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Hong Kong Disneyland Illuminates the Night into a Whole New Light The all-new “Disney Paint the Night” parade along with Halloween and Christmas themes will offer guests an immersive and memorable experience

August 18, 2014 Theme Parks No Comments Email Email

From this October to December, nighttime at Hong Kong Disneyland will be brighter and better than before!

image001The brand new “Disney Paint the Night” parade starting October 1, together with “Disney Haunted Halloween” and “Disney Sparkling Christmas”, will dazzle and mesmerize our guests with “magical” effects created by light, emitting a unique blend of vibrancy, mystery, and romance at the Park.

“Disney Paint the Night”, a first ever fully LED parade created by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, is a state-of-the- art, vibrant wonder that immerses classic Disney and Pixar stories in magical, luminescent worlds. With seven unique float units and more than 740,000 of lights, it will bring to life various Disney and Disney∙Pixar stories in unexpected and thrilling ways, illuminating the whole parade route every night.

New technology with imagination unleashed to wow the guests 

image003“Disney Paint the Night” is composed of seven units of creative floats including Tinker Bell Opening Unit, Monsters Inc. Unit, Cars Unit, The Little Mermaid Unit, Belle Candlelight Unit, Toy Story Unit, Mickey & Friends Finale Unit. In this all new technologically advanced parade, Mickey is going to “paint the night” in dazzling Disney dreams of light, and with the scintillating powers of Tinker

Bell’s pixie dust, Mickey and his friends create fantastic visions, which come to “light” the streets of Hong Kong Disneyland. The parade features many beloved Disney and Disney·Pixar characters, and for the first time, we have invited Lightning McQueen, Sulley and Mike to join the parade at Hong Kong Disneyland.

“The creative team spent over 2 years and developed over 1,000 scenic and lighting designs to ensure ‘Disney Paint the Night’ will ‘wow’ our guests in a totally new and innovative way. New technology coupled with unleashed imagination takes this parade to a whole new level and Hong Kong Disneyland guests will enjoy a colourful feast for their eyes.” said David Lightbody, Director of Entertainment and Costuming, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

From the design of the floats, props, costumes and cosmetology, to the lighting, music and choreography, innovation and strong story telling have driven the creation of “Disney Paint the Night”.

image005The vibrant lights feature not only on the floats, but also on Disney characters, dancers and props. More than 80 Cast Members per night are involved in presenting this never-seen-before nighttime parade.

Over 25 different styles have been applied in the design and construction of the costumes and many of them have been developed specially for this parade. Each costume has its own very sophisticated system of lighting controls. The team used new technologies in ways that have never been used on costuming before to bring a new perspective to our guests.

The talented Cosmetology team (hair, wigs and make up) at Hong Kong Disneyland has developed a new technique to create fibre optic wigs that can be styled to create a beautiful glowing effect. They also developed exquisite fibre optic eyelashes that can change colour which significantly enriches the whole parade performance.

Interactivity allows guests to immerse themselves in the experience of “Disney Paint the Night”
Interactivity is always a key to enhancing guests’ immersive experiences. There are special magic enabled merchandise developed for the parade. The Park especially designed the all- new interactive merchandise – “Mickey Magic Paint Brush” which allows guests to interact with performers.

During two show stop moments of “Disney Paint the Night”, guests will be able to “paint the night” with the Paint Brush. It can literally change the colours of the performers’ costumes at the touch of a button. The floats can also ‘talk’ to all other magic-enabled merchandise items, including “Mickey Glow Mitt” and “Minnie Glow Bow” and change the colours of the items to give guests a chance to really become a part of the parade.

The Park has also prepared a series of specialty food and beverage options with a glowing and glittering theme to further complement this latest nighttime experience.

To further celebrate the vibrant spirit of “Disney Paint the Night”, guests can pay a visit to the Tomorrowland Bootique and to be “painted” in luminous make up by our professionals and join the dance party with DJs and an all new illuminated stage performances in the Tomorrowland Party Zone.

Lighted mysterious footprints creep across the Park for Haunted Halloween

image011Featuring all-new shows such as “Horrors of the Amazon” and “Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire” – just to name a few entertainment offerings – the Haunted Halloween footprint will spread from across Adventureland to other themed lands. Available from October 2, and every Friday to Sunday in October, guests will be treated to a different side of Hong Kong Disneyland during the night as they journey through mysterious stories never been told.

The all new “Horrors of the Amazon” will be staged at the Theatre in the Wild and will feature the adventurer Jonas Brisbane who tells thrilling stories of his adventures in The Amazon. His spooky tales and creepy encounters will be sure to fascinate.

image013The mysterious world of lights seeps across the Park and present a different nighttime atmosphere. In Fantasyland’s Fantasy Garden, Mickey and his friends are ready for a masquerade party in the dark. The popular “Sideshow Extraordinaire” at Adventureland, “Grizzly Gulch Halloween Fair”, “Graves Academy” and “Revenge of the Headless Horseman” will return this year. Over at Toy Story Land, the cannibalized toy “Babyhead” and his two toy friends are residing in dark corners after having escaped from their destructive owner Sid.

Night ticket for Disney’s Haunted Halloween is priced at S$58 (HK$340) and will be available starting from September 1.

Fills guests with a romance of lights at “Disney’s Sparkling Christmas”

The vibrancy of lights will extend into Christmas with “Disney’s Sparkling Christmas” in Hong Kong Disneyland as the fitting wrap- up. Starting November 13, guests can soak in the Christmas air with a wave of seasonal lights and sparkling ornaments upon entering the Park on Main Street U.S.A.

Frozen, the highest grossing animated film of all time will be a highlight in this season’s offerings. Frozen’s Queen Elsa and Princess Anna will greet guests in the Park for the first time, and they will bring with them a series of Frozen-themed merchandise and food and beverage options to ensure the perfect Disney in the Snow experience.

Guests will be pleasantly introduced to Duffy and his friend ShellieMay, who is making her first appearance at the Park. Together, they share their friendship, along with a series of new and exclusive merchandise items.

“Hong Kong Disneyland invites guests to explore a never-before-seen extravaganza with the ‘Disney Paint the Night’ and special seasonal events lined-up in the coming months. We trust that guests will be immersed into a Disney night beyond their imagination and will bring home a memorable experience. To top this off, the nighttime enjoyment will be completed with the climax of the evening by viewing ‘Disney in the Star’ Fireworks,” concluded David Lightbody.

Make your trip a memorable and hassle-free one. Choose the Play, Dine and Stay package that allows you to explore the Park, savour mouth-watering meals, and enjoy a stay at the resort’s hotels, from September 8 to November 19, 20141.

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