May 1, 2013 - Opening Ceremony for Hong Kong Disneyland and the Disney Dreamers Everywhere Tour
Our first night in Hong Kong, at 10 pm, the Opening Ceremony not only for the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, but the entire Disney Dreamers Everywhere Tour, was held. Due to inclement weather, the event would no longer be held at Hong Kong Disneyland. Instead, it was moved to the Cinderella Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel.
We were treated to a wonderful ceremony, musical program and sumptuous dinner.
The evening kicked off with Hong Kong Disneyland Ambassador Arthur Lau and our Hong Kong Character Ambassador Goofy welcoming us to Hong Kong. Each resort we went to would have opening and closing ceremonies that involved the Resort Ambassador and an especially chosen character. So, Goofy was our Ambassador for Hong Kong and he appeared in traditional Chinese outfit.
After the formalities, the musical numbers began, which were held between dinner courses. First up was Mickey Mouse in his Hong Kong Disneyland 5th Anniversary costume doing a dance number.
We then had our first course which consisted of Beluga Caviar, Balik Salmon, Avocado Salad and Sour Cream Chive Dressing. I sadly didn't take pictures of the food for some reason. Sorry!
Up next was Belle and the Beast dancing to "Beauty and the Beast."
Our second course was a Baked French Onion Soup with Crispy Pastry. After the second course, Baloo and King Louie danced to "I Wanna Be Like You."
Our third course was the main course! It consisted of Slow-roasted Holland Veal Loin, Chanterelle Sauce, Grilled Boston Lobster, Mousseline Sauce, Gratin Potatoes (in the shape of Mickey’s head) and White Cavillon Asparagus. After, Ariel, Snow White and Aurora came out and did a dance number with the singers and dancers.
And, finally, our dessert - Sweet Sensation, Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Sorbet, Pistachio Crème Brulee, Passion Fruit Cake! This, I managed to get a picture of...LOL!
After dessert, the singers performed our Disney Dreamers Everywhere theme song and Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale came out in their Lunar New Year outfits for a little song, dance and meet-and-greet.
And, with that, our Opening Ceremony was finished and our grand world tour was kicked off.
But, before we headed off to bed, our friend Mickey Mouse got changed into his pajamas and came by to say good-night!