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    This topic is for Discussion of <a href="http://www.laughingplace.com/News-ID10039990.asp" target="_blank"><b>Latest: 2010 Disney's Haunted Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland Sep 16 - 31</b></a>
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    <p><span><span>Maleficent, the Mistress of All Evil, is furious that she has never been invited to &nbsp;Disney&rsquo;s Haunted Halloween. She is planning to unleash her darkest power and throw the hottest and most unexpected Halloween party ever. From Thursdays through Sundays from 16 September to 31 October, as well as during Golden Week, Maleficent will enchant Guests with new frightful fun scattered across the whole park. She has even set Sleeping Beauty&rsquo;s Castle aflame, where the brand new &ldquo;Nightmare in the Sky&rdquo; Pyrotechnics Show will be staged during Disney&rsquo;s Haunted Halloween. </span></span></p>
     
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    Originally Posted By Malin

    It all sounds great to me. Would love to visit the park for Halloween one year. The new Fireworks show sounds very promising. And its a shame to read about all the cool stuff the park is doing for Halloween in one thread. And than go over to another thread and read about cut backs for one of the park's upcoming attractions.

    *** “Hong Kong Disneyland will soon be starting its5th anniversary celebration. Starting in September 2010, we will be filling a whole year with new surprises and experiences. ***

    It would be nice to hear a bit more about the 5th Anniversary.
     
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    Originally Posted By leemac

    ^^ Patience is a virtue!

    The Halloween stuff I've seen in rehearsal is fun - I think they are really starting to nail this seasonal event business.
     
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    Originally Posted By Spirit of 74

    Looks great!

    I'm planning on a visit in October.

    Is all of this inlcuded with either a regular ticket or an AP? Or is it a WDW upcharge party deal as I have never seen 11 p.m. closings on Lantau?

    I'm hoping the former. They really do a different 'Disney' take on Halloween vs. what WDW does.

    ~Spirits Love Halloween!~
     
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    Originally Posted By leemac

    <<Is all of this inlcuded with either a regular ticket or an AP? Or is it a WDW upcharge party deal as I have never seen 11 p.m. closings on Lantau?>>

    Nope - it is all included in regular park admission. The park even offers an evening ticket a la TDR at c.two-thirds of the full day admission.

    However - the Halloween nighttime shows are only on Thursday-Sunday inclusive except for Golden Week - so expect normal closes on Monday-Wednesday inc. (I think 7:30pm is the plan). Golden Week is the week commencing October 3 - so avoid if possible!
     
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    Originally Posted By leemac

    I should have said that the park is open until 11pm throughout Golden Week.
     
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    Originally Posted By Mr X

    Are we talking the same Golden Week?

    Is that a Chinese thing, too??
     
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    Originally Posted By SuperDry

    China has its own Golden Week. Same concept, but different days. After all, I don't think that a national day off in honor of Hirohito's birthday would go over too well in China.
     
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    Originally Posted By Mr X

    lol.
     
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    Originally Posted By Spirit of 74

    Thanks for the info, Lee.

    I thought it was all included (this isn't WDW, after all)but got hung up on the 'night tix'.

    As the resident expert, what parts of the Halloween festivities/attractions rate highest in your opinion?

    ~Spirited DLR Musings: Now appearing in a LP near you!~
     
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    Originally Posted By leemac

    <<As the resident expert, what parts of the Halloween festivities/attractions rate highest in your opinion?>>

    Truth be told I do prefer the TDL and TDS versions of Halloween - I like the Disney touches in the TDL version and the new upscale Venetian masquerade ball-look for TDS is excellent. I'm just not into the whole scaring thing (I don't watch horror movies).

    Nightmare in the Sky is a fun pyro show especially with the projections. The parade is a lot of fun too. If you like temporary Halloween mazes then there is plenty to see and do.
     
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    Originally Posted By Spirit of 74

    ^^Sounds good, thanks.

    I'd love to see TDR's Halloween stuff too, but that's not possible. I am hoping to see TDR's Christmas stuff as well as HKDL's though.

    But HKDL really looks like it has hit my perfect 'sweet spot' of Halloween. Not the really only for kids WDW version ... and not the over-the-top gore and drinking fest of UNI's Halloween Horror Nights.

    I really want to see/do everything!

    ~The Spirit of Halloween~
     
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    Originally Posted By Malin

    Spirit have you yet had the chance to view the line up for Christmas at the Tokyo Disney Resort. I know you requested more information on the subject a few months back!

    <a href="http://www.jtcent.com/extras/news/news_100902.html" target="_blank">http://www.jtcent.com/extras/n...902.html</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By karlg

    I may be able to get to HKDL at about 1PM on Saturday Oct 16th. Will I have any trouble getting in (as in does it sell out)?

    Is there any advantage to buying tickets on-line ahead of time? I'm traveling on business and have a meeting that morning. There is always a chance that something else could come up and I may not get to go.

    I'm going to be staying near the HK University in the New Territory. Is the train the best way to get to/from the park?.
     
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    Originally Posted By FerretAfros

    I don't know how close you'll be to a metro station by the university (I imagine there's a stop somewhere nearby, since that seems like a major destination), but if there's one even mildly close, it's a very good option. It's pretty quick and direct, and you get quite a unique entrance to the resort with the DL line. Assuming you could do it without needing too many transfers, I would definitely recommend it.
     
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    Originally Posted By karlg

    I'm staying in Sha Tin near the MTR station. According to the MTR trip planner, I need to take 5 different trains and should take about 49 minutes. Looking at the map, the train route is pretty round about, not to mention changing trains 4 times. I was wondering if there was a better way.
     
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    Originally Posted By leemac

    <<I'm staying in Sha Tin near the MTR station>>

    I think that is up on the East line.

    I'd recommend getting a taxi - if you are worried about getting a taxi the whole way then get the driver to drop you off at Lai King station - it is on Kowloon side but you can then get the Tung Chung line to Sunny Bay and then change.

    Taxis are very cheap in HK - from the airport into NT you can expect to pay HK$250-280 (US$32-35 or so). It is about the same to Admiralty on HK island too.

    If time is precious I'd recommend taxis all the time - they are plentiful and cheap.
     
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    Originally Posted By karlg

    Thanks Lee,

    That looks like real good advice. About how long is the taxis ride from Sha Tin to HKDL?

    Looking at going to La King cuts off all the mess with the MTR and is much shorter so that there is only the 2 trains including the special one to HKDL. What would you guess the fare is from Sha Tin to Lai King? Also do you tip Taxis in HK?

    KarlG
     
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    Originally Posted By leemac

    << About how long is the taxis ride from Sha Tin to HKDL?>>

    It depends where you are in Sha Tin - the village is right by Highway 8 - and then it is highways all the way to the park gates. It should be very quick - inside 30 minutes all told. I would estimate it is probably about 15 miles tops.

    There are a couple of tolls that you might encounter dependent on the route that the taxi driver takes but the tolls aren't excessive in HK.

    The taxis pricing schedule (the meter pricing is fixed if you are in an urban (red) or NT (green) taxi) is here:

    <a href="http://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/taxi/taxi_fare_of_hong_kong/" target="_blank">http://www.td.gov.hk/en/transp...ng_kong/</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By leemac

    <<What would you guess the fare is from Sha Tin to Lai King? >>

    I'd guess it is about 7-8 miles to Lai King station. So the fare would be about HK$47 or so. I think the driver would need to take Eagle Nest's Tunnel to get you down from the NT to that area.
     

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