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    Disney land Hong Kong

    I am taking the kids to Disney in Hong Kong
    I am going for at least a week In Hong kind and Disney for 2 or 3 days it will depend on the kids
    Has anyone got any advice on what else there is to do with the family.
    Any recommendations on hotels the Disney one is rediculously priced
    And will I need to pack more than just shorts and tee shirts to go to decent resteraunts etc, my wardrobe in Thailand is very basic I rarely dress smart in Los
    Your comments would be most welcome

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    Would really enjoy seeing your pictures when you return .

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    I really need to learn how to post pics on here
    I will have to learn I have some crackers from when I had the bar

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    ^as to pic posting, I couldn't understand the TD gallery, so I opened a photobucket account instead, and link pix from there.

    I went to HK disney in xmas season, 2012. Too many ppl. Lots of families, teens on holiday. Saw lots of Pinoys too - either as tourists or workers in the park. Many of the dancers/ ppl in costumes are Pinoy, I think.

    But aside from the ppl & long lines, I enjoyed it. Lots to see & hear. Your kids will surely enjoy the rides. If you've got $$, pay for the fast pass thingy. It will save you frm the queues. I remember that we fell in line for ~1 hour for rides that last 1-2 min. I didnt know abt the fast pass then. My sis & I only went for 1 day, but I think there are 2 or 3 day passes.

    As to hotels, disneyland is a bit far frm the city ctr, ~40 min by train. Easy enough to go by MRT, though, just follow the signs. So up to you whether you stay in disney hotel or in Kowloon or Central area. There are fireworks at ~9 pm, I'm sure your kids will enjoy that.

    There's an Ocean Park or World in HK, you may want to see that too. Didnt go there but some friends have. There's also Madame Tussauds, take a tram/bus to the Peak, go to the Big Buddha, shop at Temple street (?). Lots to do in HK, esp if you have kids. There'sWan Chai for the gogo bars, so I've heard! Lol

    If you have a week to spend, you may want to check out Macau, it's just ~1 hr away by ferry. Or fly into HK, fly out of Macau. That's what some ppl do. There's a nice panda park in Macau - went there. There's also Ama temple & the maritime museum (near each other), plus the old church ruins (forgot name) in the Portuguese part of the city. You can also go to The Venetian. It's a mall-hotel-casino & have a look. The ceiling in the food court is great. There's also a lights show outside at night. Other casino-hotels have light or fountain shows in the evening - very nice.
    We didnt gamble, just had a look see.

    As for hotels, cant recommend. We stayed w/ friends in Macau then took the ferry to HK to reach disneyland for a day tour. Went to other places that I mentioned in HK on a separate trip. Lots of pic threads abt HK in here, have a look. Terry has one, and he wentto disney too. Prices of food in dis
    Ney are high so expect to pay major $$.

    Temps in Macau were 15-18 C that time, so quite chilly for us & it was cloudy the whole time. It was a bit sunny in HK, around 21-25 C.

    Hope that helps. Cheers & post pics!

    Sorry for typos, frm fone.
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    Take a ride on the double decker public bus #6 over the peak to Stanley Market on the far end of Hong Kong Island. STANLEY - HONG KONG EXTRAS3. Great scenic ride with hairpin turns, steep dropoffs, and some terrific views. See how the other half lives. Catch the bus at the exchange square bus terminus not far from the Star Ferry on HK Island. Best seats on the bus is the front of the top deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs View Post
    I am taking the kids to Disney in Hong Kong
    I am going for at least a week In Hong kind and Disney for 2 or 3 days it will depend on the kids
    Has anyone got any advice on what else there is to do with the family.
    Any recommendations on hotels the Disney one is rediculously priced
    And will I need to pack more than just shorts and tee shirts to go to decent resteraunts etc, my wardrobe in Thailand is very basic I rarely dress smart in Los
    Your comments would be most welcome
    Expat friend took his wife and two kids there, overall cost door to door with 4* hotel around $2k for a brilliant non-stop long weekend. Add something for togs, though you save on travel by already being there.

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    Thanks guys that's exactly the things I was looking for
    I will look at Macau Katy thanks I never thought of that
    My wife is a devil in the Casino so I will have to take her there for a night out
    Thanks again very helpful

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    @jim, you're welcome. Glad to help.

    If I had 7 days w/ kids, I would do 4days HK, 3 days macau, or 5/2. Some ppl think Macau is jusy casinos, but it's not. Fortunately we stayed w/ friends who worked there, so we had local knowledge of where to go & which buses to take. There's no MRT in Macau, only buses & taxis. The HK dollar is accepted in macau, but not the other way around, since the macau pataca is lower in value by some cents.

    I looked at my pics from Macau & these are the places we went to: Parque de Seak Pai Van (panda park). It has a mini playground & zoo. If your kids are still young enough to enjoy playgrounds, they'll like this park.

    Other places: Botanical garden & small park that we stumbled into & spent time chilling, typical Macanese houses & some nice grounds nearby, vicinity of the Crown casino-hotel, City of Dreams, The Venetian. Very nice in that area at night w/ all the lights.

    In the other island (macau territory is composed of 3 islands), Senado Square & St. Paul's church ruins, an old fortress w/ some cannons, Museo de Macau (just outside it) - these were all beside each other. Then bus to Ama buddhist temple. Beside it was the Maritime Museum. Then bus downtown to the vicinity of the big Casino hotels like Wynn hotel & grsnd lisboa. Theres also a high point for bungee jumping, but didnt try that.

    The Venetian hotel is in the same island as the airport. The portuguese section & wynn hotel is on another island, where the port to HK is located.

    For panda park, it's good to go there in the morning when they feed the pandas. In the afternoon, the pandas just sleep (lazy bunch! Lol).

    In The Venetian, since.it's a mall too, there might be play places where you can leave the kids if you & your mrs want to try the casino downstairs.

    Re: dress code, it was winter so everyone was in pants. I dunno if the casinos allow shorts & sandals, but jeans would prolly be ok.

    Re: hk, many threads out there, namely from terry, Bld, s landreth & bobcock.
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    Went a few weeks ago with my daughter. A few places were closed at the time for refurb such as the space museum. Get to Disney Land early as you'll be queuing behind masses of adults. More adults than kids when I was there.

    Depending on the age of your kids, the light show was OK which they have every night at the riverside. We stayed for 2 nights and to be honest, it was more than enough for us. Shopping is reasonably cheap. We managed to find the skiing gear we needed there. But in my opinion, not a great place for young kids.

    We stayed at Holiday Inn Kow Loon which was pretty decent actually. Food was good too.

    Yes, get the fast pass as we did. Even though we got there early we still queued for over an our to have our photo done with Mickey Mouse. In front was at least 7 adults to a kid! The food in there is crap btw. Rides you'll wait an hour or there about.
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