some modification?
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2) near the coaster area looking towards fantasyland. Is that the queue area of the coaster?
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Hoping to see more recent photos or aerial photos of the expansion pads!
I heard that Fantasyland Train Station will be remodelled to become Arendelle's entrance (not confirmed tho)
 

hkdisky

Member

“as well as launching the next new attraction under its multi-year expansion and development plan, the “Castle of Magical Dreams”, when the tourism market shows signs of recovery”

“Additionally, the Castle of Magical Dreams will be unveiled in 2020, followed by brand new nighttime spectacular and daytime show, as well as the future opening of the new Frozen-themed area.”

marvel e ticket and reimagined project didn’t appear in the financial review
 

BrianLo

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The financial report is surprisingly not as bad as it should have been.

The park really was on the correct trajectory leading into the protests. I'm still confident eventually this place will be consistently profitable... if it can catch a break.
 

616.1314

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The financial report is surprisingly not as bad as it should have been.

The park really was on the correct trajectory leading into the protests. I'm still confident eventually this place will be consistently profitable... if it can catch a break.
Yes, the performance was much better than my expectation (given that both Moana show and Ant Man ride were just mediocre plus the castle became a construction site)
Surprisingly the park would have been profitable last year without the social unrest
Meanwhile HKDL's major rival Ocean Park only got 3.3 million attendance last year
 

616.1314

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I like there still looking at 2020, even the Pixar Summer Event!!

I also like that PTN and(I think Flights Of Fantasy?)are in the "Seize The Magic" concept art! Maybe that means HKDL can keep PTN going with the new Castle Shows. Wish we had a reopen date! It sounds like China is doing a little better??
That's the PIXAR Water Play mini-parade in Summer
Given that FoF has been running since 2011, I think it is likely that they will replace it this year during the 15th anniversary
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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Yes, the performance was much better than my expectation (given that both Moana show and Ant Man ride were just mediocre plus the castle became a construction site)
Surprisingly the park would have been profitable last year without the social unrest
Meanwhile HKDL's major rival Ocean Park only got 3.3 million attendance last year
That is a very harsh drop for Ocean Park (down almost 43% from last year), especially considering it was actually beating HKDL in yearly attendance up until 2016. I wonder why it was so disproportionately affected by the protests last year.
 

616.1314

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That is a very harsh drop for Ocean Park (down almost 43% from last year), especially considering it was actually beating HKDL in yearly attendance up until 2016. I wonder why it was so disproportionately affected by the protests last year.
OP has been too reliant on mainland tourists, while HKDL has been diversifying its mix
After the protests, there was a huge decline in the number of mainland tourists in Hong Kong (by ~90% I think)
So it was an absolute loss for OP, while HKDL still got some attendance from the international market
Plus HKDL has been politically neutral, whereas OP was more pro-government
There had been a Halloween show with some ironic elements teasing the gov't in OP for many years
But last year, OP deleted the show and fired its producer to please the gov't, thus enraging the majority HK population
--> OP has neither local nor mainland visitors
 
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