After years of works, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has unveiled the Castle of Magical Dreams. At the same time as the new castle was presented to the public, the resort kicked off its 15th anniversary and the start of “A Disney Christmas“.
Inspired by those that dare to dream and believe, the Castle of Magical Dreams takes inspiration from 13 stories of Disney princesses and queens. The architecture of the new castle embraces their unique characteristics through the interpretation of color, icons, symbols, patterns and cultural features. The castle features brand-new experiences for guests to enjoy.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet their favorite princesses and queens at “The Royal Reception Hall”. The interior of the castle features intricately carved details, tapestries, and small bronze statues depicting the beloved heroines who inspired the castle’s design.
Over at “Enchanted Treasures” guests can visit the Chow Tai Fook Jewelry store where artisans from the jeweler Chow Tai Fook have been appointed as Royal Jeweler for all of the kingdom’s magnificent keepsakes and treasures.
Building a Dream: The Magic Behind a Disney Castle
Never in Disney history has an existing castle undergone a transformation at the scale of the one at Hong Kong Disneyland. Guests can visit the “Building a Dream: The Magic Behind a Disney Castle” exhibition to learn more about the iconic architect of the castle, and how it was transformed by Walt Disney Imagineering in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios. A special area of this exhibition will give guests a glimpse of the brand-new daytime and night-time castle shows coming in the future.
Glimpse into the Magic
Also available is the first-of-its-kind “Glimpse into the Magic” tour. Guided by an audio narration from actress Karena Lam, guests will visit eight different checkpoints using their own mobile phones and earphones. At each checkpoint guests will learn all about ins and outs of the castle’s design, and how it has been infused with recognizable icons and symbols distinctly associated with the princesses’ and queens’ stories, their personalities and the worlds from where they come.