Hongkong Disneyland Guides and Tips

Hongkong Guides and Tips
I have been to many different places in the Philippines but never been able to go outside of the country. But luckily, a friend of mine told me that she was going to Hongkong and Hongkong being one of the top things to do in my bucketlist made me say “Yes!” in a heartbeat. I went there during Christmas time and got to see Sleeping Beauty Castle in Hongkong Disneyland before it will be upgraded to a new castle.
Disneyland Hongkong is a one of the 6 Disneyland Theme Park created all around the world. 
In the plane before landing in Hongkong
Before arriving to Hongkong Airport. You can see the boats
Hongkong Traveller overlooking the tall cities in Tsing Yi
In Hongkong Tsing Yi Terminal overlooking to the Tall Buildings.
Hongkong Terminal Side Posters
Posters in Hongkong Terminal/MRT Stations
MRT Station, Tsing Yi
MRT Station, Tsing Yi
Pre-Travel Guide

Where to buy Hongkong Disneyland ticket?

I ordered in klook  all I can say is that purchases are legit. They offer great deal in every tours that are available in that country plus its very cheaper and less hassle. Their website or app is easy to use. All in one for a great price and deal. Normally costs around HK$3491 (approximately $446).

Click the banner to check out the disneyland ticket price below.

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Where to stay?

I suggest you use AirBnB if you are looking to rent for houses or apartments that are affordable/cheaper yet comfortable.

Where to best exhange currency?

The best rate you can find will be through your local bank. (P.S. Do not exchange in the airport because the rate will have a big difference.)

Do I need visa to enter Hongkong?

If you are a Philippines Passport Holder like me then you do not need too but be sure that your passport is valid for 6 months counting from the first day of your travel date. For more information check it here.

 

How to Get to Hongkong Disneyland

By Bus.   Kmb bus and Long win bus are available. Visit their website for more information on how to find your way without hassle. Also, Kmb bus has an app that you can now officially download and use to get real time bus schedules. Fare spent will be HK$10-HK$25.
By Taxi. You can ride a taxi anywhere in the city and this is the very fastest transportation without hassle. Personally, I do not want to recommend this kind of transportation because it costs a lot. Like A LOT.
By Subway/MTR. All you need to do is ride the MTR Tung Chung Line colored Orange in their map and then stop at  Sunny Bay Station colored Pink.Then, you may catch Disneyland Resort Line to Disneyland Resort Station directly. 

  • Tung Chung – Sunny Bay = 10mins = HK$ 10.3 for octopus card holder
    Sunny Bay- Disneyland Resort Line = 6mins = HK$ 6.1 for octopus card holder
    A total fare of  HK$ 16.4.

    Tung Chung Line Orange colored
    Tung Chung Line Orange colored
    Tung Chung Line Orange colored line
    You can see the routes in order.
    Hongkong Disneyland Train
    All aboard the Hongkong Disneyland Train
    Disneyland Resort Line via Sunny Bay
    You are in Sunny Bay and will aboard the Disney Train

Tips :Check MTR Schedules.

Navigating inside Hongkong Disneyland
Hongkong Disneyland Train Mickey
Hongkong Disneyland Train Mickey

Of all the blogs I have read, none seems to say that it is okay to go to Hongkong Disneyland in the Afternoon. So here I am, deviating from all of them. I personally will recommend that you can go to Disneyland in the Afternoon and still can ride the exciting rides in one day but please plan ahead the rides that you want to ride so that no time will be wasted. *wink wink*

  • Printed Maps.

Maps are readily available for you to navigate your way inside Hongkong Disneyland. Can be seen right side after the front gate. 

Hongkong Disneyland Guide Map
Hongkong Disneyland Guide Map

Sample of the Map during Christmas 

  • Hongkong Disneyland App.

I recommend using this app so that all the waiting times and events that are happening for the day can be manage without stressing yourself out.

Note: There is wifi in Hongkong Disneyland. Do not worry if you forgot to bring pocket wifi. 

Hongkong Disneyland
Hongkong Disneyland

Hongkong Disneyland Guides and Tips : Christmas Celebration

Hongkong Disneyland Mickey Fountain
Hongkong Disneyland Mickey Fountain

 

Before entering Disneyland, let me say that the trains or the MRT are magnificent itself and it feels like it has taken me to a place, yes, a magical place that I have long dreamt of. It has so many hidden mickeys that are not actually hidden. It gave me goosebumps. It gave me so much good feeling.

Hongkong Disneyland Famous Entrance
Hongkong Disneyland Famous Entrance

By the way, the entrance ticket looks like this when I got there. 

Before getting the printed map, a ranger (this is a person but I happen to know that’s what they are called) approached me and asked me something like age and personal details about me. Do not skip or be rude to them because after all the questions ,they will give you a Disneyland Character stickers.

Here are some of the Character Stickers I have collected.

Hongkond Disneylnad Character Stickers
Hongkond Disneylnad Character Stickers

With all the planning that I did and blogs that I have read, I came up to a solution to visit Main Street, U.S.A to admire the Christmas tree, the booths and so many more things that an eye could not possibly see and indulge in just one look. After that, I went to Adventure land and rode the Jungle Cruise. The waiting time was around 10mins. Elephant status kinda-ish and the animals I saw in tarzan were present. It was a fun experience.

Then I went to Fantasyland to see my favorite ride “carousel” and attempt to ride but never got the chance.  Then, I collected fast pass tickets for Winnie the Pooh, Hyperspace Mountain in tomorrowland and Ironman Experience in tomorrowland.

Evening came and I would like to suggest that you stay for the evening parades and fireworks because it is very very awesome! I have a video of it and I would like to share it with you if I can upload it anytime soon. But for the mean time, here are some photos that my friend and I took.

Hongkond Disneyland Disney Animation Cars
Hongkond Disneyland Disney Animation Cars
Hongkong Disneyland Character- Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Hongkong Disneyland Character- Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Hongkong Disneyland Character from Monsters Inc.
Hongkong Disneyland Character from Monsters Inc.
Hongkong Disneyland Night Entertainment
Hongkong Disneyland Night Entertainment
Hongkong Disneyland Rangers and Christmas tree
Hongkong Disneyland Rangers and Christmas tree
Hongkong Disneyland Tinkerbell Night Parade
Hongkong Disneyland Tinkerbell Night Parade
7 Theme Lands in Hongkong
Hongkong Disneyland Where to Map
Hongkong Disneyland Where to Map

Hongkong Disneyland picture with the balloons

Main Street, U.S.A

Home of the famous Main Street in Disneyland. This serves as the welcoming area in Disneyland just past the train station/railroad. It composes of the Hub or the Central plaza and the Town Square.

This area has 4 main attractions that you can visit.

  1. Animation Academy -Animation Academy itself is a 20-minute drawing session with a Disney artist who teaches guests to draw a Disney character. You may bring your own artwork home if you want after the drawing session.
  2. Art of Disney Animation – This is where the drawings that you or the animator drew comes to life. This is where the magic happens. The heart of the animation industry in Disney. You can also learn about how the Disney cartoon or animated movies are made.
  3. Hongkong Disneyland Railroad- “choo choo” says the train. A 20-minute trip aboard a steam powered train. Riding this train gives you an automatic overview of all the main lands in Hongkong Disneyland Park.
  4. Main Street Vehicles- Ride a vintage vehicles. Cruise up or down Main Street.

Other attractions :

  1. The Annex – Make a Holiday Wish with Santa Goofy. Meet Santa Goofy and send designated postcard via Santa Goofy Holiday Mailbox.
  2. City Hall – Guests Relations and Park Information.
  3. Plaza Grounds- Royal Princess Garden. Meet with Disney Princesses or enjoy regal makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Adventure Land

After Main Street, U.S.A. ,turn left if you want to go here. This theme land has a Tarzan-ish vibe. In this part, you will see so many animal statues.

This theme land has also 4 main attractions that you can totally enjoy.

  1. Jungle River Cruise- One of my favorite rides in Disneyland. Embark on an 8-minute cruise in the waters of the theme park. In here , you can see some baby elephants. You can see and experience an spectacular fire breathing cave, the gorillas in tarzan and hippopotamus opening mouth.                                                                                                 Note: The animals are not real but they really look so real. Queues are so long. You can pick your ride base on languages- Cantonese, Putonghua or English.
  2.  Rafts to Tarzan’s Tree-house – You will ride a log raft in order to reach Tarzan’s Tree House and do the walking tour.
  3. Tarzan’s Tree House- Climb to the treetop home of Tarzan.
  4. Liki Tikis- Sway to the beat of jungle rhythms by the “leaky” tiki poles.
Hongkong Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle
Hongkong Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle

Grizzly Gulch

After Adventureland is the Grizzly Gulch. It has a rocky mountain feeling of theme land.

This theme land has 2 main attractions.

  1. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars – You  will ride on the mine cars that will run through the town og grizzly gulch. It has a minimum height requirement which is 112cm.
  2. Geyser Gulch- It has an active geysers that will soaked you so Beware! 

Other attractions :

  1. Wild West Photo Fun-Have some photo opportunity in all of the 3 wanted posters, an old empty jail and the gold in grizzly gulch.

Mystic Point

After Grizzly Gulch comes Mystic Point. A horror vibe is fleeting in this theme land.

This theme land has 2 main attractions.

  1. Mystic Manor- Explore Lord Henry Mystic’s Manor. Ride the Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage to view an art collection. Learn and live the history of Mystic Manor.                                                                                                           Note: This is a Hongkong Disneyland Park Exclusive Activity. It can only be seen in Hongkong Disneyland.
  2.  Garden Of Wonders- Stroll through the garden and be amazed by the 3D illusions created by the garden.

Other Attractions:

  1. Mystic Point Freight Depot- Take a photo with exotic artifacts at this shipping station across from Mystic Manor.

Toy Story Land

After Mystic Manor comes Toy Story Land. Yehey! Reminisicing childhood ehy? Having enough fun? Wait there are more of it. *wink wink*

  1. Toy Soldier Parachute Drop- A parachute training that drops you from the sky. Minimum height requirement is 81cm or 32in.
  2. Slinky Dog Spin-Ride on Slinky Dog.
  3. RC Racer- Join RC for a thrilling, gravity-defying race on a U-shaped track. Minimum height requirement is 120cm or 48in.
  4. Barrel of Fun- Meet and Greet with Woody and Jessie.                                                                                          Note: Scheduled appearances are subject to change without notice.
Hongkong Disneyland picture with the carousel
Hongkong Disneyland picture with the carousel

Fantasy land

After Toy Story Land comes Fantasy Land. Home of the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle and my favorite ride “Carousel”.

There are 13 main attractions in this theme land and has 1 fastpass ride.

  1. Sleeping Beauty Castle- Snap a photo and be inspired in the wondrous castle you see in every Disney movie. This location is where the Fireworks are being displayed.
  2. Mickeys’s PhilharMagic- Be enchanted by this 3D magical adventure.
  3. Fairy Tale Forest- Travel to classic Disney fairy tales in this storybook garden.
  4. Dumbo the Flying Elephant- Remember Dumbo? Hop on and experience a meaningful slow ride.
  5. Cinderella Carousel- Hop on the 60 horses available inside. Inspired by Disney’s Cinderella.
  6. Hongkong Disneyladn Railroad-Fantasy Station- Hop on or off the train.
  7. Fantasy Gardens- Meet and Greet with Disney Characters.                                                                                       Note:  This is an exclusive park and can be seen only in Hongkong Disneyland park.
  8. Mad Hatter Tea Cups- Spin round and round in a tea cup. How awesome could that be?
  9. “It’s a small world”- Hop on a boat tour around the globe that has been called “the happiest cruise that every sailed”. It has been replicated in every Disneyland Park and is considered to be a Walt Disney Classic.
  10. “Mickey and the Wondrous Book”- Join mickey in this spectacular musical where characters and stories come alive. 
  11. “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”- A fastpass ride. Be charmed with the story of Winnie the Pooh.
  12. Snow White Grotto- Make a wish in the Wishing Well.
  13. Sword in the Stone- The famous ‘Excalibur” but the real question is “Can you remove it? “

Hongkong Disneyland picture with the balloons

Tomorrowland

Last but definitely not the least, Tomorrowland. There is tomorrow in tomorrow land. Inspired by the movie.

This theme land has 2 fast-passes ride and has 6 main attractions.

  1. Hyperspace Mountain- Join the battle in Star Wars. Minimum height requirement is 102cm.
  2. Star Wars: Command Post- Meet the greatest heroes of the Star Wars Saga.
  3. Orbitron- Ride a saucer and while enjoying the view of Tomorrowland.
  4. Jedi Temple- Its a show. Kids can join and kids ate heart too.
  5. Iron Man Experience- Hop on a cool ride with J.A.R.V.I.S. and 5 other robots and battle the forces of hydra. Minimum height requirement 102cm.
  6. Iron Man Tech Showcase- Snap a photo with Iron Man.
Where to Eat

Main Street, U.S.A

  1. Main Street Corner Cafe – Features innovative menu inspired Coca-Cola.Hosted by Coca-Cola. 
  2. Market House Bakery- Delicious pastries and sandwiches. Hosted by Maxim’s.
  3. Main Street Market – Mickey Waffle, Turkey Leg, Frozen Lollipop. All meat items are halal certified.
  4. Plaza Inn-Dimsum and Cantonese Foods. Hosted by Maxim’s.
  5. Popcorn,Cotton Candy,Frozen Lollipop Cart, Sandwiches and Coffee Cart.

Adventure Land

  1. River View Cafe- Southeast Asian and Chinese Foods.                                                                                                Note: Priority Seating available.
  2. Tahitian Terrace- Indian vegetarian dishes and Halal certified cuisine.
  3. Outdoor Vending Cart- Korean Squid, Turkey Leg and Frozen Lollipops.
  4. Tiki Foods- Ice-Cold Beverages. Presented by Coca-Cola.

Grizzly Gulch

  1. Lucky Nugget Salon- Fish&Chips,Chicken and Desserts.
  2. Popcorn Cart and Frozen Lollipop Cart.

Mystic Point

  1. Explorer’s Club Restaurant- Japanese,Korean,Indonesian and South East Asian cuisines.
  2. Frozen Lollipop Cart.

Toy Story Land

  1. Jessie’s Snack Roundup- Sundae Cone and Churros are available.

Fantasy land

  1. Royal Banquet Hall- International foods are available inculding grills,ramen noodles and pizzas.
  2. Clopin’s Festival of Foods- Chinese BBQ,noodles and wok-fried items.
  3. Small World Ice cream
  4. Soya Chicken Leg,Corn on the Cob, Jumbo Hot Dog, Frozen Lollipop Cart,Popcor, Cotton Candy

Tomorrowland

  1. Starliner Diner- Hamburger, fried chicken, grilled chicken rice, kids’ meals.
  2. Comet Cafe- Hongkong Style BBQ,wok-fried food and noodles.
  3. BB-8 Snack Cart- Churros, Sundae Cone and Frozen Slush.
Where and What to Shop

Main Street, U.S.A

  1. Emporium
  2. Center Street Boutique- Stylish Accessories, jewelries and collectibles including Chow Tai Fook.
  3. Main Street Jewelers- Presented by Pandora
  4. Main Street Cinema- My journeys with duffy
  5. Town Square Photo

Adventure Land

  1. Professor Porter’s Trading Post

Mystic Point

  1. The Archive Shop

Toy Story Land

  1. Andy’s Toy Box

Fantasy land

  1. Merlin’s Treasure
  2. Storybook Shoppe
  3. Pooh Corner- Photo Sales Location
  4. Merlin’s Magic Portrait- Photo Sales Location

Tomorrowland

  1. Space traders
  2. Expo Shop
4 Best Rides for the Adrenaline Junkie

After all the planning and listing everything I want to do in Hongkong Disneyland, I have come up with these Must do rides. Ranked from good to the best ride.

Toy Story Parachute

Chest and stomach will have a butterfly effect because of the drop. Don’t underestimate the power of parachute drop.

Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Cars

Get ready for a roller coaster ride. 

Hyperspace Mountain

Join forces with the star wars as you middle in the battle.

RC Racer

Roller Coaster Up Up and Away.

Fastpass Rides
Hongkong Disneyland Fast Pass
Hongkong Disneyland Fast Pass

What is a fast pass?

Fast pass is a complimentary service to help you save your time. It will give you a designated return time so that you will not wait in the long queues.

How many rides have fast pass?

Currently there are 3 rides available that uses fast pass. Namely Hyperspace Mountain and Iron Man Experience that can be found in Tomorrowland and the other one is The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh in Fantasy Land.

Tip: You cannot get two fast passes in one ticket. You can get another one if the time has passed in the previous fast pass ticket you are holding.

Best Months to Visit Hongkong Disneyland

March, April, October, November and December are the best months to visit Hongkong Disneyland. Just avoid the special days within it and you are good to go.

Tips and Informations

Bank. Atms are available inside the park.
Wheelchairs and Strollers. Rentals are available in the park.
Selfie Stick. You cannot use selfie stick to avoid catastrophes.
Smoking. Smoking is allowed in designated area.
Re-admission Policy. Please have your hand stamped as you exit if you plan to return later on that day.
Fireworks Display. This is a must. Please stay until fireworks display. You will never regret it.

Comments

  1. very nice….

  2. ..aahh hongkong the fragrant harvor nestled placidly along the serene pearl river..

    ..helpful blog,,thanks heaps..

    1. you are very welcome lakan!

  3. Shellwanders you’re really amazing!!!! your blog really helps people who like to travel, and a guide to all aspiring wanderers like me and my friends…#LODI

    1. Thank you ghilinz. I am very flattered.

  4. ikaw na Shellwanders…keep on wandering….

  5. This is perfect for amusement park. I plotted to visit those places you explored. I really loved it. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful site.

    1. Thank you for visiting and you are very welcome 🙂

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