The newest member of the Duffy family Cookie, will arrive at Hong Kong Disneyland on 3 July 2018.
Cookie is the latest addition to the Duffy family and joins his friends ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou.
Hong Kong’s Disneyland has said that it plans to partner with the Disneyland Paris to build the first Toy Story Amusement Park in Asia before the end of 2011.
In the summer of 2010, children around the globe watched the Disney-Pixar production Toy Story 3. On August 17, 2010 Disneyland Paris unveiled a mini theme park featuring Toy Story and with live performers imitating the movie.
Toy Story 3 took over USD900 million at the box office — making it the highest-grossing cartoon film ever.
Hong Kong Disneyland said it wants to follow the lead of Disneyland Paris and allow the movie’s Asian fans to enjoy a theme park.
Source: China Hospitality News
A Hong Kong legislative committee today approved the financial terms for a major expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland, representing another milestone in plans to add three new areas to the park by 2014.
Disney will invest about $448 million in the construction and swap its outstanding loans totaling about $353 million into additional equity in a joint venture company, Hong Kong International Theme Parks. The Hong Kong government will retain the majority ownership in the venture, however.
The deal would expand the park by increasing the number of theme areas to seven from four over the next five years, tackling criticism that the world’s smallest Disneyland did not offer enough attractions. Two themed areas — Grizzly Trail and Mystic Point — will be exclusive to Hong Kong, and a third, Toy Story Land, will be the only attraction of its kind in Asia for the first five years after its opening.
“This substantial investment represents our continued commitment to and confidence in Hong Kong Disneyland and solidifies our partnership with the Hong Kong government, helping assure the resort’s long-term success,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
The announcement comes at a time when Hong Kong Disneyland could soon face a major competitor in Shanghai, which is still in negotiations with Burbank-based Disney to open a much larger $3.59-billion theme park as early as 2014.