Hong Kong Disneyland Transforming Sleeping Beauty Castle in Multi-Year Development


For the first time in Disney History, a castle inside a Disney Theme Park is changing. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland will be transformed along with the Hub area to showcase daytime and nighttime entertainment.

In addition, the park is receiving a Frozen themed land and Tomorrowland continues to transform into a Marvel-themed area with the replacement of Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters and another new attraction.

All of this is part of a $1.4 billion multi-year development for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Here’s everything you need to know and beautiful concept art!

All photos from the full press release on the official Hong Kong Disneyland website.

Sleeping Beauty Castle Transformation

Let’s get right into it. Here’s the beautiful concept art for the transformation of Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Hub. This is scheduled for 2019 (no specified date).

Transformed Sleeping Beauty Castle

Transformed Sleeping Beauty Castle

Daytime Show

Daytime Show

Nighttime Spectacular

Nighttime Spectacular

Going off the images, it appears they are adding to the castle instead of rebuilding. Which is brilliant. This castle holds a special place in my heart, so seeing it not completely change but transform and evolve is exciting!

Frozen Themed Area

This new area offers two new attractions, entertainment, shopping, and dining. Makes me wonder what’s happening with the Frozen themed Port at Tokyo DisneySea. This new area is said to open in 2020 (no specified date).

Frozen Themed Area at Hong Kong Disneyland

Frozen Themed Area at Hong Kong Disneyland

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Kingdom of Arendelle

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Oakens Dancing Sleigh Attraction

Adventureland Show Place

This new area in Adventureland invites guests to “Moana’s Village Festival”, which offers daytime interactive entertainment.

adventureland-show-place

Marvel Super Heroes

The new Iron Man attraction opens next year and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters is being re-themed as an Ant Man attraction (2018). Also, a brand new Marvel attraction (2023), which appears to be Avengers themed—based on the concept art.

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Ant-Man Attraction

Avengers Themed Attraction(?)

Avengers Themed Attraction(?)

Site Plan

Site plan for Hong Kong Disneyland

Site plan for Hong Kong Disneyland

What are your thoughts on these change for Hong Kong Disneyland? I am a huge fan of Sleeping Beauty Castle at this quaint little park. The beautiful hills in the background give it that extra touch of “magic”. While I am all for change, this is a bold move and let’s see if it pays off. Huge and exciting changes are coming to this little park!

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  • Thom Ferlisi

    I’m happy for the changes coming. Right now, this is my closest park, and I feel like it is a half day park. I’ve only ever stayed the whole day once, and that was when “Paint the Night” was released. What I really want to see, bring in skippers from DL and WDW for their Jungle Cruise. It’s just not funny!

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  • Pinkie-Dawn

    This will make Tokyo Disneyland’s castle the only castle that’s a carbon copy of a pre-existing Disney castle.

    Is Arendelle gonna be its own section or part of Fantasyland similar to Storybook Circus at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

    Moana’s cool and all, but I’m still waiting for Pirates of the Caribbean to arrive at Hong Kong Disneyland’s Adventureland.

    It makes sense for Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters to get a Marvel retheme since Toy Story Land has made the ride feel redundant. It makes this rumor in regards to Disneyland’s Star Tours more plausible:

    https://twitter.com/VashSky/status/849442075938521088