Travel Tuesday: Our Hong Kong Disneyland Family Trip

Visiting Disneyland is a part of my Bucket List. I am so glad to have accomplished it last month when my husband and I took our only girl to Hong Kong Disneyland for her 3rd birthday.

Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Lantau Island, which is conveniently situated 20 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport and is a 30-minute MTR (Mass Transit Railway) ride from Central, Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Admission Ticket Price

One-Day Pass

  • General Admission (12-64 years old) — HKD 450 or PHP 2,700
  • Child Ticket (3-11 years old) — HKD 320 or PHP 1,920
  • Senior Ticket (65 years old and above) — HKD 100 or PH P600
  • Children (2 years old and below) — FREE

 

Two-Day Pass

  • General Admission (12-64 years old) — HKD 585 or PHP 3,510
  • Child Ticket (3-11 years old) — HKD 415 or PHP 2,490
  • Senior Ticket (65 years old and above) — HKD 170 or PH P1,020
  • Children (2 years old and below) — FREE

Hong Kong Disneyland One-Day or Two-Day Pass: The Better Choice

If it’s your first time visiting Disneyland (and one the highlights of your Hong Kong trip with the family), I highly recommend getting the Two-Day Pass in order to maximize your experience. I also suggest visiting the park on a weekday (Monday-Thursday) since it has lesser visitors.

You also need to fall in long lines for some of the rides so it might take much of your time. The longest line we encountered during our visit was at the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at the Fantasyland. It look us one hour to get to the ride. Let’s face it, it is highly possible that you won’t be able to try all the rides if lines are frequently long especially on weekends. Better do a two-day trip.

How To Get To Hong Kong Disneyland

There are several ways to get to Hong Kong Disneyland — bus, cab or train. During our visit, we decided to ride the MTR in order to experience riding the specialized Disneyland Train. Hong Kong Disneyland is 45 minutes away from Tsim Sha Tsui (TST), east of Kowloon where we were billeted.

From TST MTR Station (Red Line) travel going to Lai King Station. From Lai King, you need to transfer to the Yellow Line and get off at the Sunny Bay station where the Disney Train awaits.

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Hong Kong Disneyland’s on the pink MTR Line

The Hong Kong Disneyland Park is open as early as 9AM all year-round. If you’re planning to visit it soon, you can also double check the Disneyland Daily Calendar page.

We were able to avail of park entrance rate discounts and frozen lollipop freebies from the MTR Tourist Pass that we bought when we landed in Hong Kong.

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Also, don’t forget to grab a Disney Park map in your language upon entering the theme park. It is very, very important so you wouldn’t miss the show times and other exciting events of the day.

Hong Kong Disneyland Travel Tips for the Family

Always check Hong Kong’s climate before your visit. We visited Disneyland in summertime (July) and the temperature is just the same with Manila. If given a second chance to visit Hong Kong, I’d surely go for Autumn.

Determining what the climate is during the time of your visit is extremely important so your family can prepare to wear just the right clothes and what to pack in your bag.

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Spring (March to May)

  • Temperature and humidity are rising. Evenings can be cool.
  • Average Temperature: 17oC – 26 oC

Summer (June to August)

  • Hot, humid and sunny, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. The temperature can exceed 31°C but high humidity levels can make it feel even hotter.
  • Average Temperature: 26oC – 31 oC

Autumn (September to November)

  • There are pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Many people regard these as the best months of the year to visit Hong Kong.
  • Average Temperature: 19oC – 28 oC

Winter (December to February)

  • Cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. The temperature can drop below 10°C in urban areas.
  • Average Temperature: 12oC – 20 oC

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We brought in this trip this reliable and lightweight Aprica Karoon stroller

If you’re bringing a child during your visit, I also suggest bringing your baby sling or a stroller.

Must-See Attractions in Hong Kong Disneyland

Aside from the Flights and Fantasy Parade at Main Street, which happens at 3:30PM, and Disney in the Stars Fireworks Show at 9:00PM, these are some of the shows and rides that we enjoyed there.

  • Festival of the Lion King — Be ready to get to know more Simba better and sing Hakuna Matata along with Timon and Pumbaa.

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  • The Golden Mickeys — This is Disneyland’s version of the Oscars. Your eyes will surely feast on a very colorful show as you look back on your favorite Disney cartoon.

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 Disneyland’s First Couple with their friends

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Your favorite Disney character in one stage

  • Mystic Manor — This is one of the first rides that we had located at the Mystic Point. It was so much fun visiting Lord Henry’s mystical mansion! Noa enjoyed searching for Lord Henry’s pet monkey Albert.

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Enjoying our Disney Ice Cream behind Lord Henry Mystic’s Mansion

  • It’s A Small World — You will surely enjoy looking at the different costumed dolls from around the world while listening to your Disney characters singing the classic children’s tune.

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Noa and I are both mesmerized by the wonderfully dressed dolls. We couldn’t miss a thing!

  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Cup — Party with Alice and spin round and round riding the cutesy and pastel-colored Mad Hatter’s tea cups. My husband and Noa really liked this ride, but I ended up feeling so dizzy when we got off the ride.

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We just survived the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cup!

Where and What To Eat at Hong Kong Disneyland?

For budget savvy moms, peso earners and coming from a country where food is practically priced, you might find the food in Disneyland quite pricey. We purchased Disneyland’s 3-in-1 Supreme Meal Coupon at the Guest Services Lounge for HKD 208 or  PHP1,248 per head.

The coupon includes:

  • 1 Lunch ( enjoy before 4:00pm on your visit date)
  • 1 Dinner (enjoy after 4:30pm until 30 minutes before fireworks start on your visit date)
  • 1 Frozen Lollipop or Popcorn

You can choose to use them when dining at any of the five (5) locations:

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Our favorite spot of all these dining spots is Starliner Diner. We had their big fried chicken and rice (with a bonus of a half corn on a cob). We went back there for dinner and we had their burgers and fries. It was satisfying.

Shopping at Hong Kong Disneyland

There are souvenir shops almost everywhere within the park so don’t get too excited to go shopping. But if you want a one-stop shop for to satisfy your Disney merchandise cravings, The Center Street Boutique located at the Centennial Hall of Main Street, USA is your perfect bet.

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Of course, who wouldn’t enjoy shopping? There are tons of really cool and exclusive Disney merchandise from clothes, toys, jewelry, kitchenware, phone and tablet cases, bags and whole lot more! Be sure to set a budget before going here because it is really tempting!

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Behind us is The Sleeping Beauty Castle

Visiting Hong Kong Disneyland was indeed a magical experience for my entire family. No one is too young or old to have a great time here. It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time or a frequent visitor, planning is an important key to maximize your stay.

Now I fully understand why Disneyland is truly the Happiest Place on Earth. God willing, there will surely be a second time visit for us.

I hope this post helps you in planning your Hong Kong Disneyland Family Trip. Please feel free to comment or email me if you have questions and I’d gladly answer them if I can. ♥

30 comments

  1. Rishel says:

    Hi Sis, We are planning to go to Hongkong on April. I just want to ask if do we have to bring stroller? Or we can rent a stroller there in Disneyland? Thank you. I’ll wait for your reply. ASAP

  2. Kai says:

    Thank you for the very detailed info mommy! 🙂 We are planning a trip this November and I sure hope the rates haven’t significantly increased.

  3. glem del rosario says:

    hi about sa show at the disneyland like festival of the lion and thengolden mickey.. what time po ung show nila and how to accomodate us para makakuha ng schedule nila?

  4. Nikka Bautista says:

    Hi! Good day po. Tanong ko lang po sana, plano po kasi namin pumunta ng hk, tanong ko lang po kung san kami mas makakatipid, sa hongkong package tour? O yungg kami nlng po mismo mgpapabok ng tix, hotel room. At tix papuntang disneyland and oceanpark? San po ba kami mas mkktipid? Bale 3 lang po pala kmi, kami ng asawa ko saka yung baby po naming 2yrs old. Mgkno po kaya budget per person? Thanks po! God Bless! 🙂

    • Glaiza // moomymusings.com says:

      Hi Yehlen! Unfortunately, you cannot bring in food inside Disneyland. But you can bring water, esp. for the kids, or for their milk. 🙂 The airport travel pass is I think HKD350 for 3-day unlimited ride, plus if you return it on your way out of Hong Kong at the airport, you can get an automatic HKD50 refund per bought pass.

  5. annesantos says:

    hi im planning with my three kids this summer may where is the best cheap hotel we can stay near in disneyland and where you can buy the disneyland tickets cause in their websites is much greater than the 450? thank you ..

  6. grace says:

    hello po mommy. ask ko lng po f mahal ba cab transpo nila? kasi late na yung arrival namin sa hk airport tas may mga kids. is it ok pa bang mag mtr or shuttle or go for the cab nalang? thanks po.

  7. Dew@MomsterTeacher says:

    Hi Glaiza! I was overjoyed to see your post. Dami kong taning sayo!!!

    1. From airport, whats the best way to TST?
    2. Hindi ba kayo naligaw-ligaw?
    3. Where’s the best place to shop? 😉
    4. What are your must-go-to’s?

    Mwah!

    • GGT | moomymusings.com says:

      Hi Dew!

      1. Best way to go to TST is through the Airport Express Travel Pass. Complimentary na yung train at shuttle transfer plus unlimited MTR ride na for 3 days. This is one of the best decisions we made. Hindi na kami pumila kaka-reload ng MTR card.
      2. Haha! Believe it or not, super dali at easy yung transport system nila. If you want to feel like a local, MTR is the way to go. Hindi tulad ng train system sa tin, super efficient sa kanila.
      3. Best place to shop — iSquare at within the TST area andun mga outlets ng Mango, H&M, etc. sa paligid ligid. Wag ka na mag Ladies Market, di ako tumagal at masikip lalo pag may kiddo na dala.
      4. Must-Go is of course Disneyland, Ocean Park, The Peak tsaka Ngong Ping Cable Car.

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