Hong Kong Disneyland Packages
Hong Kong Disneyland Packages are one of the popular family destinations especially if your kids are still under 10 years old. While this is the closest Disneyland to Malaysia and Southeast Asia, it is located on Lantau island in Hong Kong and only a three hour flight from Malaysia. From our personal experience, it will take you a good full day or even two days to enjoy the entire Hong Kong Disneyland with your family. For couples who are planning to visit here, you can cover the entire theme park in just one day. This excludes going for all the Disneyland shows and kiddy rides.
As for food at Disneyland, Muslim families should be pleased as they have a Halal Restaurant in the theme park that serves authentic Malaysian food. For all others, there are many types of restaurants and fast food available so you will never go hungry in there. Drinks are sold all over the park while toilets are easily available too. For the smokers, you must find the smoking areas and not smoke anywhere you like.
Overall, there are many sections in Hong Kong Disneyland for you to go through and it is recommended that you use the free map given where you can plan your entire day walking around the park. Yes, there is a lot of walking here so please bring your most comfortable walking shoes and not high heels. During certain times of the day, the Disney characters will make their way around the park for a photo opportunity so you can check with the many information counters on the timing for this. Even Mickey and Minnie Mouse have a special area for you to take photos with them at certain times of the day. This is usually near the old town square in Disneyland.
Some of the attractions take you on a river cruise at Adventure Land where you can wear a poncho if you think you do not wish to be splashed with water. This is all in good fun too. At Adventure Land, you explore the jungles and climb a huge tree house, great fun for kids but for those with weak knees, it is recommended you pass this. Mystic Point is the latest addition here where you can explore a huge mansion. This attraction was recently opened in 2013 therefore is currently the popular spot. Grizzly Gulch is also on of the new places where it brings you back to the old cowboy times. An interesting roller coaster ride is available for those who like thrills, however, not for the faint hearted.
For the shows, there are three main shows that happen on a daily basis and the must-watch one would be the Disney Street Parade called Flights of Fantasy which takes place twice a day. Check with the staff there on the location of this colorful parade. Other shows are based indoors in their own amphitheater where the Lion King is one of the must-see shows while the Golden Mickey Show is also highly recommended. Just before the park closes, you must catch the Disneyland Fireworks Show which takes place at the Magic Castle, which is the icon of Disneyland. Here a 10-15 minute fireworks display takes place and is an amazing sight to see. Great for the family too!
For souvenirs, there are many shops that sell all things Disney here. Especially Mickey and Minnie Mouse items which range from clothes, accessories, food to even jewelry. Don’t worry as there are also Goofy, Daisy and Donald Duck, Lilo and Stitch and even Toy Story merchandise available for everyone. However, if you are a huge Disney fan, be prepared to spend a little more on these souvenirs as they are not as cheap as you may think. Plus they are high quality products and not your average night market quality.
Overall, the Hong Kong Disneyland is highly recommended for anyone who has yet been to one of these theme parks and a great fun place for couples and also families. To check this package, please see our Hong Kong Disneyland Packages which are 4D/3N and includes a city tour of Hong Kong’s popular places like the Avenue of Stars and even Repulse Bay. You will also get to stay at the popular Disney Hollywood Hotel for anyone that books the Hong Kong Disneyland Packages.