I didn’t think the visit to Disneyland Hong Kong was the most exciting part of our Hong Kong and Macau trip. My siblings were much more enthusiastic than I am.
Don’t get me wrong, Disneyland is one of the most sought after destinations in the world for a reason. It’s a fun place where kids can visit fantasyland and where adults have the chance relive their childhood. I’m just not the biggest fan of themed parks, especially ones designed for the younger crowd.
Honestly, I thought this delusional place was a bit disturbing … that’s the cynic part of me talking :p I planned to play along, making sure I don’t get drawn into insanity, long enough until the big fireworks display in the evening.
I’m sure you don’t really want to read more about my ranting so I’ll carry on then.
Ngong Ping to Hong Kong Disneyland
We arrived back in Tung Chung Center from Ngong Ping 360 and Ngong Ping Village after lunchtime. We didn’t have a decent lunch during our tour of Ngong Ping Village because we planned to take late lunch at Hong Kong Disneyland instead. We brought some snacks from the 7/11 store near Wing Sing hotel before we left for Ngong Ping.
From Tung Chung we took the MTR to Sunny Bay MTR Station, an interchange station between the Tung Chung Line and the Disneyland Resort Line to Hong Kong Disneyland.
Sunny Bay MTR Station
Halloween Jack Skellington Theme
When we arrived in Disneyland Hong Kong my mood lightened up a bit after finding out that they were doing this whole Halloween / “A Night Before Christmas” theme. Huge statues and images of Jack Skellington filled up the whole theme park … so cool!
We went around the attractions for a bit before the hunger finally kicked in.
Hong Kong Disneyland Fast Food Stall
There were a number of food stalls and restaurants in Disneyland Hong Kong. We ate in one of the fast food joints spending around HK$50 for a basic burger and fries combo meal. A bit pricey but that is to be expected when buying inside a fast food restaurant in any theme park.
As the night slowly crept in, we were already very tired. There was a time when my siblings were taking a quick nap at the benches. Even though I wanted to rest, the sunset was just so beautiful that I couldn’t resist the photo opportunity. For a quick caffeine fix, I bought a iced coffee drink for HK$25.
Hong Kong Disneyland fireworks
Now for the best part > the fireworks display in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at 9pm in the evening. If you’re planning to take pictures of the fireworks display, I suggest taking a good place to position your tripod (like in front of the big fountain) 15 to 30 minutes before the fireworks display starts since there are a lot of other people wanting those spots. If you don’t want to bother waiting that long, bring a super tall tripod.
Hong Kong Disneyland to Yau Ma Tei
After the fireworks display, which lasted for about 10 to 15 minutes, we went straight to Yau Ma Tei for dinner in the noodle place near Wing Sing Hotel and then did some shopping at Temple Street night market.
I wasn’t very enthusiastic about the idea of visiting Disneyland but after spending a few hours there, I did have my fun moments. My siblings enjoyed it a lot and I’m sure many people will find Hong Kong Disneyland worthwhile too.