Visiting Hong Kong Disneyland with Kids

visiting Hong Kong Disneyland

For families traveling to Hong Kong with children, Disneyland is a must. The Hong Kong version of the world’s most famous theme park is the second Disneyland resort opened in Asia. Located close to the airport and easily accessible from the city, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is a great experience for everyone.

What is There to Do at Disneyland Hong Kong?

Like many Disney theme parks, Disneyland Hong Kong features a number of rides and attractions, mainly based on its films and characters. There are also various interactive experiences and the chance to meet Disney characters.

With all the properties now under the Disney banner, visitors can meet characters from Disney and Pixar films, Marvel superheroes, and characters from the Star Wars universe.

Disneyland Hong Kong rides include:

  • Jungle River Cruise
  • Cinderella Carousel
  • It’s a Small World
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
  • Mystic Manor
  • Iron Man Experience
  • Hyperspace Mountain (a Star Wars-themed version of the classic “Space Mountain” ride)

In addition to the theme park itself, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort includes various stores, restaurants and entertainment facilities, an artificial lake named “Inspiration Lake”, which is used for recreation, and 3 hotels:

  • The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney’s Hollywood Hotel
  • Disney Explorers Lodge

How to Get to Hong Kong Disneyland?

Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island. Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong and is connected to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon by the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) and ferry services. The MTR is Hong Kong’s efficient metro (subway) system.

Visitors to the park coming from Hong Kong Island or Kowloon can take the Tung Chung Line of the MTR to Sunny Bay station on Lantau. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has its own MTR line — the first metro line in the world built specifically for a Disneyland theme park. It runs from Sunny Bay station to the resort.

How do I get from Hong Kong Airport to Hong Kong Disneyland?

Hong Kong International Airport is also located on Lantau, making for easy access to Disneyland for new arrivals heading directly to the resort.

Before traveling by air to Hong Kong Disneyland, international travelers should ensure they have the correct documentation to enter Hong Kong. Depending on the nationality, this may mean a Hong Kong Tourist Visa.

Indian citizens must now complete the Hong Kong Pre-Arrival Registration (PAR) instead, which makes travel easier.

Once arrived at Hong Kong International Airport, a taxi is the easiest option to get to the Disneyland Resort.

It is possible to take the MTR, but it requires 2 changes: from the Airport Express to the Tung Chung line at Tsing Yi; then to the Disneyland line at Sunny Bay. This is cheaper but it takes longer than a taxi.

How do I get to Hong Kong Disneyland by train?

If you are coming from mainland China, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link takes passengers from the border between Hong Kong and Shenzen to West Kowloon. There are convenient MTR links and shuttle buses to Hong Kong Disneyland from here.

How much is a ticket to Hong Kong Disneyland?

The Disneyland HK entrance fee varies in price:

  • Tickets for general admission (ages 12 and above) start from HK$639 (US$81.66)
  • Tickets for children aged 3-11 start from HK$475 (US$60.70)
  • Children under 3 can enter for free

These tickets include entry for a single day, a discount voucher on merchandise, and a snack.

There is also a 2-day package and special tickets for New Year’s Eve and other events and extras, all of which cost more than the 1-day general admission.

All prices quoted here are taken from the Hong Kong Disneyland website, where tickets can be booked online. Hong Kong Disneyland tickets can also be bought at the gate.

Is Disneyland Hong Kong Free on Your Birthday?

The hotels at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offer special birthday packages for guests visiting on their birthdays. This includes a free 1-Day Ticket for the theme park and a 15% discount on up to 3 other general admission or child tickets, among other perks.

When Is the Best Time to Go to Hong Kong Disneyland?

The best time of year to visit Hong Kong Disneyland is usually between November and April. During these months, temperatures are comfortable and it is relatively dry. If Disney HK is part of a longer trip to the area, read more about the best time to visit Hong Kong in general.

It is advisable to avoid public holidays and weekends, as the theme park is very popular and can become crowded with long lines for the rides. Hong Kong Disneyland has been known to reach full capacity at these times, with people being turned away at the gate.

Weekdays are generally less busy, although it is still recommended to arrive a few minutes before they open the gates.

Opening hours at Disneyland Hong Kong are from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.