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July 14

July 14, 2012 – The Restaurant Lucky Nugget Saloon Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“If your stomach is growling like a grizzly bear, grab some Wild West flavor with a hearty meal or a quick snack.”

On July 14, 2012, the quick service restaurant Lucky Nugget Saloon opened in the Grizzly Gulch area of Hong Kong Disneyland. The restaurant serves such meals as fish and chips, chicken nuggets, and Disney character pasta salad.

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July 13

July 13, 2006 – The Attraction Autopia Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

On July 13, 2006, the Tomorrowland attraction Autopia opened in Hong Kong Disneyland. It was the fifth version of the original race track attraction, with the first Autopia opening in Disneyland on July 17, 1955. The Hong Kong Disneyland version opened as part of the park’s first expansion, featuring electric cars and special lighting effects. The attraction closed on June 11, 2016, to make way for a new Marvel-themed attraction.

October 21

October 21, 2004 – Hong Kong Disneyland Names First Ambassador

On October 21, 2004, Hong Kong Disneyland named Angela To as its first park ambassador. The tradition of park ambassadors began in 1965 with Julie Reihm for Disneyland Park, and the ambassador travels to and participates in special events, including parades and interviews. The ambassadors also attend a special training in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. To would serve as the ambassador and be present as Hong Kong Disneyland officially opened on September 12, 2005.

September 12

September 12, 2005 – The Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad Opens

“Depart from turn-of-the-century America onboard a vintage locomotive for a scenic tour of Hong Kong Disneyland Park.”

On September 12, 2005, the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad opened, with stations located in Fantasyland and Main Street, USA. The railroad is a mainstay of Disney Parks, going back to Walt Disney’s passion for model trains, as well as the original Disneyland Railroad. Hong Kong Disneyland features three locomotives named after important figures in Disney Company history: Walter E. Disney, Roy O. Disney, and Frank G. Wells.

July 13

July 13, 2006 – The Attraction Stitch Encounter Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“Here you get to talk to the blue, mischievous alien, and you’re sure to get a good laugh!”

On July 13, 2006, the interactive attraction Stitch Encounter opened in Hong Kong Disneyland. Similar to the attraction Turtle Talk with Crush, guests can video chat with Stitch from the animated feature film Lilo & Stitch, communicating with guests through jokes and games. This was the first version of the attraction to open; similar attractions opened Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park and Shanghai Disneyland. The original Hong Kong Disneyland attraction closed on May 2, 2016.

May 17

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May 17, 2013 – The Archive Shop Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

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“Curate a collection of Lord Henry’s most mysterious curiosities before your enchanting adventure comes to a close!”

On May 17, 2013, the Archive Shop opened in Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Point area. The shop mainly deals in souvenirs from Mystic Point, including plush figures of Albert, the young monkey companion of Lord Henry. The shop also features luggage clothing, and specialty pins.

 

April 30

April 30, 2017 – The Disney Explorers Lodge Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“Take a break from your exciting adventures and join fellow explorers in this respite surrounded by the wonders of nature and diverse cultures.”

On April 30, 2017, the Disney Explorers Lodge resort opened in Hong Kong Disneyland. The resort is designed to represent several cultures and the spirit of exploration, and features 750-rooms that represent four climates from four areas: Asia, Oceania, South America, and Africa. The resort features three restaurants (Dragon Wind, World of Color, and Chart Room Café) that feature cuisines from the five continents.