Hi All – This is my trip report from a trip to Disneyland Hong Kong this summer. I posted this exact report on Chat this summer, but since @outer1 asked to see it, I’m sharing again on the forum.
Overall: DLHK is cute, smaller and more compact, even smaller than DLR. It’s very much a park for HK locals and visitors from the Chinese mainland. The guests were overwhelmingly Chinese, I maybe saw 6 other westerners.
I went on a Sunday, and seemed to be a lot of guests coming late in the day (like me, I was only there from around 3-9). I think they have a lot of annual passholders who treat it as a day trip from HK.
Getting there: taking the metro from downtown HK was incredibly easy, cleanest and easiest metro system I’ve ever been on. The DLHK stop is a spur off a main line, so that train only goes back and forth to the DLHK station.
The train must be run by Disney cause, it’s a Mickey train!! This was one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. http://instagram.com/p/o8k4zuukV8/ http://instagram.com/p/o8lELEukWY/ http://instagram.com/p/o8lNj3OkWv/ http://instagram.com/p/o8l8skOkX3/
Main Street USA is kind of sad. It’s short and half is behind a scrim, I don’t know how it’s been like this. The stores and restaurants are very similar. http://instagram.com/p/o8maQIukYo/
I was only there 3 hours, so tried to get to see what they don’t have anywhere else. DL HK has 3 mini lands that are only there. One is Grizzly Gulch, with a coaster that is GREAT. Like a super BTMRR with a long backwards section.
Toy Story Land is another DL HK only land. I didn’t ride any of the rides as they were all pretty basic carnival rides. The theming was fantastic. http://instagram.com/p/o8tlweukWy/ http://instagram.com/p/o8uIT6OkX1/ http://instagram.com/p/o8uXVHOkYP/
Mystic Manor ride is INCREDIBLE. Premise is you’re in an explorer’s house and he’s found a magic music box, and when his monkey friend, Albert, opens the box, the artifacts in the house come to life. Blurry ride pic http://instagram.com/p/o8wGqlukbl/
The ride uses trackless vehicles controlled via computer, which is very cool technology – they can position the cars to give you the exact view of the effect they want. Pic of ride vehicles http://instagram.com/p/o8v8qyOkbZ/
I’ve never seen FOF parade at WDW, so I have no idea if these floats are duplicates or not. But the parade at DLHK seemed really short, like 8 floats with a few dancers between.
Pooh float http://instagram.com/p/o8z8BEukTG/ Combo Lion King-Jungle Book float http://instagram.com/p/o80S9nOkT1/
Stitch float (who is pretty popular over there) http://instagram.com/p/o80nsnukUX/ Toy Story float http://instagram.com/p/o80ze_OkUt/http://instagram.com/p/o80ze_OkUt/
Princess float was just 4 princess on a swan float. In general, not much princess presence in the parks. Maybe 1 princess M&G? http://instagram.com/p/o80LpoOkTq/
Space mountain had some cool planets and stars in the ride which was cool but the ambient light means you could see ahead of you http://instagram.com/p/o81uzlOkWp/
I’ve now rode 4 versions of IASW, they’re all pretty much the same, but HK has characters in the ride, like DLR. And pretty lights outside http://instagram.com/p/o82unWukYc/
Food - there were plenty of options, a mix of Chinese and western food (and others cuisines too). I was craving non-Chinese food at that point, so had “fish and chips” http://instagram.com/p/o838xyOkah/
Royal Banquet Hall restaurant rivals BOG for prettiest CS restaurant http://instagram.com/p/o83UBKukZX/
Souvenirs - I bought a lot. Excited to wear the hat and ears in the US parks to show off and the little monkey is Albert from the Mystic Manor ride http://instagram.com/p/o84tl2Okb-/
I got the Dooney and Bourke tote bag for 70% off! I didn’t believe it was a real bag that heavily discounted but it was. It turned out to be about $70 US.
Fireworks! The display wasn’t as grand as the US parks, but they had fun spinners on the castle. Also, it was so hot and humid the smoke just stayed there, so I got the coolest fireworks pic http://instagram.com/p/o85XrxukdK/
See ya real soon! http://instagram.com/p/o85zTYukd8/