Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau Island, Hong KongGetting there
Getting there by taxi: A Taxi to Disneyland from Central costs approximately HK 240 (US$31) and from Tsim Sha Tsui HK 180 (US$23) depending on traffic conditions and your exact location.
Private one-way transfers from your hotel to Disneyland cost US$55 from Kowloon and US$61 from Hong Kong Island.
This is a great option if you have a small group as the transfer price is per vehicle which accomodates up to 6 people. For round-trip transfers you need to book two packages:
One-Way Transfer from Kowloon HK$414 - US$55 Slightly more from Kowloon East
One-Way Transfer from Hong Kong Island HK$460 - US$61 Slightly more from Hong Kong Island South
+852 1-830-830More information Prices
Adult: $539 | Child (3 - 11): $385 | Senior (65+): $100
Adult: $739 | Child (3 - 11): $525 | Senior (65+): $170
10:30 am - 8:45: pm
Park Opening Hours:
10:30 to 20:30
The firework Show: 20:30 at the Sleeping Beauty Castle
Flights of Fantasy Parade: 15:30
Festival of the Lion King: 12:00, 14:00, 16:30 and 18:00
"Disney Paint the Night" Nighttime Spectacular: 19:15.
1. Park opening hours and entertainment performance times might be adjusted without prior notice.
2. "Disney Paint the Night" parade will be cancelled on Nov. 16, 2015.
3. Fantasyland will be closed at 16:30 on Nov. 16, 2015.
4. Fantasy Garden and Slinky Dog Spin are temporarily closed.
As the newest Disneyland in the world, it is a must-see because of its special attractions and the inimitable sense of Chinese culture. Walking into it, you feel you are in a wonderland. Accompanied by Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends, you start a fantastic and magical journey. With unique scenic spots and Disney Theme Hotels, you can go escape from the real world, and make your dreams come true. The availability of delicious Chinese and Asian food is also a lure for many visitors and Disney fans.
Experience the magic of Disneyland in Hong Kong! Opened in 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland is one of two major theme parks in Hong Kong (the other being Ocean Park). Despite being the world’s smallest Disney, the park still provides families with a packed day of Disney fun over seven themed lands centered on well-loved Disney movies: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land!
Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island, not far from Hong Kong Airport and is accessible from the city center in less than an hour. Beyond Disneyland’s rides, the park also offers visitors a number of shows as well as a parade and the daily fireworks just before closing.
Our research in when to visit admittedly has been quite light. We knew we wanted to see Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Resort at Christmas, so we focused primarily on the weeks around Christmas when Tokyo Disney Resort (the busier resort of the two) would be the least busy. From there, we made our plans around when flights would be cheapest.
We over-research everything, though, and what we saw basically suggested to avoid three things: 1) the summer tourist season (not only are crowds high, but so is humidity—the area around Hong Kong Disneyland might technically be a jungle), 2) weekends, and 3) holidays, especially the Chinese New Year. We’ve heard that crowds can be very high during these times.
During our weekday off-season Christmas visit, the park seemed empty by US standards. There were several times in the middle of the day when Mystic Manor was a walk-on, and only a handful of popular, low-capacity rides had prohibitive waits.
Halloween season is another time of year that Hong Kong Disneyland, but whether you should avoid it or go because of this is a good question. We haven’t been during Halloween, but we have heard incredible things about the elaborate (and genuinely scary!) Halloween entertainment offerings at Hong Kong Disneyland. We wouldn’t hesitate to go around Halloween-time, but we aren’t bashful about visiting the Disney parks during crowded times if it means seeing cool entertainment or events.
Disneyland Shows and Parades
Flights of Fantasy Parade
Starts 3:30pm daily near the Storybook Theatre in Fantasy Land
‘Disney in the Stars’ Fireworks Show
Starts 8:45pm daily on Main Street, U.S.A (changes seasonally)
Insider tips: Arrive early for the shows and parade to ensure a good view!
Hong Kong Disneyland also puts on a number of other impressive shows throughout the day. The 30 minute Festival of the Lion King performance is not to be missed. Show times at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:30pm and 6:00pm in Adventureland.
The Golden Mickeys (performance times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm. 30 minutes duration) is a broadway-style show where you’ll get to see all your favorite Disneyland characters. Find it at Disney’s Storybook Theatre in Fantasyland.
You can meet your favorite Disney characters in different areas of the park throughout the day (most will be in Fantasyland or Town Square).
Hong Kong Disneyland is actually pretty small, and is split up into only 7 areas. Tomorrowland, Fantasy Land, Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Adventure Land, and Main Street U.S.A. All of these areas don’t cover much ground, and you can easily explore the whole park in 1-2 hours if you don’t go on any rides. My recommendation would be to get there early on in the day, and do the whole park in 1/2 day, so you can go explore other parts of Hong Kong. Or do a seperate activity during the day, and head into the park in the afternoon, so you can see the park at night and during the day. During my day there, I pretty much did all the main attractions, here are a couple of my favorites that I would definitely do.
What to pack
As always, we think the items on our Unique Disney Packing List will be helpful in any of the Disney theme parks. Specific to Hong Kong, we note that since it is a jungle (or jungle-like, at the very least) environment, plan for hot weather. Things like Frogg Togg Chilly Pads will come in handy, as will moisture wicking clothing.
In general, we would caution against overpacking. This is especially true in terms of toiletries if you’re staying at one of the on-site hotels. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel provided a large set of toiletries in our room (large enough that it was themed to the Seven Dwarfs and there was a different item for each Dwarf!). Remember, Hong Kong is a world city, and you can purchase just about anything in Hong Kong that you’d be able to purchase at a convenience store in Orlando. If you are going to be staying in multiple hotels in Asia, we highly recommend packing cubes or compression bags (I prefer the cubes) for organization. You can read more of our “carry-on philosophy” and which types of bags we use here.
Compared to Tokyo, getting to Hong Kong from the United States is super easy. Well, minus that whole 12-16 hour flight. Once you land in Hong Kong, if you’re going directly to Hong Kong Disneyland, you’re going to take a taxi there. Yes, you can take the MTR, but that will require two transfers and significantly more time than just taking a taxi. Both Hong Kong Disneyland hotels are basically “airport hotels,” and they are only about a 10-15 minute taxi ride that will cost around $20. You will certainly save a little money taking the MTR, but the time and headache savings more than justify taking a taxi.
If you are also visiting Hong Kong as part of your trip, we recommend doing the city itself before Hong Kong Disneyland, in which case taking the MTR into Hong Kong is the way to go. Our rationale for doing the city first is because it puts you at Hong Kong Disneyland right before your flight leaving Hong Kong, and you presumably will be on more of a strict schedule (since you flight has a set departure time) on the way out than you are on the way in, and it’s easier to bank on the 10-15 minute taxi ride to the airport than it is on the 30 minute to an hour long MTR ride from downtown Hong Kong to the airport.
The MTR is very reliable—it’s the best public transportation we’ve encountered anywhere in the world—but it’s still more predictable/safer to rely on a short taxi ride to the airport than a longer train ride, which means you won’t need to build as much of a time cushion into your return airport trip.
These are details:
1. First check with your hotel – they may provide a hotel shuttle service to Disneyland
2. By MTR:
The Disneyland Resort Line runs from Sunny Bay Station to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort multiple times per day, every few minutes (the special Disney themed trains are a great way to begin the day!)
Journey time: 6 minutes
First train: 06:15
Last train: 00:45
Fare: Adult HK$7/HK$6.2 (with Octopus); Child HK$3.5/HK$3.2 (with Octopus); Senior HK$3.5/HK$2 (with Octopus)
3. By Public Bus
– Between Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Downtown Hong Kong:
Routes R33 and R42 operate during morning peak hours and following the end of the ‘Disney in the Stars’ Fireworks show each night
– Between Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Lantau Link Toll Plaza:
Take any A or E bus route to Lantau Link Toll Plaza where you can interchange with Route R8 which runs regularly throughout the day to Hong Kong Disneyland
Operating hours: 6:00am – 12:05am, every 15-25 minutes
Fare: HK$7 to Link Toll Plaza; HK$3 from Inspiration Lake to Disneyland Resort Public Transport Interchange (PTI)
We strongly recommend having a credit card with no foreign transaction fees for any international travel and also carrying cash for emergencies (plus small merchants and taxis that may not accept credit cards), but we didn’t find ourselves using credit cards or cash much in Hong Kong. Instead, we used what’s called the Octopus card. You think Walt Disney World’s MagicBands are cool? The entire island of Hong Kong has had the tap-to-pay system down since 1997. The Octopus card is a reloadable tap-to-pay card that can be used at a multitude of locations, from 7-11 to the trains. It’s super easy to use, and how we paid for probably 75%+ of our transactions in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Disneyland has two official hotels, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, both of which are walking distance to Hong Kong Disneyland. (There’s also a shuttle if you’re lazy.) We stayed at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and absolutely loved it. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is the flagship, Grand Floridian-esque hotel, and it’s slightly closer to the park.
Disney’s Hollywood Hotel is a Deluxe-caliber hotel that is Art Deco stylized, cheaper, and about 5 minutes farther away from the park.
If you’re on a tighter budget, there are also some nearby hotels that you can find on the usual suspects of booking sites. We know nothing about any of these hotels as we felt it was worth the splurge to just stay on-site. If you’re on a tight budget, there’s no actual benefit to staying on-site (no Extra Magic Hours or anything of that sort), and the train ride in from the Sunny Bay station is really nice, so we don’t see the harm. The biggest benefit of staying on-site is the convenience of walking between your hotel and the park, and also being enveloped in the Disney ambiance.
We do not recommend booking a hotel in downtown Hong Kong for the entirety of your stay. If you visit downtown Hong Kong, you should do a split stay, changing hotels for the Hong Kong Disneyland leg of the trip. Much like Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland is a decent train ride from downtown, and you’ll spend a couple of hours per day in transit if you make downtown your home base for the duration of the trip.
Where to buy Hong Kong Disneyland tickets
Tickets can be bought at the Disneyland Entrance Gate, Terminal 2 of the Airport, at Hong Kong Station, at some Circle K stores or – for the cheapest Hong Kong Disneyland tickets – on Klook.com
- Adult $539
- Child (3 - 11) $385
- Senior (65+) $100
- Adult $739
- Child (3 - 11) $525
- Senior (65+) $170
All Klook tickets are E-tickets, meaning you just need to show it on your phone – no printing required!
Validity: Once you purchase your ticket, the ticket is valid on any date until the time specified on your ticket (usually at least 3 months). The ticket grants you access to all rides of the 5 themed zones
Opening hours: 10:00am – 8:30pm
Insider tips: Disneyland Hong Kong can get very busy at times, especially on weekends and school holidays. There is the ‘FASTPASS‘ option for some attractions which will help you skip the lines. It is available at Space Mountain, Winnie the Pooh, Festival of the Lion King, Buzz Lightyear and Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Ways to purchase the tickets
1. Book online through the official website of the resort.
2. Purchase the tickets on the day of visit at the Main Entrance, Ticket Booths or Guest Relations Windows, opening daily from one hour before the park opens.
3. Purchase tickets at the Ticket Express located at the MTR Hong Kong Station (Tung Chung Line Concourse). Opening hour: 09:00-18:00 on Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00 on weekends and public holidays.
4. Hotel guests of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney's Hollywood Hotel can has ticket reserved at front desk during visit.
More ways to get One Day tickets
1. Purchase tickets at all Circle K outlets in city.
2. Purchase Ticket at The Magic of Disneyland at Terminal 2 of HK International Airport. Open daily from 09:00 to 21:00.
Reviews by visitors
Have never been to a Disney Land before and decided I had to go as I don't know when I will get another chance.
It is a great place to go with a family, maybe not so much as an adult although it can invoke slot of child hood memories. The parades are pretty good and Mickey's Storybook show is a must.
Plenty of restaurants from ribs to burgers and stir fry. Tried burgers and fried chicken near Tomorrow Land, but would advise against the fried chicken.
Excellent. Please book your tickets through Klook and save your money and the queues.
The rides are not that fascinating like those of the ocean park, which I feel is a much cheaper and reasonable deal.
The parade and fireworks are unbelievable.
The staff are very nice and honest
Toilets are well maintained
Water is very expensive
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hollywood Resort but in Disneyland itself thought there would be more rides, etc for all ages rather than just shopping. We really enjoyed the Lion King show and the Grand Parade but the parade was a bit drawn out, probably more suitable for younger children.
I visited Disneyland solo & while it doesn't compare to Anaheim, I still really enjoyed myself, even the rain didn't dampen my spirits! There were a few rides, and the longest I stood in line was 15 minutes. Don't miss Mystic Manor or the Jungle River Cruise. Festival of the Lion King is also one not to miss!
You could/should probably skip Tarzan's Treehouse as the best thing about it was the 30 second raft ride over there. Sadly, the main parade was cancelled due to the weather, but the Electric Light Parade (goes by a different name in HK) made up for it! It was spectacular!
The only down-point was being served a Mickey Waffle (which in itself was amazing) by an extremely rude staff member, who really didn't embody the 'Disney Spirit' at all!
Other than that, an awesome day out in Hong Kong!
I have visited many Disney lands over the world and I have now been to the hong kong Disney Land. While this park is smaller. It has a very good feel. The rides here and aimed more for the younger children but the themes you can see while walking around are pretty and clean. The only dissapointment I have about this park is the castle. It is very very small compared to other parks and I just think it would be nice to upgrade this to a castle seen at other parks. Overall the day here was good and fun
I've bought the 2 days tickets directly from the park website for HKD599 each adult. The ticket allows you to visit the park for 2 days with 7 days apart.
There are several nice rides such as AC rider, grizzy bear which are good for teenagers..
We have the fast pass for Winnie the Pooh in day 1 and Space mountain (closed on the first day we were there) on day 2.. Our strategic is to go early for the popular rides, then we also get the fast pass for space mountain. Winnie is more for small kids!
The queue in general was not too Long probably due to hot weather in Jun. Our second day was a rainy day, no queue at outdoor rides.. Bought raincoat from Disney costs HK69 for adult size.. Quality is ok, not those thin type..
Dinner on first day near Fantasyland was horrible, got myself a mixed grilled but really tasted horrible, price HKD149. Second time lunch near mystic manor is much better, Daughter has her Vietnamese beef Kway Teow at HKD129 which was nice.
Overall we enjoy our trip to Disneyland.
My ordinary life turned to be magical even just for a day!Started with the city tour it was windy and rainy day weather but when we're travelling to Disneyland its like Magic, skies turned to its perfect blue color: sign of a best day. Witnessed the Grand Parade of Disney Characters, Tried every single rides from moderate to extreme, mild and creepiest. It was so much fun! Plus all their staff are very helpful, they are always ready to assist with a smile. (From the ticketing, main entrance...). Restaurants inside the Disney are just too expensive. Good that our entry ticket provided by our agent includes meals. Indeed! "The Happiest Place on Earth"
We have been to Disneyland in Anaheim and it is much bigger than this one. That said the parade that they have in the afternoon was spectacular and there has been no expense spared.
The best rides are Space Mountain and the RC racer in Toy Story Land.
I expected the food to be expensive but $105HK ( which is $21AUD) for 3 Mickey Mouse ice creams is ridiculous. The gifts in the gift stores didn't seem too overly priced.
We got the 2 day pass and we went back on the second day in the afternoon thinking it may be quieter - it wasn't. The longest we waited was 30 minutes in a line but most of the wait time was 5 to 10 minutes.
My daughter is 11 and she really enjoyed the day and that is what we all go to Disneyland for.
Took the Disneyland MTR to the resort, and even the train itself offers a very wonderful experience train ride to the resort. The train is specifically decorated with Disney theme decorations and ornaments. The entrance to the park is quite huge and it's very clean and quite comfortable to stroll through. The resort has lots of wonderful attractions and offers pretty good parades that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Overall, I love this place and I would love to come back to the resort for another visit sometime in the future.
Been to the Hong Kong Disneyland a few times, always enjoy having an egg tart, but this time I missed it! The new attraction Star Wars is fun and my first time taking the ride, can't help screaming out loud! It was raining on the day of visit, and will surely go back for more fun and magic
If you haven't visited any Disney Land earlier, this is a must go. We have purchased tickets from our hotel at discounted price. Make sure you arrive by opening (10:30am) to enjoy the most. Check weather prior and carry sunscreen/umbrella. Be prepared for huge queues for each attraction. Take a free location map at entrance and organise to cover maximum rides/shows. Evening parade and closing fireworks are must if you love fireworks.
the first Disneyland I've been to and thus the most impressive one. the weather was quite unfriendly on the day of my visit, nevertheless many visitors came to the theme park despite the drizzling rain and occasional winds throughout the day..it only cleared up around 5 pm near the end of the day..but most of the rides were open and operating just fine, just make sure you're in good health before you get on any rides or attractions.
For show lovers, make sure you see:
1) Mickey's storybook adventure (sing along live show with popular characters dancing to and singing your favourite Disney soundtracks)
2) Mickey's Philharmonic (3d show with fun effects for family)
3) Lion King show (with fire dance, tribal dance, and Lion KIng soundtracks performed live)
For thrill lovers, don't miss out:
1) Mystic Manor (amazing and thrilling rides with scary fun visual effects throughout the whole ride-only available here)
2) Grizzly Gulch Mountain Cars (outdoor coaster ride with backward movement and thrilling maneuvers)
3) Hyperspace Mountain (newly reopened indoor coaster ride, revamped with Star Wars theme--be prepared for darkness, laser lights, chills, crazy fast maneuvers with amazing sound and light effects! The day of my visit June 11th was actually the first day it opened for public--and thankfully it wasn't crowded at all, took 4 rides and didn't wait for more than 15 minutes! It was a superb experience!)
4) Parachute Drop & RC Cars
You have to ride on it to experience the thrilling sensation yourself.. way different if you just see others on it. It's fun!!!
There are also other interesting and enjoyable rides such as:
1) Jungle River Cruise
2) Slinky Ride
3) Orbitron, etc.
And for everybody else, better wait till late in the evening because at 7.45 pm they will have night parade (along the Mainstreet USA) and as a finale there is a spectacular fireworks at 8.45 pm (best viewed around the Sleeping Beauty Castle).
Food was quite pricey, but they serve big enough portion with generous serving of meat, so it was worth it in my opinion. I had late lunch there at the restaurant next to Mystic Manor ride..it was less crowded and the menu was selection of Asian food.
Despite the cast members (that's what Disney call their staff) being rude and impatient with us tourists who don't speak Chinese, we still had a magical time because of the various attractions and although it seemed superficial, the people who worked there did try to be nice, it just wasn't enough. The park needs to be friendlier and I don't think the locals can do that, time for Disney to look outside of HK to hire friendlier cast members! The shows are amazing so definitely make time for those. We were there from opening to closing and still felt it wasn't enough time, so definitely coming back. It was raining the entire day we were there so perhaps visit sometime during winter or spring cause it gets rainy during the summer anyway. Everything inside is expensive so better be ready, an umbrella cost HK$168 a piece, imagine how much anything else cost. Other than that, you should have an amazing time! :)
Day 1 of our HK visit was all about Disneyland. Located in Lantau, its a short drive from the airport. There are multiple areas there like FantasyLand, TomorrowLand & Adventure Land. The parades are colourful and the rides diverse. Absolutely loved it.
Recently went here over the Queens Birthday Long Weekend (Australia). Being my first Disney theme park all I can say is WOW! From the custom Disney Train, to the small art work throughout the park the attention to detail was incredible. This park didn't seem as big as others in Hong Kong (such as Ocean Park) but wow did it impress.
Highly recommend going to this park on a weekday being sure that its not during school holidays or a public holiday. We went on a Monday with the weather forecast scheduled for thunderstorms; we scored lucky and didn't see a drop of rain all day. The end result, an all but empty park until around 1PM when some more locals turned up. Still we didn't wait more than 5-15 minutes in any line.
Due to our fortune with the crowds, we managed to see all three of the shows (4D cinema, theatre productions and lion king musical), meet and greet a selection of our fav characters (Goofy, Chewbacca, Micky and some Storm Troopers), watch both parades (lunch time one and evening one followed by fireworks display) and do every ride in the one day (note, we were not traveling with children and spent limited time in the gift store and eating).
Highly recommend the new Star Wars ride (in doors roller coaster) the 4D movie, Buzz laser zone, mine ride and omg the list goes on!
You can see more Hong Kong travel guide at here.