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Hong Kong’s Disneyland is an exciting journey of discovery for everyone – the young and the young-at-heart. Don’t go comparing Hong Kong’s Disneyland with others you’ve experienced – that won’t be fair. Yes, there are the usual ‘Disneyland-clones’, familiar to any die-hard Disneyland fan, but Hong Kong Disneyland has more to offer, including a Frozen world, an impressive Marvel brand integration, and larger castle. The best part is that you can enjoy Hong Kong’s Disneyland without waiting in long lines for entry passes to various attractions. Take your family for an all-inclusive

trip to Hong Kong’s Disneyland

and you’ll be assured a wonderful day of fun and jollies all around.

1. Garden of Wonders

-Mystic Point

Opening hours: 10am-9pm

Garden of Wonders Hong Kong Disneyland

The Garden of Wonders is a themed area with art installations that twist your perspective. Here, you can inspect many of the Mystic Manor’s Lord Henry’s wondrously weird objects. Of course, quite likely you won’t see the objects as they are, because of the impressive 3D illusions. You get to experience the Garden of Wonders because you visit Mystic Manor, where the real surprise awaits you! Like the three statues will merge and transform into one magical sculpture right before your eyes. And hence, journey through the Garden of Wonders is full of surprises and discoveries you would have never seen in your life.

2. Mystic Manor

-Mystic Point

Opening Hours: 10.30am-8.45pm

Mystic Manor Hong Kong Disneyland

Mystic Manor is the home of Lord Henry Mystic, whose manor contains many odd objects. It is an exclusive fantasy-based park which is painted in purples, greens and blues. A music box that brings inanimate objects life, monstrous statues, man-eating plants, weird weapons and more. Albert the monkey uses the music box to animate a jade sculpture of China’s legendary Monkey King and a huge volcanic Tiki god, who suddenly come to life. An unpredictable trackless rider system jettisons riders to different attractions. With genuine surprises around every corner and background music by Danny Elfman, Mystic Manor is a top Disneyland attraction.

3. It’s A Small World


Opening Hours: 10.30 am- 8pm

Small World Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong’s “it’s a small world” integrates thirty-eight Disney stars, including Nemo, Aladdin, and Pocahontas into their fictional countries of origin. Hong Kong’s Disneyland is the first one to do an upgrade- while the rest versions had open-ended water track, here you can use a canal for the boats to sail. Also, you will not see the incredible fibre-optic lighting in any other attractions around. “It’s A Small World” is a calming ride, with various Disney characters enjoying themselves, like Lilo and Stitch, and Ariel in Atlantis and others in their own domains, under a single platform.

4. Jungle River Cruise


Opening Hours: 10am- 8pm

Jungle River Cruise Hong Kong Disneyland

Enjoy the exciting Jungle River Cruise, which ends in an impressive confrontation with fire and water God animatronic that appears like a simple rock face from a distance. There are 9 kinds of boats on the port, from Amazon Annie to Zambezi Zelda, and the best part is 8 of them are in activity at the same time- so you can hop onto any one you like. The ride is available with Mandarin, Cantonese, and English narration, with the boat captains keeping up a stream of almost adult humor which adds to the fun. You will queue up with lots of interesting props like insects, chessboard, miniature animals and then cross through dense forests, escape the waterfalls and admire the picturesque views. Of course, there are cannibal savages and other monsters on the jungle ride, but what’ll a jungle ride be without those?

5. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

You can enjoy a lovely journey with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and the rest of Winnie’s group of friends through the Hundred Acre Woods. Again, the trackless rider system is implemented here, and you’ll never know where you’ll end up on the ride, given its unpredictability. It feels as if the storybook has come to life with the backdrop of the theme song and a similar setting. Some loved adventures are A Blustery Day in Hundred Acre Wood, Bounce with Tigger, Heffalumps and Woozles and A Party for Pooh. Ride through these various 3D interpretations of Winnie Pooh’s adventures- get swept in the gust of wind, glide and bounce, and embrace fun.

6. Iron Man Experience


Iron Man Experience Hong Kong Disneyland

The first ever marvel themed ride in the diner world is in Hong Kong now! The Iron Man Experience puts you into a flight simulator called the ‘Iron Wing’, where you’re jostled up and down in sheer excitement as Iron Man saves Hong Kong from the rampaging robots of Arnim Zola and Hydra. You can manipulate the controls, while sitting safely instead of the flight simulator, zapping away at the deadly robots. Make each laser bolt count, and hit as many of them as you can. If you’re a teenager or a young adult, and if you are a fan of junior Avengers, you will love the Iron Man experience. You can bring back the memories home by grabbing the themed merchandise

7. Disney Paint the Night – Nighttime Spectacular

Disney Paint the Night parade Hong Kong Disneyland

This nighttime spectacular debuted in 2014; it’s powered by over 740,000 individual lights, a technical stunner of an event. Seven massive floats including a truck from Monsters, Inc., a rotating door float, an EDM Cars semi-truck, and a Slinky Dog float are out on the parade, all lit up. It’s fun to watch, and great photo ops for selfie-minded people. At night, the floats use mood lighting, reflecting the moods of the people riding them, amusing the audience by changing the color of wigs and eyelashes and creating a marvelous glowing effect. It’s a colorful, beyond-beautiful experience that your entire family will absolutely love. The Mickey Mouse Paintbrushes which you can get in the park, allow you to meet and interact with the performers. Also get your hands on the trendy and colour-changing wearable merchandise.

8. Hyperspace Mountain


Hyperspace Mountain Hong Kong Disneyland The Hyperspace Mountain is a thrilling ride, where the rider is a rebel pilot fighting the good fight against a cruel empire. Backed by a fabulous John Williams score with an Admiral Ackbar introduction video, an X-Wing prop, and TIE Fighter attack squadrons on screens in front of you, this is one ride you don’t want to miss. In the bright neon light, the planets lit up and the stars hover the area, making the battle heroic. Watch the Space Mountain grow larger on the TIE Fighter screens in front of you, as you shoot at your enemies left, right and center.

9. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars

-Grizzly Gulch

Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars Hong Kong Disneyland

Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars is an outdoor roller coaster that’s sort of a hybrid between the Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Strap yourself to the seat of trains that can carry 24 passengers and rumbles through the Grizzly Gulch. Riders are thrown backward when least unexpected, and a stunning destructive family of animatronic bears constantly get in the way of your ride. Take advantage of the ride’s impressive mood lighting at nights, and sign up for multiple rides on this thrilling roller coaster. You will encounter several bears on the way, snoring, scratching and climbing. The Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars are one of the best Hong Kong Disneyland attractions.


Hong Kong Disneyland may not offer the same level of high-tech attractions as Tokyo’s Disneyland. However, even on very busy days, you won’t need to stand in long lines just to obtain tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland. You can easily enjoy all the rides on weekdays or weekends with your family. Hong Kong Disneyland is very popular with tourists to Hong Kong, especially if they have kids traveling with them. So, plan your Hong Kong vacation and make it a memorable one.

Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

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