While doing my daily read of the Shanghai Daily (you believe that, right?) I noticed this little article.
2005-11-09 Beijing Time
HONG Kong Disneyland will discount tickets to local residents for one
month, claiming it was thanking them for their support. It denied the
move was prompted by low attendance at the park that opened two months
Media reports cited low attendance, but officials refused to
disclose the number of visitors, saying it was confidential commercial
"The discount has absolutely no relation to
attendance numbers," park spokeswoman Esther Wong said. "We are
thanking locals for giving us good support since we opened."
As of yesterday, prices for Hong Kong residents will be slashed by HK$50 (US$6.40) per ticket Ã¢â‚¬â€ a reduction of about 20 percent.
A peak-time ticket for an adult will cost HK$300, instead of HK$350.
The discount, given to those with a Hong Kong ID card, will last until December 8.
Many local media reports have said that attendance has been disappointing.
While I do regularly read the Shanghai Post Gazette (OK, not
really), I rarely convert Hong Kong dollars to US dollars – but I do
know how to look it up, and currently the exchange rate is 1 USD = 7.75435 HKD. HK$350 = $45.14 = Ã¢â€šÂ¬38.30.
Now I really need to get back to reading the Kuala Lumpur Picayune.