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Hi my wife and l have been to Hong Kong before and we are taking our 13 year old Grandaughter on her first overseas trip next April to Hong Kong, mainly to visit Disneyland, but also to experience the culture, shopping etc, we have booked accomodation in Kowloon for 7 nights, we are looking for some suggestions and tips re visiting Disneyland such as how many days, best way to get there and ticket purchases, as well as other sites that we should visit to give our Grandaughter a great experience. Thanks Rob
Hong kong disneyland only takes 1 day, but i would recommend Ocean park too.
Direction to Disneyland from kowloon is probably MTR Tsuen-wan line/Tung-chun line depend where your hotel is in kowloon, then you tranfer from Sunny Bay station to the Disneyland line all the way to disneyland park.
Direction to Ocean Park from kowloon is Mtr Tsuen wan line and get off at Admiralty station. it should be exit Queensway, there is a ticket station before u head up for the exit, you can get cheaper entrance tickets there then you guys can take bus 260 all the way to ocean park. :D
As far as shopping there's bargain markets from stanley or temple markets or Tung chung Outlet.
Others site i would recommend are Tst promade to watch the skylight at 8pm so go there few mins beforehand, The peak, Ngong Ping 360 if weather is good. Star ferry and tram are fun too.
We were in Hong Kong for our 4th visit March this year, first visit 1977 and a lot has changed since.
For your granddaughter Disneyland will be a highlight and the train service takes you there.
May I suggest you also visit Ocean Park, a fantastic park for adults and children. We visited in 1977 and it has recently been upgraded. Lonely Planet says it is better than Disneyland. It also has some Pandas. Some of our group visited March this year and said it was fantastic. Plenty of rides & thrills.
Also recommend you take a day trip to Macau, only 50 minutes on the ferry from HK. Visit the Old Town, it is just like being in Lisbon. It could be worthwhile having an overnight stay. Very popular with tourists, best to avoid weekends.
The casinos are on a small island connected to Macau by a bridge and free shuttle buses run there. We visited the Venetian complex, spent most of our time walking the shopping arcades along the canals, just like Venice, gondolas etc.