Hong Kong Disneyland Resort today unveiled its brand-new third resort hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, ahead of welcoming its first official guests on April 30. The resort hotel celebrates distinctive cultures and inspires guests with its motto “ad explorare et somniare” – to explore and dream.
Complete with recreation, shopping, exquisite culinary adventures and Disney entertainment, the hotel adds to the comprehensive resort portfolio, making it the perfect “staycation” for Hong Kong residents and an ideal getaway destination for local and international guests.
“With its exotic theme and immersive storytelling, Disney Explorers Lodge will be an experience unlike any other in Hong Kong. Together with the amazing attractions and entertainment in the theme park, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers more unique experiences than ever, making it a complete exotic getaway,” said Terruce Wang, vice president of sales and hotel operations at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. “Guests staying with us have priority entrance to the park attractions, as well as the amazing dining, recreation and shopping amenities at any of our resort hotels. Along with our legendary guest service, a stay at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort provides the ultimate vacation experience only Disney can deliver.”
The addition of the 750-room Disney Explorers Lodge gives the resort a grand total of 1,750 hotel rooms, which will greatly enhance the resort’s capability to accommodate more MICE business,” said Wang.
Unique features of Disney Explorers Lodge:
1. Disney friends immerse into exploration of exotic cultures
Mickey Mouse the explorer, Minnie Mouse the adventuress, Donald the bird-watcher and Goofy the pilot will take guests on adventures in the new hotel. “More than 1,000 artifacts that explorers collected from around the world like Mali, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Costa Rica, Bolivia, the Ivory Coast and more are displayed throughout the hotel, in the lobby, guest rooms, dining venues, kids’ corner and various indoor and outdoor areas,” said Todd Richins, senior program manager at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Every detail of the hotel, from design to costumes to music, will support the exploration story. The collection of artifacts includes ceremonial items, antique toys, crafts, textiles, clothing and jewelry which will immerse guests in a rich cultural journey.
2. Exclusive merchandise for the explorer in all of us
Guests can collect their own memorabilia to remember their journey of “exploration and dreams” at The Trading Post. This specially-designed merchandise store stocks an extensive selection of merchandise with more than 20 exclusive items.
3. A dining journey that’s an adventure for the palate
The resort hotel’s three restaurants offer epic dining adventures. Cuisine from different parts of the world is served in each restaurant, integrating various cultural elements with the Disney Explorers Lodge theme. These restaurants can cater to 500 guests in a single seating.
Dragon Wind, decorated with a whimsical dragon kite, serves rural and classical provincial Chinese fare inspired by the five elements of traditional Chinese culture. Guests will be greeted by Disney friends in their brand-new explorer outfits daily during breakfast or lunch. World of Color Restaurant, once an explorer’s art studio of botany and entomology, brings together the tastes of new and old worlds from far and wide. Chart Room Cafe, featuring lighting fixtures that evoke constellations used in navigating voyages, is the place to kick back and enjoy specialty coffee, freshly made sandwiches, made-to-order pastas and homemade gelato.
4. Lush themed gardens celebrate exotic cultures
Four lush gardens frame the four wings of the seven-story hotel, offering each hotel room either a refreshing view of the gardens or the open sea. The gardens, themed after the cultures of Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania, are named after beloved characters from Disney and Disney•Pixar animated films who have drawn references from the regions. The South America-themed Kevin Garden is named after the giant bird in “Up.” The Oceania-themed Little Squirt Garden celebrates the playful sea turtle from “Finding Nemo.” The Asia-themed Hathi Jr. Garden is named after the baby elephant from “The Jungle Book,” and the African Savannah-themed Rafiki Garden features the wise mandrill from “The Lion King.”
Together with the Dreamer’s Spring and the outdoor Rain Drop Pool, the hotel features incredible places to explore inside and out, making it ideal for resort guests to enjoy during a family visit, corporate event or a refreshing getaway from the city.
With Disney Explorers Lodge launching, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is the perfect “staycation” destination for guests. Guests can enjoy their stay in any of the three hotels with their family and friends. To mark the hotel’s grand opening, special offers will be available to guests, including park privileges with accommodations.
i. Attraction passes and show reservation privileges for hotel guests
Guests staying at the Disney Explorers Lodge and the other two resort hotels will receive a Priority Admission Pass for selected attractions and seat reservations for stage shows in the park1, making the magical Disney experience with loved ones even more special. Priority Admission Passes will be issued according to the number of guests in each room, with a maximum of four guests per room.
ii. Special offers for the perfect staycation2
Special staycation packages are available to give guests a comprehensive experience, with all the fun and attractions of the theme park along with the resort’s unique themed hotels.
Enjoy a complimentary character buffet breakfast for two adults in the Chinese restaurant Dragon Wind and a photo moment with a Disney character at Disney Explorers Lodge, or stay at the new hotel with up to 25% discount through the “Advance Purchase Room Offer for Hong Kong Resident” and “2 Nights Plus Offer.” Guests who book a standard room will also enjoy a free upgrade to a deluxe room. Magic Access Members can enjoy a Hotel Room Special Seasonal Offer for up to 40% off when staying during Sunday to Thursday between May 1, 2017 and June 30, 20173!
Unrivalled MICE possibilities at new indoor and outdoor venues
With its extensive indoor and outdoor venues, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers an amazing array of possibilities for exclusive and memorable events. The 1,750 hotel rooms provide ample accommodation choices for multi-day events. Disney Explorers Lodge’s themed gardens, exotic restaurants and outdoor venues are perfect for everything from cozy corporate gatherings to large-scale garden and poolside parties for bigger groups. Together with the indoor meeting venues at the resort’s convention center, the seven themed lands in the theme park and other indoor and outdoor venues, the resort is an unrivalled one-stop destination for events of any scale.