Hong Kong Disneyland supports the Committee on Home-School Co-operation (CHSC) to launch the Certificate Presentation Ceremony of "I Did It!" Award Scheme in the Resort. Over 21,000 tickets will be given out by HKDL to the awardees as an encouragement. This also marks the biggest ticket donation by HKDL for a single project. The 2013 Scheme is honored to have the Honorable C.Y. Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to be the Guest of Honor at the Certificate Presentation Ceremony.
Sulley and Mike from Monsters University made a surprise visit to The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Lee Shau Kee Primary School in Tin Shui Wai to congratulate "I Did it" Awardees. The "I Did It" Award Scheme is organized by the Committee on Home-School Co-operation and aims to recognize primary school students who have made outstanding progress or improvement, not limited to academic performance in the 2012/13 school year.
A Disney VoluntEAR team consisting of 46 Cast Members and Imagineers from Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort and The Walt Disney Company (Greater China) took part in a five-day house-building project in Rongshui County, Guangxi. The aim of the project was to help local people solve issues including poor living conditions and inadequate infrastructure.
The Secretary for Labour and Welfare joined the 2013 "VoluntEAR of the Year" Celebration and presented "VoluntEAR of the Year" and "VoluntEAR Team of the Year" awards. This is an annual event to celebrate and appreciate Cast Members' contribution of their own time and talent to serving the commuity through the many Disney VoluntEAR activities.
Guest of Honor, the Honorable John Tsang, Financial Secretary, HKSAR and Mr. Bill Ernest, President and Managing Director, Asia Walt Disney Parks and Resorts officiated at the Grand Opening Ceremony of Mystic Point on May 16, 2013. Mystic Point will officially open to the public on May 17, 2013.
Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that Mystic Point will officially open on 17 May 2013. The announcement was made during a sneak preview for media on 18 April, 2013. Mystic Point is an entirely new and original experience and one of the most sophisticated attractions ever built by Disney.
Hong Kong Disneyland announced the launch of the 2013 Apprenticeship for People with Disabilities Program. This year the places in the program will be increased to 30 from 20 in order to benefit more disabled students from different voluntary agencies. The program lasts 9 months and is carefully planned. Carried out gradually, the length and frequency of work can be adjusted depending on the progress of the individual apprentice.
Hong Kong Disneyland invited 200 children from ethnic minorities and their families to celebrate the auspicious start of the year in the park. These children, brought by The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, dressed in traditional cultural costumes and performed a vibrant lion dance in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.