Hong Kong Disneyland Travel Guide.
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Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Located at Lantau Island of New Territories, Hong Kong Disneyland has an area of 126. It opened to visitors on September 12, 2005 and is owned and managed by HK International Theme Parks Ltd. It is the fifth Disneyland of the world, second in Asia and first in China. The amusement park consists of 7 theme areas with various rides, shops, restaurants and live entertainment. The 7 theme areas are as followed: Main Street, USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point and Toy Story Land. Among these Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point are only in HK Disneyland.

Theme Areas

Hong Kong Disneyland

HK Disneyland is divided into 7 theme areas: Main Street, USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland (Pirateland on May 4, 2007 to September 2nd), Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point and Toy Story Land.

Main Street, USA:

Serving as the entrance of the park, Main Street, USA is almost identical to an American town. For American tourists it is rich in nostalgia featuring the age when gas lamps and carriages prevailed.

Entertainment

Theater in the wild: “Festival of Lion King” - a wonderful spectacle full of surprises

Dream Garden: This is exclusive to HK Disneyland and styled into Chinese Mulan Pavilion.

Sleeping Beauty Castle: This is a landmark of Disneyland and a great destination for photography (for girls).

Winnie the Pooh Adventure: Sitting in the honey bottle held by Winnie the Pooh day and night, you will feel like a child again.

Mickey’s PhiharMagic: Here you can watch a 4-dimensional film with three-dimensional effects and experience the spray, wind and even smell in different scenes of the film.

Space Mountain: This roller coaster shuttles back and forth in the space mountain, with scientific astronautic layouts around you.

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: When the star guard strikes down King Szoke shoots down the monster by laser gun. This is where you can experience that.

Jungle River Safari: You can undergo an adventure of a river safari and appreciate the forest scenery with rivers inspired by Africa.

Taking a ride in the past: There are many models of cars from older periods picking up tourists at the square connecting them to two sides of The Main Street, USA. There are also minibuses, taxis and prison vans.

Steam train: The train can take you around Disneyland and give you the chance to enjoy the scenery.

The Golden Mickeys: You will meet the most popular film characters in Disneyland in this area.

Entrance ticket of Disneyland

The entrance ticket is a passport to this mysterious place. It allows you to walk around Main Street, USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland all day and have a series of wonderful experiences.

Day tickets:

Adults - 450 (HK dollar)
Children (3 to 6 years old) – HK$320
Elders (above 65 years old) – HK$100
Below 3 years old - free

Day tickets:

Adults: HK$585
Children (3 to 11 years old): HK$415
Elders (above 65 years old): HK$170
Below 3 years old: free

The above-listed prices are all from the promotion leaflet by Disneyland. Prices and dates might change at any time. Please refer to the Disney’s website to keep up to date with any possible changes in price or schedule.

Delicious Food of Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

The menu of the park has both classic Chinese and Western-style dishes including authentic Chinese cuisine and American cuisine. In addition, you can buy snacks on the flowing food carts throughout the park.

1. Royal Banquet Hall: it has an elegant atmosphere and serves the most delicious foods from around the world including, American-style barbecue, Japanese cuisine, Chinese refreshments and risotto among others.

2. Clopin’s Festival of Foods: The design was inspired by the Disney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” This restaurant serves Beef Noodles with Peking Scallion, Pork Chop Rice and Roast Pork Fried Rice and local delicacies.

3. Rocket Restaurant: In this restaurant there is an outer space theme where you can taste American food including, fried chicken, roasted chicken wings and pork chop bun with pepper and onion.

4. CometCafe: Local foods like rice with curry brisket of beef and spicy noodles soup.

5. River View Cafe: Here, you can taste Portugal Braised Chicken, Southeast Asian and Chinese dishes.

6. Tahatian Terrace: In this tropical restaurant you can enjoy various vegetarian dishes with Indian cuisine influence, Hainanese Chicken Rice and rice noodles.

7. Main Street Corner Café: In this Victoria-style restaurant you can not only taste the delicious food of Mid-West America, but also that of South Asia. Its specialty dishes include Micky Mouse Waffle with black and white ice cream among others.

8. Plaza Inn Restaurant: It is a pleasure to sit in this restaurant as it was inspired by the film “Hua Mulan.” There, you can taste various Cantonese classic dishes such as the spring roll and barbecued pork in honey.

9. Market Home Bakery: This bakery serves HK egg tarts, sandwiches, cheese cake and other treats.

Accommodation in Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

There are two hotel accommodations that are a few minutes away from Disneyland. They are the HK Disneyland Hotel and the Disney Hollywood Hotel. They are both full of mystery, excitement and adventure.

HK Disneyland Hotel

HK Disneyland Hotel was built along the coast and a few minutes’ walk from HK Disneyland. This hotel not only features an elegant and romantic design inspired by the 20th century, but also the conveniences of the 21st century. The six-floor Victorian-style hotel has 400 rooms, along with a restaurant, bar, tea house, shopping stores, children facilities, well-equipped Spa and fitness center, as well as pavilion, garden for weddings and open venue for exhibition and meeting. HK Disneyland will also hold Disney fairy tale weddings, allowing guests to have a real Disney wedding in the theme resort.

Disney Hollywood Hotel

The 1930’s and 1940’s were the golden period of Hollywood in film-making. The Disney Hollywood Hotel captures the interesting elements of film-making and created an environment of the Art-Deco period. This unique hotel has 8 floors and 600 rooms. It has a restaurant, shops, lounge, swimming pool, supermarket, game hall and a garden courtyard. In the courtyard there are famous streets, buildings and signs from Hollywood.

Travel Tips

1. Do not bring food into the garden except drinks. All things carried will be checked at the entrance.

2. Take a coat for your children. The space where performances are held are extremely cold compared to other parts of the hotel.

3. The park opens 10:00 am each day. All bags, packages and other things will be checked by security to keep an eye out for hazardous materials. 

4. If you are to enter the park several times within one day do not forget to record your fingertip when entering the park.

5. If you have bought a 2-day ticket or are to continue your journey, you should explain at the entrance on the first day and record your fingertip to enter the park on the second day.

6. It may be good for you to read the map and timetable at the entrance before proceeding in the park.

7. There is parade from Disneyland everyday at 1:00 pm. This is something you shouldn’t miss! 

8. The Golden Mickeys, Festival of the Lion King all have specific performance times. Please check the schedule at the entrance or ask the staff. 

9. It is worth noting that the fireworks start at 9:00 am. You can look at the place near the Sleeping Beauty Castle

10. During the holidays remember to check in through the FastPass to avoid a long line. You can find FastPass at the entrance of each part.

11. Both Hollywood Hotel and Disneyland Hotel provide FastPasses to guests, which will benefit those visiting Disneyland immensely.

12. Drinking water is also available outside washrooms. So, make sure have an empty bottle to take water with you.

13. There are a plenty of stores in the park with a variety of price range. When you are waiting for the fireworks, feel free to do some shopping.