Mystic Point, the final chapter of Hong Kong Disneyland’s current expansion project, officially opened on May 17, 2013!
Rich in storytelling, Mystic Manor, an all-new, original attraction within Mystic Point, is home to brand new characters, special effects and architecture — each of which seamlessly blends with technology designed to transport guests into a mysterious and fantastic universe beyond their imaginations.
“Mystic Point marks the completion of Hong Kong Disneyland’s current expansion project on a high note. This one-of-a-kind themed area has never been seen in any of our Disney parks worldwide,” said Bill Ernest, President and Managing Director, Asia Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “For the first time, guests can immerse themselves in a unique adventure of theatrical wonders that combines traditional storytelling with innovative technology and special effects. The ‘Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage’ in Mystic Manor is by far the most sophisticated ride system in Disney’s history.”
This final chapter of the current expansion project is comprised of the iconic Mystic Manor, which features one of the most sophisticated systems ever built by Disney, a themed photo area called Garden of Wonders, a new restaurant and a merchandise shop, each of which plays an important role in creating a fully immersive experience within Hong Kong Disneyland.
As Walt Disney once said, ‘Disneyland will never be completed as long as there is imagination left in the world.’ The same applies to Hong Kong Disneyland, which will continue to grow, contribute to Hong Kong’s economy and create countless magical experiences for guests of all ages and origins,” said Andrew Kam, Managing Director, and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
The story of Mystic Point follows the adventures of eccentric explorer and art collector Lord Henry Mystic, who invites Guests to board the Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage for a tour of his private museum located within his Victorian manor house. When Lord Henry’s companion monkey Albert mischievously opens a newly acquired magical music box, the enchanted Music Dust inside is released and, a mysterious journey begins.
Special effects for an immersive adventure of theatrical wonders
The Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage inside the Mystic Manor is the first trackless ride that applies radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology ever built by Disney. Each of the trackless Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage takes on a different position at any moment. They offer unique perspectives for the Guests and a highly immersive adventure full of surprises, special effects and theatrical wonders.
In addition to the sophisticated ride system and special effects, a modern, high-fidelity soundtrack written by Grammy-winning, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominee and composer Danny Elfman supports the action of the story. The soundtrack features a recurring musical theme – the haunting tune of the music box – that weaves its way through the rooms of Mystic Manor as the story progresses.