Day 7 of 8

02.24.2011 – Hong Kong Disneyland is located on a reclaimed area in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, which can be reached by taxi, MTR, local circular buses, and cross border buses from Guandong. Since we’re on a nearby Ma Wan Island, we just took the Park Island Bus to Tsing Yi Station and from there, we transfer to Tung Chung Line MTR and alighted at Sunny Bay station, from Sunny Bay we walked a bit and boarded the Disney Theme MTR that brought us directly to the Disneyland Resort Station. Disney hotel guests may ride the hotel resort shuttle buses for free that runs between the Disneyland Resort Public Transport Interchange (PTI) and the 2 hotels located within the resort; Disney Hollywood Hotel & Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

Must Try HK Disneyland MTR

Must Try HK Disneyland MTR

map-point THEME PARK ENTRANCE

We proceeded straight to the hotel and checked-in right away, freshen up a little and then hop on the hotel shuttle again that will take us directly to the park, which is actually within a short walking distance from the Public Transport Interchange. Before we proceed, I make sure to take several snaps of the iconic park entrance with my loves.

Shuttle for Hotel Guest

Free Shuttle for Hotel Guest

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I must admit I’m truly a young at heart

map-point ATTRACTION CHECKLIST

Me and my siblings have a thing for theme parks and most of the time we’re too excited and thus we become dazed with attractions  and  chaotic with the time schedule. Sometimes you get to skip some shows and rides due to this excitement and so I created a list (updated as per my last visit March 2016) – THE COMPLETE CHECKLIST to make sure not to miss any attractions. Grabbing a map and time schedule is a must! Anyways, this is actually my second time, but this will be my first visit with the whole family. Enjoy the highlights of our first day in Disney.

map-point Main Street, U.S.A.

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Don’t forget to have your photo taken with the main icon of course—Mickey & Minnie at Townsquare (2009)

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With Donald Duck at Townsquare (2009)

map-point CORNER CAFE  (HK$200 – $500)

We enjoyed our Late Lunch at Corner Cafe. This Victorian inspired and picturesque restaurant is located in Main St. USA, and recently hosted by Coca Cola. They’re open for Lunch and Dinner, and they serve tasty American entrees, Italian pastas, soups and salads. They also offer Cobb Salad, Wagyu Steak, NY Reuben Sandwich and more delectable favorites. For questions or to make reservations, please call +852 3550-3388.

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Mickey & Minnie Waffle and Ice Cream for the Kids

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Roasted Chicken, Pork Chops, Fruit Platter and Cheese Cake.

map-point TOMORROWLAND

Our first stop —Tomorrowland, in here you can find Autopia, Buzz Light Year Astro Blaster, Our favorite Hyperspace Mountain, Orbitron, and the most recent addition the Star War Command Post.

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Autopia

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You can actually find Buzz and Woody at Tomorrowland until recently where they created a dedicated Toy Story Land.

map-point FANTASYLAND

After Tomorrowland, we went to Fantasyland where you can find most of the kiddie rides and of course the place where you can catch the must-watch Disney shows. Our little ones get to enjoy the Cinderella Carousel, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mad Hatter Tea Cups, The Many Adventure of Winnie the Pooh and It’s a small world which offers whimsical boat rides and let you experience the world in super cute and colorful diorama.

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It really is a small world 🙂

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The Happiest Cruise sails around the Globe

We also enjoyed a spectacular 3D show of our favorite Disney Icons at Philhar Magic.

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map-point DISNEY PARADE

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and all other famous Disney characters are all decked out for the 5th Year Celebration. Fabulous and flamboyant floats with dancers, musician and acrobats ready to dance with you all along with jovial Disney songs on the background.

2009 – Disney on Parade

2011 – Flight of Fantasy Parade

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map-point THE GOLDEN MICKEY

The Golden Mickey is a musical, Hollywood style award show involving of course the several cinematic Disney Movies. It comes with special appearances of all your favorite Disney characters like Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch, Woody and so much more.

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map-point CLOPIN’S FESTIVAL OF FOODS  (HK$100 – HK$200)

After the musical show, we then stop at Clopin’s Festival of Foods for Dinner. You can choose from Regional Noodles, Guandong BBQs and your Wok Favorites like what we had – Pork and Braised Beef and Yangzhou fried rice.

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map-point SLEEPING BEAUTY CASTLE

After dinner, we then began to look for the perfect spot for the firework show – Disney in the Stars. This show actually displays amazing pyrotechnics in stunning patterns and lively distinct color accented with unforgettable Disney Songs. One of my favorites Disney must-see and must-experience show. All I can say is its Truly Magical. 🙂

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map-point MAIN ST. USA

Afterwards, we stop and check out the stores on Main St. USA for some knick knacks and souvenirs.

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map-point HK DISNEYLAND RAILROAD

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At HK Disneyland Railroad – Main St. USA Station.

After snapping a great deal of photo souvenirs, we went to PTI and catch again the complimentary shuttle to Disney Hollywood Hotel. We all had a warm bath and sleep the night away feeling happy and excited for the next Disney Adventure.

THEME PARK QUICK GUIDE

pink-callout Official Website: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com
pink-callout Contact Number: +852 1-830-830
pink-callout Email Address: by email
pink-callout Adult: 1 Day Pass 539 HKD  2 Day Pass 739 HKD
pink-callout Child: 1 Day Pass 385 HKD 2 Day Pass 529 HKD
pink-callout Senior: 100 HKD
pink-callout Operating Hours: 1o:30 to 8:45pm Monday to Sunday
pink-callout Other Infos: Free Admission to Children age 3 and below.

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS?

You can purchase tickets directly at their official website at https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com you can also get the passes at pinkeart2 Klook to get lower rates plus get an additional 3 USD discount. Sign Up Here baubles4 (Tried & Tested – Make sure to download the app and use my link)

HOW TO GET HERE?

There are several ways on how to get to Disneyland, you can take private coach, taxi, public buses and cross border buses for the easiest and cost-effective transport see details below. For R Buses make sure to check out, update fare and time schedule on their official site. As for us, we chose MTR going there and taxi going back to the airport.

ship-carBy MTR  You can reach Disneyland by boarding the Disneyland Resort Line you can find at Sunny Bay station. Its 30 Minute ride from Kowloon and HK Stations and it runs daily frequently from morning up until late night.
ship-carBy Bus (R33) PTI <> Tuen Mun Railway Station HK$22.30 
ship-carBy Bus (R42) PTI <> Tai Wai Railway Station HK$22.30
ship-carBy Bus  (R8) HK Disneyland <> Lantau Link Toll Plaza HK$7

Hope you enjoy this post and get a thing or two! Again, See you on my next post – Disney Day 2  🙂 Happy Reading!

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