Hong Kong Disneyland – Attractions & Hotel: Part 2

Let’s continue with the Part 2 of our trip to Hong Kong Disneyland! Click HERE to read the Part 1, with reviews on the two latest attractions – Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch, the amazing Flights of Fantasy parade and Festival of the Lion King show.

The experience in Disneyland is truly magical. A visit to the Hong Kong Disneyland will not be complete, unless you stay in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. This trip, we stayed at the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.

Disney’s Hollywood Hotel

This is our room, with a beautiful garden view.

Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Garden View

Hotel Bathroom

Little Edison had a pleasant surprise from the hotel staff when we checked-in to our room on the first day. He received a birthday card signed by Mickey Mouse and a small gift! The hotel staffs are so thoughtful, even though it’s just a small gift, but it meant a lot to our boy.

He danced around the room, and said “Look! Mickey Mouse sent a birthday card to me!”

Birthday Card from Mickey

Breakfast on Day 2: Enchanted Garden Restaurant at Disneyland Hotel

Day Two of our Hong Kong Disneyland experience was even better than Day One. I guess the main reason is that we managed to recover from the exhaustion of waking up at 4am on our first day! Secondly, we started the day with a splendid breakfast at the Enchanted Garden Restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel.

Enchanted Garden Restaurant

It’s a fabulous international buffet in an array of sumptuous dishes, surrounded by Victorian elegance, with Disney Characters meet-and-greet at every table and memorable photo-taking sessions.

Edison with Daisy Duck

All of us with the pretty Daisy Duck

Edison with Goofy

Main Street, USA

When our tummies are filled, we head to the theme park. Our first stop was Main Street, USA. The time was about 12 noon, and the weather was sunny and hot. In this 20th century American town themed-land, the best thing to do is to SHOP!

There is an array of delightful shops offering every type of keepsake, from Character-themed toys, chocolates, cookies, soft candies, jewellery, crystal arts, to a variety of exclusive Disney merchandises. We bought all our souvenirs here and have them delivered to our hotel.

Shopping FUN!

Then, we hopped on to the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad, a loving recreated antique train that chugs along while we relax and enjoy the wonderful view of the entire Disneyland.

Edison enjoying his marshmallow

Main Street USA

The above picture was taken by Little Edison. During this trip, he has been trained to take pictures for us, and he’s getting really good at it.


Coming up next is Tomorrowland – it’s all about the thrill of space exploration! My favourite ride has to be the Autopia.

Welcome to Tomorrowland


We tried it during our last trip here in March 2011, and Little Edison really enjoyed getting behind the wheels and drove along the futuristic streets with crazy corners. However, we had to give it a miss time as the waiting time was a tad too long for us. Not forgetting the blazing hot sun! You can see that almost every visitor is carrying an umbrella, and that’s including me for sure!

Do you know who is this?


Fantasyland is our boy’s favourite, I would say. He enjoys the Cinderella Carousel, Mad Hatter Tea Cups and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. I bet younger kids will really enjoy Fantasyland, as the rides here are much gentle. The waiting time was about half an hour for each ride, and he patiently waited for his turn without any complaints.

Welcome to Fantasyland

Cinderella Carousel

Mad Hatter Tea Cups

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Edison on the Dumbo


By the time we get to the Adventureland, the sun has set and it wasn’t that warm anymore. In this exotic world of a jungle, I highly recommend the Jungle River Cruise. You’ll get surprises around every bend in the river including an epic battle of fire and water. You’ll also see hippos, elephants, cobras and orang utans in the jungle.

Welcome to Adventureland

Jungle River Cruise

Here’s a short 3-minute video of the Jungle River Cruise that I took. I like to share it with you.

Toy Story Land & Grizzly Gulch


Both parks have been pretty much reviewed in Part 1, and here are some pictures to share with you. Mystic Point is a new theme land that is still under development now. It’s located in between Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch, and it’s expected to be opened next year. Now, we have a reason to visit HK Disneyland again next year. Don’t we?

Grizzly Gulch was opened in July this year, and it is exclusive to Hong Kong Disneyland. Toy Story Land was opened late last year, and it is also Asia-Exclusive! Here are some of our recommended rides in these theme lands.

Welcome to Toy Story Land
Toy Story Land

Our recommended rides:

  • Slinky Dog Spin – a gentle ride suitable for younger kids (also Little Edison’s favourite!)
  • Toy Soldier Parachute Drop – high flying adventure, moderately challenging. It’s my favourite!
  • RC Racer – it’s the most thrilling ride in Toy Story Land! It is V’s favourite; I don’t dare to try it myself.

Welcome to Grizzly Gulch
Grizzly Gulch

Our recommended rides / attractions:

  • Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars – a must-try in this theme land! You’ll get to see the entire Grizzly Gulch theme land when you travel on these mine cars.
  • Geyser Gulch – check out the active and powerful geyser bed in this township.
  • Grizzly Gulch Welcome Wagon Show – enjoy the lively musical performance featuring singing and dancing from performers in Gold Rush-era outfits. Kids can participate in the show too!

A good two days together with lots of fun, good food and fond memories to bring back to Singapore, that pretty much wraps up our Hong Kong Disneyland experience. To be honest, just as we checked-out our hotel, V and I started to ponder over our next holiday spot.

Then, our boy turned to us and said “I love Disneyland! We’ll come back again, ok?” I chuckled and looked at V; the answer to our question is obvious!

Me and V

This picture was taken by Little Edison. I didn’t realize that the little girl was standing behind us when he took this picture. So cute.

In my next post – Part 3, which is also the last part, I’ll share with you my recommendations and travel tips to Hong Kong Disneyland. Please stay tuned!

To read all my posts on Hong Kong Disneyland (2012), please go to: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | ALL

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  • Wow the birthday card is a nice personal touch from the hotel 🙂 Nice Disneyland pictures you all took!

    • Emily

      Hi Geraldine,
      Thanks for your dropping-by. Yeah, the hotel staff was so thoughtful. I did told them that it was my boy’s birthday during check-in. So, they gave him a surprise birthday card and gift, as well as a Birthday Pin. 🙂

  • SY

    just realise you were there when its hot. i have planned my trips there during their cool season. it’s much much better! you really get to stroll and take in the sights with the nice weather. do try it the next time!

    Disney , fireworks and cool weather is a must try! and at night, with the chill, a glass of wine, and the fireworks, it’s pretty romantic too.

    • Emily

      Dear SY,
      Last year, I went there in March. The weather was fantastic. It’s the first time I travel during summer, it’s as HOT as Singapore…. Haha! Usually, I’ll avoid Winter and Summer during my travel planning, cos I can’t stand too cold weather too.

  • Adeline

    I planning for a holiday at HK Disneyland too. When would be a better time to visit?
    May or November?

    • Hi Adeline,
      I think except during Summer, the rest of the months should be OK for Hong Kong. Summer is really HOT, worst than Singapore. 🙁 Maybe you can google for the weather forecast in May and November, and get an idea of how it’s like.

      My first trip was in March, the weather was fantastic! 🙂