(PRESS RELEASE) 2016 is a grand year for Hong Kong Disneyland as it celebrates its 10th year of creating unforgettable memories for park-goers.
To celebrate the park’s 10th anniversary, Hong Kong Disneyland recently announced a series of exciting, spectacular line-ups for this year. This sensational, all-park event will feature the largest-scale musical performed live by the greatest Disney characters and cast members, magical stage designs, extraordinary dance performances and many more heart-warming moments.
Journey through a live magical book
The much-awaited and large-scale production musical, “Mickey and the Wondrous Book,” brings to life the greatest Disney stories of all time, where guests will be immersed in seven beloved Disney tales. With a mixture of modern and classic elements in the story, music, choreography, 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.
“Mickey and the Wondrous Book,” performed by 70 local and international talents, features 23 original costume designs and 63 pieces of instruments culminating in the 10th anniversary theme song, “Happily Ever After.” After eight weeks of rehearsals, the entire crew of over 200 production team members from 10 different nationalities are committed in delivering a world-class performance and providing our guests a memorable experience,” said David Lightbody, Director, Entertainment & Costuming, Hong Kong Disneyland.
“Our Filipino talents who are passionate in music and shows, are also playing important roles in this stage show and many of them joined us even before the Park was opened ten years ago,” added Lightbody. “To be a part of the development of the music of “Mickey and the Wondrous Book” was quite a thrilling experience. The creative team worked closely with musical directors and arrangers from the U.S. and took all-time favorite Disney classics and gave them a contemporary twist for guests of all ages to enjoy. As Mickey Mouse travels from chapter to chapter, the music landscape changes too, from Bollywood to pop, Broadway style musical to hip hop and gospel to jazz. It’s quite an exciting journey,” said Rony Fortich, Musical Director of Hong Kong Disneyland, from the Philippines, who has been bringing magic to guests at Hong Kong Disneyland since 2005.
Brilliant castle projection adds magic to fireworks show
The exhilarating “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks is made even more breathtaking by sophisticated projection-mapping technology and every night Sleeping Beauty Castle is set aglow in the all-new moving light projection show. The Castle serves as a giant stage to present a new sterling cast of 49 beloved Disney friends, including 16 newly added characters from “Inside Out,” “Finding Nemo,” “Big Hero Six,” “Cars,” and the upcoming release, “Finding Dory.” The seamless choreography of stunning fireworks and Castle projection makes a perfect finale for a magical day at the park.
Fairy Tale Forest-Presented by PANDORA – Picture-perfect forest recreates fairy tale scenes
The enchanting Fairy Tale Forest recreates the miniature iconic scenes of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled.” 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, will be here in Pixie Hollow, awaiting to meet visitors and sprinkle some magical pixie dust.
“We have spent over two years to build Fairy Tale Forest from its conceptual design. It is an intricately designed maze set in a beautiful garden setting, presenting spectacles of five cherished princesses at every corner! This attraction is bound to give guests more opportunities in creating snapshots of these classic Disney fairytales,” said Kelly Willis, Director of Creative Development and Show Quality, Walt Disney Imagineering.
More photo moments in character greeting
Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay and all their friends are set to celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland’s milestone anniversary and create more cherished moments with guests at Main Street, U.S.A. and a special photo location – the “Happily Ever After” Storybook, in Fantasyland. More Disney friends are going to join this “Happily Ever After” celebration. Guests can now have their photos taken with Lotso at Toy Story Land and with the Stormtroopers from “Star Wars.” Baymax from “Big Hero 6” will be in the park in February 2016, and Princess Sofia from “Sofia the First” this Spring.
Limited-Time Special Offer – while it lasts!
The anniversary attractions are unveiled in full force. Filipino guests may now enjoy the Limited-Time Room Offer which saves them up to 30% as they book any hotel room at the two Disney themed hotels, available from now until March 31, 2016.
In addition, the “Play & Dine offer” is now available for sale until January 31, 2016. The guests can enjoy a combo meal with a 1-day ticket package at HK$499 or a 2-day package at HK$680.
Book your ticket immediately, and may all guests find their very own “Happily Ever After” moments during Hong Hong Disneyland’s 10th Anniversary celebration. For more details, please visit www.Hongkongdisneyland.com/10th.
Newly launched Facebook page for Filipino guests
Filipino guests can find out more about the Park’s 10th anniversary at the newly launched Hong Kong Disneyland Facebook page for the Philippines. Come visit https://www.facebook.com/hkdisneyland.pa/ and see how our Disney friends are preparing for this Happily Ever After celebration.
Free WiFi coverage
Beginning November 2015, guests can instantly share their “Happily Ever After” moments online with the park’s free WiFi service. Use the network “Guest-Free-WiFi” 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. No password is required to access the service.