Disneyland is known as the “Happiest Place on Earth”. Our visit to Disneyland in Hong Kong was during the Christmas period last year. I’ve got to admit, it wasn’t the best time to go as it was crazily crowded. It was also subpar compared to the one in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, we had a great time there and here are some tips for you if you were to visit it someday.
Spend the first or last day at Disneyland
Because traveling takes time and Disneyland is located on Lautau Island where the airport is, so do plan your visit on the first or last day to save time on travelling.
Deposit your luggages at the valet
Pay for the lockers to save the hassle of lugging your luggages around the park. Large lockers cost HK$90 and small lockers HK$70.
Buy your tickets online
By purchasing the tickets online, you may get certain discounts and skip the queue. We were horrified by the long queue when we were there and we did the unthinkable by purchasing tickets from the black market. tongue Surprisingly, the tickets were cheaper than the retail price! Our brother-in-law made sure that all of us entered the park before he paid the guy. A huge risk but glad that we didn’t get scammed.
Redeem Complimentary FastPass
Available at Hyperspace Mountain and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at the moment, lookout for the FastPass distribution sign and if the return timing works for you, get your passes via the machine. Best of all, it is free!
Bring some drinks and snacks
Do prepare some light bites and drinks on the go as food is generally expensive at Disneyland, also useful while you are queuing for the rides. There are also drinking fountains located outside restrooms for convenience.
Munch on adorable Disney-shaped food
Isn’t this adorable? I guess it’s good to indulge in such gimmicks. Disneyland is probably the only place you can afford to act cute once in awhile. tongue
Free Wi-Fi services are available at certain locations like Main Entrance, in most shopping and dining areas and along the parade route. This is especially helpful for social media freak like me! tongue
Watch the Parade and Shows
Schedules are available online and it is advisable to find out the timing so that you will maximize your time at Disneyland. Be early and secure a good seat before the queue starts forming.
Take your photos everywhere
Everywhere is so photo-worthy that you will definitely go clicking away on your camera.
Enjoy Your Time at the Happiest Place on Earth
Last but not least, take a chill pill and enjoy your time at Disneyland! smile
Check out my other posts on Hong Kong:
heart Hong Kong Trip 2010
heart Hong Kong: Kowloon
heart Hong Kong: The Peak and Central
heart Hong Kong: Macau
heart Hong Kong: Harbour City, Ocean Park, Central
heart Hong Kong: Mongkok
heart Hong Kong: Dim Sum Icon x Gudetama
heart Hong Kong: Guide to Hong Kong Disneyland
heart Hong Kong: Hung Lee Restaurant
heart Hong Kong: Sun Kee Cheese Noodles