The fifth Disney theme park in the world, Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Penny's Bay on Lantau Island. Built with Chinese customs and culture in mind, Disneyland in Hong Kong is a rich mix of the flair of the orient with the traditional outlay of the Disney parks you've come to know and love. If you are traveling to China with your family, or even if you are just a kid at heart, a sidetrip to the Disneyland in Hong Kong will be well worth your time. There's a reason Disney theme parks have been one of the world's most popular destinations for decades, and you'll find many pictures of Hong Kong focus on this particularly iconic attraction. And if you really want to splurge, make sure to stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, so you can be surrounded by Disney Magic at all times.
Like its famous American counterpart, Hong Kong Disneyland is divided into four different themed lands: Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Each one features whirling rides, affable characters roaming the paths, and other Disney-themed excitement.
Main Street is a whirl of lights at nighttime, like Christmas all year round. During the day it's where you'll find the parade of characters, and in the evening all heads turn towards Cinderella's Castle, where a nightly fireworks display draws oohs and aahs from the crowd. Adventureland is outfitted with the Jungle River Cruise and the popular Tarzan's Island. Feel the Gs when you get on the fan-favorite Space Mountain, as you are sent twisting and twirling into the darkness in Tomorrowland. This is also where you'll come across the Orbitron and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters and various other space-related attractions. Fantasyland is the park's largest section and features signature rides like the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups. And children young and old always love the Winnie the Pooh ride, as you take a journey through the many adventures of the lovable bear. Here you'll also find a slightly altered version of the It's A Small World ride, tailored to include scenes from Chinese culture, along with other scenes unique to Disneyland in Hong Kong.
For those looking to make the park a focal point of their trip, the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is one of the best places you'll find to stay, and is an essential part of any vacation package to Disneyland Hong Kong. Built to resemble a tropical cotton plantation and was its construction was inspired by the many other Disneyland hotels operating throughout the world.
No matter where you are, you can always take a trip back to your childhood by visiting one of the Disney theme parks. But none of them match the exotic flavor of Hong Kong Disneyland, so get a room at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and see why the park is one of the finest Disney exports in the world.