PHOTOS: Hong Kong Disneyland Castle of Magical Dreams

The new Castle of Magical Dreams is officially open at hong Kong Disneyland! It’s been a long time coming, since 2017, and now the transformation from Sleeping Beauty castle into the Castle of Magical Dreams is complete! It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, with the closing and reopening of the Park, twice, it’s nice to see something positive this year.

This transformation from Sleeping Beauty Castle into the Castle of Magical Dreams is part of Hong Kong Disneyland’s multi-year expansion. Since 2017, brand new experiences have been opening at Hong Kong Disneyland including the Disney Explorers Lodge, Iron Man Experience, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle!, and Moana: A Homecoming Celebration.

Hong Kong Disneyland is celebrating its 15th anniversary which was officially on September 12, 2020.

The transformation is now complete and Hong Kong Disneyland is also celebrating its 15th Anniversary! We have tons of photos of both the inside and outside of the Castle of Magical Dreams!

Let’s take a look.

Hong Kong Disneyland Castle of Magical Dreams

This “new” castle celebrates 13 different princesses in its architecture with different blends of style. These princesses include Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Moana, Anna and Elsa, and my personal favourite princess, Pochahontas. Nothing like this has been done before where an existing castle has been changed.

In front of the castle is also a new moat and hub area where there are plans for new entertainment. The theme even extends into Bibbdi Bobbidi Boutique. Oh, and there’s merchandise too.

The next set of photos are from our Hong Kong Explorer @harooka.matata.

Outside of Hong Kong Disneyland Castle of Magical Dreams

The forecourt of the Castle now has a stage, fountains, and a nice walkway up to the front of the castle. There are plans for a fireworks show, but due to COVID-19, there is no show for the time being.

13 Princesses of the Castle of Magical Dreams

The design of the Castle of Magical Dreams represents 13 different princesses. When you look closely, you’ll see all the symbols that represent all the different princesses. I made a prediction back in 2017 about why I love the design and I still do.

Here are photos of the details that show all the different princesses!

Progress of the Castle Transformation

It’s fun to look at the progress of the castle transformation over the years. Here are photos and videos we’ve taken since the transformation has begun! Below are videos to binge watch and tons of photos from 2019 and tons from 2018!

Fall 2020

Here’s a look at the latest photos taken on September 25, 2020, by our Hong Kong Explorer @harooka.matata. The Castle looks to be almost complete with the back still with a bit of scaffolding. At least we can see more details in the back now!

The following photos were taken on June 18, 2020, during the reopening back in June. Latest photos provided by @harooka.matata.

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  1. SweetCaroline74

    Thanks for sharing this reopening! So nice to feel like I’m in HKDL again 😉 I wasn’t a fan of the concept work of the castle when I first saw it but I love the principle of it (it’s not just ONE princess’ castle) and it’s so unique. I feel it has an inclusivity to it that is actually very timely, with everything going on In the world these days…

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  3. Martine Rose

    Gorgeous castle! The details in the supporting stone work of all the supporting friends of the princesses is incredible! Thank you for taking great pics!

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