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HKDL gets new castle, frozen land and marvel land?????

SpaceMountainUK

Active Member
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I don’t get the color choices, if the goal was to make one cohesive castle then they haven’t done the best job. It currently looks like two different structures and I can’t see anything but the old castle and a new one built behind it because of those bright aqua roofs. Why not make all the main roofs the same red tone and let the domes (which I don’t mind) add the color?
 

Jalatto

New Member
Any rumors on when This finally opens?? Along with the shows??? I was hoping that the Castle and Castle Fireworks would debut on NYE since HKDL is back doing NYE, but no mention of Midnight Fireworks in anything that I've read....

I hope it's true. But I've read somewhere, that It will open during the first quarter of 2020. :(
 

DDLand

Well-Known Member
I don't get it. SB castle is scaled to be a whole castle. The new castle shrinks it down by wrecking the forced perspective. It seems like a clean build would have been easier and looked better. Is their any reason they kept the original castle there beyond trying to be cute? Has there been any explanation by the designers talking about why they preserved the original? I kind of view it as a desecration, but even outside of that, I'm not sure it looks good...
 

ParkPeeker

Well-Known Member
I don't get it. SB castle is scaled to be a whole castle. The new castle shrinks it down by wrecking the forced perspective. It seems like a clean build would have been easier and looked better. Is their any reason they kept the original castle there beyond trying to be cute? Has there been any explanation by the designers talking about why they preserved the original? I kind of view it as a desecration, but even outside of that, I'm not sure it looks good...
The new castle keeps the smaller proportions of the original castle. It shrinks sbc down purely by it's actual size, not by going against the forced perspective proportions sbc has.

I think hong kong dlers have an attachment to sb castle, which is, maybe, one of the reasons it was kept. Maybe also because their fantasyland was built around sbc, and it would've been harder to do a completely new castle? Money reasons too? Who knows. In any case, I don't view it as desecration because it's Hong Kong's castle, not Anaheim's.
 

halbjobri

New Member
I was at first extremely against the new aquamarine blue colour as it seems to stick out like a sore thumb against the rest of the castle. But now that they've revealed the rest of the original SBC, I'm just glad that they've retained the warm pink and cream shades. I guess my standards are getting lower haha
 

cheezbat

Well-Known Member
Hate hate HATE the blues on the rooftops. Very clashing and it really makes the old Sleeping Beauty castle stick out. Paint it all the more reddish color of the other roof and turrets...then it’ll blend.
 

IMDREW

Well-Known Member
Hate hate HATE the blues on the rooftops. Very clashing and it really makes the old Sleeping Beauty castle stick out. Paint it all the more reddish color of the other roof and turrets...then it’ll blend.
I thought so too at first, but the more photos I see of it, the more I like it. Especially when the large roofs on the sides will be the same shade it will blend more. Check these photos;

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cheezbat

Well-Known Member
I thought so too at first, but the more photos I see of it, the more I like it. Especially when the large roofs on the sides will be the same shade it will blend more. Check these photos;

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Maybe final product will be good...but I just look at this castle and it’s such a chaotic mess. It looks better than the original concept artwork, but it just has so much going on and so many colors and it just lacks what made the original Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella Castles so great.
 

brihow

Well-Known Member
I think it has the same vibe as Mystic Manor. Eclectic and colorful. Even though its not done yet, I like where it's headed for its location. Hong Kong isn't the US and I think this will give the park a nice icon that makes it unique. Just IMHO.
I think this is the best justification of the design - it is absolutely a castle version of Mystic Manor. Good eye :)
 
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