Saturday, January 26, 2008
Early february will mark the beginning of the new year. The chinese new year. Anyone who haven't been in Asia during this major event can't have idea how big and important it is for the chinese. And Hong Kong Disneyland certainly don't want to miss the most important festivities of the year, with of course the famous dragon procession - photo above!
Coming around only once every 12 years, this special ‘Year of the Mouse" Celebration is set to bring about an auspicious and fun filled Lunar New Year – Disney style! The celebration runs from January 22 to February 24, 2008, and will give a Mickey-twist to Chinese New Year.
So, specially designed decorations appeared in different area of the park, wether it's on the Hong Kong Disneyland central plaza....
Or all along Main Street...
Mickey Mouse is playing the traditional Chinese host as he welcomes guests to ‘Bai Nin’ at his home in Mickey’s House. With mouse-guides on hand, guests can check out Mickey’s favorite collections of keepsakes and treasures, during a tour of his home.
Mickey and Minnie, donning their brand new Chinese New Year costumes created by internationally renowned fashion designer Vivienne Tam, along with the designer herself, Bill Ernest HKD VP and a plethora of models, kicked off the ‘Year of the Mouse Celebration’ with a high energy fashion show.
Guests can also take part in Mickey’s Rockin’ the Mouse Castle Show, a musical extravaganza filled with Asian hits, electrifying dancers, Disney characters and pyrotechnics.
All photos : copyright Disney and Hong Kong Disneyland