Mystic Point Opens its Doors to Bring a Truly Mysterious Adventure to its Guests
Hong Kong Disneyland Unveils One-of-a-Kind Themed Area That Combines Immersive Storytelling with Technology
Hong Kong : Mystic Point, the final chapter of Hong Kong Disneyland’s current expansion project, is now officially open. Rich in storytelling, Mystic Manor, an all-new, original attraction within Mystic Point, is home to brand new characters, special effects and architecture – each of which seamlessly blends with technology designed to transport guests into a mysterious and fantastic universe beyond their imaginations.
“Mystic Point marks the completion of Hong Kong Disneyland’s current expansion project on a high note. This one-of-a-kind themed area has never been seen in any of our Disney parks worldwide,” said Bill Ernest, President and Managing Director, Asia Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “For the first time, guests can immerse themselves in a unique adventure of theatrical wonders that combines traditional storytelling with innovative technology and special effects. The ‘Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage’ in Mystic Manor is by far the most sophisticated ride system in Disney’s history.”
This final chapter of the current expansion project is comprised of the iconic Mystic Manor, which features one of the most sophisticated systems ever built by Disney, a themed photo area called Garden of Wonders, a new restaurant and a merchandise shop, each of which plays an important role in creating a fully immersive experience within Hong Kong Disneyland.
“The successful completion of the three new themed areas marks a milestone for Hong Kong
Disneyland and the travel industry. We are confident that Mystic Point, along with Toy Story
Land and Grizzly Gulch, will be the key drivers of growth for our Resort. As Walt Disney once said, ‘Disneyland will never be completed as long as there is imagination left in the world.’ The same applies to Hong Kong Disneyland, which will continue to grow, contribute to Hong Kong’s economy and create countless magical experiences for guests of all ages and origins,” said Andrew Kam, Managing Director, and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
The story of Mystic Point follows the adventures of eccentric explorer and art collector Lord Henry Mystic, who invites Guests to board the Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage for a tour of his private museum located within his Victorian manor house. When Lord Henry’s companion monkey Albert mischievously opens a newly acquired magical music box, the enchanted Music Dust inside is released and, a mysterious journey begins.
Mark Schirmer, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering (Hong Kong) said, “Mystic Manor is a brand new concept with new characters, special effects and architecture that no Guest has ever seen before in any of the Disney Parks worldwide. From illustrators, model-makers and painters, to special effects, ride design and landscaping, the whole team came together to bring the mysterious story to life for Guests. We also created the fun and identifiable looks for Lord Henry and his companion monkey Albert, which I know Guests are going to love.”
The operation team in charge started the testing and training since last year to ensure smooth
operations for the opening of Mystic Point. Launching after the popular Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point will continue to bring even more entertainment and exciting experiences to our Guests.
Utilizes special effects to create an immersive adventure of theatrical wonders
The Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage inside the Mystic Manor is the first trackless ride that applies radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology ever built by Disney. Each of the trackless Mystic MagnetoElectric Carriage takes on a different position at any moment. They offer unique perspectives for the Guests and a highly immersive adventure full of surprises, special effects and theatrical wonders.
In addition to the sophisticated ride system and special effects, a modern, high-fidelity soundtrack written by Grammy-winning, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominee and composer Danny Elfman supports the action of the story. The soundtrack features a recurring musical theme – the haunting tune of the music box – that weaves its way through the rooms of Mystic Manor as the story progresses.
Mysterious artifacts present a unique, eye-opening experience. There are more than 7,000 artifacts throughout the themed land. In the Garden of Wonders, several ancient sculptures and mosaics with unbelievable 3D illusions are displayed. Guests must view them from particular angles to unlock their mysteries, which offer the most bewildering and mystifying photo-taking experiences!
As vast as Lord Henry’s collection is, precious artifacts from different historical backgrounds are temporarily stored at the Mystic Point Freight Depot, where Lord Henry’s grandnephews share stories with Guests from their adventures with Lord Henry.
They have also invited friends they have met along the way to join them, and cultural ambassadors appear in traditional Native American, Egyptian, Bulgarian, Indian and Mexican attire, further enhancing the exotic international flavor of Mystic Point.
Enjoy international cuisines in exotic surroundings
After visiting Mystic Manor, Guests can dine in the Explorer’s Club Restaurant – a 500-seat restaurant celebrating the globetrotting exploits of Lord Henry and the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.). The restaurant has five themed dining areas where Guests are invited to dine in rooms that reflect cultures and styles of exotic locations, including Egypt, Russia, Morocco, India and China. A diverse range of cuisines with popular dishes from Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia are served, including dishes which are making their first appearances in the Park, such as Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup, Sautéed Rice Cake with Cabbage and Korean Chili Sauce, Shabu Shabu with Mixed Vegetables, and more. To add even more wonder to this mysterious adventure, don’t miss the newly introduced special beverage Blueberry Myst.
For Guests who wish to purchase Mystic Point-themed collectibles or other limited edition merchandise from Disney Parks around the world, a visit to The Archive Shop is a must. There are over 140 items for Guests to bring home as souvenirs of their extraordinary journey.
About Hong Kong Disneyland Resort : Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers immersive, unique Disney experiences for all families, generations and ages to enjoy. Hong Kong is one of only five locations in the world that is home to a Disney themed park and the many Disney characters that are beloved the world over, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Since the Grand Opening in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has received more than 38 million Guests from around the globe. Through the unique product offering and the world-class service provided by the 5,000 strong Cast at the theme park and the two hotels, the Resort has received outstanding Guest satisfaction ratings and a range of awards from the hospitality and entertainment sectors.
Hong Kong Disneyland is dedicated to serving Hong Kong people through a wide spectrum of
community services programs from helping those families in need, to inspiring creativity among
children and youth, to encouraging the protection of the environment in the region.