Fireworks and special effects explode over Sleeping Beauty's Castle after the grand opening of Hong Kong Disneyland on Monday, Sept. 12, 2005. It is Disney's first-ever vacation resort in China.
A child plays in front of Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland in celebration of the theme park's grand opening in Hong Kong on Monday, Sept. 12, 2005.
A girl wears a Minnie Mouse hat at Hong Kong Disneyland as the theme park celebrates its official grand opening in Hong Kong, China, on Sept. 12, 2005.
An excited crowd tours Hong Kong Disneyland Monday evening, Sept.12, 2005, as it celebrates the grand opening in Hong Kong. Food served at the park range from cheeseburgers and French fries to Cantonese dim sum, Nanjing beef noodles and spicy Sichuan dishes.
Celebrating the Sept. 12, 2005, grand opening of Disney Hong Kong are from left, Zeng Qinghong, vice president of People's Republic of China; Michael D. Eisner, chief executive officer the Walt Disney Company; and Robert A. Iger, president, COO and CEO-elect of the Walt Disney Company.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse welcome visitors during the grand opening day of Hong Kong Disneyland, Sept. 12, 2005, in Hong Kong. It is Disney's 11th theme park.
Not everyone was celebrating the opening of Disney's latest theme park. Anti-Disney protestors were seen outside the main entrance prior to the Sept. 12, 2005, grand opening. The protestors were demonstrating over alleged abuse of Chinese workers at factories supplying merchandise for the theme park.
The Shek family takes a special ride down Main Street USA as honorary Grand Marshals of the daily Disney parade on Sept. 11, 2005, at Disneyland in Hong Kong, China. The family was chosen as the honorary "First Family" after a two-month search on a TVB televison special.
Disney characters perform during the daily parade at Hong Kong Disneyland on Sept. 11, 2005. Disney's 11th theme park officially opened the following day.
A girl smiles while waiting for "Disney on Parade" along the Main Street USA at Hong Kong Disneyland on Sept. 11, 2005.
Cast members from the movie "Toy Story" take part in the "Disney on Parade" along the Main Street USA at Hong Kong Disneyland, Sept. 11, 2005.
Hong Kong Disneyland employees wave with giant Mickey Mouse gloves to guests on Main Street, USA, during the grand opening ceremonies on Sept. 11, 2005, on the eve of its official opening in Hong Kong. More than 5,000 employees work at the resort in China.
Scuffles break out on Sept. 11, 2005, at a demonstration outside the main gates of Hong Kong Disneyland where protestors are calling on the kindness of Mickey's heart to not exploit low-paid workers.
Fireworks explode over Disney's Hollywood Hotel Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the gala red carpet party to celebrate the grand opening of Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney Co.'s 11th theme park includes two resort hotels on a bay surrounded by mountains on Lantau, Hong Kong's largest island.
Dressed in their finest, Mickey and Minnie Mouse welcome guests during a red carpet ceremony at the Disneyland Hollywood Hotel, Sept. 10, 2005, in Hong Kong. From left are singer Singer Charlie Young and actress Karen Mok.