In today’s article, we take a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. Micechatter Toby Johnson was kind enough to share his photos and report on his holiday. Toby has prepared a mini weekend series for us. In today’s article we’ll take a look at Mystic Manor, The Fantasyland Masquerade Ball and more! Next week we will get some glimpses of Hong Kong’s Main Street. For Toby’s photos from the charming Hong Kong Disneyland Hotels, take a look at last weekend’s article HERE.

Is it me, or does this remind you of another certain haunted attraction?

Mystic Point is a land at Hong Kong Disneyland. This attraction opened May 13, 2013, and unlike the Haunted Mansion, this ride makes no mention of haunts or ghosts. The story revolves around Lord Henry Mystic who is a world traveler and has obtained a magical box. His pet, Albert, opens the box and magical mystical events start to happen in the house.

Albert, the mischievous monkey

 

Lets take a look at the train depot stop

 

 

Here are some ride photos. This ride experience is incredibly immersive and very well themed. We loved this attraction!

 

 

Fantastic Costumes!

Lets look at the characters all dressed up at the “Fantasyland Masquerade Ball”

Duffy! We miss you…kinda

We also have some photos from the Toy Story Playland that were specially decorated for Halloween. Doesn’t Halloween seem ages ago?!

Lets face it, this is scary no matter what time of the year it is…

 

Back on Main Street you can take a very suspenseful journey into “Graves Academy, one of 2 Halloween mazes found at HKDL. Yes, this Disney park offers seasonal Halloween mazes!

This maze, along with the one found in Adventureland “Revenge of the Headless Horseman,” had fun story lines, were both very well detailed, full of scary surprises and special effects, and live performers jumping out and startling you. My heart was definitely racing after this one. Something I wish we would find in the Disney state-side parks. But with Knott’s and Universal parks hosting their own mazes, I guess Disney  does not want to compete and instead plays more to the “family-friendly” side of Halloween.
The “Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire” returned to Adventureland this year, along with a show presented in the Theater in the Wild called “Horrors of the Amazon” (about a Jungle Cruise Skipper and some of the more unusual and scary things he has encountered). I did not know that the show was all in Cantonese and it was a bit hard to follow.
Rounding out the Halloween offerings in the park were “Grizzly Gulch Halloween Fair” (which features simple old fashioned games where kids could win stickers) and the Tomorrowland Party Zone (which I never got to see running at night).
Well that about wraps it up for this update. Check back next week for part three in Toby’s holiday to Hong Kong Disneyland! So, what do you think about Hong Kong Disneyland Mystic Manor and Halloween mazes?
  • jcruise86

    Thanks for that excellent report!

    I’d like to have DCA open two Halloween mazes rated about PG-11 or PG-12. But IF they do it they should be sure that they’re better than they are of a higher quality than the ones at Universal and Knott’s–though without gore. And if they startle guests it should probably be by nice characters in disguise so that the “Boo!” is followed by laughter.

    • jcruise86

      ^ ^ I accidentally hit send before I was done editing. Should delete the words “better than they” for it to make sense. Sorry.

    • Bongo

      Seeing a maze done by Disney would be interesting to see in the states, regardless if they are family friendly or for the older crowd. Perhaps something along the lines of walking through the dark and scary woods of Snow White or a “tour” of some of the other haunted rooms at the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Not made to be too graphic or violent to compete with Universal or Knotts, but still atmospheric and special effect laden to give the people chills down their spines.

  • I think Hong Kong Disneyland proves that Disney CAN do an adult type Halloween successfully. I’ve been wanting Disney to do a full scale scary Halloween at DCA for years. Let Disneyland be “Not so scary” and make DCA the “Very scary” counterpoint. I’d pay extra for the experience.

    • Freddie Freelance

      Ooooh! Make a Scary Hollywoodland! Put mazes in Stage 17 and behind the Tower of Terror, put a scary seasonal show in the Hyperion, add a “Thriller”-themed dance party at night with Poison Appletini with green glowing ice cubes or “bloody” cocktails with Baileys, ice cream, and strawberry syrup “blood” running down the inside of the cup. Maybe a slightly less scary 4D show in the Muppetvision theater using the Skeleton Dance & Mickey’s Ghostbusters cartoons.

    • jcruise86

      ^ ^ Sounds good. It’d be cool (if it could be done quickly) if there were a Halloween version of Toy Tory Midway Mania. It could be open during the day and at Halloween parties. The Animation building could show scary scenes and the Mickey’s Fun Wheel could announce as each car is near the top that “The California Geological Commission is warning all Orange County Residents that a major earthquake will strike in 20 seconds. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. Just kidding.” And I’m just kidding too.

  • Ravjay12

    Geez! Where is everybody in that park? Slow day I guess