This Disney Resort Just Got an Update

Mickey and Minnie Disney Hollywood Hotel
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Disney is known for its iconic storytelling. Through film, Parks, Resorts, and cuisine, Disney is always conveying the magic it intends. Hollywood is a large part of Disney, including the infamous Park, Hollywood Studios. Along with the Park, other Parks, Resorts, and experiences pay homage to Hollywood and the people who created it.

Hong Kong Disneyland has gotten an upgrade to its version of Hollywood. The second Resort at Hong Kong Disneyland opened on September 12, 2005. Now, Guests can stay at the newly renovated Hollywood Hotel beginning this month.

Disney gave us a peek inside the Resort through Disney Parks Blog and Disney Parks on Instagram. Specifically, showing four reasons why this Resort is a must on your next trip to Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Disney’s Hollywood Hotel Renovations

The star-studded hotel has been open since July 14, allowing Guests to experience these new renovations. Disney describes the Guest experience, “As the protagonist of a star-studded journey through iconic Disney on-screen moments over the eras, you can celebrate the stories that captured our imagination, characters that touched our hearts, and art that holds our gaze.”

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Hotel Lobby

Art Deco inspires the newly renovated lobby with a “Contemporary twist”. The gold and colorful furniture also pays homage to the three studios represented behind the front desk. Disney pens, “Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Marvel Studios, each portrait is framed in a brass film strip and represents the magic and diversity of Disney stories.” If Guests listen closely, they’ll hear the newly revamped playlist of upbeat jazz cover songs from hit Disney films.

Disney Hollywood Hotel

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Ink & Plate Restaurant

Ink & Plate is an American-style dining experience paying tribute to the hardworking women of Disney animation. It also pays homage to the Ink & Paint Department at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where talent artists have created inking and cel work since the 1930s. The walls are covered with paintings of classic Disney characters, while the booths and chairs are “neutral, paper-like colors representing ink on the back.”

Disney Hollywood Hotel

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The Archivist Lounge & Bar

This newly renovated lounge and bar is a stylish way to reminisce on old Hollywood. On display, Guests can view film reels, catalogs, and artifacts from Marvel Cinematic Universe. The name of the bar is also sentimental. “In Chinese (留映廳) carries a special meaning with its characters representing the words “keeping,” “staying,” “seizing the moment by taking a photo,” “movie” and “reflections” Disney explains.

Disney Hollywood Hotel

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Celebrity Gifts

The inspiration of contemporary and art deco is carried through to the newly updated gift shop, Celebrity Gifts. Disney’s “classic touch” is a statue of Donald Duck wrapped up in a film reel since he always gets caught up in some funny business. This shop is the perfect place to stop before your trip ends to take some memorable items home!

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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.