Hong Kong Disneyland Breaks Ground for its Third Hotel
Hong Kong Disneyland today celebrated the start of construction for its third on-site hotel with an official groundbreaking ceremony.
The Disney Explorers Lodge will join the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel at the resort, which recently completed a major expansion project, adding Toy Story Playland, Grizzly Gulch, and the Theme Park Insider Award-winning Mystic Manor to the Magic Kingdom-style park.
Concept art courtesy Disney
The new hotel will add another 750 guest rooms to the 1,000 rooms now available between the resort's existing two hotels. The Disney Explorers Lodge will open in 2017. In the meantime, Hong Kong Disneyland is working on a new Iron Man-themed attraction, which is on track to open in 2016.
The park looks really beautiful, though on the small side, from the numerous trip reports that I've seen on various sites. The mountains as a background look especially picturesque. I have a question on the park though, namely are their attendance figures legit? Every trip report I've seen shows the park virtually empty of people no matter the time of day or month of year involved on the report.
As a Hong Kong resident, I can tell you that the park is pretty, and the mountains really give it a unique feel. The park is very small however, even after the expansion. But seeing maps, there is a lot of room to grow the park. They seem to have planned for expansion from the start.
**above post was from my phone and it didn't show up until much later**
The park is a quick walk from the train. The train is so quick and efficient. I can't see the advantage of staying on-site since the walk from the hotel to the park is LONGER than the walk from the train station to the park. Nonetheless, I visited the hotel and it seems very nicely done.
Sounds like I'll have travel plans come 2016...
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