There is plenty of stuff to keep kids of all ages entertained.
It's also very interactive and hands-on, just the way kids like it.
And I learned a lot about...um...ah, what was I learning again?
The mirrors room was tons of fun.
Monkey skeletons are scary:
I managed to get ahead of the kids for a bit in the biology area - I came back and steered them away from these ones:
4pm in a museum was not where I wanted to answer those questions, if you know what I mean.
Adults and kids alike will really enjoy this museum, and it's a handy option if the weather's not so great.
Next up is that timeless treasure: chez Disney.
Just like the slogan promises, it was magical. From the metro carriages that take you into the park:
To all the other typically Disney sights, with a touch of Asia.
The first time I've ever seen Beaker's knees.
Winter is a fantastic time to visit - we arrived an hour after opening and there were three people in front of us at the entrance ticket stands. Does that ever happen in the US?
The longest ride wait was 20 mins - and only for one of the rides we encountered (most were only a 5-10 min wait). No need to elbow in to get a place at the afternoon parade, either. It was very civilised:
Our blond kids had the locals fascinated:
At least a dozen Chinese families asked if they could take their photo with our children (adults not invited). There were plenty who didn't bother asking, like these two guys:
It was amusing, annoying and kinda weird in equal amounts.
Come 8pm it was time for the fireworks and a twilight stroll down Main Street:
Hong Kong Disneyland is smaller than the US parks (we never made it to EuroDisney so I can't comment there) which makes it perfect for a single day out. No need for 3 day tickets.
I would say the rides are more on the quiet side - which was great for us, having younger kids. If you have adrenalin-junkie teenagers, you'd be better heading to...
A much bigger amusement park - a blend of rides, animal shows/displays and deep fried seafood vendors.
Again, we all had a ball here, even though our kids weren't big enough for over half the rides. The penguins made up for it. And the seals:
Really weird goldfish:
One of the roller coasters we could all go on (except the baby) - how good is that view?
At the end of the day there is a hologram/laser type show around the large central fountain, complete with music, pyrotechnics and the odd dragon. Needless to say, the kids (and us, actually) were impressed.
So, a few more options to consider if you find yourself lucky enough to travel to Hong Kong.
If you're looking for more you'll find previous posts here and here.