Best Attractions in Disneyland Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Disneyland is an attraction all by itself. Unfortunately, it would take more than a day to try all the rides in this magical place. So which rides should you prioritize for a truly amazing experience? Here are the top attractions you should definitely visit in Disneyland Hong Kong.
Festival of the Lion King
Perfect for the kids and the young at heart, the Festival of the Lion King is a show packed with acrobats dressed in vibrant costumes and enacting the story of Simba. It’s a fairly condensed version but with high energy that will keep you on your toes. The show is done in English, combined with flashing lights and some of the most amazing death-defying moves you’ve ever seen.
Iron Man Experience
Hosted by no less than Iron Man himself – in full costume, the Iron Man experience is perfect for those who followed the Marvel Universe until its conclusion. It’s an interesting ride, the concept being you’re boarding the Iron Wing flight created by Tony Stark himself. Expect drops, rapid motions, amazing sceneries, and shrill screams as the ride gives you a feel of what it’s like to be on board the Avenger’s jet. Avenger’s memorabilia and your very own picture with Iron Man caps the whole experience.
Paint the Night Parade
Disneyland Hong Kong has several parades, but Paint the Night is definitely the best one. If you’re only seeing one, this is the one to wait for as Disney characters parade through the main street, lit up in lights for an amazing view. The good news is that it happens every night so it doesn’t matter what day you come – Pain the Night will be there waiting.
No haunted ghouls here as the Mystic Manor takes you through a parade of, well, mystical beings. It’s like walking through the doors of the Beast’s castle as paintings, weapons, and statues come to life. You’ll be accompanied by an animatronic monkey called Albert and enchanting music. It’s been dubbed the gold standard when it comes to Disney attractions. With an amazing façade, you can’t really visit Disneyland without stopping here.
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine
It’s a roller coaster ride with cool animatronic bears and a stunning backdrop that will leave you a little bit dizzy but definitely satisfied. It’s a milder version of a roller coaster but make sure your kids are OK with it if you’re bringing them in. There’s even a section that goes backwards, which will really leave your heart pumping.
This ride is not for the faint of heart. The RC Racer is a 27-meter U-shaped race track – a lot like the anchor ride that swings you back and forth in the death-defying motion. The vertical view is amazing and would be deeply appreciated as you move upwards – but make sure to keep your hands on the rail as the downward motion will leave your stomach up in the air. Definitely something for the brave ones.
Remember though that your top spots would depend on the people you’re with. If you’re in a group full of young adults, you can probably hit up most of the adult rides. If you’re with kids however, the family-friendly rides would be more your stop.