“Star Wars™: Tomorrowland Takeover” to debut at Hong Kong Disneyland in just 10 days Fans celebrate with an exclusive preview of the experience
(Hong Kong, June 1, 2016) Hong Kong Disneyland is celebrating all things Star Wars this summer! “Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover” will officially kick off at Hong Kong Disneyland in just 10 days on June 11, with brand-new offerings like Hyperspace Mountain, Star Wars: Command Post and Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple as they deliver a Star Wars experience of galactic proportions.
Today, 60 Star Wars fans joined an exclusive sneak peek event to celebrate “Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover.” They were all thrilled to be among the first to learn creative details about the park’s brand new entertainment offerings. Star Wars fans are looking forward to the immersive Star Wars experience and the chance to dive right into the actions of the galactic confrontation between the light and the dark side.
“’Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover’ is a brand new experience that can only be seen in Hong Kong Disneyland. Guests will have an opportunity to become a Rebel fighter pilot, hero of the Resistance or Jedi Knight,” said Kelly Willis, director, Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Dodging crossfire at Asia’s only Hyperspace Mountain
As guests enter Hyperspace Mountain, completely reimagined from Tomorrowland’s classic attraction Space Mountain, they will walk past a gigantic life-size X-wing starfighters, flight suits and pilot helmets on their way to try their skill as a rebel pilot. After a mission briefing from Admiral Ackbar, they will prepare to fly to outer space on a reconnaissance mission to survey an Imperial Star Destroyer spotted near desert planet Jakku – a desert planet featured in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which turns out to be a trap. Riders will thrill to the experience of an epic dogfight between Imperial TIE fighters and Rebel X-wing starfighters.
Star Wars characters converging in Tomorrowland
Guests can journey to a hidden Resistance base, the Star Wars: Command Post, to meet legendary Wookiee warrior Chewbacca and resourceful astromech droid R2-D2. Look out for Captain Phasma who will lead a team of her Stormtroopers on a First Order patrol in Tomorrowland, searching for any signs of the Resistance.
Jedi Training beckons Force-wielders
Starting from June 25, aspiring younglings (aged 4-12) will be recruited to don Jedi robes and join a secret training session with Jedi masters on how to use the Force, and their wit, to wield lightsabers. Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is a brand new entertainment experience adapted exclusively for Hong Kong Disneyland. After the training, they will use their new skills to duel Darth Vader from the Star Wars saga, the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from “Star Wars Rebels”, and use the Force to fend off Kylo Ren from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Out-of-this-world treats and collectibles
At “Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover,” guests can refuel with an extensive range of 60 Star Wars-themed food and beverage options, including Star Wars Lightsaber Churro, Darth Vader Burger Combo, Star Wars Cotton Candy or BB-8 Slush. Shops including Space Traders boast a collection of over 230 Star Wars merchandise items, including all-new Star Wars Tsum Tsums, high-end collectibles, droids and guests will have a chance to build their own lightsabers from a selection of 20 components. Even the park admission tickets feature iconic Star Wars characters, making them sentimental keepsakes for guests enjoying the “Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover” experience this summer.
The celebration isn’t limited to the park. Starting from June 11, guests staying at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Hollywood Hotel can enjoy a Star Wars-themed room decoration package with a choice of the light side or the dark side*. The package includes an exclusive Star Wars door sticker, slippers, bed-runner and a galactic cookies set.
Ultimate Star Wars experience for hotel guests
From June 25 till September 30, hotel guests can also enjoy an exclusive Star Wars package# with lots of great experiences. Young guests can pick their choice of Star Wars costumes, enjoy early enrollment for the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, build their own lightsaber before facing off against Star Wars villains and get a taste for the dark side of the Force with a Star Wars combo meal. Guests won’t want to miss the Star Wars-inspired recreation activity at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.
New mobile app gives latest updates
A new mobile app is ready for guests to keep posted on all the excitement at Hong Kong Disneyland, from opening hours to entertainment schedules. Use the GPS-enabled map to find your way around the park, or make reservations for park restaurants with one-tap calling. Magic Access members can also conveniently view blockout calendars and membership privileges with the app, designed to make your visit to the theme park more magical.
Download it for free:
iOS users: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1077550649
Android users: https://goo.gl/ZbHHbP
*Guests can pay an additional HK$600 to enjoy a Star Wars themed room decoration.
#Hotel guests can pay an additional HK$688 for an exclusive Star Wars package. Limited places available, please register through our Front Desk Cast Members upon check in.
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