Let's Celebrate "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Thursday, February 26, 2015

     The Happiest Place on earth announced a few weeks ago a new level of excitement and awesomeness with the launch of "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland. “Tayo’y managinip kasama ang mga bituin, at ang lihim mong ginto ay ating tuklasin…,” Hong Kong Disneyland Resort recently announced the release of a new song tailor-made for the Philippine market, titled “Find Your Light.” It is a song produced by an all-Filipino cast -written by the park’s very own Music Director, Rony Fortich, with vocals performed by Raki Vega and choreography created by Park Choreographer Jaime Del Prado. 

     The music video was proudly produced to highlight the park’s many talented Filipino cast members and aims to inspire Filipino guests to share both the joy and “Pinoy pride” at Hong Kong Disneyland. I'm static while reading this news, my mind is already flying on its way to Hong Kong Disneyland today because I'm soo excited to see the new offerings. Click CONTINUE READING to know more about the new attractions and watch the video Find Your light after the jump :)
Let's Celebrate "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

     “World-class, state-of-the-art entertainment shows and performances are at the heart of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort experience. We treasure Filipino talent and their passion of music and have been recruiting cast members from the Philippines even before we opened the Park ten years ago,” said David Lightbody, Director, Entertainment and Costuming, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. 
Let's Celebrate "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
     “After the completion of the park’s expansion with the launch of the three latest themed lands and the newly launched nighttime spectacular ‘Disney Paint the Night,’ we have seen the number of our Filipino cast members increase every year. With a diverse range of cast members from over 30 different nationalities, Filipino cast members currently hold major roles in a range of shows, both behind the scenes and on stage. The quality and energy of their performances has played an instrumental role in touching people’s heart and providing guests with the fondest memories of their Disney experience.”

Pinoy Pride in Bringing Magic to Guests

     As an all-Filipino cast production, the “Find Your Light” music video features Filipino and English lyrics and sees the very best talent at the park shine and showcase their love for Disney. “Many Filipinos grow up surrounded by music and Disney stories, so I am very proud to show my Disney side here and be part of that story together with many of our Filipino talent,” said Rony Fortich, Musical Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the composer of “Find Your Light.” 
Let's Celebrate "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Roni Fortich
     Vocalist, Raki Vega, shared her passion for performing in the park in her leading role as the host of the Broadway-style musical, “The Golden Mickeys.”“It’s a dream come true for me to perform on a Disney stage, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to try a range of different roles since I joined the park. I am thrilled to be the lead vocal on “Find Your Light,” as I feel it represents everything that is magical about Disney. It enables me to invite my Filipino friends to ‘take my hand’ so that they can share my joy at Hong Kong Disneyland,” Raki said.
Let's Celebrate "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Raki Vega
A Unique Musical Journey at Hong Kong Disneyland

     All Filipino guests can embark on their own musical journey at Hong Kong Disneyland. The music begins right from the very moment they enter, with amazing tunes by the Hong Kong Disneyland Band, and the various atmospheric shows in the different themed lands. Guests can also experience the magic of the Broadway-style musicals, “The Golden Mickeys” and the “Festival of the Lion King”, and immerse themselves in the colorful Flights of Fantasy Parade. 
Let's Celebrate "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
     But the joy does not end there, guests can go on an adventure exploring the three newly launched themed lands including the Asia-exclusive Toy Story Land, one-of-a-kind Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point and try out the Filipino guests’ top three favorite attractions of last year including the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, Space Mountain and Mystic Manor. Don’t forget to look out for Mickey and friends as well as the Disney Princesses, including the latest additions to the park, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from Frozen. 

The All-New “Disney Paint the Night” Spectacular

     Guests visiting Hong Kong Disneyland at night will see the park in a whole new light. The brand-new “Disney Paint the Night” is a never-before-seen light show which transports guests into an unimagined world of luminous and interactive fun. 
Let's Celebrate "Pinoy Pride" at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Disney Paint the Night
     Combining the latest LED lighting technology, colorful costumes, magical storytelling, delightful music and dynamic dances, it features seven original floats:
  • Tinker Bell
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Cars
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Belle
  • Toy Story
  • Mickey and Friends
      With more than 740,000 LED lights, the floats bring classic Disney and Disney•Pixar stories to life with an interactive touch while illuminating the entire parade route every night. During the parade’s two show stop moments, guests can become a part of the parade by using the specially designed merchandises such as the Made with Magic Paint Brush, Mickey Glow Mitt and Minnie Glow Bow to interact with the floats. 

“Show Your Disney Side” Exclusive Offer for Filipino Guests 

     With the newly launched “Disney Paint the Night” parade and more than 100 rides and attractions spread across seven themed lands, it is easy to pack two days’ worth of fun in for our Filipino guests. 

     From now until June 30, 2015, the park has an exclusive “Show Your Disney Side” offer for Filipino guests which includes:
  • a one-day or two-day ticket, 
  • one complimentary personalized name tag, and a main course with soft drink at designated restaurants etc., all at the special price of HKD 499 (approx. PHP 2,850) / HKD 680 (approx. PHP 3,880).
  • Book your visit here http://event.hongkongdisneyland.com/show-your-disney-side/
Lyrics of “Find Your Light”

Tayo'y managinip kasama ang mga bituin
At ang lihim mong ginto ay ating tuklasin 
Oh there is magic in you, you’ve got to share
Just hear it in my song, you’ll find your light there

Take a breath, take a chance
I can see there’s a somebody just waiting to shine
Make a move, join the dance
Why sit back when you can have the time your life
Mga pangarap natin 
Magiging tuna
Kung handa ka nang maglakbay

Tayo'y managinip kasama ang mga bituin
At ang lihim mong ginto ay ating tuklasin
Oh there is magic in you, you’ve got to share
Just hear it in my song, you’ll find your light there

It makes no difference who you are, you can fly
So raise your voice, let it go, let it shine

Tayo'y managinip kasama ang mga bituin
At ang lihim mong ginto ay ating tuklasin
Oh there is magic in you, you’ve got to share
Just hear it in my song, you’ll find your light there

For more information on Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, please visit: http://www.hongkongdisneyland.com

     To all my mommy readers, kids and kids at heart children of all ages plan your summer vacation like no other. Let's go to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and support our kababayans performing with pride for the Filipinos!

About Hong Kong Disneyland

     Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers immersive, unique Disney experiences for all families, generations and ages to enjoy. Hong Kong is one of only five locations in the world that is home to a Disney themed park and the many Disney characters that are beloved the world over, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Since the Grand Opening in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has received more than 50 million guests from around the globe. Through the unique product offering and the world-class service provided by the 7,800-plus Cast at the theme park and the two hotels, the Resort has received outstanding guest satisfaction ratings and a range of awards from the hospitality and entertainment sectors.

     If you want to know more about us and want to enjoy a unique magical experience, visit us or click on towww.hongkongdisneyland.com for more information.

1 comment

  1. its my daughter dream to have a summer vacation to disneyland,we should always be proud on our co filipino achievements!


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