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Today, our friends at Hong Kong Disneyland are making history with the official grand opening of Toy Story Land. It’s a new Toy Story-themed area with a bunch of fun main attractions like RC Racer, Slinky Dog Spin and Toy Soldier Parachute Drop. And you can experience the feeling of being shrunk to the size of a toy in Andy’s backyard to play with your favorite Toy Story friends.
Looks great, right? Well, there’s more to come. Toy Story Land is the first of three themed areas planned at Hong Kong Disneyland. The second themed area at Hong Kong Disneyland will be called Grizzly Gulch and it’s scheduled to be completed and opened to the public in 2012. And the Mystic Point themed area is expected to open in 2013.
Check out a few more images of Toy Story Land and some photos from opening day.
Source Disney Parks Blog
- HKDL Update : Toy Story Land – First Videos (disneyandmore.blogspot.com)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the setting for an interactive test on Oct. 11 and 12, 2011. “Cubot”, which is meant to look like it’s part of a toybox, is not only interactive in speech, but can have the blocks changed around by guests. This experience is heading to Hong Kong Disneyland in their new Toy Story land.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios “Cubot” Mobile Interactive Unit Testing, Epcot GM Test Track Refurbished Ride Vehicles – Photos and Video (jefflangedvd.com)
- Best Photo Spots and Tips: Hollywood Studios (chipandco.com)
The park is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, and in honor of this milestone, they have introduced a character that had never before appeared at the park. Although our domestic parks have featured her for years, this special celebration marked the introduction of Tinker Bell to Hong Kong Disneyland.
The park has welcomed Peter Pan’s top pixie in grand style, temporarily transforming their Sleeping Beauty Castle into Tinker Bell Castle, with the addition of gold elements that represent a sprinkling of pixie dust that glitters during the day and sparkles at night.
So, what do you think of the castle?
See what else has been happening at our resorts around the world:
- Giant Disney Sleeping Beauty Sand Castle Created in Paris
- Disney Inspires Artist Sand Sculptures – Take a Virtual Tour
- First Look: Jasmine’s Flying Carpets Makes Royal Debut at Tokyo DisneySea
Source Disney Parks Blog
- Explore Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook at Magic Kingdom Park (chipandco.com)
- Video: Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook Meet and Greet at Magic Kingdom (chipandco.com)
This interesting article comes to us from D23.
In the same way Walt Disney Parks and Resorts introduced Main Street, U.S.A. to Asia and Europe, they’re now inspiring guests from all around the world to experience something else as American as apple pie — Halloween. From a dancing zombie chorus line at Hong Kong Disneyland to a bewitching parade in Tokyo, each year the parks scare up nightmarish spectaculars, wicked parties and hair-raising attraction overlays. These holiday haunts are prompting a global interest in the American celebration, and we think this is the perfect time to catch up with a few Disney cast members from around the world to see how Disney’s fairy-tale landmarks are helping to turn Halloween into an international tradition.
Ten years ago, China had barely heard of Halloween. But when Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005, a ghoulish fall event with haunting effects and shadowy characters arrived with it, one that has continued to grow each year. “Celebrating Halloween in Asia is a relatively new phenomenon and therefore doesn’t follow the longstanding traditions seen in America,” says Laurie Jordan, vice president, Entertainment, Hong Kong Disneyland. “The Hong Kong market definition of Halloween tends to be the ‘scarier the better.’ Trick-or-treating is catching on in Hong Kong and is something our guests enjoy in Fantasyland. However, our Haunted Halloween plays largely to Asian sensibilities with an emphasis on dramatic, ghostly offerings.” A mob of zombies and a treacherous, towering dragon summoned by the evil Maleficent on Main Street, U.S.A. are just a few of the unforgettable spectacles that the park has created to introduce locals to the holiday. And now, the Haunted Halloween celebration has become their most successful and anticipated annual event.
At Tokyo Disneyland, guests are invited to wear their own costumes inside the magic kingdom for 14 special days in October. Guests parade through each themed land donning their favorite Disney or pop-culture character costumes and creating a park-wide masquerade. The costume party celebration continues at its sister park, Tokyo DisneySea. There, the Mysterious Masquerade, a Broadway-style revue at Waterfront Park, wraps everyone up in the spirit of Halloween with a dazzling performance from Mickey, Minnie, Donald and the rest of the gang.
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- Magic Kingdom Update: Haunted Mansion Queue and Exit, New Fantasyland Construction, Adventureland and More – Photos and Video (jefflangedvd.com)
- Disney World Halloween Tradition: Mickey’s “Boo To You” Halloween Parade (onlywdworld.com)
Inaugurated in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland features all the fantasy and magic that people expect from Disney parks – classic attractions, exciting rides, theme hotels, dazzling restaurants, exceptional shops, and unmatched live entertainment. Hong Kong Disneyland is the fifth theme park in the Disneyland style and the first one to recreate some of the attractions like the Sleeping Beauty Castle, present in the original Disneyland Park in California. This park also features a few of the most notable attractions from other Disney parks such as the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World in Florida.
Hong Kong Disneyland has been designed to transport you from the world of reality to one of adventure, imagination, and magic. Get set to be mesmerized by medieval castles, jungle elephants, fire engines from yester years, and gleaming space-age rockets. The best part of the trip is to be able to meet your favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Aladdin, Cinderella, Snow White, and many others.
There are four zones in Hong Kong Disneyland, each one designed to carry you off to another era and another place. Here is a detailed look at the four lands
Guests enter Fantasyland thorough the Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Fantasyland is a magically fascinating place where your favorite stories and Disney characters come alive. You can meet Mickey, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, or fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan. The experience is almost like the characters stepping out of the storybooks and coming to life right before your eyes.
This is a sci-fi world where exciting space adventures await you. It is almost like blasting off into space for real, and arriving at an intergalactic outpost. You can also get going on adventurous trips with Buzz Lightyear. Every attraction, restaurant, and shop in Tomorrow land features floating planets, spaceships, and robots.
This land welcomes guests to exotic locales modeled after the African jungles. Watch out for surprises springing from every direction and scary treats lurking behind each bend. If you are a true daredevil, do not miss the daring cruise through the jungle river. There is also something for the less adventurous. Live entertainment shows in the indoor theater, which incidentally, also happens to be among the largest in the world.
Main Street USA
Stepping into Main Street USA is like suddenly finding yourself in small, quintessential American town, with the classic, slow-paced life of the 1800s. The nostalgic design of this land represents the transition happening in the United States in the late 1800s when major inventions were changing the way of life. Observe how the gas lamps are slowly being replaced by electric lights and how the early automobiles were raising a threat to horse-drawn carriages.
In addition to all these classic Disney attractions, Hong Kong Disneyland is also home to many original attractions that have been specifically designed for Hong Kong. Local culture has been expertly blended into the parades and live entertainment shows to cater to local tastes.
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