- Pyro staffs might lose jobs in 2018
- Hong Kong Disneyland plans to cancel nightly fireworks by November 2
In an article from www.asiaone.com, pyro staffs are bound to lose jobs as Hong Kong Disneyland plans to cancel nightly fireworks display by January 1, 2018.
If you have booked your flight to visit Hongkong Disneyland until January 1, 2018, lucky for you, as the 12-minute extravagant fireworks display will stage its finale by then.
“We are communicating closely with [the affected staff] and will provide them with severance packages that are better than the requirements of the Employment Ordinance and their terms of employment,” – said spokeswoman
The 6-Year Expansion
Hongkong Disneyland during daytime
According to the report, the job cuts come on the back of the decision to temporarily suspend the theme park’s nightly fireworks display, because the park will undergo plans for a HK$10.9 billion (S$1.9 billion) expansion.
The said expansion is expected to run for 6 years from 2018 to 2023. The expansion looks to feature new themed zones around Frozen, the Marvel franchise, as well as, a revamp of the Sleeping Beauty Castle where the signature fireworks are held.
Hong Kong Disneyland reported losses of HK$171 million for the second year in a row in 2016. Yet last May, the finance committee of the legislative council approved HK$5.4 billion in taxpayer’s money. This happened after months of opposition in the council to fund the expansion of the theme park. The rest will be financed by Disneyland directly. The Hong Kong Government is Disneyland’s largest shareholder.
In a report by mothership.sg, newest attractions by 2018 includes Ant-Man, The Wasp and S.H.I.E.L.D. launching in Tomorrowland. Hong Kong Disneyland will be opening an entire Marvel-themed area.
The Sleeping Beauty Castle will also undergo transformation, featuring daytime and nighttime spectacular as tribute to Disney princesses. Lastly, a new entertainment venue will feature a lively atmosphere stage show in Adventureland featuring Moana, the newest heroine from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Visitors can also have the chance to meet and greet Moana.
Sources: Asia One, mothership.sg
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