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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort debuts Broadway-style live show and new attractions to bring on festive cheer during the 10th Anniversary

(Hong Kong, November 16, 2015) Committed to creating “Happily Ever After” moments for guests, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort marks the 10th Anniversary celebrations this year with new and spectacular live shows and attractions that bring more Disney stories to life, making the theme park experience a grand show in its own right.

Journey through a live magical book
The much-awaited "Mickey and the Wondrous Book" live musical show is a convergence of artistries and technologies in the largest-ever production scale to celebrate seven beloved Disney stories, with Mickey Mouse and Goofy leading guests through the magical journey on a new level.  It is a mixture of modern and classic with rich show elements – from story, music, choreography to costume and set design.
 

The 28-minute new stage show opening at Disney’s Storybook Theater begins with Mickey Mouse and Goofy discovering that a wondrous book exists in a library.  To their astonishment, when the book opens, the warm-hug-loving snowman Olaf falls out from the pages.  Mickey immediately comes to the realization that he needs to help Olaf return to his story before he melts.  Mickey, Goofy and Olaf embark on the quest together – on a journey that’s filled with endless adventures, namely The Jungle Book,”The Little Mermaid,” “Tangled,” “Brave,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess and the Frog” and finally, “Frozen.”

“The new stage show is packed full of rich, high-quality theatrical elements, which are brought to life by over 200 production team members from 10 different nationalities. Among them are 70 local and international performers,” said David Lightbody, Director, Entertainment & Costuming, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. “We have spent 8 weeks for rehearsals. We perform in the 23 original costume designs certainly complement this very beautiful and dynamic musical theater performance, singing and dancing to sophisticated original and rearranged classic musical scores under a 63-piece orchestra, culminating in the resort’s uplifting 10th anniversary theme song, ‘Happily Ever After.’  The entire crew of cast members is involved in the on-stage performance, backstage management and production, dedicated to delivering a world-class performance and giving our guests their very first experience of live theater on a grand scale.”

Brilliant castle projection adds magic to fireworks show

The exhilarating “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks show is made more breathtakingly brilliant with magical lighting and video projection devised with sophisticated projection mapping technology. Sleeping Beauty Castle is set aglow from street to sky every night in the all-new moving light projection show. The Castle serves as the giant stage to present a new sterling cast of 49 beloved Disney friends, including 16 newly added characters – Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out,” Nemo and Dory from “Finding Nemo,” and the new upcoming release “Finding Dory,” Hiro and Baymax from “Big Hero Six” and Lightning McQueen from “Cars.”  The seamless choreography of stunning fireworks and Castle projection wows guests with magical transformations in front of the guests’ very own eyes, making it a perfect finale for a magical day at the theme park.

 

“‘Disney in the Stars’ Fireworks has captured the imagination of our guests since day one. The new projection elements really make it extra special and bring a whole new level of color, beauty and dynamism to what is already a well-loved show, added Mr. Lightbody.

 
Fairy Tale Forest-Presented by PANDORA – Picture-perfect forest recreates fairy tale scenes

The enchanting Fairy Tale Forest, unveiling at Fantasyland on December 17, recreates iconic scenes in miniature, from Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid in the winding, living storybook realm. The music-box scenes come to life when activated to re-enact well-loved scenes from the classic Disney Princess stories. Disney’s most famous and magical fairy, Tinker Bell, lives in Pixie Hollow here, awaiting to meet visitors and sprinkle some pixie dust.

 

“We’ve spent over two years building Fairy Tale Forest from its conceptual design,” said Kelly Willis, Director of Creative Development and Show Quality, Walt Disney Imagineering. “It’s an intricately designed maze set in a beautiful garden setting, presenting spectacles of five cherished princesses in every corner! This attraction is bound to give guests more chances to snap photos of these classic Disney fairytales.”

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas comes early with “Frozen” Christmas tree lighting

 

 Main Street, U.S.A. is majestically festive when Queen Elsa uses her magical power to light up the Christmas tree and the star on top.  An elaborate procession of stately performers, attended by Princess Anna will announces Queen Elsa’s regal arrival.  She also brings snowflakes with beautiful projections that cascade all around the street.


More photo moments with character greetings

Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay and all their friends are dressed to celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland’s milestone anniversary and are ready to capture cherished moments with guests. The shimmering 10th Anniversary Medallion decorating Main Street, U.S.A. and a special photo location – the “Happily Ever After” Storybook staged in front of Cinderella Carousel ­– enhance the ambience of the celebration. Guests will also meet Disney characters who are making their debut at Hong Kong Disneyland during the anniversary year. Come and see Lotso at Toy Story Land from November 17, Stormtroopers from “Star Wars” on December 17, Baymax from “Big Hero 6” in February 2016 and Princess Sofia from “Sofia the First” next Spring.


Sought-after collectibles for mementoes and sumptuous feasts for the whole year
 

The anniversary is marked with special editions of 220 gift assortments. Reminisce about fun highlights from the past 10 years with items from the “Count Down to 10th” assortment.  Find Mickey and friends in their festive best in the extensive “Grand Celebration” assortment with limited edition pins, or explore contemporary assortment in the “Castle Skyline” collection and unique items co-branded with some well-known lifestyle brands, including Coca-Cola®, Crabtree & Evelyn, Dooney & Bourke and PANDORA. They make for perfect gifts and keepsakes to remember a very special occasion.

 

Dining at the theme park and the hotels of the resort with extensive variety of 60 food and beverage themed offerings during the anniversary year, it is as epic as the line-up of new entertainment and attractions.  Whether it’s a grand family dinner, a romantic rendezvous, a relaxing tea break, or a quick snack, there are plenty of choices in the resort whenever one takes a gourmet break.

 

 

 

A range of Star Wars themed merchandise and food and beverage items will also be available in the park for guests to enjoy.

More special moments are in store daily throughout the anniversary year. See the 10th Anniversary Celebration with Mickey and Friends in their colorful anniversary costumes traveling in an omnibus to Sleeping Beauty Castle forecourt, and get into the mood of a bright night ahead with a special one-minute Castle projection moment just after sunset with the “Happily Ever After” Twilight Celebration.

 

Free WiFi coverage

Starting from Nov 17, guests can instantly share their “Happily Ever After” moments online with the park’s free WiFi service. Look for “Guest-Free-WiFi” when in the park and stay connected throughout the park with WiFi hotspots in all shops, restaurants, along the parade route, at the park entrance and all indoor Guest Services locations.  

 

Special offers to enjoy  A Happily Ever After Christmas Celebration

Guests from Hong Kong can now enjoy A Happily Ever After Christmas together with family and friends with a special offer of “Christmas Party of 4” at HK$ 1,616 for Hong Kong residents.  In addition, guests can also enjoy 14% reduction for Gold Magic Access Membership prices, at HK$ 1,888 for an adult and HK$ 1,345 for a child, to take part in the park’s 10th Anniversary celebration for a whole year. Come and find your “Happily Ever After” moments with your friends and families now. For more information, please visit www.hongkongdisneyland.com

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About Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers immersive, unique Disney experiences for all families, generations and ages to enjoy. Hong Kong is one of only five locations in the world that is home to a Disney-themed park and the many Disney characters that are beloved all over the world, such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Since the grand opening in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has welcomed more than 50 million Guests from around the globe. Through the unique product offering and the world-class service provided by the 7,800 cast members at the theme park and the two hotels, the resort has received outstanding Guest satisfaction ratings and a range of awards from the hospitality and entertainment sectors.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland is dedicated to serving Hong Kong people through a wide spectrum of community services programs from helping families in need, to inspiring creativity among children and youth, to encouraging the protection of the environment in the region.

 

To learn more about Hong Kong Disneyland Resort please visit

 

www.hongkongdisneyland.com.

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