Hello! We just came from our 7-day vacay in Hong Kong and I’m still feeling sad because we have to leave and return to the daily grind. We just love HK, kung pwede lang dun tumira. For a family who goes to HK with kids, I’m sure Disneyland is part of your itinerary, hindi pwedeng mawala yun.
Last 2012, it was Christmas time and the place was so happy because of the decors. This time, the Frozen fever invaded Hong Kong Disneyland. This is the main reason why we wanted to go since Gwen loves Elsa and Anna. I heard stories that the lines get pretty long for the meet and greet and for you to enter the Frozen Village that’s why we made a point to come before the park opening. We usually wake up late just like most HK locals, around 10 or 11 am but not this time, we woke up at 7 am to have breakfast and rode the MTR going to Disneyland. We reached the park at 10:15 am, sakto lang because the park opens at 10:30 am.
|1-Day Ticket||499 HKD||355 HKD||100 HKD|
|2-Day Ticket||680 HKD||480 HKD||170 HKD|
You can also buy discounted Disneyland tickets at China Travel Services at the arrival hall in HK International airport. CTS price for the 1 day admission for adults is 450 HKD. You can also go to some guesthouses such as Taisan Guesthouse and Golden Crown Guesthouse in Tsim Sha Tsui, they sell discounted tickets at 460 HKD for the 1-day admission for adults. We always buy at Taisan Guesthouse and we didn’t encounter any problems using them but this time, we’re saving our USD so we bought the tickets at the park since they accept credit cards.
How to go to HK Disneyland via MTR
It’s so easy to DIY your travels whenever you’re in Hong Kong. They have one of the most efficient train system and just follow the instructions and you won’t get lost. It also helps that you download the MTR app on your phones so you will be guided accordingly. In this case, we’re staying at Tsim Sha Tsui and we’re going to Disneyland Resort. Just use the app and follow the route.
Now that you have the info you need in case you’ll be visiting soon, let’s continue with our Frozen fever.
The first thing we did upon entering the park is to look for the Frozen Village, it’s near Adventureland. Actually, lahat yata nung andun pareho kami ng naiisip, unahin ang Frozen Village. Mainlanders even run to the village para lang mauna. The show starts at 11 am pa naman pero talagang hot na hot ang Frozen.
You have to wait for the show to finish before you can enter the snow village wherein you can play with snow. During the show, syempre Frozen hits like “Love is an open door”, “For the first time in forever”, and “Let it go” were sang by the characters as well as the audience. Ang saya naman especially when the snow is falling above us while Elsa belted out Let it go for the finale.
P.S. Kristoff is cute ha! Sayang lang hindi sya kasama sa meet and greet.
After the show, the snow village finally opened. From there, Olaf is waiting for the guests to have a picture.
Kids and adults can ride a sled and slide. We did it twice and it’s so fun! I’ll try to upload our video here. Kids can play with the snow too.
Even the food are Frozen inspired…
Elsa and Anna Meet and Greet
Akala nyo tapos na ang pilahan portion, nope, because there’s another line for the Elsa and Anna meet and greet. This is at the left of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. I don’t know the exact times but just ask some of the Disney staff for the sched. We were lucky to be there at 2:15 pm when the line started to build up. Sulit naman pagpila because Elsa and Anna takes time to tell stories to the guests before the picture taking. Gwen was dressed as Anna and Elsa said, “Am I seeing double?”, to which Gwen laughed.
After the main event (Frozen Village), it’s time to roam around the attractions. We walked from Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point Toy Story Land to Fantasyland. Medyo hindi pang small kids ang Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point. I just rode the Mine Cars in Grizzly Gulch and then we went to Toy Story Land to ride the Slinky Dog Spin. Fantasyland is the one where we spent most of our time, there’s the It’s a Small World, Cinderella’s Carousel, Dumbo ride, and Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Gwen’s favorite is the It’s a Small World ride.
Another thing you shouldn’t miss at Disneyland is the parade. Make sure you grab the Times Guide at the entrance so that you’ll know the time and location the parade will take place.
Flights of Fantasy Parade starts at 3 pm at Main Street, USA. Make sure to look for a good place to catch your favorite characters. Meron din interaction like they will let the kids join them.
Disney Paint the Night Nighttime Spectacular starts at 7 pm. Gwen enjoyed this more than the 3 pm parade.
Meet Mickey and friends at the Fantasy Gardens
Having your photos taken with the characters can be time-consuming. Mickey and Minnie Mouse has the most number of people and it will take you 30 minutes for just one character. But when you come on a weekday just like us, you might be lucky to get to have your photos taken with all the characters in an hour.
Disney in the Stars Fireworks
One rule when you go to Disneyland, never leave the park without watching the fireworks. Eto talaga yung nagpapasulit sa bayad mo. And to think I watched it for the 4th time already, I’m still in tears after the fireworks. I have a clearer video last 2012, they put ropes in front of us this year kasi for crowd control that’s why I don’t have a better view.
Things to remember
Just a few things to remember before going to HK Disneyland.
- Try to go on a weekday, lesser crowd.
- Bring bottled water, it’s expensive inside the park.
- Grab the maps and times guide, it will be super helpful.
- Maximize the Fast Pass in some of the attractions.
- Don’t miss the parade and fireworks.
Frozen Village is extended until October 4, 2015 so plan your visit if you’re going to HK soon. Enjoy! Just leave a comment if there’s anything I can help you with your trip.