Hong Kong Disneyland opens 'Small World'
Hong Kong Disneyland has officially opened it's version of the classic Disney attraction "It's a Small World," complete with a host Disney characters. The seminal boat ride attraction first appeared at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, and was later moved to its permanent spot inside Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. The Hong Kong version will feature 38 Disney characters and 241 audio-animatronic children, with four new languages being featured in the classic Sherman brothers' theme song — Cantonese, Putonghua, Korean and Tagalog. Disney and its partners the Hong Kong government have been under pressure to improve lower-than-expected attendance figures at the $3.5 billion park, which opened in September 2005.
Update: For a sneak peek at the ride, watch the ride-through videos posted in our Videos section.