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H.K. Disneyland adds attractions

It's a Small World will open in the first half of 2008

HONG KONG — Hong Kong Disneyland is adding It’s a Small World, Animation Academy and Mickey’s WaterWorks.

Animation Studio gives guests a chance to try their hand at drawing Disney characters and Mickey’s WaterWorks is a water-based parade. Both will preem next summer.

It’s a Small World will open in the first half of 2008. It will be adapted to include an expanded Asia section with the Great Wall of China, the Temple of Heaven and Hong Kong’s skyline.

Autopia, Stitch Encounter and UFO Zone opened in Tomorrowland this summer.

“As tourism in Hong Kong continues to strengthen, we will look for more ways to expand Hong Kong Disneyland,” said Bill Ernest, exec veep and managing director of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Hong Kong Disneyland is a joint venture between the Walt Disney Co. and the Hong Kong government. It opened in September 2005.