One thing that you never wanna missed when you're in Hong Kong is of course Disneyland. This is the main purpose why I travel 0345 hours on the flight for. Sometimes you don't want to admit that you want to, but there is this 5 years old in you who still believe in the magic of fairy tale. (wink).
Well for the start, to go to Disneyland from Tsim Tsa Tsui was quite easy. First you must not panic when you used the touch screen monitor to purchase your train ticket. I know this because I did. Unlike here in Malaysia, where you must purchase a new ticket where you drops off at the interchange, in Hong Kong it's quite convenient whereby you may purchase one way ticket to your destination though there are few interchanges and different train lines. Only that you must take note of the interchange and know where you need to drop off and hitch the next ride.
From East Tsim Tsa Tsui (Tseung Kwan Line) --> Nam Cheong (Tung Chung Line) --> Sunny Bay (Disneyland Resort Line) --> Disneyland. As shown in below map. The total price for one way ticket is roughly HK$18 (RM7.20). The train are quite fast and always on time.
(Click on the map for larger scale. Follow the black stars)
Once you get into the Disneyland line, you'll fell in love with the cuteness of the train with all Disney themed things. You know your life going to be different after you come back from Disneyland. Lol.
Hong Kong Disneyland is divided into few main areas, as listed below (also highlight on the attraction based on my experience):
1) Tomorrow Land
--> You don't want to miss the Space Mountain ride, it's pretty scary but worth the thrill!
--> Do catch Buzz Lightyear for a character greeting! And don't missed the Astro Blasters ride. It's hell of a fun!
2) Fantasy Land
--> Don't missed all the stage performance, they are spectacular!
--> Lotsa characters for greetings : Mickey mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh, Pluto, Goofy, etc.
--> Do catch the parade show which is somewhere around 3.30pm on the main street.
3) Toy Story Land
--> Don't missed the chance to hop on the thrill rides they have to offer here. They have the most exciting rides in Disneyland.
4) Adventure Land
--> The Lion King show is never to be missed! I fell in love with the show. The team performed very well, I almost felt like crying for watching such a beautiful show.
Also never ever to be missed, don't plan to leave Disneyland before 8pm since that is the time where all people are waiting for. The Magical firework show at Sleeping Beauty's Castle. It was the most magical firework show I've ever seen in my life. Lol. Too much of hype ha? But indeed it was beautiful.
At the Disneyland main entrance.
View of Sleeping Beauty's castle from Main street USA
Main Street, USA
Dancing with Buzz Lightyear
In front of Sleeping Beauty's castle, marked the entrance to Fantasy Land
The adorable Winnie the Pooh, always for a warm hug
The cute Donald Duck
Mr. Mickey Mouse
The night view of Sleeping Beauty's castle just before the fireworks.To sum them all up, here's few tips on Disneyland based on my experience there.
- Arrive early, 10am
- Don't waste time queing for children rides, unless you have kids with you
- Mark the stage shows and plan your time to attend it
- Bring extra money for food/souvenirs, it's quite pricy in there