Hong Kong Disneyland reopened today, April 21, 2022, as Mickey, Minnie, and 50 of their pals welcomed guests back to the “magic” with a special park opening celebration.
Photos courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland
Mickey Mouse and his pals joined Disney cast members, Disney Ambassadors Lily Chan and Tony Dick, and Michael Moriarty, managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, in a celebration of waving and dancing as guests returned to the park after an extended closure.
“In appreciation of the support of our Disney fans, and to spread happiness with our community even further, we have doubled the magic of our previously announced online ticket donation by giving out a total of 10,000 park admission tickets to seven local NGOs – up from 5,000 tickets to five previously announced NGOs.” said Moriarty.
Hong Kong Disneyland debuts new experiences as it reopens
Disney pals will double up to take selfies with guests as the celebration continues. Watch for “Toy Story” pair-ups of Woody with Bo Peep and Buzz Lightyear with Jessie, plus “Zootopia” friends Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.
Stars-of-the-month Chip ‘n’ Dale will pair up for photos in April, Goofy will be the star in May, and Donald Duck and Stitch will be the stars in June. Each character will have special merchandise available during their respective months, such as Donald Birthday, Stitch Summer, and Dance with Goofy.
New photo locations will be available for selfies. Visit Main Street U.S.A. for a floral photo op, or pose with favorite toys in Toy Story Land.
Main Street Train Station will feature an enhanced “Grand Birthday Celebration Moment” with new songs, including Cantonese birthday greetings performed by Mickey and Minnie.
A special Magic Birthday Latte treat can be found at the Main Street Corner Café Hosted by Coca-Cola, and a birthday ice cream treat featuring a Duffy and Friends topper will be available at Midtown Delights.
Disney photographer “Magic Snaps” personal photography service and photo album help capture all the birthday fun.
Guests celebrating birthdays won’t want to miss collecting an oversized birthday button and a temporary tattoo, which lets cast members know it’s their special day.
The Emporium shop had a makeover while the park was closed, and now features themed displays such as the Duffy and Friends themed photo corner, Belle’s home décor items, and an everything Mickey area.
To help celebrate, guests are encouraged to dress in Disney-inspired outfits, and those who would like to plan a sweet surprise for a special occasion can select gifts such as a Tsum Tsum bouquet or personalized birthday hat.
In May, a selection of romantic StellaLou Eternal Flower box sets will become available online.
A “Turning Red” collection of merchandise will also debut, and Animation Academy will teach guests how to draw the Disney animated movie’s main character, Meilin.
Hong Kong Disneyland upgrades its Eatertainment experience
Inspired by Lord Henry Mystic’s adventures, the “Explorer’s Semi-Buffet” takes diners on a culinary journey around the world through a selection of international flavors. Tables can be reserved online, and an exclusive discount is on offer.
Exclusive hotel packages extend the magic
The “Birthday Celebration” package exclusively for Hong Kong residents includes:
- A one-night stay with a set dinner or buffet dinner for two.
- Complimentary single day park admission for the birthday celebrant.
- A 15% discount on single-day tickets for up to three additional guests.
- A 10% discount on merchandise for those who spend HK$300 ($38.23 U.S.).
The “Romance Into Magic” staycation package includes:
- One night accommodation with a set dinner for two.
- A 15% discount on single-day admission for up to four guests.
Guests staying at a Hong Kong Disneyland hotel have the option to upgrade to the “Happier Romance Room Package,” which includes a flower wreath, or the “Starlight Picnic Package” which toasts eternal love with treats on the lawn under the nighttime sky.
For more information and to view Hong Kong Disneyland’s current health and safety requirements, plus requirements for visiting the park, go to HongKongDisneyland.com.