After visiting Hong Kong 3 years ago on business, my husband and I were very excited to introduce our children to this stunning city. We spent 6 nights on the beautiful Island, with magical weather and so much to do...If only we had longer...
Hong Kong would easily be one of the most efficient cities to navigate your way around. Our preferred option was the MTR..its, cheap, super fast and extremely efficient with a maximum wait of 3 minutes per train.
Here is part one of our top Must See destinations...
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without visiting Disneyland. Set amongst over 320 acres of stunning gardens we spent a full day here and could have easily backed it up with a second day. Featuring 7 lands including Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, Adventure Land, Main Street U.S.A, Fantasay Land, Tomorrow Land, and the brand new Mystic Point, oh and don't forget to take a ride on the interactive jungle river cruise....It's pretty cool. Hong Kong Disneyland caters for all age groups. We did skip Fantasyland as our children, now aged between 8-14 were too old for this, except for a few poses with the characters.
Even though it is Summer Vacation, we chose a weekday and it was busy, but our ride times were around 10 minutes each and our favourites being Space Mountain, which we rode 3 times, The Grizzly Gulch and the amazing animated, magnetic Mystic Manor. The effects are brilliant.
We were lucky with the weather, yes it was hot, but its easy to cool off at several attractions and don't forget to join in the fun of The U.S.A main street parade @ 4pm, which is not only great fun, but will ensure a great water fight.
I was surprised at the great range of high quality restaurants, being DisneyLand, I was sure that it would be all fast food, but we dined at 2 very high quality asian restaurants, The river view restaurant serving al a carte meals inspired by Southeast asia and China regions and The Plaza inn serving a great variety of Cantonese cuisine in a great family setting. If you are looking for fast food, that is also available.
We found the guides around the park to be super friendly and always there offering you directions, advice and offering to take your family photo with our own camera, now that's great service.
Be sure to stay for the fireworks, you will be surprised at how fast the day will zoom by and it will be 9 pm before you know it. The fireworks are set around Sleeping beauty's castle and they are by far the most amazing display of fireworks that we have encountered...breathtaking!!
One word of advice , that if you are there on an extremely busy day, opt for the fast pass, even though we didn't need this, some of the queues can be over an hour wait. The fast pass is all inclusive with your Park admission and will save you time queuing, It will give you an allocated time to come back to the ride of your choice and skip the queues...BRILLIANT.
|Time for a quick drenching...xxx|
|Lucie and Minnie Mouse...xxx|
|The stunning Mystic Manor...xxx|
|The stunning fireworks...sorry , this image does it no justice...xxx|
|Space Mountain.....soo cool...xxx|