December 2015 is doubly special for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. For one, the holidays are coming, and they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. This year, the theme of their anniversary and holiday celebration is Happily Ever After, and as we were called into the resort last month, we learned what they’ve cooked up for their visitors before the year ends. Read more…
MICKEY AND THE WONDROUS BOOK
Disney’s Storybook Theatre
Mickey and the Wondrous Book, the new Broadway-style revue shown daily at Disney’s Storybook Theatre, follows Mickey Mouse and Goofy in their quest to get Olaf back to his story before it ‘melts.’ It features seven Disney stories—from the classics, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin to more recent films, Tangled, Brave, The Princess and the Frog, and Frozen.
DISNEY IN THE STARS FIREWORKS WITH NEW CASTLE PROJECTION
Sleeping Beauty Castle
Each night, visitors to the park converge to the area fronting Sleeping Castle to witness the exhilarating Disney in the Stars Fireworks. But the spectacular is made even more exciting with an all-new moving light show that features 49 beloved Disney friends, including characters from more recent movies like Inside Out, Finding Dory, and Big Hero 6.
FAIRY TALE FOREST (PRESENTED BY PANDORA)
Opening on December 17, 2015, Fairy Tale Forest in Fantasyland will recreate iconic scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Tangled in music box sizes. The miniature scenes come to life when activated. Meanwhile, joining in on the fun is Tinker Bell who’s waiting at Pixie Hollow to greet visitors.
FROZEN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Main Street, USA
Each night, Main Street, USA is festively set aglow as its Christmas tree and star are lit up by the magical powers of Frozen’s Queen Elsa through the help of Princess Anna. It’s an awe-inspiring musical show, completed by incredible projections and ‘snow.’
MORE CHARACTERS IN MEET AND GREETS
Entire Theme Park
Donning special outfits to celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland’s 10th Anniversary, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Duffy, ShellieMay, and their friends will be around Main Street, USA and a special photo location called Happily Ever After Storybook in Fantasyland. Even more, new Disney friends will all be joining in on the fun on certain dates, including Lotso from Toy Story 3, the Stormtroopers of Star Wars, Baymax from Big Hero 6, and Princess Sofia from Sofia the First.
EXCITING THEMED COLLECTIBLES AND FEASTS
Theme Park and Both Hotels
Hong Kong Disneyland came up with hundreds of new food, beverage, and gift items for their 10th anniversary and for the holidays—all these are available across the theme park and their two hotels. These include Disney-themed dim sum at Crystal Lotus in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, special afternoon tea at Main Street Corner Café, and Grand Celebration themed mementoes.
Further, to celebrate the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the park offers a range of themed merchandise, food, and beverage.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER CHRISTMAS AVENUE
Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Happily Ever After fever does not end at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, for it extends to Tsim Sha Tsui at Harbour City, Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex. Their forecourt by the harbor has been transformed into a colorful and bright Christmas Avenue featuring photo and selfie spots with close to 40 Disney friends like Mickey and Minnie, and Elsa and Anna of Frozen.
LIMITED-TIME SPECIAL OFFERS
Theme Park and Both Hotels
Until January 31, 2016, Hong Kong Disneyland is offering the Play & Dine offer. A one-day ticket costs only 499 HKD (~3000 PHP), while a two-day ticket only 680 HKD (~4100 PHP). Both tickets come with one coupon for a combo meal at the park’s many quick service outlets.
In addition, both Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel are offering a discount of up to 30% off on rooms until March 31, 2016.
As a preview on all these magical events and happenings at Hong Kong Disneyland, here’s the newly-released music video of Kapamilya star Janella Salvador singing Happily Ever After:
For more information about Hong Kong Disneyland’s 10th Anniversary and to avail of the offers above, visit www.hongkongdisneyland.com/10th, while for updates, follow their dedicated Facebook page for the Philippines at www.facebook.com/hkdsineyland.pa.
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