The heritage of the Walt Disney Company is alive and well at Hong Kong Disneyland. Different from any other Disney property on the planet, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort prides itself on offering a diverse and culturally distinctive Disney experience for guests of all ages. The park is divided into several "lands" (themed areas). These include Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, and Toy Story Land. Throughout the park there are countless restaurants and shops. Disney strives to have something for everyone and it is little wonder why this is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong.
Disneyland Resort Pier, Hong Kong
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Enchanted Garden Restaurant
Disney Explorers Lodge
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Chow Tai Fook (Maritime Square)
Luk Fook (Mari Time Square)
Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island. It’s one of 6 amusement parks in the Walt Disney world with its special sense of Chinese culture.
Disneyland consists of 7 themed zones - Main Street, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point and Toy Story Land. Numbers of impressive shows throughout the day that highlights great Disney stories and characters! There are two daily parades, Flights of Fantasy Parade and “Disney Paint the Night” Nighttime Spectacular. Flights of Fantasy Parade normally starts at 3:00 pm and Paint the Night starts at 7:45 pm near the Storybook Theatre in Fantasyland.
There are plenty of restaurants at Hong Kong Disneyland offering a selection of international cuisines including vegetarian and halal choices. But the prices are very far from cheap!)
It’s easy to get there by metro. It has its special Disneyland Resort Line with Disney themed trains! It runs from Sunny Bay Station to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort multiple times per day, every few minutes.
The opening hours for Hong Kong Disneyland is around 10:30 am – 9:00 pm.
Address: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong
Attraction: Adventureland 探險世界, a jungle-themed park inside Hong Kong Disneyland
Rates: around 700 to 900 Hong Kong Dollars per person.
Review: This Adventureland is famous for it’s jungle river cruise, Tarzan’s Tree House and the Lion King show. For the river cruise, you’re gonna have to wait for 10 minutes to 50 minutes (peak hours) for your turn. But I would say it’s definitely worth it. The view along the cruise is amazing. It does feel like you are really in a jungle. The boat captain is also very friendly and accommodating. If you ever get the chance to visit Disneyland, don’t forget to visit Adventureland.
Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005. It is the city’s largest theme park, but the smallest Disney park in the world. Smaller size though is part of its charm as it has lower capacity limits and usually shorter lines (we’ll discuss lines later). Cast Members speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Like other Disney parks, they are incredibly friendly and hand out stickers for the kids to collect.
The park was designed to adhere to principles of feng shui, incorporates Chinese culture throughout, and is built on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island.
The park has seven lands (themed areas) that we’ll go over in detail and boasts elaborate holiday decor during Halloween, Christmas, Chinese New Year and Easter.
Eat: Royal Banquet Hall has four stations: Grill, Japanese, Guangdong, and International. We ate here last time, and the kids enjoyed the dim sum, sushi and other foods on offer. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality.
I would choose this over Clopin’s Festival of Food, which is mediocre Chinese. Clopin’s usually displays mock dishes at the entrance to give you an idea of what the food looks like. (If you want Asian food, I would highly suggest you go to Mystic Point’s Explorer’s Club… but they do not have Chinese food.)
You can absolutely spend a full day or even multiple days, especially if you’re a Disney enthusiast. However, a half-day in either the morning or afternoon is worthwhile, too.
The park is relatively small and home to rides that are similar to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The park tickets are less costly than most Disney theme parks so if you choose to visit for a half-day, your wallet won’t suffer too much.
Consider how much time you are spending in Hong Kong. If the answer is just a few days, a half-day at the park will allow you to explore the rest of the things to do in Hong Kong with kids (the list is long). Ocean Park is another Hong Kong theme park that we like to visit, too.
As always, my visit to hk disneyland was magical. From the exciting rides, character interactions to the live 'follow your dreams' 15th anniversary show, it never failed to entertain me throughout the day. Absolutely loved how nice and sweet the cast members were and how they always tried to make every guest's experience as magical as possible. However, would definitely recommend guests to bring a hand-held fan or some sort of cooling devices there as (especially in the summer) the sun is scorching hot. Besides that, downloading the hk disneyland official app would be a great help for guests to check the waiting time of each ride before deciding to head down to a particular ride. As an annual disney pass holder, I'm definitely looking forward to visit hk disneyland again.