Tips When Visiting HK Disneyland

by - February 16, 2015

Planing is always crucial when traveling, more so when visiting some place for the first time. To maximize the fun at Hongkong Disneyland especially for first timers, I made this personal tips that I would indeed take note on my next visit.

1. Commuting to Disneyland.

There are many ways on how to get to Disneyland - by bus, private car, taxi or of course, by the ever convenient, MTR. If you are coming from the airport, there are private car and coaches that you can rent going to the resort but this would be more expensive.
On our case, we took the MTR, boarding the Disneyland Resort Line at Sunny Bay Station. Trains runs every few minutes from early in the morning until late at night. Train schedules can be found here on the MTR website. I'm sure, kids would enjoy this short ride because the Disney train is indeed a Disney train with so many Mickeys.




2. Check the weather and wear appropriate clothes.

Hongkong's weather can sometimes be a little bipolar, meaning it can get cold today then it can be humid the next day. During our trip, it was cold the day before our visit so I wore my tights but when we arrived there, it was sunny and a little humid then it got cold again throughout the night. So here's the list of the HK's season and average temperature:

March to May: Spring – Temperature and humidity are rising. Evenings can be cool. Average Temperature: 17oC – 26oC

June to August: Summer – 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 – 31oC

September to November: Autumn – 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 – 28oC

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

3. Look for discounted tickets.

Standard ticket prices can be found here. We were lucky enough that the guesthouse's caretaker where we are staying were selling discounted tickets for Disneyland. There are a lot of online services where you can book or buy discounted tickets such as KlookCTS and TicketMark HK.

Disneyland resort also has special offers to be found here.

4. Dedicate at least one whole day for your visit.
Need I say more? Maybe a day still isn't enough. Disneyland is 28 hectares big with seven classic themed areas. So rest and sleep well the night before as surely, your energy will be exhausted. But everything will all be worth it. :)

5. Get a copy of the HK Disneyland Guide Map and Times Guide.
I believe, this is an unwritten rule when visiting a theme park for the first time. There's no Free WIFI at the resort so using Google maps is not an option. Lol. Also, the Times Guide will tell you when and where to wait for the next parade or event. It also has the recommended viewing locations. Both of these are available at the entrance and in every souvenir shops there is. Just ask the staff and they will give you one.

6.  Don't miss the Disney in the Stars Fireworks display. DON'T. MISS. IT.
There is nothing much better way to end the night than the amazing Disney in the Stars Fireworks. If you're a first timer, you will miss half of your life if you don't watch the display. Enough said.

7. Where to Eat
Food inside are actually expensive compare to the selling price outside the park. It could get doubled or tripled, so be prepared for the budget. I suggest eating at food court-like eateries such as the Royal Banquet Hall in Fantasyland and Tahitian Terrace in Adventureland. Eating at the vending carts located throughout the park could also save you a lot of money.

8. Opt to stay at Disneyland Hotel if you have the budget.
To have a full Disney experience, I guess staying at the resort's hotel could be an option. Plus it will allow yourself to have a shorter travel time and more than a day to tour the park. Visit their website here to know more about the rates.
So there you go, I'm sure my future self will thank me for writing these all down. I hope it will help you too! Enjoy! :)

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Check out my HK Disneyland stories and photos here! It will surely get you hype and excited. :)

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