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  • Disney hotel opens way for 600 new jobs

    http://www.thestandard.com.hk/sectio...20170216&sid=4



    Hong Kong Disneyland aims to recruit 600 people for Disney Explorers Lodge, the new hotel to open this year.
    It is particularly keen on drawing talent from different nationalities: more than 30 nationalities make up the theme park's cast, and about 10 can be found in the food and beverage team.

    Among those who will work in Hong Kong Disneyland's new hotel will be Edith Marshall, a 54-year-old Filipino who came to Hong Kong in 1989.

    Marshall started working in Hong Kong as a domestic helper. After getting married, she began running a bar, but not for long. She then worked in different restaurants for no more than two years each.

    It was not until she moved to Disneyland in 2013 that she found a more stable position, and is now a chef in the Southeast Asian section of the Enchanted Garden restaurant.

    She specializes in Indian and Thai food, which she learned after joining Disneyland.

    Working for Disney marks her first time working in a major company, Marshall said. Although most kitchen staff are local, she felt a sense of belonging and can communicate with others comfortably.

    Another chef, Chan King-sun, who joined Disneyland in 2005, started his career at a junior level. He has been promoted five times and is now responsible for the production of the Character Dim Sum - dim sum modeled on popular Disney characters.

    "I started with making normal dim sum like shao mai. Since Character Dim Sum was launched several years ago, I also have the opportunity to try making them. Since then, I have new inspiration whenever there is a new animation or new project in the park," he said.

    Staff members discuss among themselves how to make the dim sum both tasty and delicious, he said.

    Another staff member climbing up the career ladder is Jan Hui Chuen-pun, senior specialist of food and beverage operations integration.

    He started his career as a hotel front office employee. In his decade-long employment in Disneyland, he has served at more than 10 food and beverage outlets.

    Disney Explorers Lodge is Hong Kong Disneyland's third hotel. With 750 rooms, it will be different from the two existing hotels in theme and design.

    Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel boasts grand Victorian elegance while Disney's Hollywood Hotel is characterized by Art Deco architecture. Disney Explorers Lodge has an "adventure" theme and focuses on nature and diverse cultures.
    Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
    Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
    Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
    Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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    Disney Explorer's Hotel will open on 30 April, rates start at HK$2,200.

    There are three restaurants inside the hotel.
    Last edited by Asa; 02-16-2017, 05:08 PM. Reason: Add video
    Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
    Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
    Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
    Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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    • #3
      With this new hotel they will need to add the expansions very soon or there is no way they would fill in all the rooms.

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      • #4
        That is an insanely gorgeous hotel. I love the direction HKDL is heading. It will be fun to visit once those plans hopefully get approved & finished.

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          The new hotel is ready to open. The resort hopes the expanded resort, now with 1,750 rooms total, will attract more MICE and incentive travel businesses to the resort.
          Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
          Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
          Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
          Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
          Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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          • #6
            https://hkmsg.blogspot.hk/2017/04/bl...t_19.html#more

            A lot of pics on the goods available in the new hotel's souvenir shop, the Trading Post.
            Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
            Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
            Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
            Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
            Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
            Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
            Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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            • #7
              http://hkdl.disneycareers.com/en/default/?rlang=en

              They are hiring! Anyone interested to work in HK Disney Resort?
              Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
              Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
              Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
              Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
              Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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              • #8
                The public areas and especially the lobby are so gorgeous! However, the room looks disappointed with a tiny bathroom with no bath tub. And looks like the hotel only has 1 room layout with no suite.

                Visit my pages (Nikkoap92) for lots of pictures from Tokyo Disney Resort ^_^


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                • #9
                  https://hkmsg.blogspot.hk/2017/04/4-30.html

                  A very comprehensive pictorial report on the hotel and its amenities by HKMSG.

                  The hotel opens this Sunday! Hope that it is well received and popular with fans. The resort needs all the $$$ it can get.
                  Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                  Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                  Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                  Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                  Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                  Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                  Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                  • #10
                    Double post
                    Last edited by Asa; 04-27-2017, 09:10 PM. Reason: Double post
                    Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                    Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                    Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                    Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                    Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                      Disney Explorers Lodge opened on 30 April and a special ceremony was held for its first ever guests.
                      Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                      Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                      Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                      Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                      Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                      Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                      Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                      • #12
                        Went to this hotel yesterday for the buffet. Very nice hotel.
                        Although the buffet is less recommended, less choices and variations compared to the buffet at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

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                          http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaki...s.php?id=89314

                          Disneyland opens 750-room Explorers Lodge

                          Hong Kong Disneyland Resort opened its 750-room Disney Explorers Lodge today and its addition to the two existing hotels brings the resort's room total to 1,750. The Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was on hand for the opening.

                          More than 1,000 artifacts that explorers collected from around the world such as in Mali, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Costa Rica, Bolivia, the Ivory Coast are on display throughout the hotel, in the lobby, guest rooms, dining venues, children's corner and various indoor and outdoor areas.

                          Mickey Mouse the explorer, Minnie Mouse the adventuress, Donald the bird-watcher and Goofy the pilot will take guests on adventures in the new hotel, Disney says.
                          There are also three restaurants serving cuisine from different parts of the world.

                          Dragon Wind, decorated with a whimsical dragon kite, serves rural and classical provincial Chinese fare inspired by the five elements of traditional Chinese culture.

                          World of Color Restaurant, once an explorer’s art studio of botany and entomology, brings together the tastes of new and old worlds from far and wide. Chart Room Cafe, featuring lighting fixtures that evoke constellations used in navigating voyages, is the place to enjoy coffee, sandwiches, pasta and gelato.
                          Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                          Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                          Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                          Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                          Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                          Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                          Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                          • #14
                            http://hd.stheadline.com/news/realtime/hk/905013/




                            迪士尼樂園新酒店開幕 

                            17萬棵植物締造不同視覺效果




                            新酒店有750間客房,四大主題庭園營造度假酒店,希望吸引旅客之餘,港人亦會入住。負責設計庭園的華特迪 士尼幻想工程園境設計師余海恩表示,花近兩年時間搜羅特色植物,共有七百種,遍植十七萬棵植物,而且四季都 有不同花朵,充滿視覺效果。




                            代表亞洲區的庭園以電影《小泰山》為背景,有香港少見的山櫻花,另外有桂花、茶花,以及入秋會轉紅葉的雞爪 槭,還有由峇里引入石門裝飾。




                            大洋洲區是《海底奇兵》主題,有各種顏色的雞蛋花,例如少見的桃紅色和橙色雞蛋花,而且植有椰子樹,有如海 邊,而且接連出面有海濱長廊,望見海景。




                            南美洲《沖天救兵》主題庭園有古時商旅用來認路的旅人蕉,以及白花美人樹。而非洲《獅子王》有象腳樹,以及 香港少有黃色花的鳳凰木,以及多肉蓮花掌「黑法師」。




                            Sorry that I cannot translate the above news clipping. In gist, it talks about the selection of flora they picked for the four gardens. Photos are included in the source link.







                            Bellow is the official news press from the park:

                            http://news-en.hongkongdisneyland.co...2-b383722bdc60



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                            • #15


                              Disney Explorers' Lodge Opening Ceremony video by HK Main Street Gazette
                              Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                              Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                              Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                              Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                              Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                              Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                              Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                              • #16
                                Already the hotel is doing 60% off promotion for HK residents. It doesn't look like they are doing great business this summer.

                                But I think they are counting on the completion of the Zhuhai-Macau-Hong Kong mega bridge and the High Speed Rail Link to bring in more guests in the future.
                                Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                                Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                                Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                                Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                                Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                                Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                                Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Asa View Post
                                  Already the hotel is doing 60% off promotion for HK residents. It doesn't look like they are doing great business this summer.

                                  But I think they are counting on the completion of the Zhuhai-Macau-Hong Kong mega bridge and the High Speed Rail Link to bring in more guests in the future.
                                  I went to HKDL last week, I have to say that the impression I have is that the majority of the visitors were locals.
                                  Btw they are doing a 20% off when you renew your Magic Access Gold card. They know they have to retain their local customers base which is their bread and butter for now. And without any new rides for at least another year, the best thing was to lower the Magic Access price for sure.

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                                  • #18
                                    Just spent a night at Disney Explorers Lodge. It is a beautiful hotel and the restaurants are very nice, too. We dined in Dragon Wind Restaurant and had very good food. Four of us spent $800+ for three main courses and the "Wind" dessert which is reasonable price for a 4 star hotel restaurant.

                                    In the recent WDC third quater report, WDC made no mention of HKDR whatsoever, it just said Paris and Shanghai helped Parks and Resorts made more money while the domestic parks made no big difference.

                                    Two minor things to add:
                                    1. The TV in the room does not yet receive Fantastic TV or ViuTV Six. So if your favourite programs are on these free to air channels, make sure you record them or whatever...

                                    2. Pokemon GO finds no pokemons or supply stations at the hotel. You will need to go across to the other two hotels to get your Pokemon GO fix.
                                    Last edited by Asa; 08-10-2017, 06:20 PM.
                                    Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
                                    Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
                                    Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
                                    Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
                                    Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
                                    Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
                                    Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Asa View Post
                                      In the recent WDC third quater report, WDC made no mention of HKDR whatsoever, it just said Paris and Shanghai helped Parks and Resorts made more money while the domestic parks made no big difference.
                                      I went to HKDL several times this summer and I have the impression that HKDL is performing really really bad lately in terms of attendance figures.

                                      Its really clear that HKDL is facing a market positioning issue among its own Disney parks as direct competitors.
                                      It's being crushed between Shanghai and Tokyo. With Shanghai being the bigger newer China park targeted to the Chinese people in general and with Tokyo being the park drawing the most overseas visitors from Asia. When people want to go to a Disney park nearby in Asia, the 2 other parks will automatically be on top of the list.
                                      On top of that, its smaller park size doesn't really excite people to come and stay at the hotels.

                                      I hope WDC has planned an extensive marketing campaign for HKDL when the expansions are gradually finished and the bridge and train works are completed.
                                      I think HKDL needs to be re-marketed as the Disneyland for the Greater Bay Area and open up the business for 67 million Chinese people first. Without at least 9-10 million visitors per year, the investments will just slow down and all the good stuff will just go to the other Disney parks.
                                      Last edited by hakjie11; 08-11-2017, 09:32 AM.

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                                      • #20
                                        http://www.menafn.com/1095715657/Ove...st-over-a-year

                                        The news again mentioned about another Chinese Disney park will be coming.

                                        Hakjie,
                                        The focus of the summer event this year.
                                        1) Marvel hero super summer
                                        2) Final call of the Buzz Lightyear Blaster
                                        3) StellaLou greet and meet

                                        Well, I don't know what to say.....I don't think HKDL will do any good in 2017. The event and promotion, nothing big nothing good so far.

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