I am not ashamed to admit that I am a HUGE Disney fan! Since out first experience of Disney in Tokyo at both Disneyland and Disneysea I have set myself the goal of visiting all of the Disney parks with my littler girl! However what is it like visiting Hong Kong Disneyland with toddler in tow? In this guide we round up all our best Hong Kong Disney tips for travelling with a toddler including rounding up all the best Hong Kong Disneyland rides for toddlers!
How to go to Disneyland Hong Kong with a toddler?
Getting to Hong Kong Disney with a toddler was largely easy to do on public transport. I only say largely due to the maintenance of some lifts on the MTR when we were travelling ! But this is a more general Hong Kong with a toddler issue rather than just on the route to Disney as we found a lot of the stations either were under maintenance or had accessibility issues!
The queues once you arrive at Hong Kong Disney can be quite excessive so I would firmly recommend that you book your tickets in advance to save you time! There is going to be a lot of queuing in your day so best eliminate queues where you can!
When we were looking to book our tickets in advance we found the best prices were to be found on Klook, which has great rates on all the major Asian attractions! They even usually have great discounted rates!
To book your tickets in advance CLICK HERE!
If you don’t want to have navigate public transport on the day of your visit you could alternatively, stay on site at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort to have an even more encompassing Disney experience. Admittedly we didn’t have time in our Hong Kong itinerary to do this but it is what I plan to do on our next visit!
For more information on planning a toddler friendly trip to Hong Kong check out this post!
How accessible is Hong Kong Disneyland for toddlers?
Hong Kong Disney is the worlds smallest Disney park. As it is so small, it is a very easy park to navigate with a toddler and getting between the lands is very easy.
Hong Kong Disneyland stroller required?
If you are wondering if at Hong Kong Disneyland stroller is required I would say err on the side of caution and take! Although the park is not very large the heat f Hong Kong couple with a long day and excitement I think means that many toddlers will want to retreat to the stroller at some point! It is also useful if you want to try and get your toddler to take a nap in the park!
The park is on the flat meaning it is easily accessible with a stroller and I didn’t have any issues navigating around Hong Disneyland with a stroller!
You can either take your own stroller with you – which is what we did – or you have an option to rent a stroller at the park!
The only downside to this being the world’s smallest park is that it may be slightly underwhelming if you are familiar with the larger American parks or the Tokyo Disneyland park or even the Disneysea Park! I must admit, we were a little disappointed at the squatness of the castle at the end of Main Street USA.
Best Hong Kong Disneyland Rides for Toddlers
If you are on the fence about visiting Disney with a toddler one of the things that might be concerning you is if there are any Hong Kong Disneyland rides for toddlers? Well as at every Disney we have visited we found that there were plenty of rides to keep our toddler entertained.
In our opinion the best land for toddlers at Hong Kong Disney is Fantasyland. In Fantasyland there are plenty of rides for your toddlers to go on including the teacups, carousel, Dumbo’s Flying Elephants, the Winnie the Pool Storytime ride and the Philharmagic show. This is where we spent most of our day but our little one also enjoyed ToyStory Land in particular the Slinky Dog coaster. Our little one also enjoyed the Orbitron at Tomorrowland.
We also took our little one on the Jungle Cruise which I have to admit was more frightening than expected with the volcanic eruption at the end of the ride. If you toddler is of a nervous disposition I would avoid this one and if you do go on try and sit on the left hand side of the boat.
There are also some more sedate areas that while not rides take you on a journey. Such as this garden walk with plenty of photo opps and interactive display for kids to see from their favourite movies!
List of Hong Kong Disneyland Rides for Toddlers by Land
In this sections we will round up all the best Hong Kong Disneyland rides for Toddlers by land they are:
FantasyLand Rides for Toddlers
- Cinderella Carousel
- Dumbo Flying Elephants
- It’s a Small World
- Mad Hatters Tea Cups
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!
- Mickey’s Philharmagic
Toy Story Land Rides for Toddlers
- Slinky Dog Spin
Adventure Land Best Rides for Toddlers
- Jungle Cruise – Caution advised
- Rafts to Tarzan’s Treehouse
Tomorrowland Rides for Toddlers
NB: This list only covers the best rides in Hong Kong Disneyland for toddlers. There are plenty of other more adventurous rides in Disneyland Hong Kong but we never got chance to experience these!
Character interactions at Hong Kong Disneyland with toddler
We loved how many character interactions were available at Hong Kong Disneyland with toddler. Mickey and Minnie are based at the band stand just past the entrance and there are plenty of other characters scattered at photo points through the park.
Our little one enjoyed meeting Goofy, Pluto and Winnie the Pooh but her favorite was meeting Belle and Sophia in the Royal Princess Garden. The only downside to the character interactions at Hong Kong Disney is it seems that everyone has the same break so queues tend to have peak points.
Hong Kong Character Meetings by Land
Character Meetings in Fantasy Land
- Tinker Bell ( Fairy Tale Forest)
- Snow White
Characters to Meet in Toy Story Land
- Buzz, Woody and Jessie
Character Meetings in Hong Kong Adventure Land
The below meetings all take place at the Karibuni Market
- Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie
- Baloo and King Louie
- Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde
- Lilo and Stitch
- Timon and Rafiki
- The place to meet the Star Wars characters
Moana can also be seen at her homecoming celebration in the Jungle Junctin!
Are the Parades Toddler Friendly at Hong Kong Disney?
There are two parades at Hong Kong Disney. We arrived on the parade route 30 minutes early which ensured us a good space. The parade we saw, Flights of Fancy, was relatively short lasting only 15 minutes but was enjoyable. The evening parade starts at 7:30 which was too late for our toddler on this occasion. If your toddler is like ours then you may want to ensure you make it to the afternoon parade.
Food At Hong Kong Disney for Toddlers
We found plenty of toddler friendly food options available in the park but please note the food is on the expensive side!
One way to save money when dining at Hong Kong Disney is to prepurchase a Disneyland Meal Coupon! The Coupon entitles you to a main meal and one soft drink from the menu board (exclusions apply such as promotional meals and combos) and one snack for a lolly or popcorn from one of the vending carts!
To prepurchase your meal coupon CLICK HERE!
Other Things to do At Hong Kong Disney with toddlers
If you have an older toddler (This is only for available for children 3+) that is into Disney Princesses then I would recommend pre-booking at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! Your child will be given a complete makeover to look like their favourite Disney Princess! Princess available are Rapunzel, Snow White, Belle, Elsa, Anna, Sleeping Beauty and Ariel!
Advance booking of this experience is essential! To book in at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique CLICK HERE!
Other FAQs about visiting Hong Kong Disney
Is Hong Kong Disneyland with baby doable?
I would say yes Hong Kong Disneyland with baby is doable! It is a small park which means that you don’t have to spend too much time there to get a great feel for the place! It is easily stroller accessible or you could alternatively baby wear while there! However I would recommend only using a carrier that is designed for hot weather as the park can get very hot!
Although you might not be able to go on lots of rides with a baby there are plenty of character interactions and shows that could be appreciated with a toddler!
Is Hong Kong Disneyland for 1 year old worthwhile?
Our daughter was 18 months old when we visited Hong Kong Disneyland and I have to say we had an amazing at Disney with her! So if you are asking me is Hong Kong Disneyland for 1 year old worthwhile I would say absolutely yes!
Overall is Hong Kong Disneyland toddler friendly?
We had a lovely day at Hong Kong Disneyland and got on loads of rides with our little one as well as meeting lots of characters. I think Hong Kong is probably a nice introduction to Disney parks, especially given its small size by comparison to others.
One thing you are definitely going to need for a visit to Disney is a great bag – so check out post for more ideas on the type of thing to bring with you!