HKDL Managing Director suddenly resigns

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    Originally Posted By SuperDry

    "... managing director Andrew Kam had resigned “for personal reasons” and would be replaced by the theme park’s vice-president of operations, Samuel Lau.

    No further explanation was given about Kam’s sudden departure, which came after Hong Kong Disneyland reported a loss of HK$148 million last year, marking its first descent into the red since 2011, as 23 per cent fewer mainland tourists visited the park."

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    Originally Posted By dagobert

    The article says because of personal reasons, but maybe the Government just wasn't happy with the resort's performance. I don't think it was Disney's decision, otherwise they would have to fire DLP's CEO each year.
     
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    Originally Posted By FerretAfros

    The timing certainly seems suspicious, just before the opening of Shanghai. Given the pressures that HKDL will be under to maintain its crowd levels, I'm sure this is a very stressful time to be in charge there

    And I'm surprised to see Sam Lau popping up here. Last I knew, he was running Epcot
     
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    I was there in May, and experienced what I thought was probably an artifact of the recent financial under-performance. The park closed at 8:30pm the day I was there, and that was also the time of the fireworks. But, without any mention of such in the Times Guide or any other posted notice that we could see, essentially all of the E-tickets closed an hour before park closing: Jungle Cruise, Mystic Manor, IASW, Grizzly Gulch Mine Cars, and several others. Basically, other than for shopping and food, the park closed an hour before posted closing time. I'd never seen anything like it. Very disappointing. A CM happened to mention it in passing, and but for that, we would have missed Mystic Manor, which was going to be the highlight of our visit.
     
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    Wow, that's some amateur, two-bit cheapness right there!

    Sounds like something some *other* amusement park would do, not Disney.
     
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    Even Six Flags Magic Mountain keeps its ride lines open until the park closes.
     
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    Yeah well, if they didn't, there'd be a gang war.
     
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    First time I saw a metal detector at an amusement parks was the Six Flags in New Jersey. What a hellhole that place was!

    Thanks for the tip about attractions closing early since I hope to get to HK later this year.
     

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