Milestones

To date, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has enjoyed a short but remarkable history.

Nov 1999

The Hong Kong Government announces the city will be the site of Disney's first theme park in China, to be created through a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company.

Summer 2000

The land reclamation project begins, laying the groundwork for the future site of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Jan 2003

Construction work on the resort begins.

Oct 21, 2004

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort names Angela To as its first ambassador.

Aug 1, 2005

The new MTR to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort opens.

Aug 16, 2005

Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre officially opens to the public.

Sep 12, 2005

The Grand Opening of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort!

Jul 2006

Three exciting new attractions open at Hong Kong Disneyland – Autopia, Stitch Encounter and UFO Zone in Tomorrowland.

Sep 12, 2006

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort celebrates its first magical year!

Sep 2006

The Hong Kong Disneyland Annual Pass program is launched.

Nov 17, 2006

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announces its second Ambassador, Jasmine Law

Summer 2007

Two new attractions, Mickey's WaterWorks Parade and Animation Academy, are introduced.

Sep 12, 2007

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort celebrates its second magical year.

Oct 11, 2007

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers the first scholarship program to students of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Sep – Oct 2007

Hong Kong Disneyland stages the never-before-seen Haunted Halloween.

Haunted Halloween is inspired by Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Nov 2007 – Jan 2008

Hong Kong Disneyland presents the all-new Disney's Sparkling Christmas.

Jan 28, 2008

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort launches the Disney Children's Fund to address the needs of children in Hong Kong.

Mar 6, 2008

The exciting High School Musical: LIVE! show is launched.

Apr 2008

Hong Kong Disneyland opens the doors to its latest attraction - it's a small world.

May 24, 2008

"Turtle Talk with Crush" debuts at Hong Kong Disneyland.

"Turtle Talk with Crush" inspired by Disney∙Pixar's "Finding Nemo".

Aug 15, 2008

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort donates "it's a small world" murals to The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay.

Sep 1, 2008

Hong Kong Disneyland presents the "Art of Animation".

Oct 21, 2008

Law Chi Ho selected as the 2009 Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Ambassador and becomes the first male Ambassador to represent Hong Kong Disneyland.

Mar 27, 2009

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel were presented with a Gold Award in the Hotels, Restaurants and Catering Companies sector at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE), in recognition of their considerable achievements in environmental protection.

Jul 10, 2009

The Legislative Council's Finance Committee approved an increase in Government's equity in the Hongkong International Theme Parks Limited (HKITP), through conversion of part of an existing loan from the Capital Investment Fund to HKITP to allow the company to implement arrangements relating to the expansion and operation of Hong Kong Disneyland.

Dec 13, 2009

A groundbreaking ceremony takes place at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort to mark a major milestone in the Resort's expansion plan. John Tsang, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and Jay Rasulo, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts officiate the ceremony with representatives from the Government, The Walt Disney Company and the Hong Kong community in attendance.

Apr 18, 2010

Disney launches Hong Kong's first Nature Walk Guidebook in Braille to help the visually impaired enjoy the Nature Walks at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Sep 12, 2010

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort celebrates its 5th magical year.

Oct 17, 2010

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announces Fion Lai to be the 2011/2012 Ambassador.

Jan 21, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland kicks off the year-long "Celebration in the Air", featuring the debut of "Flights of Fantasy Parade" with the illumination of the Park's signature centerpiece "Tinker Bell Castle", to mark the memorable 5th year milestone.

Feb 27, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort launches the Project Green Challenge Hong Kong to encourage Hong Kong youth to form teams with their friends and take innovative and effective actions to improve the environment in their community.

Nov 17, 2011

Asia's Exclusive Toy Story Land officially launches.

Dec 12, 2011

Disney ImagiNations Hong Kong Design Competition's first winning team of students travels to the headquarters of Walt Disney Imagineering in California to showcase their talents and exchange ideas while representing Hong Kong.

Dec 19, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort signs the Safety Charter with the Labour Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Council, to demonstrate its promise of a safe working environment for Cast Members.

Jul 14, 2012

World's exclusive Grizzly Gulch officially opens.

Sep 19, 2012

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announces Arthur Lau to be the 2013/2014 Ambassador.

Dec 11, 2012

Disney ImagiNations Design Competition successfully finished. This year's competition received an overwhelming response, attracting more than 90 teams to join.

May 17, 2013

One-of-a-kind themed area Mystic Point officially opens.

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