No trip to Hong Kong is complete without spending a day at Hong Kong Disneyland. It is very popular that it ranked number 17 on CNN Travel’s list of the World’s Most Popular Amusement and Theme Parks. The park does not only cater to children, but whether we want to admit it or not, more so for the children at heart.
Hong Kong Disneyland is located at Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The easiest way to get there is via the MTR. From the city, simply take the Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung and alight at Sunny Bay station. From Sunny Bay, there is a dedicated train line towards Disneyland. You will not miss this as the train cars themselves has Disneyland written all over it!
As of December 2017, the park offers a Play and Shop 1-Day Ticket which included a one-day ticket to the park plus a voucher of HK$50 for park merchandise and buy-one-get-one popcorn voucher. This would cost HK$419 for children and Hk$589 for general admission. You can buy online or on the park itself but you can find a lot of stores in Hong Kong which also offer Hong Kong Disneyland day tickets.
As you would expect on a theme park, Hong Kong Disneyland has various attractions for all levels of thrill seekers. And I am no thrill seeker at all. With all the rides at Hong Kong Disneyland, I ended up at It’s a Small World! I also went in the Mystic Manor, climbed Tarzan’s Treehouse, spun at the Mad Hatter Tea Cups and listened to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
If you are not in for the rides, the park looks very magical and you can just take photos all over the place. Take note, however, that selfie sticks are not allowed inside the park. There are also various entertainment shows and meet-and-greets around the park so make sure to check the park schedule.
If you get hungry, there are numerous restaurants and kiosks to choose from, scattered all around the vicinity of the park. Of course, you can find the usual popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream carts. Plus, they have Mickey Mouse waffles!
The park parades are also something to look forward to. They have a good line-up of Disney character and the songs and lines have both English and Chinese versions! I give high praises for the Disneyland cast members for being able to repeat the parade a thousand times, and still maintain the smiles plastered on their faces. There are two parades, both done on the Main Street. The Day parade or Flights of Fantasy parade is at 3pm and the night parade or “Disney Paint the Night” Nighttime Spectacular is at 7pm.
I highly recommend spending at least a whole day at Hong Kong Disneyland. If you only have half day, please choose to come later so you can witness the fireworks display. Everyone is waiting to see it so make sure you get a good spot in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
Aside from enjoying the park, you can also choose to spend the night or nights at their hotels. There are different packages to choose from and sometimes they have special offers tied up with Cathay Pacific, so you can book your flight, hotel and park tickets at the same time!
Have a magical time at Hong Kong Disneyland!
Going to Hong Kong? Why not visit the iconic Tian Tan Buddha, also in Lantau Island.