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Bucket list experience:

Mickey Mouse in front of the Disney castle

Last updated: 06 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Lee Cobaj

Opened in 2005 on Lantau Island, this is the smallest park in Disneyland’s global empire. However, all the usual favourites are present on the 55-acre site, from Space Mountain to the Jungle River Cruise.
The park is incredibly popular with visiting mainland tourists, who revel at the chance to wander down Main Street USA and shake hands with the likes of Mickey Mouse. If you can stay late, the evening fireworks extravaganza is suitably spectacular.

Price from: £65
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

A dedicated MTR line runs to the park, which is about 40 minutes from Central. Tickets can be bought online to save queuing at the park entrance. Tickets can be bought at the park entrance, but you can avoid the queues by buying online and picking up tickets on the way through.

It’s the usual fast-food fare once you’re in the park, all at ‘magical’ Disney prices. Half a day is more than enough to see all the rides and attractions, then get back to town for the much better (and cheaper) dining options.

When to do it

Disneyland is open all year round, seven days a week. Weekdays are best to avoid the weekend crush when locals and mainland Chinese tourists visit.

Our writer’s picks of the best places to stay near this experience, closest first

Hotel Ovolo Central

Hong Kong, China[12.2 miles]

Trendy, modern boutique hotel in Hong Kong’s liveliest nightlife district. Handy for other attractions too, including the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, a few minutes’ walk away.

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Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China[12.3 miles]

One of the tallest hotels in the world, oozing opulence and luxury. This is the place to come for jaw-dropping views at every turn – and some of the city’s best cooking.

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Four Seasons Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China[12.3 miles]

Experience the harbour high life at Hong Kong’s swankiest five-star favourite with exceptional dining and a spectacular infinity pool that appears to flow directly into the harbour.

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China[12.6 miles]

A regular on list of the world’s best hotels, the Mandarin Oriental sits at the heart of Hong Kong, both socially and geographically, and is the place to come for everything from afternoon tea to pre-dinner cocktails.

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Destination guides including or relevant to this experience

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Hong Kong, China[11.9 miles]

One of Hong Kong’s largest temples, swathed in incense and set against a backdrop of high-rises, is famous for its ranks of fortune-tellers.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Victoria Peak

Hong Kong, China[12.1 miles]

Fantastic views and cooling breezes combine to make a visit to The Peak – Hong Kong’s highest point, accessible by funicular railway. A must do.

Best for ages: 4+ | £5

Chinese Opera

Hong Kong, China[13 miles]

Head to the landmark Xiqu Theatre to experience this uniquely Chinese performing art – either a full four-hour extravaganza or a shortened 90-minute version with dim sum.

Best for ages: 18+ | £25 | 1 or 4 hours

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Antique and souvenir shopping on Cat Street

Hong Kong, China[11.5 miles]

Formally known as Upper Lascar Road, Cat Street is the place to buy genuine antiques, as well as pretty souvenirs and artsy trinkets.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Interior of the temple, filled with lanterns, incense spirals, and bamboo beams

Man Mo Temple

Hong Kong, China[11.7 miles]

Hong Kong’s oldest temple is also its most atmospheric, with lavish interiors hung strung about with gigantic coils of beehive incense. A unique glimpse of the traditional side of the city.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong, China[13.6 miles]

Hong Kong’s premier art museum houses an outstanding collection of traditional and modern Chinese art, set against the spectacular backdrop of Victoria Harbour.

Best for ages: 18+ | £1