Dreamed of visiting Walt Disney’s Disneyland in the United States of America since you were a child? Ever wondered what the rides and the adventures truly felt like? Now you don’t need to travel to America to witness the marvels of Disneyland. You can simply visit the Hong Kong Disneyland in Asia itself, the very first Disney theme park that incorporates a number of local traditions and customs as well as feng shui in its structural composition.

Like the theme park in America, the Hong Kong Disneyland is home to six themed areas and their names sound as exciting as the actual adventure patrons get to experience. One of the very first themed areas in Disneyland was Main Street, U.S.A which was an area which resembled a 20th century Midwestern town in the States whilst Adventureland was filled with jungle themed adventure and Fantasyland brought the Disney movie characters to life and needless to say, a definite favourite of the kids.

Just last year Toy Story Land opened and the themed area was inspired from the famous animated children’s movie: Toy Story while this year, designed in the guise of an abandoned mining town in the mountains called Grizzly Gulch was opened to the public. For patrons visiting next year, they will have the added advantage of visiting Mystic Point, a themed area that will make your heart race and send shivers down your spine.

The Park is designed to accommodate 34, 000 visitors at any given point and continues to expand to manage nearly 10 million visitors. All the themed areas in Disneyland are complete with live entertainment, a number of restaurants, shops and of course, many rides that will thrill kids and adults alike! If you are up for it, take up the challenge and try to spot the Hidden Mickeys, where the Mickey Mouse heads have been incorporated into the décor of each area.

So take some time off and visit Disneyland to make a visit to Mystic Manor and be enthralled by the supernatural elements, row over to Tarzan’s Tree house island or try your luck at the abandoned gold mine in Grizzly Gulch where the town is set in the luckiest day of the luckiest month in the luckiest year: 8th August 1888 all at Hong Kong Disneyland!

This Asian Disneyland is definitely worth a visit whether you are travelling with children or not and especially if you are staying at a hotel in Kowloon peninsula. Living up to its motto of being Beyond Thoughtful, the Cosmo Hotel Mongkok is conveniently located with access to the international airport as well as the Olympic station making visiting Disneyland quick and easy and is one of the better Mongkok hotels in Kowloon.


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.