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Hong Kong Disneyland: A Fairy Tale Escape For All Ages!

By Siddharth Shah on Jun 27, 2023
Themes:  Interesting Facts  | Category: Places To Visit | Country:  Hong Kong

Inaugurated in 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the largest amusement parks in Hong Kong cherished for being the ideal spot for a family escape. It is located on Lantau Island Hong Kong Disneyland is home to 9 themed areas making it the “happiest place on the planet”. Spread over an area of 68 acres, the theme park boasts exhilarating rides, terrific live shows, Disney character parades, guided tours, and many more magical events. Hong Kong Disneyland is propelled by Chinese culture, customs, and traditions making it one of the must-visit attractions in Hong Kong. 

Can’t wait to visit Hong Kong Disneyland? Here is the ultimate guide to Hong Kong Disneyland. Also check, Hong Kong Tour Packages offered by Flamingo Travels!

Hongkong Disneyland

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Why is Hong Kong Disneyland famous?

Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the most popular places to visit in Hong Kong, boasting classic Disneyland attractions and entertainment including 7 wonderlands, thrilling rides, live shows, mystical museums, and much more. You may also get a chance to meet and interact with your favourite Disney characters. Hong Kong Disneyland is also loved for its spectacular Disney parades and magical live shows and events. Festive seasons are a great time to visit Hong Kong Disneyland as festivals are celebrated with special events and decorations. Hong Kong Disneyland tickets can be purchased online from its official website, or you can get them at the counter at the main entrance one hour before the opening time. 

How to reach Hong Kong Disneyland?

To reach Hong Kong Disneyland, you can opt for various modes of transportation including bus, car, MTR, or Taxi. Local buses are available from various spots heading to Hong Kong Disneyland. Local rented cars or taxis are also a great option to reach Hong Kong Disneyland, as you may not need to worry about time limits and you can explore the theme park at your own pace. Another convenient option is Mass Transit Railway, by boarding the MTR Disneyland Resort Line at Sunny Bay Station. 

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Best time to visit Hong Kong Disneyland:

The months from September to April are the best time to visit Hong Kong Disneyland as the weather in these months is pleasant with less humidity. Hong Kong’s weather is mostly dry and cool during this stretch. Crowds in these months tend to be moderate in comparison to the peak season. 

Tourist attractions near Hong Kong Disneyland:

Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Along with Hong Kong Disneyland attractions Lantau Island also boasts other notable attractions like:

  • Tai O Fishing Village: Tai O is a traditional fishing town loved for its stilt houses built over the water. Discover the narrow roads, visit the nearby markets, and take a boat tour to see the remarkable architecture and glimpse of neighbourhood life.
  • Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha): Tian Tan Buddha is a giant-sized Buddha sculpture standing 34 metres tall. It is located close to Po Lin Monastery. Tourists can climb steps to reach the statue to enjoy the panoramic vistas. 
  • Lantau Peak: If you are fond of hiking, then consider hiking Lantau Peak which is the second-highest peak in Hong Kong. The hike offers beautiful views of the surroundings and hiking will be an exciting experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

Top things to do in Hong Kong Disneyland:

Hong Kong Disneylands Toy Story Land

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The areas in Hong Kong Disneyland are based on themes based on nature and wildlife to fairies and superheroes. Some of the top things to do in Hong Kong Disneyland include:

  • Main Street, U.S.A.: Main Street U.S.A. is at the entrance of the park boasting charming streets lined up with shops, fascinating architecture, restaurants, and more showcasing the classic American small-town atmosphere. 
  • Adventureland: For visitors who wish to experience a real thrill, Adventureland is a must-experience segment. It is based on a wilderness theme where you can encounter the treehouses of Tarzan, the festivities of the Lion King Festical, and significantly more.
  • Tomorrowland: Tomorrowland is all about the future and the rise of superheroes. It is based on two most loved superhero movies, Star Wars and Marvel Heroes. Enjoy thrilling rides such as “Space Mountain” and “Iron Man Experience”. 
  • Disney Paint the Night Parade: The dazzling nighttime parade is a must experience featuring Disney characters’ performances with vibrant LED lights and stunning floats. 
  • Grizzly Gulch: Grizzly Gulch is inspired by the Old American Wild West Town highlighting rock structures, natural springs, a local prison, and a thrill ride that consolidates turns, turns, and in reverse drops.

Hotels in Hong Kong Disneyland:

Hong Kong Disneyland offers several themed hotels catering to different budgets and preferences. Some of the best hotels in Hong Kong Disneyland include: 

  • Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is a grand Victorian-style hotel located close to the park’s entrance. The hotel boasts luxurious accommodations and facilities with elegant Disney touches. It boasts a large outdoor pool, numerous dining options, and stunning views of the surrounding areas. 
  • Disney’s Hollywood Hotel: Disney’s Hollywood Hotel is designed with a Hollywood theme proving accommodation at a reasonable cost. The rooms are comfortable and you can also enjoy the retro-style pool area. 
  • Disney Explorers Lodge: Inspired by the soul of exploration, this hotel submerges visitors in the undertakings of bold adventurers. Each wing of the lodging addresses a unique exotic destination, and the rich gardens and open-air pools add to the relaxing feel.

Tips for visiting Hong Kong Disneyland

  • Get yourself a Fastpass and beat the queue.
  • Shop merchandise before 1.00 PM and get a 10% discount.
  • You can buy 1 or 2-day passes.
  • Download the Hong Kong Disneyland App to check waiting times for attractions, browse maps, and know about the character meet and greets. 
  • Carry essentials like a hat, sunscreen, snacks, and a water bottle.
  • Request free Disney stickers from the cast individuals.

Hongkong Disneyland Night

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FAQ’s Regarding Hong Kong Disneyland:

1.What number of rides are there at Hong Kong Disneyland?

Hong Kong Disneyland has a total of 15 rides and half a dozen shows for entertainment.

2. How much is the Hong Kong Disneyland ticket?

The ticket cost for Hong Kong Disneyland is HK$639 (INR 5,881) for grown-ups (valid for one day) and HK$475 (INR 4,373 ) for kids between the ages of 3 to 11.

3. Which Disneyland is better, Japan or Hong Kong?

Both Tokyo Disneyland in Japan and Hong Kong Disneyland offer exciting and unique experiences, however, the “better” decision relies upon your preferences, interests, and itinerary plans.

4. Is 1 day sufficient for Hong Kong Disneyland?

Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the smallest Disneyland in the world. You can cover the majority of the attractions in a single day relying upon the season. If you have children and wish to slow down, take a break in the evening, and then again visit the park the next day, you can get a 2-day pass.

5. Which is the nearest Disneyland to India?

Hong Kong Disneyland is the nearest Disneyland to India located on Lantau Island. 

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Siddharth Shah
Siddharth Shah

Hello! This is Siddharth (Business Development Manager- Flamingo Transworld). I graduated in MBA Finance from HL college, Ahmedabad University, and later on, moved to the Uk for my MBA from Warwick University. Just Constantly Curious, and love history and numbers. I have traveled to 40+ Countries and believe that with our team of young and enthusiastic travel consultants we are able to make your trip hassle-free and enjoyable. Our team dedicatedly works on making your trip happy with 90+ videos on YouTube, and 400+ blogs, for various destinations which can provide extensive knowledge about the places to visit, things to do, and much more.

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