Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Disney Explorers Lodge

Disney Explorers Lodge Hong Kong

The all new Disney Explorers Lodge will be opened on 30th April 2017 and this will be the third resort hotel at Hong Kong Disneyland. This brand new hotel also comes complete with recreation, shopping, exquisite culinary adventures and Disney entertainment, making this the first adventure and leisure themed hotel in Hong Kong. 

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 apart from the general holiday visitors heading to Hong Kong. This will also offer guests an ultimate vacation complete with their legendary service, amazing dining facilities and shopping amenities. 

Disney Explorers Lodge

So, what can one find at the new Disney Explorers Lodge in Hong Kong Disneyland? The following will highlight some of the unique features of the new resort which explores exotic cultures, destinations and more. 
Disney Explorers Lodge Lobby
The main lobby area of Disney Explorers Lodge
1. Disney Explorers
Guests can catch Mickey Mouse the explorer, Minnie Mouse the adventuress, Donald the bird-watcher and Goofy the pilot in the new hotel. There will also be more than 1,000 artifacts that explorers collected from around the world like Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica, Mali, Bali, 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.

2. Exclusive Merchandise
Guests can collect their own memorabilia to remember their journey of “exploration and dreams” at The Trading Post. This is also a specially-designed merchandise store in the Disney Explorers Lodge, which stocks an extensive selection of merchandise with more than 20 exclusive items.
Disney Explorers Lodge Cafe
Inside the Chart Room Cafe
3. Epic Dining Adventures
In total, there are three new restaurants that offer epic dining adventures. In each of the restaurants, cuisine from different parts of the world is served, integrating various cultural elements with the Disney Explorers Lodge theme. These restaurants can cater to 500 guests in a single seating.
Disney Explorers Lodge Restaurant
World of Color Restaurant at Disney Explorers Lodge
Disney Explorers Lodge Restaurants
  • 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 - This cafe features 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.
Disney Explorers Lodge Dragon Wind
Dragon Wind Restaurant
4. Lush Themed Gardens
Four lush gardens frame the four wings of the seven-story Disney Explorers Lodge 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. They are;
  • 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”. 
  • 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.
One of the themed rooms at Disney Explorers Lodge Resort
Staycation at Disney Explorers Lodge

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 Disney Explorers Lodge grand opening, special offers will be available to guests, including park privileges with accommodations. Visit Disney Explorers Lodge for more information. 

Disney Explorers Lodge Promotions

Currently, there are some Disney Explorers Lodge promotions where guests may enjoy Play and Dine Ticket Combo including 1-Day tickets and a meal voucher, available from now until July 14, 2017. Travel trade partners booking for their guests for two consecutive nights or more at one of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels can enjoy the “2 Nights Plus Offer”, valid till December 20, 2017.

The above should be more than enough to entice anyone, including me to head back here for another visit. On my last trip to the Hong Kong Disneyland, it was in 2016 and we stayed at the Disney Hollywood Hotel which was a pretty amazing experience. One of the highlights during out stay was in fact the Disney Parade which is not to be missed. 
Disney Terruce Wang and Todd Richins
Adventure Mickey and Minnie flanked by Disney's Terruce Wang (Left) and Todd Richins (Right) 
Staying at any of the Hong Kong Disneyland hotels is probably the best thing any family should do as it is convenient to move around. If you stay in Hong Kong city area, it would take around one hour to get here with the MRT Train. You would also have to change trains to get here. We decided to stay at the resort as at that time in 2013, there were the new Hong Kong Disneyland rides and attractions opened. 

Anyone planning to visit the Hong Kong Disneyland this year should honestly consider staying at this new hotel as there will be lots to see and experience. Plus the Disney characters would also be in full swing, making appearances throughout the day at the new Disney Hollywood Hotel. 

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