Planning to spend the holidays with the family in Hongkong? Are you finally taking that trip for a reunion of sorts with your siblings' families? Don't miss out on the year-long 10th anniversary “Happily Ever After” celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland that includes an amazing array of new entertainment:
1. Mickey & The Wondrous Book
An all-new stage show, “Mickey & the Wondrous Book,” opened at Disney’s Storybook Theater last November 17. This 28-minute concert-style stage show celebrates some of Disney’s most loved characters and stories.
Guests follow Mickey Mouse and Goofy on a quest with the friendly, warm hug-loving snowman Olaf from the popular movie “Frozen.” Together, they journey inside an enchanted book packed with seven beloved Disney tales with universal appeal: “Jungle Book,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Tangled,” “Brave,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess and the Frog” and, finally, “Frozen.”
“Mickey & the Wondrous Book” culminates in an original song entitled “Happily Ever After,” which is also the resort’s 10th anniversary theme song. The show features 22 original costume designs and many beloved Disney characters on stage.
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2. "Frozen" Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The popular Disney Sparkling Christmas sees Queen Elsa and Princess Anna lighting up the Christmas tree adorning Main Street, U.S.A. As a prelude, "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" is sang, and Queen Elsa makes a majestic entrance with her anthem, "Let It Go", lighting the star on top of the tree and sending magical snowflakes flying all throughout Main Street.
3. "Disney in the Stars" Projection and Fireworks
At night, guests will be dazzled by an enhanced “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks show, made even more vibrant by cutting-edge technology, lighting effects and state-of-the-art video projection shown on Sleeping Beauty Castle. The entire Disney experience culminates in a heartwarming ending.
4. Fairy Tale Forest
A new attraction is coming to Fantasyland in December: Fairy Tale Forest will let guests walk through a winding, living storybook realm based on Disney fairy tales. Using creative landscaping, these whimsical passages will feature miniature scenes from “Tangled,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid.” The forest will also be home to Tinker Bell, who will greet guests in Pixie Hollow.
5. The Iron Man Experience
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Following its successful topping out in August, the Iron Man Experience is scheduled to open in late 2016 inside a Marvel-themed area in Tomorrowland. This will be the first Marvel-themed attraction in a Disney park where guests will fight alongside Iron Man in an epic adventure across Hong Kong. The overall area will also feature a Marvel-themed merchandise store and a character greeting experience where guests can take photos.
6. Disney Explorers Lodge
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Pictured above is the Frozen-themed guest room in Disneyland Hotel
When it opens in early 2017, Disney Explorers Lodge will bring guests into a world of exploration and exotic cultures. The 750room hotel will feature four sections based on an African savannah, a South American rainforest, a Polynesian island paradise and an area inspired by the natural beauty of Asia. HKDL’s third hotel will also boast three new themed restaurants, a shop and a themed outdoor swimming pool.
Not to be missed, too, is the Flights of Fantasy interactive parade, the “Happily Ever After” storybook photo spot during the year-long 10th anniversary celebrations, plus special merchandise, food and beverage and other surprises throughout the year. To learn more about Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, visit www.hongkongdisneyland.com.