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Photo Update: Castle of Magical Dreams nearly complete at Hong Kong Disneyland

by Tharin White

Hong Kong Disneyland has had a bit of shaky summer with re-opening, closing and opening again. But, even with outside issues the park has continued work on their massive castle remodel, titled “Castle of Magical Dreams.” Thanks to Disney Magic Kingdom Blog, we are able to see the nearly finished product.

Castle of Magical Dreams at Hong Kong Disneyland

Originally, the Hong Kong Disneyland castle was a replica of the Sleeping Beauty Castle seen at California’s Disneyland park. This isn’t the first time a castle was, essentially, copied, as Tokyo Disneyland did the same thing with Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.

Backside of Castle of Magical Dreams under work.

Seen on the back of the castle are the icons of the 13 Disney Princess films represented in this castle.


Zoomed in view of stained glass design.

We spoke in more detail about these princesses and their representation on the castle in a previous article. In the center of them all, the princess who jumpstarted Disney animation, is Snow White.


GIF showcasing old castle design and new Castle of Magical Dreams.

When looking at the front of the castle, it is quite impressive to see how far Disney has come with this project. The castle renovations were announced in 2016, with most of the visible work happening in 2019. This GIF showcases the original castle and what has been added since.


Backside of Castle of Magical Dreams.

This new rendition of the castle towers above the original design. While not entirely complete, this current view gets us excited for the detail work that will show up in the weeks to come.


Walk Around the Kingdom - Hong Kong Disneyland (September, 2020) | 香港迪士尼樂園

You can see more of the Castle of Magical Dreams, as well as other areas of Hong Kong Disneyland, in the walkthrough video of the park above.


What do you think of this massive change to the castle? Do you like the new design or feel that to many princesses are represented? Let us know in the comments below.

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Matt Brewster November 2, 2020 - 7:14 pm

Wonderful! Now, just watch for TDL’s Castle to get the same treatment.

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