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mickeyspal

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Hong Kong Disneyland
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:42:29 AM »
Hi, we are returning to Hong Kong in May and will be re-visiting Disney, we last went in 2007 for 1 day as there wasn't a lot to do at the time; I'm hoping to be able to spend more time in the park this time as surely in the last 8 years the park has developed.
Has anyone else been there since 2007 and what do they recommend particularly for meals, shows etc.and is there any rides in Hong Kong that we don't have in DLP apart from "Jungle Cruise" which we were on last time.

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DisneyfanGermany

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 08:41:44 PM »
I was there in april 2014 - and i have to say that it was totally great!!!!

The park wasn't really full, the first 3 hours were so empty that i didn't had to queue. We haven't eaten there but there is nearly just asian food.

Admission costs HK$450 (makes 45)

If you are arriving at the airport, buy your tickets there - there are two lovely shops! That saves time when you go to the park.

And there (and also in HKDL) are many special offers (or they have been there when i was there) - e.g. buy 3, get 50% or buy 4 and get 70%.

I recommend:
-Grizzly Gulch: this rollercoaster is SO great! It runs so smooth and calm, but it is fast at the same time. Don't watch a video before, you will be very surprised!!!
-Mystic Manor: SO great, too. Its a trackless attraction with a cute little monkey who opens a forbidden jukebox. This juke box turns everything inside the mansion alive.
-Mickey's PhilharMagic: Great show, maybe you know it. Just two words: smell & sound.
-The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Pooh's funny honey hunt.
-Space Mountain: rollercoaster without loops

Ride Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Manor as often as you can early in the morning. Use the Single Rider Line for Grizzly Gulch.


All that i wrote may be a bit mixed up but i hope i could help you. If you have any other questions, tell me :)
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mickeyspal

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 10:56:54 AM »
Hi, thanks for your recommendations,

I'm looking forward to going back to HKDL and hoping the weather is better; our last time there we could hardly see the attractions for a thick blanket of fog surrounding the park.

I agree about "Mickey's Philharmagic" the songs and little film clips bring back many memories of the classics and to have my favourite character Donald being the guide - a perfect day.
Is Grizzly Gulch similar to our BTM?
Toy Storyland & Mystic Point weren't built on our first visit so I'll definitely wander around to see what it's like.
Winnie the Pooh is a must see

I'm hoping for a bigger choice of dining as last time it was only asian food or burgers, which I enjoy but this time we have members with us that are very picky about their food, well they can go hungry until we get back to Kowloon and I'll take them to a great Australian restaurant along Salisbury Road.

thanks again for the input and about the deals I might get for purchasing tickets, I'll certainly look out for the booth at the airport, or probably they will sell tickets on the airport shuttle bus, as they usually sell attraction tickets such as "harbour light show, ocean park etc.

thanks again, and I'll let you know how we enjoyed it :D
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2017 - Disneyland Hotel - Cinderella Suite
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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 01:28:29 AM »
Grizzly Gulch is mich better! I would tell you, but i think it might be better if you have it as a surprise!
Toy Story Play Land is similar to DLP one's.

Enjoy your trip!!!
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mickeyspal

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 04:13:43 PM »
Thanks  :D
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2018 - Disney Cruise- Mediterranean
2019 - Disneyland Hotel
2020 - Disney Merrytime Cruise - Caribbean

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Re: Hong Kong Disneyland
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 09:29:23 AM »
We just got back from DLHK in Apr 2015. Avoid the first week of May. It's China's Golden Week, and they swarm DLHK. With them comes the attendant problems of line cutting, poorer hygene and general rudeness.

Grizzly Gulch is like BTM with Expedition Everest mixed in.

Also, Toy Story "land" is now open, but it kinda is like the one in DLP.

Also Mystic Manor is real cool. I have yet to try the Ratatouille ride in DLP, but from the videos they both use the same ride techonology. My twin 18 month-ers loved the ride.

If you love pictures with characters, they've got the big 5 (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto) at their individual pavilions in Fantasyland. With a nice big area for you to park strollers and tired members to sit on the benches available.

Foodwise, the Explorer's Club by Mystic Mansion has a wide choice from Japanese, Korean to Southeast Asian. There's also a Asian Fusion place next to Jungle Cruise. The Plaza Garden dim sum is good, and if you are staying at the Disney hotels you can get the special meal (i.e. Dim Sum Disney characters). Discoveryland has got burgers and there's a Halal counter service somewhere in Adventureland. There's also a place at Fantasyland, but the food does not have much theme-ing. The Theme is from Hunchback of Notre Dame if I remember correctly.


 

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