Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Just like all Disney theme parks Honk Kong Disneyland began its Christmas season recently and let's have a look at what's new this year with the official press release and high-res pictures.
Holiday Enchantment Sparkles at Hong Kong Disneyland with Gingerbread Village, Parade and Snowfall
A Storybook Fantasy Comes to Life as Duffy the Disney Bear Marks His Debut at the Park(Hong Kong, November 18 2010) When it comes to enjoying the magic of the holiday season with family and friends, there’s no place like Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. The holidays will shine brightly throughout the resort from November 19, 2010 through January 2, 2011, as it transforms into “A Sparkling Christmas – A Storybook Fantasy”. Guests will be immersed in the storybook setting as they walk through snowy Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas Town and catch a glimpse ofthe larger-than-life Gingerbread Village.
The Procession of Toys will bring all the lovely toys to life as Duffy the Disney Bear makes his appearance on stage. Guests can also pick their favorite Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers from a range of Duffy merchandise and more than 100 exclusive Christmas items. A series of shopping and hotel offers will also be launched this season for more surprises and holiday fun!
“In the past few years, the Resort has brought to Guests countless magical holiday experiences. According to a survey conducted earlier this year, Guests love the unique snowy Christmas experience and recommend Disney’s Sparkling Christmas as the best seasonal event to overseas tourists,” said Frederick Chan, Director of Marketing, Hong Kong Business, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
“To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we have specially brought Duffy the Disney Bear to Hong Kong to meet our Guests this Christmas. Duffy is extremely popular in Tokyo Disneyland and their merchandise items often create frenzy among fans. Guests regard their Duffy toy as the best companion to visit the Park. They love to snap pictures of him in different backgrounds! I’m sure he is going to be a big Christmas hit here in Hong Kong,” he added.
Holiday highlights at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort include:
Duffy’s Debut in Hong Kong!
Hand-made by Minnie to be Mickey’s companion, the beloved Duffy the Disney Bear will be greeting Guests at Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas Town. Do not miss the exclusive Duffy merchandise, including Duffy key chains, Duffy Plush and Duffy’s festive Christmas costume.
Snowed in at Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas Town
From the glistening 60-foot tall Christmas tree in Town Square to the street complete with falling snow, candy canes and gingerbread, a storybook fantasy comes to life along Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas Town. Friendly elves bring Christmas cheer to Guests on the street, while the Carolers sing lovely Christmas songs you are sure to know. The whole town is filled with whimsical Christmas ambience!
Be immersed in a Storybook Fantasy at Gingerbread Village
Discover the Gingerbread Village at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., where the houses are decorated in jolly Disney style with sweets and candy canes everywhere. As Guests meander from house to house, they can look into the windows for a peek at colorful settings of Disney friends preparing food and gifts for the Christmas season. This is where the Christmas spirit of A Storybook Fantasy comes to life.
Christmas Dreams brought to life at the Procession of Toys
When the Christmas lights on Main Street U.S.A. dim, the magic of A Sparkling Christmas brings the toys to life and creates a dream-like Procession of Toys. To the tune of delightful Christmas carols, the dream-like toy procession will crescendo with an illumination and the charm of snow falling in Christmas Town. Don’t miss out on this magical moment every evening when Minnie surprises Mickey with Duffy the Disney Bear under the sparkling Christmas tree!
Shopping Discount on Exclusive Christmas Gifts
Duffy merchandise and over 100 new holiday-themed goodies make the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends. Limited to an edition size of only 300, Christmas 2010 Jumbo Pins will be available for HK$220 per set from December 3 while supplies last. From November 19 to December 17, Guests will receive a shopping coupon upon entering the Park to enjoy a discount of HK$100Hong Kong International Airport. when they spend HK$800 or more by presenting the coupon at designated merchandise stores throughout the Park, Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, Disneyland Hotel and
Meet with Disney Friends in new Christmas Costumes
Inspired by Duffy, Disney friends are also in the Christmas mood with their most imaginative costumes. Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus; Pluto dressed as a reindeer; Donald and Daisy wearing candy cane inspired costumes; Chip and Dale as gingerbread men and Goofy as a toy soldier. Guests should have their camera ready for these memorable meets & greets.
Find a whole new world of festive fun at it’s a small world Christmas
The storybook fantasy continues as Guests set sail around the world on it’s a small world Christmas. Look for Disney characters along the ride and see them in preparation for the holiday celebrations.
The spectacular “Let It Snow” Christmas Parade is back by popular demand to bring yuletide cheer like no other. Join in the merriment as hundreds of dancers perform a glittering procession. Get ready for unexpected weather as we have word that snow is forecasted throughout the show!
Festive Buffet for a Warmer Christmas
During the Christmas period, festive food will be waiting for Guests in the Park and hotels. Besides the Christmas feasts, snacks and specialty drinks, from December 15 to January 2, Guests may also treat themselves to a Christmas Dinner Buffet at the Royal Banquet Hall for HK$198enjoying the “Disney in the Stars Fireworks.” per head before
Magical Holiday Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is bringing the spirit of Christmas into all of its Resort Suites for the first time to elate Guests with even more holiday delights. Guests who stay at any Kingdom Suite will be immersed in the yuletide spirit with complimentary holiday room decorations and a special holiday hamper!
Well, it looks like a real "candy" Christmas at HKDL, isn"t it? If you're in Honk Kong, tell us more in the comments!
All pictures: copyright HKDL and Disney