If you are visiting with family or just looking for a fun day out in Hong Kong, theme parks are the tried and tested way to have a great outing. While Hong Kong is a tiny place, there are a number of different amusement parks and attractions to suit everyone’s fancy!
Whether you are five and love your Disney princesses or are looking for a thrill ride, there will be something in Hong Kong for you. So check out this list of our favourite theme parks and themed attractions in Hong Kong and let us know if you go in the comments!
Hong Kong’s Theme Parks
Perhaps the most famous theme park in the world, Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth, and Hong Kong boasts our very own Disneyland! With seven different zones representing the many characters and stories across Disney, Pixar and Marvel, you can admire the Castle of Magical Dreams in Fantasyland, take the Jungle River Cruise in Adventureland, get your thrill on at Space Mountain in Tomorrowland or watch the famous parade and fireworks from Main Street, all within one family-friendly location!
Disneyland Hong Kong, Lantau Island | +852 1 830 830
Hong Kong’s first amusement park opened in 1977, covers a 870,000sqm space and has over 50 attractions. Ocean Park has not only rides and games, but also animal life for both adults and children to enjoy. Known for their thrill rides including the Abyss, the Hair Raiser and Mine Train, you will surely get your adrenaline pumping. And for animal lovers, there are a number of attractions including the Giant Panda Adventure, the North Pole Encounter and the famous sea mammal show at Ocean Theatre – a great chance to experience animals up close and personal.
Ocean Park will open the city’s first all-weather waterpark, Water World, on September 21. There are 27 new attractions, including Horizon Cove where you can learn how to surf in controlled indoor conditions, a 1,450-square-metre wave pool with realistic wave patterns, the Adventure Coast outdoor pool, and competitive mat sliding on the Rainbow Rush slides.
Ocean Park, Aberdeen | +852 3923 2323
If it’s blistering hot outside but you’re still looking for something fun to do with your kids, head over to Legoland in K11 Art Mall! Specifically designed for children aged 3-10 years, this interactive playhouse will spark their creativity and bring great joy in creation. With 10 LEGO® themed play areas such as Kingdom Quest, Duplo Farm and Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, your child will have a blast exploring the theme park! They also have a miniature LEGO® replica of Hong Kong’s most loved buildings and landmarks built from over 1.5 million LEGO® bricks!
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Shop B131-133 B1, K11 MUSEA Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | 2143 7300
Hong Kong’s Themed Attractions
The first Monopoly-themed attraction in the world, Monopoly Dreams is located in the most expensive title deed and “king of property” in the Monopoly Hong Kong Edition, the Peak. If you have ever wondered about Mr. Monopoly’s life, this is an interactive experience and a chance to explore his secret residence while also taking in the classic cards and deeds such as Bank, Water Works, Electric Company, Train Station, Title Deeds and Chance card!
Monopoly Dreams, Shop 301, Level 3, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Rd, The Peak | 3905 4511
The world’s first full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark is right here in Hong Kong! Located right next to Ma Wan Tung Beach and set against Tsing Ma Bridge, the boat has fun and educational activities along with special exhibitions that are perfect for a family day out. In the Ark Garden, a beautiful green landscape, you can hunt for the 67 pairs of lifesize animal sculptures. For a rope course for adults and children alike, including a special zipline adventure, head over to Adventureland. And finally, venture through the treasure house to experience fifteen discovery galleries on life, culture, science, history, music and much more!
Noah’s Ark Hong Kong, 33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan | 3411 8888
Walk the red carpet and take photos with the world’s most famous celebrities and personalities, all in Hong Kong! The famous wax statues, first established in London, are so realistic you are sure to fool some people. From Hong Kong Glamour to Fashion Zone to Historical and National heroes, you will find the who’s who of the world. For a fun interactive experience, check out Lady Gaga and G.E.M. In the Art Gallery you will find Yayoi Kusama, seated wearing a yellow dress with black polka dots, for a truly avant-garde experience.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Shop P101, The Peak Tower, No, 128 Peak Rd, The Peak | 2849 6966
The lesser known, so hopefully less crowded Snoopy’s World opened in 2000, and has since shared the world of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts with children and adults in Hong Kong. The attraction based off of Charles Schulz’ beloved comic strip features six small amusement zones, and lots and lots of photo opportunities with all of your favourite characters. There is a small ride, the Boating Canal: Canoe Ride and an area for kids to run around and play while parents rest. Best part? This park is free of cost!
Snoopy’s World, L3, New Town Plaza Phase I, Sha Tin Centre St | 2609 3638
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