International Disney Resorts

Wasn’t sure where to put this, but I’m curious if anyone has gone to any of the international Disney parks? Which one is the best? Thoughts, opinions etc. I think they are:

Hong Kong

Also, let me know if I’m missing any. Thanks.

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Not yet. :wink:


Do you consider Aulani a Disney park or just a resort? I know it doesn’t have rides, but it does have the 5 star service the US parks used to do.

I have been to Paris, but it was in 2000. It was pretty, but right before Disney started adding in more than the stuff that was there opening date. So “EuroDisney” was probably the saddest Disney experience I’ve had. Thankfully, I was only there for one day and it wasn’t the focus of my trip. it was just something to do when we had a “free” day.

It’s a cliché, but everyone says Tokyo. The rides are fun, but more than anything they value and do the old Disney standards / “Traditions” . The parks are immaculate, the CM’s beyond “magical” and some of the rides beat anything at the US parks. I’ve made it my goal to get there within the next 5 years. However, travelling to Japan for a week is roughly $6,000 / person. (I don’t think my DW will let me go solo on that one! :rofl:)


Aulani might be considered a Disney water park / resort??? there are pools everywhere and a lazy river, many hot tubs, 2x slides, a lagoon, snorkeling in the lagoon or colorful fish fed tank. The views and grounds are amazing.

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Personally, I include it in as a Disney Park. However, I think cruises fit that description too. For me, it’s any place owned / operated / overseen by Disney. (It had to put that last bit in b/c they don’t own anything in Japan, but it follows Disney operational guidelines)


:laughing: I think it’s my favorite Disney water park then

I didn’t know this


We just got back from DLP and loved it! I hope to update my trip report here soon. Hyperspace Mountain is now one of our top 3 rides.

Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming – DLP + WDW: (hopefully) a trip report


Two things:

  1. Aulani is not international so I wasn’t considering it
  2. Isn’t it a DVC resort so you either need to own DVC or rent points? If so I wouldn’t personally include it since it’s not open to the public. If I’m wrong about that then I would consider it a domestic water park.

At the very least it makes the discussion better :grin:

Aulani has a both DVC rooms and regular hotel rooms


Yeah… I get it. However, IMHO, it’s far enough away and you have to fly or sail there that it might as well be international. It’s your poll, so whatever criteria you prefer is totally cool! :wink: :blush:

And yes… anyone can go there. No DVC required.

@vcka - The Oriental Land Company (OLC) owns and operates them and pays royalty and licensing fees to Disney. (Disney does have creative control over things though)


I’ve been to Hong Kong and Shanghai. Shanghai was amazing. Tron was amazing and there are a number of rides vastly different than our versions like Pirates and Peter Pan. The castle walk thru is Snow White themed and it’s the best castle I’ve seen yet. However the monkey version, I’m trying to remember what it’s called, of their Haunted Mansion in Hong Kong is really well done. So while I thought Shanghai was overall the better park, there are aspects of Hong Kong that are unique and worth seeing. Next year will be Tokyo Japan for me and a couple of years (whenever frozen land, etc is done in Paris) I’m going to attempt to collect the final one. :wink: