Disneyland Hong Kong brings the happiest place on earth to Asia. Though it is smaller in size compared to the rest of the Disney parks worldwide, the level of fun it delivers is by no means lessened. If ever, its setting gives it an international flair. Hence, people from all cultures would feel right at ease. Much like how many tourists feel at home when they visit Hong Kong. Hence, the reason people keep coming back.
Disneyland Hong Kong is divided into 7 main areas. It has Adventureland, Fantasyland, Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land. In keeping with the typical layout of the park elsewhere, it also has rides, souvenir shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. Likewise, you can expect to meet and greet various Disney characters.
Then again, Hong Kong Disneyland is not just a mere copy of other parks. In fact, it offers its own take on some of the park’s famous rides. For instance, Mystic Point that takes after the Haunted House ride. Its storyline is different. Plus, the effects are more advanced. Likewise, Grizzly Gulch is HK Disneyland’s adaptation of the classic Frontierland. Another unique feature of this park is it is home to the biggest Adventureland. Hence, visitors can look forward to many familiar and novel attractions during their visit.
Main street, usa
Moreover, the family will be immersed in Chinese culture as well. Chinese and Asian food as well as services with Asian influence are available in Hong Kong Disneyland even if Disney is generally a Western concept. Go to Main Street, USA inside where you can see delicate buildings and a Paddy Wagon passing by. By riding antique taxicabs you will see America during the early 20th century in Railroad and the City Hall.
In Main Street, the family can eat at Plaza Inn, the first Chinese restaurant in the area with 19th century Chinese table service. Also, you will see many images of Mulan everywhere—a famous Chinese Disney character.
Adventureland is for the courageous family members. You will see hidden regions of Disneyland here with a brave captain serving as a guide. Animals such as hippos, cobras, elephants, and orangutans await your arrival in this area of Hong Kong Disneyland. The Lion King Festival happening here is conceptualized from Disney’s animated classic The Lion King, so one can expect entertaining performers with colorful costumes and a magical scenery.
You and your family can also go for the Rivers of Adventure where you can reach Tarzan Island. Everyone will remember Tarzan, the boy raised by gorillas, in this fun ride where blasts of water will catch people in surprise. You can go to Tahitian Terrace Restaurant and River View Café after the whole experience.
Children who grew up with Disney characters will meet them face to face here. From Cinderella to Winnie the Pooh, your kids can interact with them here in Fantasyland. They will surely feel like princes and princesses together with their favorite Disney characters in Hong Kong Disneyland. In Mickey’s PhilharMagic, the family will enjoy a memorable 3D attraction experience upon wearing special glasses provided. Here, you can enjoy a program together with Aladdin and Donald Duck, among others.
The Golden Mickeys at Disney’s Storybook Theater is by far the greatest place in Fantasyland. This 25-minute musical drama has acrobatics with special effects that are adapted from all the Disney classics. There’s Tarzan swinging to and fro, Ariel the Little Mermaid with all the bubbles descending from the ceiling as if everyone’s underwater, and Mulan who shows off her martial arts moves. It is a fusion of Western and Asian culture one must not miss.
Tomorrowland is for the space lovers. Fans of Toy Story will meet its significant characters. With Buzz Lightyear in the Astro Blasters, you can fly with him in space through a capsule, fighting against aliens with space guns. You can also fly above Tomorrowland in Orbitron, a great place to be if you want to rest from all those attractions around Disneyland.
If you are up for some screams, go to Space Mountain. Its exciting roller coasters does not disappoint, and you can appreciate the sparkling stars as you ride along. Your family will also love the Grand Parade and Firework Play here. After a whole day of adventures, you and your family can also take a break and dine at Starliner Diner and Comet Café where they market their food as “earth cuisine” that “you cannot taste in outer space.”
Disney Land, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
1 day pass Adult - 589 HKD
1 day pass Child (under 12) - 419 HKD
Senior (over 65) - 100 HKD
2 day pass Adult - 759 HKD
2 day pass Child (under 12) - 539 HKD
2 day pass Senior - 170 HKD
Monday - Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 8.30am - 10pm
Disney Land Resort Station (you will need to take the train from Sunny Bay to get here)