We’ve got some exciting news to share with you from Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. In February, we gave you a sneak peek inside Disney Explorers Lodge, our newest hotel in Hong Kong, and this weekend, we welcomed our first official guests.

As the resort hotel opened its doors, the lucky visitors received a warm welcome from cast members – including Hong Kong Disneyland Ambassador Sammy Phu – and had a special photo moment with Mickey and Minnie in their brand-new Disney Explorers Lodge outfits.

Disney Explorers Lodge is unlike anything we’ve ever created. Dedicated to the spirit of exploration, the story takes place in the grand era of exploration and tells of four explorers who built a lodge based on their adventures around the world, adding their own artifacts and specimens gathered during their lifetime of travels.

Dining experiences have become such an important part of any Disney vacation, and the meals at Disney Explorers Lodge are sure to create unforgettable memories. With three new restaurants to choose from, guests can try signature Chinese delights at Dragon Wind, international cuisine at the World of Color Restaurant and laid-back dining at Chart Room Café.

All Disney fans, including young adults and children, will also be excited to discover a collection of more than 20 exclusive Disney Explorers Lodge merchandise items at The Trading Post, including special Mickey and Minnie plush items and Disney Explorers Lodge travel tumblers and mugs.

We have a grand opening celebration planned for May 16, so keep an eye out for more from one of our most exciting milestones at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.