Opened in September, 2005, the Hong Kong Disneyland is the fifth theme park offered by the entertainment company. Located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay on Lantau Island, the park has become a favorite of visitors to Hong Kong.
Similar to other Disney parks, there are four themed areas - Main
Street, USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. The park as a
whole is a bit smaller than others, but the company has long term
expansion plans and already offers much more than a visitor can do in
one day. With the recent addition of Autopia, Stitch Encounter and UFO
Cool Zone that's more true than ever.
Park visitors can see all the sights familiar from the Disneyland parks
in Anaheim or Paris. Along with the rides favorite Disney characters
wander the park in costume and provide photo opportunities for the
kids. Of course, since it's Hong Kong, don't be surprised if you hear
Mickey speaking Mandarin!
Main Street in Hong Kong Disneyland is a perfect duplicate of the one
in California and guests can ride the Omnibus, the Paddy Wagon or
cruise along in one of the Main Street taxis. Inside the theater
there's film on the building of the park.
Adventureland offers many of the same attractions as Anaheim with a
Jungle River Cruise and rafts to Tarzan Island. Be sure not to miss the
Festival of the Lion King at Theater in the Wild.
Tourists will want to catch the Mickey's PhilharMagic and see Maestro
Mickey in his 3D adventure. Younger kids will want to take a spin on
the Cinderella Carousel, based on the famous Disney movie. Old and
young kids alike will enjoy boarding the Winnie the Pooh Hunny Pot and
taking a journey through the Hundred Acre Wood.
Just as at other Disney parks, Tomorrowland offers the familiar Space
Mountain rollercoaster and the Buzz Lightyear Journey to Infinity and
Beyond. Board the Orbitron to pilot your personal flying saucer. Drive
an electric car through the alien landscape in Autopia.
Visit Space Traffic Control and watch the fluffy blue alien Stitch (of
Stitch & Lilo fame) deal with his arch-nemesis Gantu. Stitch is
depending on the guests to help him escape. Visitors can even get a
free lesson in speaking Hawaiian to go with the Mandarin they pick up
There's a daily Disney on Parade with all the well-known and beloved
Disney characters marching through Fantasyland and down Main Street.
In true Hong Kong style, the music and dance of Disney in the Stars is
accompanied by spectacular fireworks. Hum your favorite Disney tunes
while watching the colorful display of choreographed explosions.
Ultimately, the company expects to be able to handle up to 10 million
visitors per year. Come be one of them, but as with any Disney park be
prepared for the crowds. Ever since it opened, it has been extremely