by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 26, 2017

 1. Make dining a fun affair 

Dining doesn't always have to take place in a restaurant: creative dining experiences make an event more unique and memorable. Hong Kong Disneyland can work with planners to arrange meals at their garden or even on a junk boat sailing from the Disneyland Resort Pier, as was arranged for guests of La Rose Noire's 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Delegates enjoy a scenic lunch on a traditional Chinese junk (Credits: Hong Kong Disneyland)

 

Outdoor cocktail reception at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

"Our guests from the F&B industry have a professional palette for food. They were very content with the presentation, taste as well as the standard of the food," - Yvonne Wong, Director, La Rose Noire
 
 2. Get versatile

A training and conference session at the Cinderella Ballroom (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

For your next event, try using a variety of meeting spaces and set-ups to add novelty and increase attention spans. Mary Kay China, for instance, organized 16 Training and Conference sessions at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel      in the span of 9 months: each time, in addition to using the Cinderella Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, it also held workshops and meals at ballrooms, and buyout the hotel restaurants.

 The Rain Drop Pool at Disney Explorers Lodge (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

At Disney Explorers Lodge, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort's      newest property, planners will find a fresh selection of dining and outdoor spaces. The hotel has four themed gardens with landscapes from different regions of the world; the South American-themed Kevin Garden and Asian-themed Hathi Jr. Garden are connected to the hotel's World of Color and Dragon Wind restaurants respectively. These, in addition to the Raindrop Pool, can be utilized for product launches or cocktail receptions.  

Landscaped gardens surround the rooms at Disney Explorers Lodge (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)


3. Do a space buyout

An exclusive photo op for guests at "Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover" park buyout (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

Not only does a park buyout offer privileged access to delegates, it also lets planners take advantage of customized catering and exclusive experiences with proven impact. Last year, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) arranged a themed land buyout with a private preview of Asia's only "Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover" attractions. Their VIP guests enjoyed a first-hand experience of Star Wars themed rides and encounters with Star Wars heroes in Tomorrowland, all before these opened to the public.   

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) VIP guests visit Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

Guests were then treated to themed meals at Starliner Diner, the Park's largest restaurant with indoor and semi-covered outdoor seats for 800 people. It is also available for cocktails or private buffet dinners during park buyouts

The Starliner Diner at Tomorrowland (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

4. Add tailor-made entertainment

Special welcome and farewell moments arranged for groups at Hong Kong Disneyland (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

The personal touch is what makes an event truly extraordinary, and that's what Disney offers. When WorldVentures brought 6,000 DreamTrips members to Hong Kong Disneyland in a full park buyout, special guest interactions were devised for the group.

While WorldVentures top executives joined a grand welcome march-in with Disney characters to kick off a private Festival of the Lion King show at the 2,200-seat Theater in the Wild, the executive team also became part of a farewell parade by joining Disney characters and dancers on an omnibus down Main Street. This was followed by closing speeches and toasts on the platform of the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad Station, ending the event with great fanfare.
   
5. Take advantage of in-house expertise

West Lawn, an expansive outdoor lawn with sea view, excellent for team building activities (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

Whether your event is for 100 or 10,000, Hong Kong Disneyland's Business Solutions & Events team can help you make full use of the resort's facilities and services to plan a seamless event. In addition to 1750 hotel rooms and versatile event spaces, they can take care of multi-day events with group dining, business meetings, networking sessions, teambuilding activities, and private charters at the Park for delegates. 

Dim sum making classes - one of several team engagement activities at Hong Kong Disneyland (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

When Nielsen Hong Kong held a teambuilding event at Hong Kong Disneyland, its 300 participants learned to create Toy Story Alien-shaped dim sum from Disney chefs in a cooking class at Cinderella Ballroom in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Other activities groups can look forward to include the morning Tai Chi workout and a range of team engagement activities hosted by Disney facilitators.   

Participants show off their alien-like dim sum (Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland)

With this complete availability of professional knowledge, dedicated services, and top-notch facilities, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is no doubt a world-class venue that will take your meetings and events to the next level.

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