During our city trip in Hong Kong with kids we had to pay a visit to Disneyland Hong Kong of course. Hong Kong is the third city, after Paris and Orlando, where we get to enjoy all of the magical wonders Disney has to offer. Floris and Lotte are both huge Disney fans and can’t wait to see their “Disney friends” again. Disneyland Hong Kong is not as large as Paris’ or Orlando’s Disney parks as it consists of just 1 park. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the park in a day but we thought we’d take our time strolling through the park and stayed there for 2 days. It’s always a bit of a challenge, deciding what the best rides are with Floris of 5 and Lotte of 3 years old. To save you the hassle I’ve made a top 10 list of Lotte and Floris’ favorite attractions in our Top 10 attractions in Disneyland Hong Kong with kids.
Top 10 attractions of Disneyland Hong Kong with kids
This is our kids’ favorite attraction by far! Both Flo and Lotte are huge fans of this ride. You sail a boat through the ‘world’ where you see the Dutch in their clogs, Eskimo’s with fur hats and flamenco dancers in Spain, all singing the same happy “It’s a small world after all…” tune. We went on this ride not once but twice! And I can tell you, you’ll still be singing the tune on your way back home on the plane…
This attraction takes you on an adventure with the well-known big, sweet cuddly bear. You get onto a cart shaped like a honey jar and off you go into the lives of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. This ride has a fast pass at the entrance. You can get a fast pass along with your admittance pass so you can get on the ride at a reserved time without having to stand in the queue. Using the fastpass certainly recommended when visiting Disneyland Hong Kong with kids.
This is Floris’ and Lotte’s favorite attraction after “It’s a small world” because here you can meet all of your Disney friends. On the first day Flo and Lotte had their picture taken with Pluto and Piglet and on the second day with Mickey & Minnie and Winnie the Pooh. You get in line and when it’s your turn you can shake hands, give a hug and take pictures.
This is always fun: riding the train. The train stops at two stations: Fantasyland and Main Street. The benches are put in sideways so everyone has a nice view of the park and all the attractions. We went for a whole round and eventually Lotte fell asleep of course 😉
Floris loved this attraction in Paris and when he saw “Slinky” in Disneyland Hong Kong we had to get on of course. It’s similar to the good old “caterpillar”, you get on and rush around for a few rounds.
The raft and Tarzan’s treehouse are loads of fun and should certainly not be left out when visiting Hong Kong with kids. You get onto a raft that takes you across the river where you can explore Tarzan’s treehouse. While exploring you can play in Tarzan’s house. Get acquainted with his animal friends, walk over wooden walkways and make music on pots and pans!
7. Lion King theater, Theater in the wild
In theme parks we usually don’t visit the shows but seeing as this was the Lion King and we had plenty of time we decided to go. And OMG what a show!! The costumes, singing, dancing, music, lights, everything just worked out perfectly and looked absolutely spectacular! I’m not going to give away too much but if you have a chance to visit this show in Disney: do it!
Another ride you should definitely not miss out on; the Jungle River Cruise! You get onto a boat that’s being steered by a “captain” and she (in our case) sails the boat over the river through the jungle. There you’ll see all kinds of animals; elephants standing in the water, gorillas, hippo’s, giraffes and even a couple of less friendly cannibals. The kids loved it! Although Floris did find it a little exciting at the end when a fire was involved.
Lotte wanted to go on this ride soooo badly, and Kevin and Floris not so much. But Lotte won so we all got into the “dancing” tea cups. Everything spins and turns in every direction. If that’s not enough, you can spin your own cup around by turning the wheel. Lotte loved it but Kev got a little nauseous.
10. Fairy Tale Forest
An attraction that’s a lot of fun and even the smallest of kids will appreciate! In this “park” you can walk from fairytale to fairytale. All the fairytales have a fun interactive twist. You can turn cranks, making “something” happen.
This was our top 10 attractions in Disneyland Hong Kong with kids, made entirely by Lotte and Floris themselves. They did have a hard time choosing their favorites and Dumbo the flying elephant, the carrousel and Mickey’s Magic Philharmony did not make this list but are certainly very nice rides for the young ones too.
Have a wonderful time in Disneyland Hong Kong!