MICE not Mickey drawn to Disneyland

May 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Hong Kong, MICE, News

HONG KONG, 22 May 2017: With the recent officially launch of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s third hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, last Tuesday, the resort believes new and existing facilities will help to attract more bookings from meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition sector (MICE).

Talking to a media group interview last week, the resort’s business solutions and events director, Karen Kwan, said “in terms of positioning, we have a conference centre in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel so the new hotel will supplement the existing accommodation to draw MICE visitors.”

“For MICE groups and corporate clients, our resort can support them to oragnise events such as team building as well as cocktail receptions…the four themes of the new hotel gardens –  Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa plus three restaurants including a private room will add value and offer more variety and choices for clients.” Read more

HK Disneyland opens Explorers Lodge

May 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 18 May 2017: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort celebrated the official grand opening of Disney Explorers Lodge, Tuesday.

The new 750-room hotel promises Disney fans a dash of “Disney magic” and a one-of-a-kind experience special to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

The resort also hosted its annual “Celebration of Sales Excellence 2016”, to recognise the support of the travel trade throughout HKDL’s journey. Read more

Disney characters join springtime carnival

March 16, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 16 March 2017: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is launching its first-ever character-themed springtime celebrations, the Disney Friends Springtime Carnival to attract family travel from around Asia.

From today 16 March to 28 May, more than 100  Disney Friends will appear across the resort in various forms, ensuring this spring has a carnival spirit.

Visitors and Disney Friends will gather to celebrate this first-of-its-kind Disney Friends Springtime Carnival. Read more

New rides lift HKDL revenue

February 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 21 February 2017: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort reported, Monday, it welcomed more than 6.1 million visitors and a record high per capita spend at the park during 2016.

Gate performance details emerged as part of its financial report for 2016 that saw the theme park’s earnings reach HKD4.8 billion, but with a net loss of HKD171 million. Earnings before deductions, taxes, depreciation and amortization reached HKD715 million.

Since it opened in 2005, the park has welcomed 64 million guests. Spend during 2016 recorded the seventh consecutive year of growth. Read more

Disney heroes welcome Year of the Rooster

January 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 23 January 2017: The Year of the Rooster is just around the corner, and Hong Kong Disneyland is ringing in the New Year with a line up of super heroes, up until 12 February.

Chinese New Year festivities follow the debut of Iron Man Experience, the first-ever Marvel-themed ride in a Disney park.

From the first day of the Chinese New Year 28 January, the park will present every guest with a special ‘lai see’ containing chocolate. The ‘lai see’, which has an auspicious gold design graced by Iron Man, is the park’s way of bidding everyone good fortune of heroic proportions. Read more

HK Disney welcomes Thai travellers

January 20, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 January 2017: The recently launched Iron Man Experience attraction and the upcoming of Disney Explorers Lodge at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort should encourage more visitors from Southeast Asia.

In an interview with TTR Weekly, Thursday, the resort’s travel trade sales director, James Tung, said the recently launched attraction and the upcoming hotel opening would help to boost arrivals performance and provide more experiences for visitors.

“The first-ever Marvel-themed ride in Disney park, Iron Man Experience, launched at the resort, 11 January,  creates a new experience for visitors not only for families, but also for avid Iron Man fans and young adults.” Read more

Hong Kong Disney raises prices

December 16, 2016 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 16 December 2016: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announced, Thursday, new admission ticket prices and special offers for the travel trade industry that are effective today, 16 December.

Under the new pricing, a single-day ticket for general admission (age 12 to 64) will increase to HKD589 and a child ticket (age three to 11) to HKD419.

A two-day ticket for general admission and child is now HKD759 and HKD539 respectively. Read more

Hong Kong Disneyland plans expansion

November 23, 2016 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 23 November 2016: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will launch new themed areas, attractions and entertainment, almost every year from 2018 through 2023.

The park said it would leverage some of the most successful franchises of The Walt Disney Company.

Guests will experience Marvel and “Frozen” like never before as HKDL leverages the best of Disney to bring both these world-renowned franchises to life for visitors, the company explained. Read more

Iron man flies through Hong Kong

November 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Hong Kong, News

HONG KONG, 8 November 2016: Disney Parks’ first Marvel-themed ride, Iron Man Experience, will launch at Hong Kong Disneyland 11 January 2017.

For the very first time, the new ride-through attraction features a story based in Hong Kong. Guests will be able to soar through Hong Kong’s skies alongside Iron Man and battle the evil forces of Hydra in the multi-sensory immersive motion experience.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort executive vice president and managing director, Samuel Lau, said: “The Iron Man Experience is an immersive motion experience using Hong Kong as the story background…to give local and overseas guests a different perspective and experience of Hong Kong.” Read more

Terror trims ticket sales

August 10, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

PARIS, 10 August 2016: The operator of Disneyland Paris said Tuesday that sales in the last quarter fell as security concerns hit tourism, following terror attacks in the French capital and Brussels.

Strike action and poor weather also led to Euro Disney posting a 9% drop in sales to 327 million euros (USD363 million) between April and June, it said in a statement.

It blamed “difficult” external factors, including the jihadist shootings and suicide bombings in Paris that left 130 people dead in November and the Brussels attack in March that killed 32 people. Read more

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