Hong Kong: Disneyland: Bring Out the Child in You..


I went to Hong Kong three times but I’ve been to Disneyland once. Well, below is my review from Tripadvisor with my additional commentary, tips and pictures.

I recommended dropping here with my family since we will be going to HK with my 3 year old nephew. I already told myself that it is all for him. But when we arrived there! I can’t stop myself adoring the place! It is just so Disney!

Tinkerbell’s Castle (I thought before that it was Snow White’s castle–I think they already changed the name)

I enjoyed more than my nephew did. I took a lot of photos, watched the 3D with mickey etc. I really loved the place although it is indeed smaller than ocean park or some other theme parks I’ve been, however, this become memorable since it is my very first time in a Disney wonderland.

There is a train passingby City Hall
The Disney landscape with my Mom and Dad…

Since it was December when we went here, they have a lot of Christmas decorations, and after the fireworks in the evening, it even SNOWED — which first I thought was real since it was really cold during that time, but after I used another batch of my brain cells, I remembered from my previous research that “it doesn’t snow in HK!” and then I touched the snow…..I got a blank face while I’m about to touch it (still expecting that it was real) but after it I realized that it is just a freaking soap foam! They almost got me there!

Can you see the candy cane??? I took this picture in Hollywood Blvd, Disneyland

One of the things you should not miss during your trip to Disneyland is the 3D show. It was funny and entertaining. The main star is Donald Duck– which made it a lot more funnier! You should try watching it, it is definitely not a waste of time. It’s sad that I wasn’t able to get a good picture of the theater.

Philharmagic (This is the entrance for the 3D show)

Another attraction we went in was the House of Tarzan. According to the employees, it is the tallest building (which can be accessed by the public) in Disneyland. It is also worth the time. You can see there the things used by Tarzan, Jane and the professor. And you can also see the Apes that took care of Tarzan. To get to Tarzan’s lair you need to ride a bamboo raft which will cross in a manmade lake. This attraction is in Adventureland section of this theme park.

Entrance to Adventureland
The stairs in Tarzan’s lair with my family (I’m the one taking the photo)
These are the other things you can see inside Tarzan’s House

Beside the House of Tarzan is a water attraction (I forgot the name), you cross a river (using a boat) and you will see different animals and some crocodiles too, and a volcano (which erupts water)… anyway, you can get wet to this kind of attraction. But it is also fun and educational for the kids. I don’t have pictures for this place since it was dark and my camera could get wet.

Maybe those people who already went to another Disneyland will be disappointed but people who haven’t, try this, at least you will be enchanted by the world of Mickey

The fireworks are good but I’ve seen better (pyrolympics here in the Philippines). Ques are okay (this is maybe because it is a weekday when we went there)

Fireworks once again….

HOWEVER, there are no rides as scary as in the Ocean Park, so if you want heart pumping and adrenaline rushing rides, I suggest that you go to Ocean Park but if you have time and money to spend, go to both places. Actually, for adults and kids, I recommend Ocean Park, since it is bigger and has a lot more rides than Disneyland.

You can go here through MTR and the disney train! I don’t know how much the train ride is, but if you are going to HK use an Octopus Card to save you more money and save you the hassle of buying tickets.. Riding the Disney train is really a CUTE experience. I’m the most amused not my nephew. The ride on the Disney train (subway) was really fun, you can see a lot of Mickeys! It is really different from the usual subway train, the seat are coated with foam, the windows and the safety handles are carved like Mickey’s head.

Disneyland Train (Just look at the details!)



You can go around the HK Disneyland for 1 day, but you can do it in 5 hours.

Suggestion: Go here not during summer, go here by winter, so that you will enjoy it better, since if summer (the weather is really hot, you’ll just end up more tired and sweaty and you might not enjoy the place as much) If winter–> it does not snow in HK so the climate is just more than 10 degrees celsius.

Food here is really expensive and they check the bags if you brought some food with you. I suggest eating first a heavy meal before coming here so that at least the hunger will not drive you crazy.. If you are really hungry, there are hotdog stalls, however, it is still quite pricey.

Banquet Hall, (here, you can eat but it is expensive for Filipino standards)
The TRUSTY Hotdog Stands (if you don’t have the budget to buy food in the Banquet Hall, you can buy one of the hotdogs here (as far as I remember the costs is more than $1 USD)

Anyway, if I will be back in HK, I will definitely put this again on my itinerary and visit this with my family or friends.



3 thoughts on “Hong Kong: Disneyland: Bring Out the Child in You..”

  1. It’s actually the Sleeping Beauty Castle, nearly identical to the one in Anaheim, CA. But they transformed it into Tinker Bell’s Pixie-Dusted Castle for the 5th Anniversary of Disneyland HK. The castle in the original Disneyland looks much nicer in my opinion, it kinda glimmers by day and is absolutely gorgeous at night. Magic Kingdom, FL and Tokyo Disneyland has a Cinderella Castle.

    You are right, summer (and Chinese New Year) are the worst times to go to Disneyland. Too crowded, too hot and (sorry to say) the people are so loud it gave us all raging headaches. And it rains during the summer. Go figure.

    We are heading there again this year for Thanksgiving, hopefully it wouldn’t be so crowded and hot in November. I think it’s already heading into winter that time. We’d like to see the new Mystic Point and Grizzly Gulch which wasn’t there yet when we visited the park.

    Thanks for your whole series on Hong Kong & Macau. Very useful since we are staying leisurely for 8 days this time instead of just 4 days of intensely hectic itinerary like last year.

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