PHOTOS: Hong Kong Disneyland Launches “15 Years of Magical Dreams” Anniversary Celebration
On September 12th, 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland opened its gates to the world. Fifteen years later, the park has weathered years of financial trouble and is now at the beginning of a massive expansion effort featuring the Castle of Magical Dreams, a new Frozen-themed area, and much more! And in celebration of the past fifteen years, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is launching its massive “15 Years of Magical Dreams” celebration across the park and its hotels! There’s so much to see, from special entertainment to decor, merchandise, food, and of course the Castle of Magical Dreams!
A special ceremony was held today in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams to both launch the celebration and inaugurate the massive new castle!
The resort also released a special commercial to commemorate the launch of the new anniversary and the opening of the Castle of Magical Dreams.
Each of the Disney friends received outfits made with purple, pink, and gold color schemes.
Even Duffy and his friends are in on the fun, with special outfits for all six of the Duffy & Friends characters!
Decorations for the 15th anniversary celebration will cover the entire park, with this lovely centerpiece in the Hub as the focus.
All up and down Main Street U.S.A., Guests can also see these special banners featuring the anniversary logo and the Disney friends in their special commemorative outfits!
And at Hysan Place, Lee Theatre Plaza, and Lee Garden Two around Hong Kong itself, Guests can also take special commemorative photos as promotion for both the anniversary and the Christmas celebration!
Mickey and Friends and selected characters will greet guests in their brand-new anniversary costumes. They will be joined by energetic dancers, magicians, balloon twisters, the Jammitors and the Disneyland Band, who are all decked out in their special anniversary costumes, and ready to perform!
Mickey & Friends 15th Anniversary Celebration
In the Mickey & Friends 15th Anniversary Celebration, Mickey and Friends will be decked out in their 15th anniversary outfits along with the Disney Princesses aboard the Main Street Express to create heartwarming moments. The Disney Friends will also appear around the park so that guests can take socially distanced selfies with them.
Magical 15th Party Beats!
When the magic begins, one lucky guest and their family may be invited to help the Disney characters open the park. Magical 15th Party Beats! will take place in the morning at the anniversary Rope Drop and in the afternoon at the anniversary Castle Hub to provide some magical surprise moments for the guests.
Four special ticket designs have been created for the anniversary celebration and will be on sale starting November 21st. The tickets feature Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Daisy, Duffy and ShellieMay, and Chip and Dale respectively, all in their 15th anniversary outfits!
Also from November 21st while supplies last, all Guests will be given a free button when they enter the park.
Guests are invited to share memories of families and friends on Instagram using the hashtag #15MagicalDreams. Your photo could be featured on Hong Kong Disneyland’s official social media!
A special Instagram filter is now available for your Stories! Take photos or videos using three all-new filters featuring Mickey and Minnie, the Disney Princesses and the Castle of Magical Dreams.
Also starting at 10:30am Hong Kong time (GMT+8), there will be an all-day livestream on the park’s official channel featuring the Castle of Magical Dreams.
All of the Hong Kong Disneyland hotels will feature 15th anniversary touches, including decorations at the check-in counters, reception areas and in-room TV messaging, while a special version towel art ornament will welcome Guests in their room. And for Guests staying in a Deluxe room type or above, limited-edition amenity boxes will offer a pampering experience unlike no other.
Guests age 12 and older staying at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney Explorer’s Lodge can also partake in free or upcharge DIY arts and crafts classes to make special 15th Anniversary-themed items! In the free classes, Guests can make a Castle Photo Frame, a 15th anniversary 3D Postcard or a Disney Friends Twisting Pen Holder.
There’s also upcharge arts and crafts activities at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel where Guests can make either a leather card holder for HK$250 ($32.25) or an eco bag for HK$180 ($23.22). Guests partaking in these classes can also win a free magnet card (through January 3rd), a postcard (January 4th-June 30th), or a temporary tattoo sticker (July 1st-August 31st).
The “15 Years of Magical Dreams” celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland begins November 21st with no end date announced so far. This massive undertaking is yet another reason to not pass up Hong Kong Disneyland once global travel and tourism can resume once again! Are you excited to visit Hong Kong Disneyland in 2021? Let us know in the comments below, or on social media!