Hong Kong, a bustling city in south eastern China is popular for its shopping and vibrant street food scene. The former British colony welcomed over sixty million tourists in 2014, a large portion of this number was domestic tourists travelling from the mainland, for them it is and ideal weekend getaway. Extended families and groups of friends often take a family room for 5 in Hong Kong. Hotel options are plenty in the heart of the city. International tourists will also find the city easy to navigate with signs and maps clearly marked in English.
Disneyland, which is located in Lantau Island, is a must if you are visiting with young kids. The park can be covered in a day and is fun for the whole family. The Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong, not far away, is geared to cater to families with tailor made packages for family vacations. Take the MRT to Disneyland and have fun all the way to your destination. The Disney themed ride has its own dedicated ‘Disneyland Resort’ line and station. The park’s regular opening hours are 10am to 9pm. Times guides are available from City Hall Guest Services and will specify show times and any special events that may be taking place.
Hong Kong Disneyland is one of five Disney attractions in the world and it shares the same enchanting atmosphere as the others. The Flights of Fancy Parade is a quintessential part of the experience, look out for specially themed parades during Christmas and Chinese New Year. The guidebook will carry details of the route and times. Fantasyland is another favourite section of the park; where the homes of the fairy tale characters can be found, sleeping beauty’s castle is featured along with Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo. Head to the Fantasy Gardens, which are beautifully landscaped with elements of Disney. The gazebos in this section are where the characters meet and greet visitors. Teenagers may be more interested in rides like Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.
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