The name of the new Hong Kong Disneyland night parade has been revealed and it is: "Disney Paint the Night". It will debut this year and although HKDL didn't announced yet precisely when it will start in 2014, from what i've been told the new parade should start this September. September being also the month of the HKDL Halloween season it means that you can also say goodbye to the "Glow in the Park Halloween Parade" which last performed on Oct31 after running for 7 years - as i told you in a previous D&M HKDL update.
I remind you that the new "Disney Paint the Night" parade will have a new interactive concept with guests. As you know the glowing ears in Disney parks are receiving signals and change color. With the new "Disney Paint the Night" parade there will be new devices which will enable guests to send signals to change colors on the parade floats or costumes. So far, it seems that this new parade will be the first one to introduce this new kind of interactivity with the guests which looks to me as an interesting idea... though i'm curious to see how they will manage all the guests signals when sent at the same time to a same float...
Talking about Hong Kong Disneyland i also told you recently that because of the works on the new Iron Man Experience ride - most of the land for the show building being on the other side of the train track - the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad will be closed, literally, during one year or so. And this was confirmed if i can say "officially" by the new HKDL visitor guide below...
...as the train has disappeared on the new map - see below before / after.
Last but not least, those of you interested by the annual business review" as they call it, can download the PDF released yesterday for the fiscal year 2013 HERE
Don't miss below the great article about Epcot's World Showcase Africa Pavilion that never was and tomorrow the part two of it!
Picture: copyright Disney, HKDL