Part of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland sits on Lantau Island; the same island as the airport. It offers a fun day out for all, with a combination of fast and thrilling rides and tamer rides, special attractions for kids, entertaining shows, good shopping and dining options, and plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with all your favourite Disney characters! Pose for the perfect picture with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, the Chipmunks … and more!
Whether you are visiting with friends, as part of a loved up couple, with the family, or even on your own, Disneyland Hong Kong is sure to be lots and lots of fun. Here are five reasons you should not miss this great theme park!
Disneyland Hong Kong is incredibly easy to get to!
Easy to access by train, there is a special Disneyland Resort line that runs from the well-connected Sunny Bay. You can even look out of the Mickey-shaped windows! There are also various bus services from different points around Hong Kong. Parking is available and, of course, you could also jump in a taxi.
There is a wide array of rides for people of all ages.
Hurtle around in the dark, whizzing past bright planets and other cosmic wonders, as your rocket takes you on a fast and thrilling journey through outer space. An indoor ride, Space Mountain is great whatever the weather. The Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars speed through caverns, jolt around corners, zip up steep hills before plunging back down the hills, all the while dashing through a gold mining town and past interesting features.
Get a little military action on the Toy Soldier Parachute Drop and enjoy the whimsical nature and spins of the Mad Hatter Tea Cups. Ride a large raft to explore the water-surrounded Tarzan’s Treehouse and take an exciting journey along the wild waters on the Jungle River Cruise. Booming bangs and flashes of fire might just make you jump! As well as mystical ruins and sacred symbolism, your journey will include spotting a variety of “wild” animals … elephants, giant snakes, hippos, and humongous spiders are just a few things that lurk beside the water. Watch out for fearsome head hunters too! Commentaries are available in three different languages – English, Cantonese, and Simplified Chinese.
Step into the magical building and board the boats of the quirky and charming ‘It’s a Small World’ for a beautiful voyage of discovery around the world of kids from all around the globe. Bright and colourful, you’ll see traditional clothes and dancing and hear singing aplenty. There are also scenes of magical characters and animals that are sure to fire your imagination, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the pleasant ride. Other terrific rides include Mystic Manor, RC Racer, the Slinky Dog Spin, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
There are fun shows and photo opportunities around the park.
Look out for an array of characters wandering around the park, waving to their adoring fans and cuddling up close for photos. You can also check the times when certain characters will be in the pretty gazebos of the gorgeous Fantasy Gardens for a guaranteed picture with your favourites. Or head to Snow White Grotto for a cool photo memento with the cute and pretty Snow White and look out for the Seven Dwarfs also wandering around.
Settle into your seat at Mickey’s PhilharMagic, don your 3D glasses, and get carried away by all the excitement of the superb show. Watching people duck as objects fly towards them is quite hilarious! A top tip is to try not to attend the show when you’re wet, whether because of rain or a water ride, as it can be quite chilly when the wind blows. The show includes a number of well-known classic Disney songs – perfect for a sing-along!
The Stitch Encounter is another lively show and Cantonese speakers can learn how to draw a fabulous Disney character in just 20 minutes at the Animation Academy. The Main Parade is often a highlight of the day, when people line up along Main Street to watch the lively and jovial carnival of characters passing by. And don’t worry too much about the weather – if it is raining, you can buy an inexpensive plastic poncho and wait excitedly for Mickey’s Rainy Day Parade instead – where the characters come along on floats, kitted out in galoshes and rain macs!
At the end of a fabulous day, you can watch as the sky is illuminated in a riot of colours by the amazing and iconic firework display over Sleeping Beauty’s Castle – a perfect end to a perfect day.
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Varied outlets keep hunger and thirst at bay!
There are more than 30 places around the resort where you can refuel your body with food and drink, ready to continue with your magical adventures. You’ll find snack carts, ice cream stands, drinks stalls, fast food vendors, buffet style eateries, restaurants with an a la carte menu, and many shops also have an assortment of drinks and nibbles. The different restaurants all have their own charming personalities, enhanced by the varying themes. Varied cuisine is available from around the world, so no matter what your taste buds are craving, you are sure to find something to satisfy your appetite. Step into Comet Café for quick and easy Chinese fare, swing by Safari Snacks for a bite to go, enjoy Western cuisine in the chilled out Sea Breeze Bar, treat yourself at the Market House Bakery, enjoy the scenery from the River View Café, pull up a seat in the Plaza Inn, and more!
Disneyland Hong Kong is one of the quietest Disneyland theme parks.
Despite being a fabulously fun place, Hong Kong’s Disneyland seems to be a lot quieter than other Disney parks around the world. There are still plenty of visitors, but the park really doesn’t feel overly crowded. There are few long queues for rides, shows, and food, meaning that you don’t need to waste significant parts of your day just standing around and waiting; you really can make the most of your day as you flit seamlessly from one attraction to another. It also means that you don’t need to jostle for photo opportunities! And, it is relatively easy to get a good spot to enjoy the Main Parade and firework show without needing to get there really early to secure your space.
Are you tempted yet to visit Disneyland Hong Kong?
There really are so many reasons to go to Disneyland Hong Kong! The park is divided into several lovely themed areas, each with some wonderful features and interesting statues and displays. Places like the enchanting Garden of Wonders and Adventureland, with its big bongo drums and mystical Liki Tikis, are great for taking some time out and exploring. And, did you know that the park was especially designed to incorporate local traditional and cultural elements as well to compliment the international Disney vibe? Visit Disneyland Hong Kong for a memorable day out and heaps of fun!
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