Hong Kong Disneyland Confirms $1.4 Billion Expansion

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Whether you fancy Elsa and Anna, iconic Marvel Superheroes or living like a princess in a castle, Hong Kong Disneyland is expanding and upgrading its park to keep kids—and kids at heart—in mind.

New themed areas, entertainment and attractions will be launching almost every year from 2018 through 2023 with an improvement budget of $1.4 billion. Disney will fund $650 million to the project while the Hong Kong government will fund the remaining $750 million.

“We are more excited than ever about the future of Hong Kong Disneyland,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We are bringing the best of The Walt Disney Company to this wonderful tourist destination, giving guests from around the world an experience only Disney can deliver and an experience they can only have with us at Hong Kong Disneyland.”

Beginning with the launch of the Iron Man Experience, Marvel will continue to expand at Hong Kong Disneyland with the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters being redesigned for guests to fly with their Marvel Superheroes.

Frozen will make its debut with the kingdom of Arendelle brimming with themed dining, entertainment, shopping and two new attractions.

New daytime and nighttime shows and entertainment will be offered at the completely transformed Castle and Hub area fit for royalty. The Adventureland Show Place will invite guests to Moana’s Village Festival through numerous daytime entertainment offerings on a stage show in a new interactive entertainment area. Along with live performances, guests can experience storytelling while meeting Moana, the heroine of the new Disney animated film.

While the Iron Man Experience is preparing to open in January, the 750-room Disney Explorer’s Lodge will begin to welcome guests to their fantasyland in June earning the title of being the resort’s third hotel.

Lauren Spiler is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia. Most just call her Spiler.

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