After announcing its third straight year of financial losses, Hong Kong Disneyland is making some big changes. First up on the agenda is a major remodel of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. The iconic fixture is being transformed from a replica of the original Disneyland’s castle into a much grander version, signifying the massive upgrades that lie ahead for the Chinese park. The new castle will be revealed to guests in 2019 and will pay homage to the most popular Disney princesses while still offering an eclectic mix of different architectural styles.
The biggest overhaul will be in the Tomorrowland section of the park. Fresh off the recent acquisition of both the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, Disney announced a new attraction featuring Ant-Man, S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Wasp. The Star Wars theme is applied to the re-engineered Space Mountain, featuring a Star Wars overlay to complement the storylines. These Tomorrowland attractions are in addition to the immensely popular Iron Man Experience, which opened just last year.
Visitors wanting to stay near the park, now have the option of three on-site hotels. Joining the Disneyland Hotel and Hollywood Disney is the new Explorer’s Lodge. This 7-story resort features decor reflective of the culture and decor of Asia, Oceania, Africa, and South America. As with all Disney parks, the food at Hong Kong Disneyland offers traditional theme park food as well as various local flavors designed to appease more adventurous eaters.