Dare to Dream at Hong Kong Disneyland
If you are looking for the magical experience of Disneyland (but without the long haul to the United States), you can find everything you’d expect and more in Hong Kong.
2016 is Hong Kong Disneyland’s 10-year celebration too, making it a wonderful time to visit!
As soon as you catch the Disney Train you know you are in for a special day. The smell of sweet popcorn and fairy floss fills the air, and the excitement builds as soon as you get through the Disney gates.
All your favourite traditional characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto, Chip & Dale, Duffy and Shellie May, are scattered around the theme park at different times of the day and are more than happy to offer their hugs and happy smiles for snaps.
There are also some fantastic newer characters like Baymax from Big Hero Six who is super cuddly!
There are seven themed-lands to check out and enjoy the rides! These were our favourites:
Toy Story Land was a favourite with the boys. The RC Racer was more for kids seven and above but it was sensational.
At Grizzly Gulch, the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars ride was also awesome. The unexpected ride backwards will get the kids screaming!
The boys absolutely loved the Space Mountain rollercoaster ride at Tomorrowland. Think about all the things that make for a great roller-coaster ride, and add in pitch black!
Fantasyland was another great land. Ensure you get a spot near the Disney castle before the parade. There are white lines and you first watch the parade with all your favourite characters going by which is awesome. Then, after the parade, you turn to the castle to watch the Disney in the Stars fireworks and lightshow- it is beautiful.
After the fireworks, the park closes and it is time to go home.
When taking the kids to Disneyland Hong Kong, keep these top tips in mind:
- Get a family photo at the castle on dusk for a beautiful shot.
- Buy themed shirts or hats to wear. It makes the photos better and are a great keepsake.
- Get a photo with Micky Mouse when you see him!
- Take a water bottle and refill at the many water stations.