On November 6, cast members at Hong Kong Disneyland welcomed many of Hong Kong’s winning medalists from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the 14th National Games and the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities of China, along with their special guests, families and friends. They welcomed the athletes with roaring support during both a special ceremony and parade along Main Street, U.S.A., marking one of the city’s biggest sports celebrations to recognize the Hong Kong, China delegation’s wonderful achievements this year.
“I’ve been a Dragon Boat and running team member at Hong Kong Disneyland for years, and was thrilled to be invited to join this once-in-a-lifetime event,” shared Addy Ngo from Food and Beverage. “I got the chance to have close encounters with the athletes and celebrated with them for their best result ever this year. I’m really honored to be part of this historical homecoming celebration!”
“To compete at the highest levels of international sport requires not only huge levels of skill, but an unbelievable amount of determination, spirit, sacrifice and perseverance. The athletes representing Hong Kong have demonstrated all of these things as they placed themselves and Hong Kong on top,” said Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s Managing Director, Michael Moriarty. “It’s our athletes and their teams, regardless of background, ability, culture or creed, who have inspired us all. They have become beacons of hope for all generations to look to as an example of how a belief, passion and hard work can make your dreams come true.”
With the resort’s Castle of Magical Dreams serving as a symbol to inspire hope and courage in the region, the homecoming celebration was an opportunity for Hong Kong’s athletes and their teams to celebrate their success with their families and friends. The event highlighted the positive impact that Paralympic and disabled athletes have had on the city’s sporting support for people of all abilities, and it was also an opportunity to recognize the undeniable commitment and spirit from the athletes and their teams in making their very own dreams come true.