Hong Kong Disneyland which opened 11 years ago in 2005 is getting a major facelift as it was announced today via the Disney Parks Blog, a Disney owned information site.
The new expansion which will be from 2018 – 2023 will feature new attractions and themed lands as well as a company first, the complete replacement of the center castle which was formally a replica of the original castle in Anaheim.
Sleeping Beauty CastleÂ and the surrounding area will also be completely transformed to create the canvas for never-before-seen daytime and nighttime spectaculars and entertainment experiences, including aÂ Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
It will begin with the release of the very first Marvel attraction Iron Man ExperienceÂ which opens on January 11 and was previewed at D23 last year. In addition a new Marvel-themed area will be built around the attraction and will feature a reimagined Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters and a thrilling attraction dedicated to one of the most popular Marvel franchises.
â€œThis proposed expansion brings the best of The Walt Disney Company to this wonderful tourist destination, giving guests an experience only Disney can deliver and infusing some of Disneyâ€™s most beloved characters and stories into this unique destination,â€ said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
An exciting new Frozen-themed land will come to life, allowing fans of all ages to experience the characters from the popular animated film in ways they never have before at aÂ Disney park. Guests will enjoy new attractions and be immersed in the kingdom of Arendelle with uniquely themed dining, shopping, and entertainment.
With the new movie Moana being released tomorrow Disney is already banking on its’ success addingÂ Moanaâ€™sÂ Village Festival in Adventureland for a brand new daytime stage show. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Moana from the Disney animated film.
We look forward to learning more over the coming months especially with D23: The Disney Convention returning to Anaheim in 2017.