It's about five minutes walk from the Disney train to the main gate (where you can purchase tickets, if you haven't already).
near the ticket counters
Better to study the map first and check the time of the shows/ parades so you can plan your day. A lot of Disney characters will be available for photo opps at different parts of the park.
photo opps with Tinkerbell was happening just outside Mickey's Philharmagic show at the same time that the Flights of Fantasy Parade was going on along Main Street
Lines at the Philharmagic show and It's A Small World (two must-see attractions) are manageable. Mickey's Philharmagic Show is a must-see because your little ones will get a feel of riding a roller coaster (or a flying carpet) without the danger, and you will get to relive all the magical moments of the Disney movies you love/grew with.
It's A Small World is nice because of all the dolls/puppets you'll see while on a boat (good for 8-12 people).
Lines at the Pooh ride and the Disney train tend to be really long, as well as the Space Mountain ride.
Another nice show to catch is Festival of the Lion King at Tomorrowland.
You can sneak in some snacks (they sequestered my SIL's McDonalds burger but not the breads they had in another bag nor the biscuits/crackers we had) and just avail of Disneyland's 3-in-1 Meal Offering (regular price: HKD150; special coupon price: HKD125) that entitles you to:
1 Lunch^ ( enjoy before 4:00pm on your visit date)
1 Dinner^ (enjoy after 5:30pm until fireworks start on your visit date)
1 Drink or Popcorn
* Lunch & Dinner Coupons do not include drinks
** meals can only be gotten from specific restaurants (Starliner Diner, Comet Cafe, Clopins Festival of Foods)
*** the popcorn was really good!
peking duck dish
pork ham dish
lunch meals our relatives ordered from Royal Banquet Hall, costs HKD95 (came with mushroom soup)
Starliner Diner chicken and fries meal
chicken pieces (2 per meal) were big so this lot was enough to snack on by our big group
Told you, portions were big... but I didn't hear any "delicious!" comments from our table... and I really didn't like what I ate (the pork ham dish). It wasn't bad, just also not good either. Bland and oily, mostly. The fried chicken was okay.
If you're not getting the 3-in-1 Meal Offering, prepare to shell out between HKD60-100 per meal at any of the restaurants. Water cost HKD20 while softdrinks cost HKD22.
I would suggest to get a heavy breakfast/brunch before going to Disneyland and to just snack there all day, then have a delicious dinner somewhere else after.
There is a water fountain/refilling station just outside Royal Banquet Hall (Fantasyland) and Tahitian Terrace (Adventureland) and maybe others more in places near rest rooms so feel free to just refill your water bottles.
The food is somewhere between so-so and good but the servings are huge. I would also recommend not to order separate meals for little ones unless necessary since they are also not likely to eat that much from all the excitement.
Rental of strollers for a day costs HKD60 with a HKD100 bond for stroller (and if thunderstorms were predicted for the day, another HKD100 deposit for the stroller rain coat). Just proceed to City Hall to rent either wheelchair or stroller. And yes, the rain protector will come in handy when it rains because it will really keep your child dry inside the stroller.
Their strollers can accommodate babies that can already sit up to toddlers up to 15 kgs. in weight.
Strollers will also come in handy when you're saving a space along Main Street for the Flights of Fantasy Parade because you can park it sideways and have your kiddos sit at the curb. The strollers will protect your kids from other people who may end up pushing for a better look at the Disney characters.
The finale of the experience is the fireworks show happening after Tinkerbell scatters magic dust on Sleeping Beauty's castle. Make sure to find a good spot already around 8 PM. Tinkerbell scatters the magic dust at 8:30 PM and the fireworks show start at 9:00 PM.
Lastly, Disneyland seemed like a hotter place (during the day) than Ocean Park (maybe because it's flatter and had less trees) but it's also a lot smaller (think Enchanted Kingdom size) so walking around isn't that hard (compared to Ocean Park).
For an idea of other things you might buy at Disneyland:
HKD45 for Disney raincoat (adult size; we bought two when it rained)
HKD20 for cotton candy on a glow stick
HKD110 for kiddie caps like this.
HKD95 for a Mickey and Minnie key ring set (his and hers).
HKD110 (or was it 210) for a Princess doll set with detachable parts
And around HKD320 for this Buzz and Woody action figures set (a LOT cheaper compared to buying the same here in the Philippines).
Check out Hong Kong Disneyland's website:
~ Additional note:
Strollers may be rented and meal coupons may be bought at the City Hall building, in Main Street, to the left of the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad.
Please note that we travelled as a caravan of 8 adults, 3 preschoolers and 1 infant and were in Hong Kong between August 22-27, 2011, the height of summer (and summer sale) there.