My second article for The DIS covers a brief history of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, as well as my personal thoughts of it as a lifelong Disneyland guest.
In November of 1999, the Hong Kong government announced that through a joint venture with the Walt Disney Company, Hong Kong would become the site of Disney’s 3rd international resort destination, and its second in Asia. Since land can be hard to come by in Hong Kong, work began in May of 2000 on the reclamation of about 2.8 square kilometers of land in Penny’s Bay at Lantau Island. Over 70 million cubic meters of fill material was placed in the reclamation area, and in January of 2003, construction of the resort began.
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