Although Christmas is a month away, Hong Kong Disneyland is already gearing up for Disney’s Sparkling Christmas. Mickey head-shaped Happy Balloon, the symbol of happiness, will spread the festive merriment to all corners of the Park, enabling guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends and to bring the happy memories back home. Disney’s Sparkling Christmas will be available from 14 November 2013 to 5 January 2014. In addition to indulging in festive shopping and dining, guests can enjoy all-new puppet shows at Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point, as well as take photos at the beautifully decorated Main Street, U.S.A – Christmas Town.
Christmas Illumination at Hong Kong Disneyland
The happiest place on earth gets bigger and merrier
Guests will instantly feel the Christmas atmosphere when they step into Main Street, U.S.A. – Christmas Town, with all storefronts dressed with festive garlands, lights and ornaments. Brand new Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy sculptures will be featured at the Sleeping Beauty Castle hub, offering guests another brilliant photo location in addition to the sparkling Christmas tree with 90,000 programmable LED lights at Town Square. Both locations offer great festive backdrops to take new family portraits, couple or group shots.
Christmas fun will spread to the three new themed areas – Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point – presenting Puppets in the Park . The new puppet shows will come to life this Christmas. The unique stories will feature the characters from each of the respective themed areas. Guests can even be totally immersed by volunteering to take part in the “Let’s Tell A Toy Story” adventures at Toy Story Land with toys to help tell the stories of Woody, Jessie or Buzz Lightyear. Guests can also be enchanted by the enthralling stories, including “The Winter Wish” – a hand puppet show at Grizzly Gulch – and the “Adventures with Lord Henry” – a shadow puppet show at Mystic Point.
Introduction to the all-new Puppets in the Park
Location of the show booth
Show name and storyline
Form of puppetry
|Toy Story Land walkway (linked to Fantasyland)||Woody||“Let’s Tell A Toy Story” adventures||“The Jail Break”Sheriff Woody solves a crime and bravely apprehends some dangerous outlaws||Toys|
|Jessie||“Bunny Trouble”The talented yodeling cowgirl Jessie saves the day and her furry friend|
|Buzz Lightyear||“Space Ranger/ Space Danger”Space hero, Buzz Lightyear, battles the dangers of outer space and his evil nemesis, Zurg|
|To learn more about Disney’s storytelling technique and have a more memorable experience, guests can volunteer to take part in telling the “Let’s Tell A Toy Story” adventures.|
|Grizzly Gulch (near Lucky Nugget Saloon)||Grizzly bear family – Papa, Mama and cub||“The Winter Wish”Traveling players, who have made their way to Grizzly Gulch, share a fun loving story of the bears from Big Grizzly Mountain||Hand puppets|
|Mystic Point Freight Depot||Lord Henry and monkey Albert||“Adventures with Lord Henry”A Southeast Asian puppetry troupe, guests at Mystic Manor, tells the adventures of Lord Henry and Albert at the Mediterranean city of Pisa, the ancient wonders of Egypt and the Great Wall of China, where they met fascinating people and gathered a collection of new artifacts||Shadow puppets|
Hark the Herald Angels sing, and so do the joyous Christmas Carolers, who will enhance the evenings with a feeling of romance and their melodious renditions of guests’ favorite songs of the season. As night falls, gather along Main Street to enjoy the dazzling Christmas Illumination. After the special appearance of Santa Goofy, Mickey and Minnie on their elegant sleigh, dancers holding luminous snowflakes will march down Main Street, U.S.A. and the Christmas tree will light up to an enchanting musical score, brightening the hearts of guests. Remember to keep the loved ones close and warm as snow falls majestically to make this Christmas uniquely memorable.
Mickey and all his friends will be eagerly waiting to wish every guest a merry Christmas in their glamorous new outfits this holiday season. Be sure to catch Duffy the Disney Bear, Gingerbread Man and Christmas elves as well.
Let’s shower the loved ones with gifts and indulge in Christmas dining together
Christmas is the time for people to express love and share happiness with their loved ones. To fill those Christmas stockings, select gifts from over 110 Christmas collectibles exclusively sold at Hong Kong Disneyland, which include a variety of items from confectionery to plush toys and warm winter wear to personalized Disney Christmas ornaments.
A selection of Christmas dining options with more than 100 dishes is available at the restaurants in the Park, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, enabling guests to enjoy quality bonding time with friends and family alike over heartwarming buffet feasts or set meals.
Merrier surprises at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
The Christmas ambience of the Park extends to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel! Guests who reserve a Kingdom Club Suite will enjoy new festive holiday room decorations. For other room bookings at the Disneyland Hotel, guests can request the same decorative room offer for an additional HK$600.
Disney’s Sparkling Christmas is the best occasion to visit Hong Kong Disneyland, as not only can guests enjoy all the attractions and shows in the seven themed areas, but they can also experience an authentic Christmas atmosphere. Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the happiest place on earth, which is just a short flight from your home town!