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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort commemorates the 15th anniversary milestone with the unveiling of Castle of Magical Dreams


A historic new era for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has begun with the celebration of the 15th anniversary launch of the Castle of Magical Dreams and A Disney Christmas.

When passing through the magical gates of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, guests were immediately drawn to the beautiful 15th anniversary decoration and the melody of the official 15th anniversary song, "Love the Memory." The energetic beat filled the entire Castle Forecourt, which served as the stage for a special celebration moment hosted by Stephanie Young, managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, who announced the official launch of the 15th anniversary celebration and the unveiling of the Castle of Magical Dreams.

"Looking at how beautiful this new castle is, there is no better way to celebrate this proud milestone. Over the past 15 years, we have helped create countless memories, granted numerous wishes and shared smiles together with our Guests and Cast Members," Young said.

Inspired by those that dare to dream and believe, the Castle of Magical Dreams, the re-imagined centrepiece of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, shines as a beacon of courage, hope and possibility. Taking inspiration from 13 stories of Disney princesses and queens, the architectural design embraces their unique characteristics through the interpretation of colour, icons, symbols, patterns and cultural features.

To enrich the luxury Princess experience, guests can stay in the brand-new Cinderella Suite and Frozen Suites at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel for their own happily ever after. Guests who stay at Cinderella Suite can embark on a grand tour of the kingdom, furnished with exclusive amenities, Cinderella-inspired artwork and decorations, as also, guests who stay at Frozen Suites can be immersed in a picturesque winter landscape, furnished with Frozen-inspired artwork, decorations, and exclusive amenities. These one-stop luxury princess experiences will be unique at the latest Kingdom Club Themed Suites at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

Brand-new experiences await guests in the castle. From meeting their favourite princesses and queens at "The Royal Reception Hall," with its regally appointed interiors that feature intricately carved details, tapestries and small bronze statues depicting the beloved heroines who inspired the castle’s design, to visiting "Enchanted Treasures," the first-ever Castle of Magical Dreams Chow Tai Fook Jewelry store where artisans from the popular jeweller Chow Tai Fook have been appointed as Royal Jeweller for all of the kingdom’s magnificent keepsakes and treasures.

Never in Disney history has an existing castle undergone a transformation as grand as this, and guests who have witnessed the change from a distance can now step into the iconic architecture and learn more about the magic behind-the-scenes.

Guests can explore the story behind this new castle by visiting the "Building a Dream: The Magic Behind a Disney Castle" exhibition. Featuring multimedia exhibits where guests can witness how the castle was transformed by Walt Disney Imagineering in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios, the remarkable exhibition includes an area dedicated to the castle’s live entertainment, which will give guests a glimpse of the brand-new daytime and night-time castle shows coming in the future.

Also available is the first-of-its-kind "Glimpse into the Magic" tour, which offers guests a new perspective of appreciating the shimmering castle. Guided by an audio narration from actress Karena Lam, guests will visit eight different checkpoints using their own mobile phones and earphones, where they will learn all about ins and outs of the castle’s design, and how it has been infused with recognizable icons and symbols distinctly associated with the princesses’ and queens’ stories, their personalities and the worlds from where they come.

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