Visitors Guide to Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland opened September 12, 2005 and drew 5.7 million visitors in 2019, narrowly beating Walt Disney Studios in Paris as Disney's least-attended theme park. But Disney is expanding Hong Kong Disneyland, plussing its Sleeping Beauty Castle into the Castle of Magical Dreams, themed to 13 Disney queens and princesses, with a Royal Reception Hall meet and greet within. And in 2023, the park opened its most ambitious land yet, World of Frozen.

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What to Do

Top 5

  1. Mystic Manor ★ ★
    Trackless dark ride through the home of Lord Henry Mystic, a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. Located in Mystic Point.
  2. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
    A 3,609-foot, 35-mph Vekoma custom mine train coaster through Grizzly Gulch. Height requirement: 44 inches
  3. Momentous
    Nighttime spectacular on and around the Castle of Magical Dreams
  4. Festival of the Lion King
    Live musical in Adventureland
  5. Frozen Ever After
    Indoor boat ride in World of Frozen

Other attractions throughout Hong Kong Disneyland include:

Main Street USA

  • Animation Academy: Learn to draw Disney characters in this guided step-drawing class.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad


  • Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! An interactive dark ride themed to the Marvel Avengers, located in Tomorrowland
  • Hyperspace Mountain: A "Star Wars" overlay of Tomorrowland's Space Mountain indoor roller coaster. Height requirement: 40 inches
  • Iron Man Experience: Marvel-themed 3D motion-base theater show where you and Iron Man save Hong Kong from Hydra. Height requirement: 40 inches
  • Orbitron: Spinner ride


  • Cinderella Carousel
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Fairy Tale Forest: Walk-through
  • Fantasy Gardens: Walk-through and character meeting
  • It's a Small World: Classic indoor boat ride
  • Mad Hatter Tea Cups: Spinner ride
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Dark ride
  • Mickey and the Wondrous Book: Live musical revue

World of Frozen

  • Wandering Oaken's Sliding Sleighs: A custom Vekoma Junior Coaster, themed to a mountain sleigh ride. Height requirement: 38 inches
  • Playhouse in the Woods: An interactive theater installation with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf

Toy Story Land

  • RC Racer: Intamin surfrider halfpipe coaster
  • Slinky Dog Spin: Caterpillar ride
  • Toy Soldier Parachute Drop


  • Jungle River Cruise: Narrated boat ride
  • Moana - A Homecoming Celebration: Live stage show
  • Rafts to Tarzan's Treehouse: Short boat ride
  • Tarzan's Treehouse: Walk through

Where to Eat

Top recommendation

  1. Explorer's Club
    "Semi-buffet" themed to Disney's Society of Explorers and Adventures, serving cuisines from around the world. Located in Mystic Point.

Other table service options include the River View Cafe in Adventureland, and the Main Street Corner Cafe and Plaza Inn on Main Street. For the cheapest western-style fare, hit up The Lucky Nugget in Grizzly Gulch.

Or head over to the Crystal Lotus at the nearby Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel for the Disney Dim Sum - steamed buns in the shape of Disney characters.

Disney Dim Sum
Disney dim sum. Photo by Robert Niles


Hong Kong Disneyland is located on the eastern edge of Lantau Island, conveniently located about eight miles from Hong Kong International Airport. Download the Uber or Octopus app prior to arrival and use that to book a taxi or UberX to the resort for the most convenient access. From elsewhere in the city, take the MTR to Sunny Bay station and transfer to the Disneyland Resort line.


Hong Kong Disneyland will feel like a throwback to Walt Disney World visitors. Paper tickets. No need for advance dining reservations. There is a paid "Lightning Lane"-style line-skipping system called Priority Access, but it's not often used and not really needed to enjoy the park's attractions.

Disney's on-site hotel guests get 15 minutes of early access to the park. Note that Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land open 30 minutes after the rest of the park. Use your first moments in the park to buy a freshly-made Mickey waffle on Main Street, then head over to Big Grizzly Mountain, followed by Mystic Manor. Unless you have little kids who must do Toy Story, skip that and head next to World of Frozen.

Use the Hong Kong Disneyland app to find showtimes for the Festival of The Lion King show, as well as Mickey and the Wondrous Book, if you are interested in that Disney Cruise Line-style "Disney's greatest hits" production. And we also recommend - as always, where it is offered - a trip to Animation Academy to draw your own Disney character. Here, you'll find it often is Duffy, whose character friends dominate almost every retail location in the park.

Pick up the rest of the park's attractions at your convenience, but plan to save a space on the hub 30-60 minutes early for Momentous, which is an excellent nighttime spectacular.