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  • Hong Kong Disneyland Resort today revealed creative details about the upcoming castle transformation — an important part of the park’s ongoing multi-year expansion plan. The transformed castle will feature a seamless blend of styles inspired by different times and cultures, while paying tribute to Disney Princess stories. The transformed castle will also take the park’s entertainment to new heights with both a new daytime show and nighttime spectacular.

    The design of the transformed castle will take inspiration from different times and cultures, as well as a variety of storybook influences and styles. The castle’s features will also be inspired by 13 much-loved Disney Princess stories based on Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Moana and Anna and Elsa. Coming from the far reaches of Asia, Europe, the Middle East and beyond, the Disney Princesses are a diverse group unified by their big dreams and courageous hearts.

    From the new castle moat and hub area, guests will be able to spot princess finial decorations on some spires, such as Snow White’s apple, Cinderella’s coach and Belle’s rose, as well as princess-inspired designs and decorations throughout the castle.

    To add even more magic and fantasy, the transformed castle area will include original artwork, unique sculptures and designs waiting for guests to find and enjoy. As part of the castle transformation, guests can visit the all-new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, which is a magical salon where fairy-godmothers-in-training turn young guests into princesses with makeovers, hairstyling and special outfits. At the transformed castle, guests can also meet different Disney Princesses at different times.

    There will also be a new outdoor stage where HKDL’s daytime show and nighttime spectacular will be held. Both of these new shows will feature awe-inspiring entertainment experiences, and be special moments for friends and loved ones to enjoy together.
    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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    • The castle looks like a mishmash of many various styles and I am not convinced that it is a good solution.

      The worse thing is that after all the money, time and effort spent on it, the castle still will not have a walk -through attraction inside. It will still just be a facade.
      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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      • From the shortest castle to the strangest one...
        But I could see the benefit of having an instantly recognizable castle design because it is certainly not going to be the tallest one out there for sure.
        Anything too similar to other Disney park castles would provoke a comparison again, and I think they just want to give HK a "strangely" unique one.
        HKDL didn't reveal the height yet, so its certainly not something to be proud of I think.
        But I do like the yellow color they use for it, a bit different in a positive way.

        HKDL preferred to have a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to make money instead of having a walk-through attraction of any kind, but I guess this can be considered as an attraction for everyone with a daughter.

        The Now news about the castle if you missed it :
        https://news.now.com/home/hot/player...d=246156&hot=1

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        • I am disappointed about there is still nothing public (walkthrough, shops, etc) inside the castle, the boldface structure I circled black once make me hope there will be some magic coming.

          In my opinion, the new rending of the castle looks better than the previous art before, I like it. It looks elegant, intriguing and it is kinda like a mystic manor...^^. I think it shares a deeper meaning like “it’s a small world” ride does, more than just a facade, though it would be better if it can render something inside the castle.

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          • Disney buys 21st Century Fox...wow!

            https://www.am730.com.hk/news/%E8%B2...8%B3%BC-107947
            http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42353545
            https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/b...x-espn-tv.html


            Disney now gets the rights to the Simpsons, X-men, Deadpool, Ice Age, Planet of the Apes, Avatar, Fantastic Four, Independence Day, Kung Fu Panda, Predator, Aliens ... and the list goes on and on

            That is a lot of content for its parks, merchandises and movies distribution business.

            Imagine some of these being used for rides in Disney Parks ( HKDL 2nd gate perhaps)!

            Now imagine an Aliens Vs Predator Dark ride using Indiana Jones ride technology.......

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            • The final "Disney in the Stars" firework show before the castle rebuilding commences.

              Video by Disney Magic Kingdom Blog.
              Last edited by Asa; 01-01-2018, 06:48 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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              • Soarin ride HKDL?


                Hey guys,


                Hope everyone is having a great 2018 so far.

                Again some imaginations gone wild. ( I have posted this a while ago, but due to some error it never appeared, so I am sharing this again.)

                A big hangar type building was spotted around July last year in the corner of HKDL adventure land, next to Grizzly Gulch.

                Picture from Mr B facebook
                https://www.facebook.com/mrbpage/pho...type=3&theater

                This green structure is very tall and doesn't really blend into its surroundings.

                Could this be our version of Soarin being prepared? (Of-course not, I know.....)
                Soarin ride in Disney California is in fact a similar tall green hangar type of building.
                Soarin in Shanghai was very well received by the locals and has even longer queues compared to new rides like Pirates.
                Since HKDL will also target Chinese of the Greater Bay Area, this might actually be a cheap but logic expansion to HKDL.

                Soarin Ride in Disney California Adventure was also located in themed land called "Grizzly" Peak with a similar Grizzly shaped rocky mountain like the HKDL one.
                So the location of this green hangar next to our "Grizzly" Gulch could also be suspicious coincidence.

                Again this is probably just a too tall ugly green storage facility at the end.
                But the Google pic shows that there are some tree-landscaping around it and why would they do that for a building that will only be accessed by cast members at the end?
                See below Google map pic ( btw this green building doesn't exist till after Iron Man was opened )

                Will the US Grizzly Peak be the theme for this future land maybe?
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfzKwvuFIi0


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                Last edited by hakjie11; 01-07-2018, 07:37 PM.

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                • Lion King live-action musical movie cast confirmed

                  https://www.express.co.uk/entertainm...-disney-remake

                  Which could possible lead to a remake of our old Lion King show which could also be the 2021 re-imagined project perhaps?

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                  • https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-china-1075177

                    "Star Wars has no legacy here," says Wu. "It will require something fresh to win back the Chinese audience."

                    It seems Star Wars is not popular with Chinese audiences who knows very little about the original films. That means Shanghai Disneyland will probably not get the Star Wars Land, making HKDL second gate a more likely place for it to be build.
                    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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                    • http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2018/0...at-disneyland/

                      More detail about the Springtime Carnival at Disneyland!

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