Explorers Club restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland received an exciting new makeover
Hong Kong Disneyland’s Explorers Club restaurant has had a makeover! The restaurant, which is inspired by the adventures of Lord Henry Mystic around the world and the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (SEA), now offers a new format of semi-buffet service with exquisite ingredients from different countries and cultures, as well as ‘an exhibition of memories and correspondence between Lord Henry and his international friends.
What is happening:
- The Imagineers of the Hong Kong Design & Show Quality (DSQ) team took this opportunity to add new graphics, props and display artwork in an effort to enhance the inclusiveness and relevance of the dining experience.
- Den Den Tse as Producer and Kendall Elliott as Artistic Director, have taken on this incredible project to create new exhibitions that showcase Lord Henry’s passion for making new friends and appreciating cultures from around the world, as well that to strengthen the goals of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers to expand human knowledge and cultural awareness.
- You may already know Lord Henry Mystic, the owner of Mystic Point and a esteemed member of the SEA. This secret society connects many characters and stories from Disney theme park attractions around the world.
- The Explorer’s Club restaurant is the gathering place of Lord Henry and members of the SEA to celebrate their globetrotting adventures. There they tell their stories and toast on their travels, and guests are invited to join them in appreciating the cultures of the beautiful places that SEA members have ventured into.
- The display cases and cabinet showcase some of the treasures Lord Henry received during his travels around the world, including places such as China, Russia, Egypt, India and more. Many of his letters to and from his friends as well as other gifts he received from his friends are on display. In the cupboards, objects represent Lord Henry’s research such as Chinese rice stalks, spices from the Calcutta spice market, natron produced by Egyptian salt mining, and Russian tea-drinking customs.
- Guests will be able to admire the murals that Lord Henry received as a gift from his international friends in the service of the Explorer’s Club. Beautifully illustrated by concept artists Sandra Liang and Dilara Polat, these paintings represent a common thread of food as a subject, each in the unique styles and exotic spirits of the distant lands he has visited, including fishing in China, the cuisine in India, animal husbandry in Russia and agriculture in Egypt.
- Ahead of the launch of the new offering, Imagineers donned the costumes of Lord Henry’s staff at Explorer’s Club and hosted an engaging storytelling training session, while being in character, for the Food & Beverage team. They shared first-hand anecdotes and the improved storyline with the team so they too could engage customers with these stories when the restaurant reopened to customers on December 22.