I am not ashamed to admit, that since our first experience of Disney in Japan I have become only slightly obsessed. I am now determined to take our little one to all of the parks so with Hong Kong already on our round the world itinerary there was no way we weren’t going to stop in at Hong Kong Disneyland. After having such great experiences at Tokyo Disney and Tokyo DisneySea how did Hong Kong Disneyland compare for our toddler.
How easy is it to get to Hong Kong Disneyland 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. This meant that Wandermust Daddy had to do some serious stroller carrying at stations. If you plan your journey better than we did however, I am sure you can access Hong Kong Disney via public transport more accessibly.
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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. The park is on the flat meaning it is easily accessible with a stroller.
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 parks in Tokyo. I must admit, we were a little disappointed at the squatness of the castle at the end of Main Street USA.
Are there toddler friendly rides at Hong Kong Disney?
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!
Are there toddler friendly character interaction at Hong Kong Disney?
We loved how many character interactions were available at Hong Kong Disney. 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.
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.
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.
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