However, I found it good value for money. Kids will love the piano-shaped pool, relaxed vibe and expansive grassy areas to run through. Character breakfast and dinner happen here dates and times for the latter vary and the food is honestly not bad. Standard rooms are quite colorful though comfortable. The Rooms start at HKD The room, resort-style Disney Explorers Lodge opened in April This hotel is the luxury option though it pales in comparison to the fabulous five-star hotels elsewhere in Hong Kong.
This hotel is where Crystal Lotus the excellent Cantonese restaurant that offers Disney dim sum , Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and more elaborate character dining is located. There is a pool, a fun hedge maze kids love and nice sea views from the rooms. The park is so easy to get to details below that you could very easily stay in Central or Kowloon in a nicer hotel for the same or less money.
Both are kid-friendly and well-located in Central, but Hong Kong is full of wonderful hotels.
Especially in good weather, this neat area of Hong Kong is an overlooked gem. It is indeed a lake with a woodsy park next to it. Surrey bikes and pedal boats are available to rent. There is also a snack shop. The MTR is an easy subway system to understand because of English signage and maps in each train car. This is rare. From the Airport : Even though the airport is also on Lantau Island, it takes about 20 minutes or so with no traffic to get to Hong Kong Disneyland.
Be sure to take a blue Lantau taxi.
Red taxis go to Central, Kowloon and a few other parts of Hong Kong. Green taxis go to the New Territories. Visitors are primarily from mainland China with Hong Kong residents sprinkled in. The ratio of adults to kids is much higher in comparison to U. Disney parks. She is frequently stopped by very nice mainland Chinese who compliment her features or would like to take a photo of her or with her decide in advance how you feel about this as not to be caught off-guard. Line cutting : Contrary to the polite behavior I mentioned above, there can be line cutting.
Hong Kongers are quick to point out that the people who do this are foreigners. Instances of line cutting are becoming less frequent in recent years, but I would suggest you stand in line with purpose and a wide stance, if that makes sense, to prevent people from slipping through. I hope you enjoy your visit to this fantastic Disney park that we love so much.
My husband loves going to Hong Kong, yet he never invites us along! Interesting turn on the line cutting…at the Sphinx in Egypt, it was the Germans who were cutting and jostling the rest of us. Looking forward to the hotel review. I think they must have gotten the memo about touching. No one does that anymore, luckily!
Oh, I love Hong Kong! Your part about the train and how inexpensive it is really made me miss zipping around that city with my Octopus card! I still have it in my wallet! Thank you for sharing this experience. I had been worried about how crowded the park would be with Mainland tourists but it looks nothing as bad as it can get on the Mainland. It also sounds easier and cheaper than Disneyland Paris albeit smaller. Is there any lost child case in HK Disneyland?
I heard many stories about that… Scary…. Hong Kong is a very small place, relatively speaking so if there was an issue I would have heard about it in my parenting circles or in the newspaper when I was living there. They do have a well marked place off Main Street where you are to go in case your child is lost. I would assume the risk is no greater than at the other Disney parks. In fact, I feel safer at this one.
But for right now, it is easy for me to visit Disneyland in Orlando, Florida. Disneyland is a wonderful place to visit no matter where it is located.
I should write about that actually. I prefer Central Hong Kong, which is also expensive. I would say it depends also on how long you are going for. There are also serviced apartments that have small kitchens and can be less expensive and easier for families. We stayed at Central 88 which is in a great location, albeit on a busy street. I also love the Peach Blossom 1 month minimum stay in the mid levels. The MO is not super stroller friendly, getting in and out of the hotel, but there is usually a doorman.
Any of the hotels in Pacific Place Admiralty would be great too.
I am less familiar with Kowloon side. Is it the same HKDL? I can ask my friends that still live there. I usually go at the time the fast pass says.
Hi, I would be visiting HK this coming may.. Would like to ask your insights on how to travel with 2 kids 8 and 3 yo? Will be there for 4 days and would like to visit Disneyland, more attractions for kids and also shopping. I am a bit confused on where to book hotel without getting the kids too tired due to long travel. Where is the optimum place to stay where I would be halfway the airport, shopping areas and disneyland?
Or can you give me advise on best option? Thank you so much! I always prefer Central.
Central is also about 15 minutes depending on traffic to Ocean Park in the other direction of the airport , another place you must visit with kids. I find Kowloon much too hectic for kids, unless you were at the Peninsula, Intercontinental or Ritz Carlton. The Ritz is a little out of the way, however. I brought a stroller for my 4-year-old last spring and would have been miserable without it. I will be traveling with my 3 yrs old daughter. I really want to take her to hk Disneyland during this 9 hours wait for the next flight. What is the event or ride where I should take her inside Disneyland within this very short visit.
I enjoyed your articles tremendously. Follow the taxi signs and take a blue Lantau taxi to Disneyland. Spend about hours at the park. Because you get in so early, perhaps call the Disneyland Hotel and see if there is space to dine at the character breakfast before the park opens. You must reserve it well in advance. There is a complimentary bus from Disneyland Hotel to Disneyland that runs frequently and takes just a few minutes. Then from Disneyland take a taxi back to the airport. You never know, but you should miss traffic in the hours you need to transfer.
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I have taken flights that lands in HK at am. It helps to have an exciting activity for the kids to do in order to fight their exhaustion from travel. Where is the best place to stay? There seem to be two disney hotels but they seem quite expensive. How do they compare to other hotels in the city? I have stayed at the Disneyland Hotel.
It is a little hectic and expensive for what it is but my daughter looooved it. I prefer to stay in Central Hong Kong, however, the larger hotels there can be even more expensive depending on time of year and which you pick. There are a few smaller boutique hotels that are less expensive — maybe check Expedia to get an idea of price and availability. I hope this all makes sense! Me and my parents are going to Hongkong this coming April Is hours okay to spend in DL?
Thank You. It is definitely more than enough time. In fact, you may find that it is too much time!