After the first day tour, the second day tour and the third day tour, the fourth day of our itinerary will be a fun day out in one of the theme parks. Lots of people have been asking us about the Theme parks Hong Kong Disneyland as well as Ocean Park Hong Kong, where to go, how much time to spend and if it is worthwhile to go. The day is for all of you who are still young at heart and/or are traveling with kids.
Today you basically have two options:
1. Hong Kong Disneyland
2. Ocean Park Hong Kong
Just click the links above to know more details of each theme park.
Insider Tips: If possible try to avoid weekends and/or holidays (especially such as Chinese New Year or Christmas). Both parks are usually very full at these times and so crowded that you cannot believe. Be prepared to wait a long time for each ride/attraction.
On the 1st of May 2010 (it’s mainland Chinese national holiday), we waited for each line at least 1 hour in Ocean Park and the food in all the restaurants and food stalls were sold out. Even McDonald had no hamburg to offer anymore. The park had to send out policemen for help because of the chaos. The streets were completely blocked by visitors that you couldn’t go both directions. What a horrible memory!
When we talk about how much time you need to spend inside the park, I think it all depends on what you expect. Basically both parks are very large and it’s not so easy to manage to see the main attractions of these parks in less than half-a-day. You also need to consider the time that you need to wait in lines. Although many travel agencies just bring their guests to either park and spend only half-day day there, to our opinion, you will be regret if you find out you don’t have enough time.
Hong Kong Disneyland is smallest Disneyland in the world but we still think that you won’t be able to appreciate and enjoy these parks in such a short time. In addition, this is especially true for the Ocean Park due to the fact that Ocean Park is bigger in size. Even if you spend a whole day inside the park it will be a rush to see most of the main attractions.
Also be prepared that the expense on food and beverages inside the parks will be much higher than normal price.
If you decide to visitor Ocean Park, you may consider to take a look and have dinner at Jumbo Kingdom. It is one of the world’s largest floating restaurants and also an iconic landmark of Hong Kong. Many celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Chow Yun Fat, John Wayne, even Queen Elisabeth II, have dinned here. Quite tempting, isn’t it?
Since the Tai Chue Wan entrance of Ocean Park is closed permanently, the best and most convenient way from Ocean Park to Jumbo Kingdom is by taxi. Taxi fare is around HK$ 60 and about 10-15 min ride.
At last, let’s conclude the fourth-day travle. Today is relatively simple: choose either Hong Kong Disneyland or Ocean Park Hong Kong. If you decide to go to Ocean Park, you also can consider to have dinner in Jumbo Kingdom. Or go back the downtown area and arrange your time freely.
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