Hong Kong Disneyland will hold the first-ever New Year’s Eve countdown in the park’s 18-year history to welcome 2024. The countdown event will feature a special live performance with Disney friends in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams that will start at 11.15pm. The park will close out 2023 with a ‘Momentous’ Nighttime Spectacular experience — its signature light-and-fireworks show.
The New Year’s Eve festivities at the park will begin at 9pm on December 31, when popular Disney characters will start at the party at 9pm in Adventureland, at the Tomorrowland Stage, and at the Main Street Station before the countdown in the run-up to midnight. The park, which usually closes at 9pm or 9.30pm, will remain open until 12.30am on January 1, according to the official calendar.
Hong Kong Disneyland is also celebrating Christmas with its Disney Christmas Live in Concert! event on December 2, 3, 9 and 10 at the Castle of Magical Dreams. During the show, guests will be regaled with classic Christmas tunes and Disney songs, as well as performances by Jason Chan, Phil Lam, and more than 100 members of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir.
Earlier this month, Hong Kong Disneyland debuted its World of Frozen, the only Disneyland zone in the world dedicated to the popular film franchise. In addition, the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad resumed services after almost five years. The park is also open seven days a week until January 2 for the holiday season.
However, single-day tickets to enter Disneyland will be more expensive from December 15 until January 1, under the park’s new pricing policy. The basic Tier 1 tickets priced at HK$639 for adults and HK$475 for children will not be sold during this time, and instead only Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 tickets will be available. This means that tickets for adults in this period will cost between HK$719 and HK$879, while those for children will be anything from HK$539 and HK$659.
There will be other end-of-year fireworks shows in Hong Kong this year, such as the new 10-minute pyrotechnic show for three consecutive weekends and the Christmas holidays as part of the Hong Kong WinterFest. The city’s iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks display will return for the first time in five years.
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