The Hong Kong Disneyland Castle Continues Its Slow Reveal, But Is It Too Big?

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New Hong Kong Disneyland Castle
This is what the new Hong Kong Disneyland castle looked like back in March, 2019. It has grown, changed and matured a lot since then!

New Hong Kong Disneyland Castle

Hong Kong Disneyland is in the middle of a transformation. Over the past couple of years we have seen the park distinguish itself in the form of unique attractions, but now it is getting a unique castle as well. While the castle project has been a bit slow moving, thankfully I can say work has finally progressed to where we now have a good idea of how it will look.


Announced a few years ago, the castle transformation is slightly delayed, but it is set to transform the park’s old Sleeping Beauty Castle into a castle that pays tribute to all of the Disney Princesses.

New Hong Kong Disneyland Castle
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Over the past few months Hong Kong castle construction has matured and small pieces of the castle began to emerge from behind cover. Now, as of October, 2019 we have a fairly good idea of how the top parts of the castle will look while the lower parts are still somewhat covered.

Here is an update from just the other day showing some of the towers emerging from behind construction walls.

Another set of photos shows some of the details that can be found on the new Hong Kong Disneyland castle. I think it all looks quite impressive.

Too Big?

I have spoken a lot with people about the new castle design and some people seem to think it is just too big for the park and the area. I don’t disagree that this new castle looks significantly larger than the old one, however with a mountain behind it I don’t feel like they had much choice. Sleeping Beauty Castle always felt puny and with this update Hong Kong will have a castle that stands tall alongside those in the other Magic Kingdom style parks with the exception of Disneyland.

Hong Kong Disneyland 2007. The castle is so small you can barley see a corner of it in this photo. The new castle now stands tall over that mountain and would not be hidden in this photo.

By comparison here is a look at some more construction photos of the new castle. These ones give a good perspective on how it will look from Main Street. It is a big difference!

Bottom Line

I  like that Disneyland now has its own unique castle back. The small castle works well in Anaheim in a park that is of a much different scale. While Hong Kong Disneyland remains a smaller park geographically, it is set to grow more with future additions and thus needs a worthy anchor to usher it into the echelon of the upper tiers of Disney theme parks.

What do you think of the new Hong Kong Disneyland castle? Let us know below!


Shawn Coomer
I grew up an hour from Disneyland and spent most of my childhood at Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. As I grew up my love of theme parks and Disney grew as did my love of travel. For the past 13 years I have circled the globe with my family for pennies on the dollar. I am an expert at travel hacking, saving money, family travel and of course Disney.

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  1. Fingers crossed that it is all finished by the time I am there next year. It looks quirky with all those different styled towers and turrets. It makes me think of Alice in Wonderland with the mixture of style and colors. I agree with you, that it needed to be a bit bigger, and it is nice that it will be so unique.


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