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Top 5 Highlights of Hong Kong Disneyland

3rd October 2014

Hong Kong Disneyland is the newest Disneyland on the planet, a whole new world of magic and pure happiness. Perched on beautiful Lantau Island, the dazzling variety of themed lands, attractions, rides and Disney characters make this a definite highlight on the list of family-friendly attractions in Hong Kong. Just a zippy ride from the soaring skyscrapers of Hong Kong’s bustling city centre, the magic of Walt Disney is impossible to resist for young and old alike. While it’s impossible to list every one of the fun-filled attractions, here’s a snapshot of the top five highlights of Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Toy Story Land
The moment you step into Andy’s Backyard in Toy Story Land, you’ll feel like you’ve shrunk to the size of a toy. With six oversized attractions to explore, you could be getting a happy snap with your favourite toys one moment and racing down the U-shaped RC Racer roller coaster the next. Get more thrills at the awesome Toy Soldier Parachute Drop or the Slinky Dog Spin, or try out as a new recruit for a mission with Andy’s troops at the Toy Soldier Boot Camp. The littlies in particular will enjoy playing with Cubot, the living spinning block toy.

Disney Paint the Night
Pick up a Minnie Glow Bow or Mickey Glow Mitt and get ready for a dazzling light spectacular. Every day at sunset the park comes to life with millions of colourful lights, a fireworks show and a glowing parade of Disney characters, music and spectacular floats. The first ever fully LED parade at any Disneyland in the world, the whole family will love each and every one of the illuminated Disney characters, from Tinker Bell to the Monsters Inc characters. With the incredible Mickey Magic Paint Brush you can even change the colours of the dancers’ costumes!

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A sure winner for the older kids, Tomorrowland is the place to go for exhilarating rides that double as the ultimate adventure into space and into the future. Ride a space ship through the dark outer space limits of Space Mountain, a roller coaster ride with sharp bends and sudden drops. Fly your own flying saucer at Orbitron, where you can control exactly how high and low you fly. Or become a Space Ranger at the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride and fight off all those evil aliens. For the youngest of children, they’ll love riding the electric cars of the future at Autopia and the water-squirting space vehicles and figures at UFO Zone.

Go on a fun-filled safari through Adventure Land to discover the rainforest, wildlife and waterways that will transport you to a whole new world. Glide past hippos, orangutans, elephants and cobras on the Jungle River Cruise, dodge the water spouting out of totem poles at Liki Tikis, or cross the river on a raft to get to Tarzan’s Treehouse for awesome jungle views and the chance to play with Tarzan’s cool gadgets and gizmos. The street entertainment is fabulous too, from village drummers to a Jungle Puppet Carnival, and The Festival of the Lion King is a must-see rendition of the classic movie favourite.

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Mystic Point
Delve into a world of mystery at Mystic Point, home to the eccentric explorer and adventurer Lord Henry Mystic and his monkey companion. Take a ride on his latest invention, the Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage, and explore the many treasures he has collected from around the world at Mystic Manor, from beautiful art to character-filled antiques. Work out the puzzling 3D illusions in the Garden of Wonders, then wander through the Mystic Point Freight Depot to admire many more of his fascinating worldly collection and meet the grandnephews who have followed in his footsteps.

While you're in Hong Kong check out these Top 5 Sights in Hong Kong, or explore one of the other great Disney destinations with our Family Guide to Disneyland.