HONG KONG, 16 January 2018: Experience a whole new level of magic and energy this spring at Hong Kong Disneyland, as more than 100 Disney Friends in various forms celebrate the Disney Friends Springtime Carnival from March 15 to June 20.
There’s no better place than Hong Kong Disneyland Resort for guests to enjoy the season of renewal this year.
With the beautiful springtime carnival as the backdrop, the park presents to you the all-new “We Love Mickey!” nighttime projection show debuting on Main Street, U.S.A. Also, new and longtime Disney friends will be appearing at the new Africa-themed Karibuni Marketplace in Adventureland and other locations across the park to greet guests and take photos.
In addition, there will be Disney character-themed eggs to find, delicacies to taste and unique keepsakes to buy in the park, along with exceptional dining and accommodation experiences at the three resort hotels.
To kick off the beginning of the season, Minnie is inviting her pals to a surprise celebration for the one and only Mickey in a heart-warming projection show called “We Love Mickey!,” which will be held every evening at the park starting 15 March. This celebration features larger-than-life nighttime projections on the Main Street, U.S.A. buildings that pay tribute to Mickey’s major life milestones. The artistic experience features Mickey’s memorable classics, his full-colour heyday, and a crazy kaleidoscope of Mickey in modern styles. These iconic images of Mickey will be played out over four chapters along Main Street, U.S.A. Afterward, Mickey will appear to thank everyone for the big surprise.
More than 30 Disney Friends will show up in force for an encore of the popular Disney Friends Springtime Processional. Disney characters will appear on a flower-decorated train for the high-spirit processional every afternoon. Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou—wearing their spring outfits—will be joined by Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale, Judy and Nick from “Zootopia,” Alice and the White Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland,” Marie from “The Aristocats,” the Seven Dwarfs, and Tigger and Piglet, along with around 50 dancers!
Be sure not to miss all the great photo opportunities in the park. Making their park debut and greeting guests at different times from February to April will be Moana and the Marvel Super Heroes Black Panther and Groot. In Adventureland, meet Judy and Nick from “Zootopia.” In Tomorrowland, Spider-Man will return from April to June for photos with guests. The new African-themed Karibuni Marketplace, opening in March, welcomes guests to meet some adventurous Disney Friends while exploring the sounds and aromas of Africa and playing interactive games.
Whimsical garden scenes at the Disney Friends Springtime Garden make for adorable photo backdrops. Go on a Disney Friends Egg Hunt to find the 100-plus enlarged Disney character eggs in the park and the resort hotels for more fun photo opportunities. At the Royal Princess Garden, young princesses can get a magical makeover at the park’s first beauty salon Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and enjoy dream-come-true meetings and photos with beloved Disney Princesses in an exquisite garden area.
Disney character-inspired snacking and shopping
Snacks and drinks will also be ready for guests to fully savor the springtime bonanza. Duffy and ShellieMay Sweetie Ring, StellaLou Purple Potato Mousse will be sold at the Market House Bakery along with character cookies. Grab a spring-themed set menu with various colorful dishes across the park and hotel restaurants. Little ones and the young at heart can partake in hands-on DIY cupcake sessions at Royal Banquet Hall’s Spring Dining Package in Fantasyland.
Guests can choose from over 70 springtime memorabilia items to share the magic of the carnival with friends and loved ones at home. The Duffy & Friends assortment will surely be one of the highlights as StellaLou debuts in her spring outfit and Easter bunny-look, along with other merchandise such as stationery, apparel, pins and souvenirs.
Full immersion in character magic at Disney hotels
Extend the springtime joy with a stay in a resort hotel. Enjoy a collectable souvenir set in each room including an amenities box, Disney slippers and a door sticker. Different arts and crafts workshops will also be available for hotel guests. Looking for extra fun? Time the stay with the hotels’ wonderful Easter Magicarnival with engaging outdoor games and activities from 30 March to 8 April. The festivities will be held on the lawn of the three hotels, where guests can enjoy a perfect family bonding time at the Bouncy Zone, Kid Zone and Fun Zone. Guests staying at the three hotels can also get exclusive privileges, including Priority Admission Passes to selected attractions, to make the magical Disney experience even more special.
Experience the resort’s newest hotel Disney Explorers Lodge and watch the lush gardens of the 750-room hotel blossom to life during springtime. The hotel’s international dining adventures and exotic ambiance are enriched by 1,000 artefacts collected from around the world. It’s the perfect place to explore this spring!
Special offers by travel partners to boost springtime fun
Guests should start planning their magical journey leveraging offers available at selected travel agents. The “Play, Shop, Dine” packages are available from now till July 15, 2018. The 1-Day Special Package with a 1-Day ticket to the park comes with one Mickey Waffle or a HK$50 Merchandise Gift Voucher, and the “Play & Shop” 2-day Special Package with 2-day admission to the park offers two HK$15 Merchandise Gift Coupons.
Seasonal experiences throughout 2018 by day and night
More magical moments await guests in different seasons of 2018! From the Disney Friends Springtime Carnival to the summer special event, Disney Halloween Time and A Disney Christmas, the park will be transformed for each festive occasion and offer an array of wonderful entertainment from day to night.
After dark, the park comes to life with the nightly “Disney Paint the Night” Parade showcasing an illuminated cast of Disney characters and brilliant performances. The beautifully-lit “it’s a small world,” the iconic Cinderella Carousel and the Mad Hatter Tea Cups in Fantasyland make for romantic photo hotspots. A journey to outer space aboard Orbitron in Tomorrowland, a ride in the dark on Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars and the classic Jungle River Cruise are even more thrilling at night.