Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Hong Kong Disneyland, the very first Disney park in China.
One-of-a-kind rides, unique spins on the classic Disney lands you know and love, and plenty of immersive theming (like character-shaped dim sum!) – that’s what you’ll find waiting for you at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Located on the tip of Lantau Island, the resort and its theme parks are a must-visit destination for fans worldwide.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is a joint venture between the Government of Hong Kong and Disney. While it wasn’t the first Disney resort to appear in Asia, it is the first in China. And Hong Kong Disneyland is home to plenty of truly unique attractions, entertainment, and experiences that you won’t find at other resorts or theme parks.
Whether you’re planning your first trip to Hong Kong Disneyland or simply want to learn more about this unique Disney destination, we’re sharing everything you need to know about the resort in our guide below.
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Theme Parks
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hotels
- The Best Time to Visit Hong Kong Disneyland
- Frequently Asked Questions
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Theme Parks
Hong Kong Disneyland
There’s just one theme park at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and it’s Hong Kong Disneyland. Like the other iterations of Disneyland found around the world, the original plans for this theme park were based on Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. However, when Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005, a number of factors – like details suited to Chinese culture, customs, and traditions as well as fresh new lands – make it quite different from the original.
Hong Kong Disneyland is somewhat small in size, spanning 68 acres (the original park in Anaheim covers 160 acres) within the larger 310-acre resort. Its design and layout are different, thanks in part to the incorporation of feng shui. At the center, like at any other Disney park, you’ll find Hong Kong Disneyland’s icon: the Castle of Magical Dreams. Though Hong Kong Disneyland previously had its own version of Sleeping Beauty Castle, that was replaced with the Castle of Magical Dreams for the park’s 15th anniversary celebration in 2020. The castle isn’t one found in Disney movies, but rather one that features colors, icons, and details that come from all of the Disney princesses’ stories.
There are seven lands within Hong Kong Disneyland:
- Main Street, U.S.A.
- Toy Story Land
- Grizzly Gulch
- Mystic Point
As part of Hong Kong Disneyland’s ongoing expansion, a new land will join the park in 2023: World of Frozen.
Attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland
At Hong Kong Disneyland, you’ll find a mix of familiar attractions and fresh attractions exclusive to this theme park. Here’s a look at the different attractions found in each land:
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Animation Academy
- Art of Animation
- Flights of Fantasy Parade
- Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad – Main Street Station
- Main Street Entertainment
- Main Street Vehicles
- Meet Chip and Dale in Main Street
- Meet Daisy at Town Square
- Meet Donald at Town Square
- Meet Duffy and Friends at Main Street Cinema
- Meet Goofy in Main Street
- Meet Mickey and Minnie at Town Square
- Meet Pluto in Main Street
- Festival of the Lion King
- Jungle River Cruise
- Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Aladdin at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Baloo at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Carl Fredricksen at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Genie at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Judy Hopps at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet King Louie at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Lilo Pelekai at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Nick Wilde at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Princess Jasmine at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Russell at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Rafiki at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Stitch at Karibuni Marketplace
- Meet Timon at Karibuni Marketplace
- Liki Tikis
- Moana: A Homecoming Celebration
- Rafts to Tarzan’s Treehouse
- Street Entertainment at Adventureland
- Tarzan’s Treehouse
- Cinderella Carousel
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Fairy Tale Forest – presented by PANDORA
- Meet Tinker Bell at Fairy Tale Forest
- Fantasy Gardens
- Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad – Fantasyland Station
- It’s a Small World
- Mad Hatter Tea Cups
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Meet Rapunzel at Fantasyland
- Mickey and the Wondrous Book
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Character Greeting
- Snow White Grotto
- Street Entertainment at Fantasyland
- Sword in the Stone
- The Royal Reception Hall
- Castle of Magical Dreams
- Royal Princess Garden
- Hyperspace Mountain
- Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!
- Iron Man Experience – Presented by AIA
- Iron Man Tech Showcase – Presented by Stark Industries
Toy Story Land
- Barrel of Fun
- Meet Buzz Lightyear at Barrel of Fun
- Meet Jessie at Barrel of Fun
- Meet Woody at Barrel of Fun
- Cubot in Toy Story Land
- RC Racer
- Slinky Dog Spin
- Toy Soldier Boot Camp
- Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
- Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
- Geyser Gulch
- Welcome Wagon Show
- Wild West Photo Fun
- Garden of Wonders
- Mystic Manor
- Mystic Point Freight Depot
And more attractions are already underway. When the new World of Frozen land opens in 2023, the following attractions will join the list:
- Frozen Ever After
- Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs
- Playhouse in the Woods
Dining at Hong Kong Disneyland
At Hong Kong Disneyland, you’ll find plenty of dining options that cover everything from casual to fine dining – and there’s a wide range of different cuisines to choose from. There are a total of 36 different restaurants to dine at, both inside Disneyland itself and at the hotels of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
One of the most unique aspects of dining at this international Disney theme park is its In-Story Dining. If you’d like, you can take part in a few different immersive dining experiences at Hong Kong Disneyland. These include meals featuring flavors and dishes from famous characters as well as enchanting stories, interactive experiences, performances, and even character encounters. In-Story Dining includes options like the Explorer’s Semi-Buffet, which is inspired by the story behind Mystic Manor, as well as more traditional Disney dining experiences like character breakfast and dinner buffets.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hotels
There are three hotels to choose from at Hong Kong Disneyland, each with its own theming and varying amenities. Each one sits at a different price level, and though the resort doesn’t use the same value, moderate, and deluxe categorizations as Walt Disney World Resort hotels do, you do have an option whether you’re looking to stay budget-friendly or splurge with a little luxury.
Here are all of the hotels and resorts at Hong Kong Disneyland:
- Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel: A Victorian-style hotel filled with elegant touches as well as five restaurants and bars, plus an indoor/outdoor pool.
- Disney Explorers Lodge: An exploration-themed hotel set against an exotic backdrop, with incredible gardens to explore.
- Disney’s Hollywood Hotel: This Hollywood-themed hotel offers spacious rooms at a more budget-friendly price.
While Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is the most luxurious of the bunch as a 5-star hotel, both Disney Explorers Lodge and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel are reasonably priced. With different settings for each, you can opt for whatever your travel preferences are, from luxury to outdoorsy – and all three are just a short distance away from the theme park.
The Best Time to Visit Hong Kong Disneyland
If you’re hoping to visit Hong Kong Disneyland when the weather is nice, you’ll want to plan your trip from November to April. This is typically when Hong Kong sees its most temperate weather. Days and nights can be cool, but you’ll be visiting during the dry season (which is key). Additionally, you won’t run into issues with heat or humidity during these months of the year.
And, coincidentally, this is also the least crowded time of the year to visit the theme park! Crowds are relatively light to moderate from November through April.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hong Kong Disneyland
What is different about Hong Kong Disneyland?
There’s a lot that’s different about Hong Kong’s Disney theme park! For starters, it’s the smallest of the bunch – meaning you can easily see the park’s attractions in less time compared to others around the world. And in addition to its own unique design and list of attractions, Hong Kong Disneyland is also set in a unique area, with massive mountains surrounding the resort’s borders.
Do Cast Members speak English at Hong Kong Disneyland?
Yes, you can expect the Cast Members of Hong Kong Disneyland to speak English. Here, you’ll find a mix of English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
How many days do you need at Hong Kong Disneyland?
Although it’s one of the smallest Disney theme parks, you’ll still want to spend plenty of time exploring all of the sights and details at Hong Kong Disneyland. You can do the park in one day, but we suggest spending a minimum of two days to cover attractions as well as entertainment.
How far is Hong Kong Disneyland from the airport?
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is pretty close to Hong Kong International Airport. It’s just 18 kilometers (just over 11 miles) away. You can easily get to the resort via public transportation, which takes about 30 minutes from stops via the Mass Transit Railway (MTR).