Hong Kong Disneyland: May 24, 2004
After the first official announcement of the new Disneyland theme park to be built in Hong Kong, an 18-month publicity campaign for the newest Disney theme park is begun. The park will be closely modeled after the original Anaheim location, including using an identical copy of the more Midwestern-style Main Street, U.S.A. (vs. the more Victorian-style found in Orlando, Tokyo and Paris), as well as the more intimate Sleeping Beauty Castle (vs. the larger and more imposing Cinderella Castle). The park is slated to open during the second half of 2005 and the worldwide celebration of Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. Once opened, Hong Kong Disneyland will become the 11th Disney theme park around the globe.