Disneyland Hong Kong is much smaller than the original park in California – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun. Here’s a look at a few things to consider before you arrive to ensure you make the most out of your visit…
Located: on Lantau Island
Getting There: Take MTR to Sunny Bay Station, switch to Disneyland Resort Line
Price: 1 day tickets $60 for adults, $40 for kids
A (very) Unofficial Guide to Disneyland Hong Kong
Only Go on the Best Rides
Let’s face it – this themepark is geared to kids who haven’t hit double digits. Chances are if you’re reading this you have.
The best rides (in order) include:
Big Grizzly Rollercoaster – It won’t warrant a throwing of your hands in the air but it is a small thrill and a great chance to cool off from the Hong Kong humidity.
Space Mountain – This indoor rollercoaster is a lot of fun and pretty crafty if you ask me.
RC Racer – Dubbed the ‘biggest thrill’ for HK Disneyland, this is one of the newer rides and definitely worth a try or two (or three).
Mad Hatter Tea Cups – I’d suggest you give the tea cups a go BEFORE lunch – lots of fun if you have a few friends with you.
Toy Soldier Parachute Drop – Not much of a thrill but a good view from the top – be sure to face the park side to get a good overview.
Don’t forget to take a few Familiar Photos
Mickey Ice cream selfie – check
Photo with the Sleeping Beauty castle – check
Main Street USA – check
Don’t act your age
As previously mentioned, the HK Disneyland was clearly designed with a younger crowd in mind – but don’t let that deter you, embrace it! Take the chance to act anything but your age and have fun with it. After all, it is the happiest place on earth.
Splurge on unnecessary gifts
The gift shops and souveniers at HK Disneyland are incredibly well priced for quality merchandise. Be sure to stock up and take some fun trinkets home to remember your day by.
Don’t overdo it
While you should definitely go and make the most of your visit, know when it’s time to leave. Once you’ve seen and done everything you came to see and do, head back to Hong Kong and enjoy half a day of leisure after a busy day with the crowds. Leaving before the 4-6pm rush will also mean you get back to your hotel without the added stress of crowds – especially when peak hour hits on the MTR (6-8pm).
World of Wanderlust was welcomed as a guest to HK Disneyland with the Hong Kong Tourism Board for ‘summer fun in Hong Kong’.