Why you need to visit Hong Kong Disneyland during Christmas once in your millennial life

Experience the most authentic Christmas celebration this year at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL), the closest Disney theme park to the Philippines. From November 16, 2017 to January 1, 2018, the park will be transformed into a winter wonderland where guests can experience a fairytale white Christmas from day to night! Pinoy guests can even enjoy special offers on their hotel stay and park admission, which will surely make many Christmas wishes come true.

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Guests are invited to the Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball to join in Christmas songs with Mickey, Minnie and friends. Then, Santa Goofy will help guests deliver their seasonal wishes at the Christmas Post Office. The festive magic continues with other must-try Christmas moments including A Holiday Wish-Come-True Tree Lighting Ceremony, A Magical Twilight Snowfall and A Holiday Kiss Goodnight.

To ensure that Pinoy guests have an unforgettable trip, a seasonal line-up of delicious meals and holiday gifts will be available. Also, stays at the resort’s newest hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, will keep guests in the holiday spirit thanks to all kinds of festive activities.

“Christmas just isn’t the same without that authentic holiday atmosphere, and I’m so glad we’re able to bring that to HKDL,” said Randy Wojcik, creative director of Entertainment and Costuming at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. “Families will be able to enjoy a truly memorable Christmas celebration, with the resort completely transformed by holiday magic. There’s no better place to spend this time of the year with your loved ones, at a Disney resort in the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong.”

Delightful festive surprises await Pinoy guests

A special performance just for Christmas called Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball will be performed 2-3 times every day in front of the castle, bringing Mickey, Minnie, and friends together for a holiday celebration of joy and cheer. This 20-min spectacular features inspiring Christmas music and extraordinary dances. During the show, guests will find out if Donald’s holiday wish will finally come true!

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Spread Christmas wishes and joy

Guests are also invited to stop by the Christmas Post Office to send holiday wishes and greetings to loved ones. Santa Goofy has set up a special mailbox and prepared festive postcards with a one-of-a-kind Santa Goofy Commemorative Stamp for guests to add a seasonal touch to their messages. Guests can write a seasonal message on this special postcard and send it to their family and friends around the world from Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Every night this Christmas, snowflakes will descend in A Magical Twilight Snowfall, transforming the Main Street, U.S.A. into a snowy wonderland. The towering Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A will also light up brilliantly for A Holiday Wish-Come-True Tree Lighting Ceremony. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, and StellaLou as they make a special wish: let it snow! As the lanterns begin to glow, a live quartet of singers will perform some lovely Christmas carols.

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Following the park’s iconic evening fireworks display, Christmas carolers will bid guests goodnight at Town Square with Santa Goofy in A Holiday Kiss Goodnight to round off a perfect day!

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Welcoming new Disney friends

Beloved snowman Olaf will be joining in the Christmas fun! He looks forward to giving guests warm hugs and taking holiday photos during Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Character Greeting.

Duffy’s newest friend StellaLou, the little lavender-colored bunny with cute ears and starry eyes who dreams of dancing on the Broadway stage, will be celebrating her first Christmas at HKDL. She will join Duffy, ShellieMay and Gelatoni, all beautifully decked out in holiday outfits, for special holiday photos at Main Street Cinema: My Journeys with Duffy.

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Celebrate Noche Buena with delicious Disney dishes

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Filipino guests can enjoy Noche Buena in unprecedented Disney style this year! The resort’s Christmas menus, from park to hotels, feature over 70 F&B items. Guests with a sweet tooth must join the new Christmas dessert party at Main Street Train Station. The Christmas-themed delights at Market House Bakery, such as Christmas Donald and Christmas Daisy donuts, Creamy Snow Man, Christmas Tree Cookies and Christmas Tree Croissant as well as the special Christmas Popcorn Bucket available at the outdoor vending cart will give everyone an energy boost to fully enjoy the seasonal festivities.

The young ones will definitely be thrilled by the “Chef Mickey Family in Christmas” Dinner Buffet and Kids Activity.  Guests can enjoy the Christmas buffet at Chef Mickey at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel and young guests will be invited to join the Christmas DIY cookie activity for free. Chef Mickey may show up anytime to greet dinner guests.

HKDL is also the perfect place to complete all your Christmas shopping! With over 100 merchandise items and gifts to choose from, including the limited edition Tiny Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar, Duffy and friends winter collection and the new personalized imaging products such as photo postcards, photo blocks and keychains are surely something for everyone’s wish list this Christmas.

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When guests stay in any one of HKDL’s three hotels during Christmas, they will feel the festive spirit with the Christmas collectable souvenirs in each guest room, including Christmas themed personal amenities box, unique Disney slippers, door sticker and postcard.

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Guests who stay in a resort hotel can take part in any of the unique and fun recreational activities of all three hotels throughout the day. The new hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, is celebrating its first Christmas this year with Christmas-themed arts and crafts workshops.  Also, gingerbread man decoration class and Little Santa training workshop are available at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. On New Year’s Eve, hotel guests can even join a special countdown party at the three hotels.

To make the most fun out of a festive stay, hotel guests will be presented a Priority Admission Pass for selected attractions and seat reservations for stage shows, making their magical celebration even more unforgettable. With the hotels just minutes from the park and hassle-free transportation available throughout the resort, it’s the perfect place for families to focus on spending quality time together.

With over 100 attractions and entertainment offerings in the 7 themed lands in Hong Kong Disneyland, the must-visit favorite attractions among Filipino guests include the Iron Man Experience, the “Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars”, which is an exciting multidirectional coaster that crisscrosses the entire Grizzly Gulch;  the thrilling Hyperspace Mountain; the “Mystic Manor”, which features the “Mystic Magnetic-Electric Carriage”; the unique show “3D Mickey’s PhilharMagic”; and the all-time favorite Jungle River Cruise.

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Pinoy guests can also experience riding on the “World Star” Ferry. The Water Tour is running round-trip tours two times per day between the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and the Disneyland Resort Pier. During a 70-minute return trip to the city center, guests can enjoy great views of the splendid Victoria Harbour, the grandiose Tsing Ma Bridge, Midstream Operations and the Container Terminals, amongst other Hong Kong landmarks – the same view they saw with Iron Man when they flew alongside him in the Iron Man Experience.

Exclusive offers for Filipino guests

Filipino guests should start planning their magical journey with the Advanced Purchase Room Offer to save up to 40% on a guest room at either Disney Explorers Lodge, the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.

The Discounted “2-Day Fun” Ticket Offer will give Filipino guests two days in the park’s immersive Christmas atmosphere with just HK$60 more over a 1-Day ticket!  From today, Pinoy guests can also buy the 1-day ticket and receive a HK$50 merchandise coupon and one “buy one get one free popcorn coupon”. For more details, please visit: hongkongdisneyland.com

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