Hong Kong Disneyland suffers 20 per cent slump in visitor numbers
( dpa )- Hong Kong's troubled new Disneyland theme park suffered a 20 per cent slump in visitor numbers in its first two full years of operations, a news report said Tuesday.
The 3.5 billion US dollar park, funded largely by government money, saw attendances fall from 5.2 million in 2006 to just 4.15 million last year, the South China Morning Post reported.
The decline in visitor numbers saw it overtaken by Hong Kong's other theme park, the quarter century-old Ocean Park, which drew 4.9 million visitors in 2007, the report said.
Quoting figures from the Themed Entertainment Association attendance report, the Post reported that the world's most visited theme park is Florida Disney World with 17 million visitors in 2007.
Disneyland in California and Tokyo Disneyland take second and third place in the table with 14.87 million and 13.9 million visitors respectively.
Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest Disney theme park in the world and has been criticised for being short on attractions and high on prices since its September 2005 opening.