Are Hong Kong Disneyland Packages worth it?

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••• Disneyland Hong Kong. Courtesy of Disney

Like other Disneyland resorts around the world, Hong Kong Disneyland packages offer a variety of bundled offers. These range from complete packages that include airfare, hotel and tickets to hotel and ticket combos and everything in between. The idea is that this will save you money on a stay in the park.

Hong Kong Disneyland has far fewer package deals than other parks around the world. That's because the park is smaller than those in the US, Europe and Japan.

There are fewer rides. This means there are fewer people who want to actually stay at the park for more than a day, although there are two hotels at Disneyland. 

Is it worth using a Hong Kong Disneyland package?

It depends. For those who can’t reach the bigger parks in the US or Japan, Hong Kong Disneyland is certainly worth a visit.

Whether you need more than a day in the park is another question. For all but hardcore Mickey Mouse fans, a single day is probably enough time at Hong Kong Disneyland – there simply isn’t enough to do. The park’s hotels are not convenient for seeing the rest of Hong Kong and the airfare packages are certainly not the cheapest way to get here.

Hong Kong Disneyland airfare packages

There are very few Hong Kong Disneyland airfare packages. Of those that do exist they run from nearby, regional countries, such as China, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Airfares are currently offered through Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, and their subsidiary Dragon Air. Packages are for 3 or 4 persons and can be as short as a single night stay.

Do they offer good value?

Prices depend on your point of origin. While we haven’t done any in depth research a quick click around the website to get prices suggests that no, they are not.

The best price we found from Singapore for a family of three leaving within 14 days and staying for just a single night was an absolutely incredible $1,400 – that’s US dollars. You could probably build the itinerary yourself for half that price.

Hong Kong Disneyland hotel packages

For those who can find a flight to the city themselves, Hong Kong Disneyland also has a number of hotel and ticket packages.

There are a variety of Hong Kong Disneyland hotel packages on offer at both Hong Kong Disneyland hotels. These usually, although not always, come with tickets to access the park for the duration of your stay.

Are they good value?

They are certainly better value than the airfare packages above, but the same advice applies. There is generally too little to do at Hong Kong Disneyland to encourage a two day visit.

If you are temped, both the Hollywood Hotel and Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel are excellent and the latter has plenty on offer for kids. Pricewise the longer stay packages are sometimes cheaper than booking the hotel and tickets individually. 

Alternatives to a package

It will usually be cheaper if you put all the elements of your holiday together separately. Flights should certainly be bought separately.

There are many attractive deals for flights to Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific, the provider of the package flights, is usually a more expensive option. 

If you have your heart set on a stay at Hong Kong Disneyland the hotel package offers may be good value. Alternatively, stay in the city, it’s only a 30 min trip on the subway to reach the park, and you can also visit Ocean Park.