Date
21 October 2018
Disneyland suspended the nightly fireworks display in order to refurbish the Sleeping Beauty Castle. The renovation work is expected to be completed in 2019 yet.  Photo: Xinhua
Disneyland suspended the nightly fireworks display in order to refurbish the Sleeping Beauty Castle. The renovation work is expected to be completed in 2019 yet. Photo: Xinhua

Hong Kong Disneyland suspends daily fireworks display until 2019

For many people, a visit to the Hong Kong Disneyland is not complete until they see the fireworks show held every night at its signature castle.

But visitors will not be able to enjoy this spectacular display from Tuesday until sometime next year.

That’s after Disneyland raised ticket prices by an average 5.8 percent in mid-December.

The daily fireworks display has been in place ever since the theme park opened for business in 2005, just like in other Disneyland resorts all over the world.

It was upgraded to the current 12-minute “Disney in the Stars” fireworks show in 2015 with colorful and dazzling projected light effects set to classic Disney music and monologue to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary.

However, Disneyland decided to suspend it for the purpose of renovating the Sleeping Beauty Castle after its last show on Monday night, hk01.com reports.

As the renovation work is expected to be completed in 2019, visitors will have to wait more than 12 months for the resumption of the fireworks display.

Disneyland said the castle will have a new look after the makeover, including 13 more towers that link to stories of 13 princesses, without mentioning if it will be taller.

Currently the height of its castle is only 77 feet, which is shorter than those at five other Disneyland parks. The one in Shanghai Disneyland is 197 feet tall.

According to Disneyland, about 10 of its staff in charge of the fireworks show will be transferred to other positions or let go due to operational changes.

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