Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland Tips and Tricks: Making the Most of Your Magical Visit

Step into a world of magic and wonder at Hong Kong Disneyland! From thrilling rides to enchanting attractions, our day was unforgettable.

Visiting Hong Kong Disneyland was a dream come true for our family. Despite not covering the entire park, we had a day filled with magic and joy. As seniors, we felt like children once more.

The Magic Begins

As soon as we stepped into Hong Kong Disneyland, we were greeted by the enchanting atmosphere. The colorful buildings, iconic Disneyland arch, dancing Mickey Mouse at the fountain, lively music, and cheerful characters immediately transported us to a magical world.

Our excitement knew no bounds as we wandered through Main Street, U.S.A., marveling at the intricate details of the buildings and snapping endless photos. We also enjoyed exploring the attractions and riding some of the thrilling rides.

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Frozen Ever After

I thought this was one of the safest rides at Hong Kong Disneyland. We sat in a train-like chair and rode through epic scenes to Elsa’s Ice Palace with beloved Frozen friends and songs.We enjoyed the enchanting music and got a big “surprise” at the end of the ride.

Visiting Elsa, Anna, and Olaf in their magical winter wonderland

It’s a Small World

I highly recommend “It’s a Small World” for small children and seniors like me. This 9-minute whimsical boat ride takes you past singing children from around the world.

I was amazed by the vibrant scenes with over 100 dolls in traditional dress, including from the Philippines, singing in their native languages. This delightful journey celebrates global friendship and joy, all through a simple boat ride filled with music and colorful characters.

Read more about “it’s a small world” here.

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Enjoying a magical day at Hong Kong Disneyland with my family.

Castle of Magical Dreams

The iconic Castle of Magical Dreams is the centerpiece of Hong Kong Disneyland, symbolizing courage, hope, and possibility. It celebrates thirteen Princesses and Queens who overcame challenges to achieve their dreams, inspiring everyone to dream big.

You can admire this majestic structure and be inspired by the courageous stories of Cinderella, Tiana, Aurora, Ariel, Mulan, Snow White, Moana, Merida, Belle, Rapunzel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen.

The Marvel-themed Starliner Diner offers affordable American fast food.

Starliner Diner

For those looking to refuel after a day of adventure, the Marvel-themed Starliner Diner is a must-visit dining spot. Starliner Diner offers affordable American fast food starting from HK$99.

You can’t go wrong with Marvel-themed treats such as Garden Salad, Chicken Wings, Captain Marvel Beef Burger, Veggie Cheese Burger, Fried Chicken Basket, and Fish Burger. We ordered the Fried Chicken Basket and their bestseller combo, a Cheeseburger with Fries and a drink.

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The Castle of Magical Dreams sparkles under dazzling lights and fireworks show.

“Momentous” Nighttime Spectacular

What a perfect way to end our Hong Kong Disneyland journey than by witnessing the spectacular “Momentous” light and sound show.

This highly anticipated event dazzled our senses with stunning multimedia features, including large-scale 3D projection mapping, choreographed fountains, illuminated water projections, lasers, theatrical lighting, pyrotechnics, and fireworks.

We also enjoyed classic Disney songs accompanying the light show. This nighttime spectacular typically starts between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm, depending on the day. Arriving early at Main Street U.S.A. will ensure you get a good view.

Hong Kong Disneyland:  Missed Rides, But Not the Fun

We realized that half a day wasn’t enough to explore the entire park. There were so many attractions and rides that we couldn’t fit them all into our schedule.

We missed out on some attractions like the Animation Academy, which I wanted to see and riding in a charming vintage automobile on Main Street. However, this didn’t dampen our spirits. Instead, we focused on enjoying the moments we had and making the most of our visit.

Our wonderful day at Hong Kong Disneyland made us feel like kids again. Even though we didn’t see everything, the joy we experienced was priceless.

Pro Tips when visiting Hong Kong Disneyland

If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, here are some tips to make the most of your visit:

Plan Ahead

Check the park map and schedule in advance. Make a list of must-see attractions and prioritize them.

Arrive Early

Get to the park as soon as it opens to maximize your time. Early mornings are usually less crowded, allowing you to enjoy popular rides with shorter wait times.

Use the Disney App

The official Hong Kong Disneyland app provides real-time updates on wait times, show schedules, and restaurant menus. It’s a handy tool to navigate the park efficiently.

Bring snacks and water

Snacks and beverages at the park are a bit pricey. Bringing snacks in disposable containers and in individual portions is permitted inside the park. You may refill your water bottle at water fountains, usually found outside the restrooms.

Enjoy the Little Things

Even if you can’t do everything, savor the small moments. Enjoy the delicious food, the beautiful scenery, and the precious moments with your loved ones.

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  1. I’m so jealous you’ve been to HK Disneyland. I want to go! That castle and those fireworks sound amazing.

    1. Hi Joy. You should visit HK Disneyland so you can experience the amazing fireworks.

  2. karen says:

    I heard about Disneyland HK but never been! This is absolutely amazing and a must…I can’t wait to visit it, can’t can’t wait.

  3. Beth says:

    Hong Kong Disneyland looks amazing! I’d love to visit one day. I’ve been to both of the US parks.

  4. Rosey says:

    Going to Hong Kong Disney would b a dream come true. Going to HK would be too. 🙂

    1. Great. There are so many things to see and do in Hong Kong. Keep safe when you travel.

  5. barbie ritzman says:

    I love Disney; went there all the time when I was a kid. It is cool to see this in other countries too. I so would love to experience this again.

  6. Tameka says:

    Wow…I enjoy Disney it’s now another reason for me to visit Hong Kong

  7. Linda (LD Holland) says:

    I just finished watching a long set of documentary stories on Walt Disney and it made me want to head to Disneyland in Florida. But I never thought about looking at the Disneyland in Hong Kong. I’d love re-visiting old favourites and new attractions. And would certainly plan to stay for the nighttime spectacular. Great tips to make the most of our visit.

  8. Umiko says:

    You are right about feeling like a child again when visiting Hong Kong Disneyland. I’ve been to the one in California and Disneyworld in Florida, and that’s how I felt. I agree It’s A Small World is a must. It’s a fun ride where you can take a rest, too. lol. Your tips are great, especially for first-time visitors to the park.

    1. Thank you for appreciating my tips.

  9. Your post brought back all those beautiful memories. I went to HK Disneyland in 2010. And I recall the roller coaster ride and the magical fairy environs. There was a parade on the day we went. We took pictures with Tinkle Bell. It was a beautiful day. I am now going to look for the travelogue and add it to my site too. I recall the Disney metro that took us to the main town. I actually now feel like going again!

    1. Hi Ambica. There are many attractions and rides added after the COVID 19 pandemic. I guess you will like it more now.

  10. Natascha says:

    I did not know that Hong Kong also has a Disneyland. I have only been to Disneyland and Disney Sea in Tokyo. I can imagine that planning ahead is essential to get out the most of a visit. HK Disneyland seems a bit old-fashioned, but in a very good way. I would love to visit it!

  11. Jan says:

    I remember visiting Disneyland in Hong Kong decades ago when our kids were teenagers and taking various rides. Some of the rides were magical and others a bit uncomfortable making you want to scream through the ride. The 9-minute ‘Its a small world’ boat ride sounds familiar. I remember the fairy tale castle and the shows. It’s time I visit one of the Disney Lands and relive those moments again. 🙂

  12. These are all great tips. We have been meaning to go back to Disneyland again. I agree with you that half a day isn’t enough. In fact, we allotted 2 days during our first visit and I still it was not enough. I also would love to attend Animation Academy next time.

  13. Disneyland is a great transporter vehicle back to carefree days of childhood. I have not been to HK Disneyland but I believe it is not too different from the other Disneylands. The Frozen Ever After ride is something I would like to do – safe is good! Getting food at the Starliner Diner will be something to look forward to after all the rides. And finally the cherry on top is the Disney nighttime spectacular – with its fireworks , a great way to end a Disney visit.

    1. We enjoyed the nighttime spectacular. One of the best light and firework shows I ever witnessed.

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