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Hong Kong Disneyland October 2005.

By Inger Meyer.

If you’re going to Hong Kong with your children, the new Disneyland is a must see. We were there in October, only a month after they opened, and we had a great time.

Our son Fredrik is 10 years old and we were concerned he might think it was too childish, but he really enjoyed it, in fact we all did. He happily lined up to have his picture taken with several of the Disney characters and Donald Duck was his favorite. He also thought they had a lot of cool rides. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice and clean everything was, and maybe a little disappointed by how small it was. It is a lot smaller than other Disneyland’s we’ve been to, but we still think it is worth a visit. You can easily spend a whole day there.

Disneyland consists of 4 areas, Main Street U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. Things not to be missed are; the two stage shows “Festival of the Lion King” and “The Golden Mickey”, the 3D movie “Mickey’s PhilharMagic”, the parade on Main Street U.S.A. and of course “Disney In the Stars” Fireworks just before closing time.

The park opens every day at 10 am and closes at 7 pm weekdays and 9 pm on weekends. Entry fee for Adults are HK$ 295 on weekdays and HK$ 350 on weekends and public holidays. For children (3-11) you pay HK$ 210 for weekdays and HK$ 250 on weekends.

Other things I can recommend to do in Hong Kong is shopping in Nathan Road, taking the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak, the view of Hong Kong is breathtaking. Watching the laser show in front of InterContinental Hotel (at eight o’clock every evening) it’s truly magical. For dinner we recommend the buffet at InterContinental Hotel, it is outstanding, yum. Don’t forget to make a reservation!

All in all I would recommend Hong Kong as a holiday destination (with or without children). The hotels are a bit pricey, but it is such an exiting city.

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