HK Disneyland

Trip Start May 30, 2012
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Trip End Jun 12, 2012


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Friday, June 1, 2012

Get there: Train from North Point to Central Station. Hop train on the Tung Chung/Disneyland line to Sunny Bay. Total ride would be abt HK $65 one way. Hop a free ride to Disneyland on the Disney Express. Walk into the foyer and get your tickets.

Tips: Disneyland is pretty ok. Outside Food/Drink is allowed. Very expensive within the premises' stores/restaurants. Arrive early since all rides have significant wait times. The "most annoying" aspect is that the counter staff at each ride admit "Disney FastPass" holders (an extra paid service to skip lines) in an indiscriminate fashion. E.g. Pooh's ride - we wait for almost 30 mins and the line snakes along slowly with about 150 folks in line. This lady at the entrance admits 50 folks (understatement) with the Fast Pass ride and the delay doubles (arrgh !).

Most of the theatrical shows (live performances) are in Chinese with no translation/ alternate facility for tourists. We sit without a clue and are left to discern what we can while watching the show, which was spectacular otherwise. An international attraction could/should run shows in English.

The park is supposed to close by 8 pm. But most rides water were down by 6:30 pm with the staff abandoning their equipment (i.e. jungle boat ride - all the boats except for one or two were tied down and folks were made to wait in lines for 45 mins). So, please reach the park on dot and u'd have enough time.

The fireworks (crowds gather on main street in front of the Fantasyland castle and the fireworks are lit from behind the castle) were simply superb and a treat to watch. This brings the evening to a close and we drag ourselves with the milling crowds back to HK island and onward to Ibis North Point.

Traveler Tips:
(All costs in HKD)
North Point - Central - Sunny Bay on Tung Chung Line - Disneyland on Disney Express:
MTR all the way - $50 one way (a); $38 one way (c)
Travel Time: 1 hr 30 min (incl. exchange/wait)

Entry to Disney (Check out MTR Stations before exits for discount offers on tickets): 15% off price published on the Disney webpage
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