BREAKING: Castle of Magical Dreams at Hong Kong Disneyland Opening November 21st

After nearly three years of work and construction, the transformation of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle to the Castle of Magical Dreams, inspired by the various Disney Princesses, is complete. And to celebate off the park’s belated 15th anniversary, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announced today that the reimagined castle will open on November 21st!


The majestic new castle was first revealed in concept art back in 2017. Disney offered the following statement about the new castle:

Inspired by 13 stories of beloved Disney Princesses and Queens, the Castle of Magical Dreams offers something special for every guest with its many towers and spires embracing iconic patterns, textures, colors and ornamentation unique to each story.

When the reimagined castle opens to the public – the first of its kind in Disney’s history –  not only will it be a living centerpiece of Hong Kong Disneyland, but it will also act as a shining beacon of courage, hope and possibility to all guests. Guests will be able to admire these features both up-close and afar, against the idyllic backdrop of the lush landscape of the surrounding mountains.

The resort also shared a video to commemorate the castle’s opening. As part of the castle’s transformation, the resort invited guests, cast members, community partners and Disney friends, including Mickey Mouse, to share their own dreams and wishes on “magical dream cards.” These cards were collected in a treasure chest and lifted to the top of the tallest tower in the castle.


To mark the opening of the new castle, the first major transformation of a Disney Park’s castle, the resort will open an exhibition called Building a Dream: The Magic Behind a Disney Castle to share the story of the castle’s transformation to Guests from concept to completion, as well as gain insight on upcoming entertainment offerings.


Also starting November 21st, Guests can take a tour called “Glimpse of the Magic”, which allows Guests to venture through the castle with an audio guide by Hong Konger actress Karena Lam. Lam said “It’s a very immersive tour which allows guests to appreciate the architectural designs of the towers, turrets, domes, spires and finials, and see how their various colors, icons, patterns, and cultural features were inspired by the Princesses and Queens.”


The opening of the castle commemorates the park’s 15th anniversary. We’ve previously seen anniversary merchandise and creative offerings commemorating the anniversary and the new castle, which you can find here on WDWNT.

After three long years of work, it’s exciting to see the transformation of Hong Kong Disneyland’s central icon complete! Guests can experience the Castle of Magical Dreams starting November 21st, so mark your calendars! And be sure to stay tuned to WDWNT for all the latest from Hong Kong Disneyland and the Disney Parks worldwide!

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Dland Fan
Dland Fan
11 months ago

Looks much better than I thought it would. Hope to see it in person soon!