The real line dividing cultures – Henry Fountain

From the International Herald Tribune:

Hong Kong Disneyland, the second Disney foray into Asia, is known to some in the theme park business as Disney Lite. It is far smaller than Disney parks in the United States, Japan and France, with fewer of the elaborate signature rides.

But in one area, at least, the Hong Kong park, which covers 126 hectares, or 310 acres, more than holds its own: the lines…

While many problems were no doubt attributable to the newness of the place and its employees – the first few weeks being the worst time to visit any theme park – the waits led some Hong Kong officials to urge Disney to reduce the planned number of daily customers, currently 30,000. And the delays sparked cultural complaints in Internet discussion groups, with some Hong Kong residents saying the problems were made worse by pushing and shoving by mainland Chinese visitors unaccustomed to orderly waiting.

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