MTR Disneyland Resort Line Train
Before you can enjoy all the wonders that Hong Kong Disneyland has to offer, the first task is going to be getting there. This sounds like an obvious this to mention, but all too many holidays are ruined or wasted by spending hours simply wandering around trying to find how to get somewhere.
Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Penny Bay, Lantau Island. This is the largest of Hong Kong's island and home to its International airport and famous Po Lin Monastery and its giant statue of Buddha. Hong Kong Disneyland is found in the north-eastern part of Lantau Island, and is approximately two kilometers from Discovery Bay.
For both international and domestic visitors, there are a number of ways to access the island.
Like most Disney parks, Hong Kong Disneyland is largely dependant on tourism to sustain its business. As such, despite the billions of people that live next door in China, a great many of the visitors to its gates are going to be international tourists.
Most major international commercial airlines fly on a regular basis to Hong Kong. Visitors would be advised to search the web or visit their local travel agent for the best price and tickets for you. Whoever you fly with, your arrival in Hong Kong is only a hop, skip in a jump away from Hong Kong Disneyland. As the resort is located on Lantau Island, visitors may even fly over the resort on their way to the newly-built Hong Kong International Airport (known as Chek Lap Kok Airport to the locals). It is also conveniently located on Lantau Island.
From there, visitors can catch a taxi, join the MTR (changing at Tsing Yi Station for a link to the Tung Chung line to Sunny Bay for a change to the Disneyland Resort Line and Disneyland Resort Station), by bus or their own arranged transport, such as a shuttle or hire car. By taxi or private car, it is only about 15 minutes from the airport to the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Official MTR Disneyland Resort Line Promotion
The Disneyland Resort Line is the first dedicated train service to a Disney park in the world. The train itself could almost be considered a Disneyland attraction, as it has been designed by Disney Imagineers just for this special service. Although the trains themselves resemble the sleek and modern trains of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system, they have been 'Disneyfied' as much as possible. Painted in bright colours, the windows are red-trimmed Mickey Mouse ears! Inside the carriages, riders will see photos showcasing Walt Disney's love of trains; hand-straps that resemble Mickey's head and bronze statues of Disney characters.
Working with Hong Kong's existing MTR Railway system, the Disneyland Resort line has two main stations. Disneyland Resort Station can be accessed by joining the MTR at any point and getting to Sunny Bay Station on the Tung Chung line, where guests can change for a special train bound for Disneyland! Similarly, once you've finished your day at Disneyland, you can return to any part of Hong Kong along the MTR routes by re-joining the train at the Disneyland Resort Station and changing at Sunny Bay to rejoin the regular MTR network.
For a full list of MTR timetables, route maps and scheduled changes, be sure to visit the MTR Corporation's website.
MTR Resort Line Passes
To use the MTR line, you may choose a Disneyland Resort Line 1-Day Pass. Available at all MTR Stations and the Airport Express, the passes entitle the user unlimited travel to and from the Disneyland Resort Station for a full day within 6 months of the purchase date. Available at HK$50 each*, they come in collectible character designs, as pictured above. It's your passport to the Disneyland Resort!
If you're at the Hong Kong Disneyland Ticket Express counter at Hong Kong Station, you can also buy your Disneyland tickets in advance, including ones your've ordered online, or take advantage of the all-in-one train and park ticket offer.
There are six local and cross-boundary buses available that will get you to the Disneyland Resort.
Buses during the morning and peak hours to look out for are Routes R11, R21, R22, R33 and R42*. The Route Number R8A runs between Inspiration Lake and the Disneyland Resort every 10 to 20 minutes between 9am and 7pm daily.
There are also two cross-boundary bus routes providing transport services between Hong Kong Disneyland and Mainland China via Huanggang / Lok Ma Chau and Lo Wu Control Point at Sheung Shui KCR Station.
Finally, if you are staying at one of the Resort's two Hotels, you will have Resort Shuttle available to you free of charge. These take you from the Hotels to the Disneyland Resort Public Transport Interchange (PTI) and back again. The PTI is an additional 5 minutes walk away from the entrance to the Theme Park. This service runs 24 hours a day, and runs every 20 minutes during most of this time. At peak times (8:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 11:00pm), the service runs every 10 minutes. Between 12:00am and 6:00am, the service operates from the PTI to the Hotels only.
For a complete list of buses, shuttles and their schedules, please visit the official site.
If you prefer to get to Hong Kong Disneyland under your own steam, car parks are available at the resort. The car parks open two hours prior to the gates, and it remains open for two hours after the park closes.
Designated parking pays are available for people with a "Disabled Person's Parking Permit" for the convenience of guests. These designated bays can be seen on the Resort Overview Map found on our Around the Resort page.
There are additional fees for parking if you choose to use these facilities.
Additionally, there is a private car park and coach car park designated as pick up/drop off areas for buses.
There are three types of taxi available in Hong Kong: Urban taxis (Red); New Territories taxis (Green) and Lantau Taxis (Blue). The latter are particularly useful for travelling around the Disneyland Resort area.
Fares and routes are subject to change, and we recommend that you visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board's website for a complete and updated list of information.
At present, there are no regular ferry services to Hong Kong Disneyland. However, the Disneyland Resort Pier sits a mere 15 minutes walk along the Promenade to the Theme Park. The official site promises that a regular scheduled ferry service is coming soon. However, the SAR Government's Transport Department has designated this as a public pier for private vessels, yachts as well as tour vessels 24 hours free-of-charge. So make like Goofy and learn how to sail!
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