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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

My Guide to Hong Kong Disneyland

When I was planning my trip to Hong Kong, I knew I had to include Disneyland in my itinerary.  Growing up I visited Disney World in Orlando FL and Disneyland in Anaheim CA, but I never visited a Disney park abroad. This was a very exciting experience for me and I found the park quite similar to the Disney parks back home. The park opened in 2005 and it is the smallest of the Disney parks. It has similar rides as Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in California. Since the park is smaller than the others, tickets cost less. I visited in late December and the weather was perfect for spending all day at the park since it did not get too cold or too hot (about 70 degrees).


Download the Disney App

Before you head out to Hong Kong Disneyland, download the Hong Kong Disneyland app. The app shows all of the wait times for rides and also serves as a map that shows your location in the park. 

Getting There

Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island and there are a few different ways of getting there. Disneyland has its own train stop, so it is easy and cost effective to get there by taking the MRT system.  We ended up taking an Uber there since we were not staying close to a train stop and it look less than 30 minutes to get there from Hong Kong island. I recommend getting there before the park opens to give yourself enough time to buy tickets. Tickets are available at the ticket booth entrance and also online. We bought our tickets on site since we were told the lines are not long. Hong Kong Disneyland opens at 10:30am which is later than others parks around the world. 



Plan Ahead

Plan out your day ahead of time so that you know which rides you want to go on first. It starts getting crowded in the park in the afternoon, so go one rides you really want to ride first. The rides in Toy Story Land filled up the quickest since that is the newest edition to the park. Wait time for the most popular rides can be over an hour.



Rides/Attractions 

Hong Kong Disneyland is smaller compared to other parks around the world and is divided into seven lands. We were able to go to most of the rides in a single day, especially since we got there right when the park opened. We would also check the wait times of rides on the app and change the order of the rides depending on the line times. 

Seven Lands
Main Street U.S.A
Fantasyland
Toy Story Land
Mystic Point (Exclusive to Hong Kong Disneyland)
Grizzly Gulch
Adventureland
Tomorrowland



What to wear/bring

Comfortable shoes 
Light jacket (if visiting during the winter months)
Sunscreen (for the summer months)
Water bottle 
Cash (small kiosks do not accept credit card)
Phone charger and external battery

Cute comfy sneakers from Steve Madden
Jacket from Banana Republic
Skirt from Express


More Photos from my Hong Kong Disneyland experience: 


















































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