Hong Kong Disneyland, as one of the most popular theme parks in town, is always a dreamland for kids as well as adults like me. There are three Hong Kong Disneyland hotels. The first one is Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, opened in September 2005 along with Disneyland. The 2nd one is Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, which was opened in December 2005. The latest hotel Disney Explorers Lodge opened in April 2017.

So the question is which Hong Kong Disneyland hotel you should choose? What are the differences or which one suits you or your kids better?

If you are interested to know what you can do in Disneyland or the related questions, you can check from “Hong Kong Disneyland review“. Here will only discuss and compare the three Hong Kong Disneyland hotels to help you make a better decision.

Comparison of three Hong Kong Disneyland hotels

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Planning a family trip to Disneyland can be quite exhausting. Is it necessary to stay in the Disney hotels? What are the benefits? Are there any other hotels near Hong Kong Disneyland?

Although Hong Kong Disneyland is not as big as its counterparts in the USA, it still have 7 theme parks now. There is plenty to plan, see and do. One day, even staying for the complete day, is only sufficient for a superficial visit and can only cover parts of the park. So staying in one of the Hong Kong Disneyland hotels nearby brings lots of other benefits.

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Most of the hotel rooms in Hong Kong can only accommodate a maximum of 3 persons while Hong Kong Disneyland hotels allow 4 persons per room. Especially for those who travel with the whole family and kids, or are huge fans of Disneyland, staying at the Hong Kong Disney hotels can be considered as adding the icing on a cake. It is a must for many fans to experience the full Disney Magic.

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As a hotel guest, you will be entitled with a fast pass for all the lines in the Disney resorts. It will save you tons of trouble and time.

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Besides, if you stay for the fireworks and Paint The Night Parade at night, imagine how many people will travel together on public transport after the show. Staying in Disney hotels saves you from the fight with the crowds for a place in the train traveling back all over the city to your accommodation.

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Hong Kong Disneyland is located outside the city center and it takes one hour to travel from downtown. If you would like to beat all the tourists before opening, feed your kids with breakfast before entering, you may have to start very early in the morning. Staying in one of the Hong Kong Disneyland hotels leaves you sufficient time for a relaxed breakfast and getting on the free shuttle bus to the entrance of the resort.

Traveling with young kids has always an unexpected situation. You can easily get back to the hotel to change clothes or take a shower if needed. Just remember to keep your ticket for re-entering.

However, if all you want is only to have a quick look at Disneyland and hurry back to the downtown area, you may consider staying in other hotels. You can check the following review to find out better hotel options.

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All three Disney hotels are located near the entrance of the park. All of them have different designs and prices. It is a bit confusing to decide which one you should choose. Let’s compare them step by step.

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Apparently, location is the priority of choosing Disney hotels. all three Disney hotels are located near the main entrance of Disneyland. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is a little bit closer to the entrance than the other two hotels (see the map below).

All hotels provide 24-hour free shuttle bus service, which leaves every 10-20min (from 6:00am to 1:00am). Between 1:00am till 6:00am, hotels will send out shuttle bus on request. You can call 35105000 asking for service during this period.

The shuttle bus will start from Disneyland Hotel, pass Disney Explorers Lodge, stop at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel (the blue line on map) and then drive to the entrance of the resort (the red line on map). However, since all the shuttle buses are big coaches, no need to worry if you stay in Hollywood Hotel or Disney Explorers Lodge the buses will be full. Alternatively, you can easily take a few minute walk to the entrance which is a nice stroll if it is not too hot and humid.

Hong Kong Disneyland hotels location and shuttle route

Shuttle bus route for Disneyland Hotels

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Some may consider Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is better since it is a 5-star hotel while Disney’s Hollywood Hotel and Disney Explorers Lodge are 4-star hotels. I don’t feel much difference in service between these three hotels. Which one fitting you better depends on what your princess fantasy or Disneyland dream is about.

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Disney’s Hollywood Hotel is a 4-star hotel and is a little bit further away from the park entrance. However, it is bigger than Disneyland Hotel, providing 600 rooms on 8 floors.

Disney’s Hollywood Hotel is decorated with a Hollywood-like theme as its name implies. Movie buffs, Hollywood fans as well as car lovers will love the manifold decorations and photos opportunities around this hotel.

Disney's Hollywood of Hong Kong Disneyland hotels

Disney’s Hollywood Hotel

Stepping inside you will encounter with a combination of the golden era of Hollywood’s 1930s and 1940s mixed with the Disney Magic. The exterior of the hotel is held in a classic and elegant Art Deco style with the iconic Mickey’s head.

I would call it a Mickey-themed hotel rather than Hollywood hotel. Hotel logo, the walls, the pillars, the lobby, the restaurants, the elevators, the tables and chairs, you can easily find Mickey everywhere in the hotel.

Mickey Decoration in Hong Kong Disneyland hotels

Mickey Decoration next to Restaurant

Watch out for the big TV and comfort sofa in the lobby. It plays Mickey’s cartoon all day long that you hardly can drive your kids away once they sit down.

Washroom of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Washroom design

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The Victorian-themed Disneyland Hotel is a 5-star hotel and the theme park’s flagship hotel with about 400 rooms spanning over 6 floors. It looks like a huge palace and fulfills the dream of fairy tale lovers.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel with Victorian style

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel with Victorian style

Not only the outside but also everything inside of the hotel brings you back to early 1900s. The elegant Victorian-style interior and decorations made me feel like walking into a European castle.

Lobby of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

The Lobby of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

A huge chandelier is hanging on the 4-floor high ceiling and stairs are winded up to the 4th floor. Since the Disney movie “Frozen” became extremely popular among girls, you can see kids standing on the stairs and singing “Let It Go”.

If you are lucky, you may meet some of those princesses in the lobby and signing names for the fans.

Victoria style of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Victoria style of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hear the names: Cinderella Ball Room, Sleeping Beauty Rom, Snow White Room, Prince Charming Meeting Room! Don’t you feel like falling into a complete fairy tale?

The Victorian princess style even shows in the washroom.

Washroom design of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Washroom design

Don’t miss the most popular photo spots – the Mickey and Minnie statues. You can find their statues in Hollywood Hotel as well.

Mickey statue of Hong Kong Disneyland hotels

Mickey statue

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The 4-star hotel Disney Explorers Lodge hotel is the largest hotel of the three. As to its name, you already can guess what its theme is about. The hotel is designed to celebrate the golden age of exploration in the early 1920s with 750 rooms on 7 floors. Like its lodge Latin motto of “ad explorare et somniare” (means “to explore and dream”), it aims to inspire the guests exploring and enjoying the different culture of the world.

Disney Explorers Lodge with adventurer theme

Disney Explorers Lodge with adventurer theme

Not only the inside but also every wing of the Disney Explorers Lodge has featured to four themed gardens: Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa. Each garden is named after the characters and stories from Disney movies: Hathi JR. Garden (The Jungle Book), Little Squirt Garden (Finding Nemo), Kevin Garden (Up) and Rafiki Garden (Lion King).

Lobby of Disney Explorers Lodge

The Lobby of Disney Explorers Lodge

Lobby of Disney Explorers Lodge

Lobby of Disney Explorers Lodge

The design of lobby is also matching the theme “exploring”. Even the tables in the lobby are designed to be vintage leather suitcase.

Hotel and Mickey Exploring Team also collected the art-crafts and collectables from 4 continents to fulfill the theme of exploring.

Art Crafts of Hong Kong Disneyland hotels

Art Crafts of Mickey Exploring team

Washroom of Disney Explorers Lodge

Washroom of Disney Explorers Lodge

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all three Disney hotels sit next to the ocean and provide sea-view room type (with/without balcony), which are more spacious compared with other hotels.

Most of the hotels in Hong Kong allow only a maximum of 3 persons (adults + children) per room. However, since Disneyland is a place for family activity, all the Disney hotels have rooms for 4 persons (two double beds in one room).

Last but not least, all three Disney hotels offer free wi-fi access in all of their guest rooms, hotel lobby and dining locations. All the Disney hotels have check-in at 15:00 and request check-out at 11:00am.

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The rooms of Disney’s Hollywood remains its classic, elegant but modern design. The rooms are equipped with all the necessary amenities, such as mini bar, bathroom, hairdryer, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, etc..

Get ready for the “WOW” surprise once stepping in the rooms because all the rooms are completely filled with Mickey elements. It’s like a Mickey-themed rooms and Mickey is on the wall, the carpet, the bed as well as the table.

Don’t ignore the lovely towel animals on the bed. Same to Disneyland Hotel, if you happened to spend birthday in the hotel, you will get a nice birthday card and birthday towel cake as presents.

Garden view room in Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Garden view room in Disney’s Hollywood Hotel

Sea view room in Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Sea view room in Disney’s Hollywood Hotel

Don’t forget the bathrooms amenities, slippers and bathrobes, which are all featured with Mickey’s iconic head.

Bathroom of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Mickey Mouse is also in the bathroom

Disney’s Hollywood Hotel offers just three types of hotel rooms (with Garden View, Sea View and Park View) ranging from HK$ 1,700 to HK$ 2,950 per night, which could be considered as the budget option out of the two Disney hotels and easily can accommodate a family of four.

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Same with its architectural style, the hotel rooms are designed accordingly to the Victorian and Snow White theme. It wouldn’t be Disney if the Disney magic wouldn’t be spilled everywhere! The rooms are equipped with all the necessary amenities, such as mini bar, bathroom, hair dryer, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, etc..

When entering in your room, don’t forget to look for the lovely towel animals placing on the beds. If it happens to be your birthday during your stay, you will also find a lovely towel birthday cake on the table with a sweet birthday card.

Sea View Room with Balcony in Disneyland Hotel

Sea View Room with Balcony in Disneyland Hotel

The cuteness doesn’t stop at the room amenities and the small details. The toiletries feature the 7 dwarfs and even mini room slippers and bathrobes for the little ones are taken care of.

7-Dwarf Special Touches

7-Dwarf special touches

Considering Hong Kong’s standard hotel rooms (with their limited space), the room sizes of the Hong Kong Disneyland are actually quite big and spacious. It is one of the few hotels, which truly can accommodate a larger family with 2-3 kids and/or families traveling with a nanny. Hotel prices range from HK$ 2,400 to 7,500 depending on the room type (sea view, balcony etc.).

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Same as its motto, the hotel rooms are designed accordingly to the adventurers’ fantasy, equipped with all the necessary amenities.

Unlike the other two hotels full of cute elements, the rooms of Disney Explorers Lodge have more vintage feeling.

Standard room in Disney Explorers Lodge

Standard room in Disney Explorers Lodge

Sea view room in Disney Explorers Lodge

Sea view room in Disney Explorers Lodge

Like always, don’t forget to check out the surprise in bathroom. The vintage style Mickey Mouse amenities tin box is so cute. Guests are welcome to take it home as souvenir.

Mickey Mouse amenities in Disney Explorers Lodge

Mickey Mouse Tin Box with tooth brush, tooth paste, comb etc.

Hotel prices range from HK$ 2,200 to 3,800 depending on the room type (sea view, standard, premium etc.).

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Disneyland is located far from the downtown area. It means if you stay in the Disney hotels, restaurants of the hotels or inside the park are the only dining options.

No need to worry about starving since all the hotels have plenty of restaurants that provide a one-stop solution to their guests. Besides, all three Disney hotels have Disney-themed restaurants where you can enjoy your meal with Disney’s characters.

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If you are a huge fan of Disneyland, you will love Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel’s arrangements the most. This hotel has four dining options (Enchanted Garden Restaurant, Walt’s Café, Crystal Lotus and Sea Breeze Bar ranging from European to Chinese cuisines. The other two options Grand Salon and Kingdom Club Level have been already closed.

One of the highlights (also my favourite moment of a day) of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is to have buffet in the Enchanted Garden Restaurant. Why? Because I can meet my favourite Disney characters.

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Enchanted Garden in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Enchanted Garden restaurant

The Enchanted Garden serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet,  covering both Asian (Chinese) and Western food. Be prepared that Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald and Daisy will walk to you, hug you and take a photo with you while you are having your meal. The most popular buffet is the breakfast session. There is no better way to start a wonderful day in Disneyland.

If it happens to be your birthday, you will get a special birthday badge and greeting from all the characters. They will delight you first and wish you a Happy Birthday.

The hotel also arranges professional photographer to take picture for you in case you forget your camera or would like to have a framed picture or keychain as souvenir.

Enchanted Garden in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Dining with Mickey and Minnie

If you decide to have buffet in Enchanted Garden, it’s better to book when you book the hotel because it’s always fully booked. Although the buffet is quite pricey (starting from HK$ 348/breakfast to HK$ 548-718/dinner) and maybe does not offer anything too special, it is no doubt a great experience for kids.

The breakfast buffer starts everyday 7:30 till 11:00. There are two sessions: 7:30-9:00 and 9:30-11:00. You need to inform the hotel which session you would like to join.

The dinner buffer lasts till 22:00 (weekdays) and 22:30 (weekends). So it is still possible to have dinner after the Disneyland fireworks. Remember to keep an eye on the booking status from their official site (check here).

Enchanted Garden in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Enchanted Garden Restaurant

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Besides Enchanted Garden, Disneyland Hotel also serves cute gourmet in Crystal Lotus and Walt’s Cafe.

Crystal Lotus in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Crystal Lotus

Although every Disney restaurant is quite pricey, I would like to point out Walt’s Café to all of you who might want to save a few dollars. The Walt Café can be a good choice to grab something to eat and save for souvenirs.

Walt's Cafe in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Mickey Mouse Coffee in Walt’s Cafe

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Disney’s Hollywood Hotel also has plenty of dining options. There are three restaurants in this hotel. Similar to the Enchanted Garden Restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Hollywood Hotel offers a meet-and-greet with Mickey and Donald at the Chef Mickey Restaurant.

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The restaurant is actually a Mickey-themed restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner buffer. As a Mickey-themed restaurant, Mickey related food is apparently expected.

Chef Mickey Restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Chef Mickey Restaurant

Chef Mickey Restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Chef Mickey Restaurant

Food in Chef Mickey of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Mickey waffle in Chef Mickey

Food in Chef Mickey of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Mango pudding in Chef Mickey

In everyday’s breakfast buffer (7:00-11:00), lunch buffet on Sat/Sun/Holidays (12:00-14:30) as well as dinner buffet on Sat/Sun/Holidays (17:30-19:30/20:00-22:30), Chef Mickey will wait the guests at the entrance of the restaurants. If you are a fan of Donald Duck, then don’t miss the chance to meet the sous chef Donald during lunch buffet.

It’s different with Enchanted Garden that Mickey will not step into the restaurant and walk to guest’s tables. Guests can only capture a photo with Mickey in the entrance area.

Chef Mickey of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Taking photo with Mickey at the entrance

Again, the breakfast and dinner buffet don’t come in cheap (starting from HK$ 258/breakfast to HK$ 428-548/dinner) and offer nothing fancy. A nice plus is that they do provide some good vegetarian choices. However, it is a good opportunity to take some pictures with your favorite characters together with your kids without fighting with visitors inside the park.

Insider Tips: Check-out the Chef Mickey Restaurant website. Sometimes they have special discount voucher (Check here). If you prefer the Enchanted Garden and would like to meet other characters too, you also can make a reservation even you stay in Disney’s Hollywood.

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Besides Mickey Chef, be prepared that the “Studio Lounge” as well as the “Hollywood & Dine” Restaurant only offer small snacks and drinks such as sandwiches, salads, congees, fruits, pastries and drinks. The two other dining options (the Sunset Terrace as well as the Piano Pool Bar) have been closed.

Hollywood and Dine of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood & Dine

Hollywood and Dine of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood & Dine

Disney desserts of Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Cute desserts

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Disney Explorers Lodge hotel has three themed restaurants: Dragon Wind, World of Color Restaurant and Chart Room Cafe.

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Dragon Wind features Chinese and Cantonese cuisines. If you book the breakfast buffet in Dragon Wind, you may have chance to meet your favorite Disney characters.

If you decide to have breakfast in Dragon Wind, also try to book it along with your hotel booking in case it’s fully booked. The price of breakfast buffet (7:00-11:00) starts from HK$ 308 per adult and HK$ 198 per child.

Dragon Wind of Disney Explorers Lodge

Dragon Wind

Dragon Wind of Disney Explorers Lodge

Dragon Wind

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World of Color Restaurant focuses on international food, including Asian, Halal, vegetarian cuisines. The price of World of Color is slightly cheaper than Dragon Wind. You also have chance to meet Donald Duck if you enjoy breakfast buffet here. Buffer prices start from HK$ 238 per adult and HK$ 158 per child. World of Color Restaurant can sit 120 guests and some of the out door table have the view of Kevin Garden.

World of Color Restaurant in Disney Explorers Lodge

World of Color Restaurant in Disney Explorers Lodge

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If you are looking the theme of adventure, you shall not miss Chart Room Cafe. Here you will find a lot of cute Disney desserts. The breakfast in Chart Room Cafe is about HK$ 99 per set.

Chart Room Cafe in Disney Explorers Lodge

Chart Room Cafe

Chart Room Cafe desserts in Disney Explorers Lodge

Cute desserts

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Who can visit Disneyland and leave with empty hands? If you don’t want to waste your precious time on shopping in Disneyland park or you are not satisfied on shopping options, all the three Disney hotels have in-hotel souvenir stores.

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The souvenir store in Disney’s Hollywood is called “Celebrity Gifts”. It is located right opposite Studio Lounge and next to the lobby entrance. The selections is a little bit less than “Kingdom Gifts” in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

Celebrity Gifts in Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Celebrity Gifts in Disney’s Hollywood Hotel

Celebrity Gifts in Disney's Hollywood Hotel

Celebrity Gifts souvenir store

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The souvenir store “Kingdom Gifts” in this hotel has more selections than the store in Disney’s Hollywood. You can find many Disney related items, from toys, t-shirts, stationaries to accessories, just like the stores in Disneyland park.

Kingdom Gifts in Disneyland Hotel

Kingdom Gifts in Disneyland Hotel

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The souvenir store “Trading Post” in Disney Explorers Lodge is around 2,200 square feet. It is probably the largest souvenir shops of the three hotels.

Trading Post Souvenir Shop in Disney Explorers Lodge

Trading Post Souvenir Shop in Disney Explorers Lodge

It offers not only around 1600 Disney souvenirs, but also the exclusive hotel themed gifts. Disney characters are dressed to be lovely explorers.

Disney Explorers Lodge Duffy bear

Duffy dressed to be the explorer

As a matter of fact, you can find more variety of Disney souvenirs inside the Disneyland park. So to me, the stores in the hotels are just for the last minute shopping.

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Both hotels provide some special services that can entertain their guests, especially children.

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a dream room for all the girls who have ever dreamt of being a princess. From hair styling, gown choosing, making up to finger polishing, photo shooting, here provides you a one-stop service to transform your daughter, niece or granddaughter to a Disney princess whoever she would like to be.

It is very popular among girls although it is quite pricey (the price starts from HK$ 650 to HK$ 1380). If you were intent to give your kids an unforgettable memory here, do make a reservation in advance since it’s also usually fully booked.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

For those who stay in the other two hotels, you also can book this service.

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Crown Package at Kingdom Gifts Shop
HK$ 980  HK$ 931
Castle Package at Storybook Shoppe
HK$ 1,962  HK$ 1,679
Royal Package at Storybook Shoppe
HK$ 3,880  HK$ 3,498

Check details and booking

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Mickey Maze is located right in front of the Disneyland Hotel. It’s a huge maze made for all ages.

It’s a great playground to have some fun with your kids.

Mickey Maze in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Mickey Maze

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All the in-house guests can have free fun time in the Malibu Games room where has many game machines. It opens daily from 9:00 to 22:30.

Prepare to get your adrenaline pumping when you engage in classic air hockey playoffs, slam dunk and bowling machines with your friends. You also can test your cowboy aim or battle with space invaders to demonstrate your heroic skills.

Malibu Games in Disney's Hollywood

Malibu Games Room

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Every hotel has their own morning, afternoon and evening fun time. No matter which hotel you plan to stay, you can enjoy the activities in all three Disney hotels.

The most popular ones are the Tai Chi with Master Goofy, Morning Movie Time with Goofy, Explorer’s Poolside Adventure and Disney Storytime. Everyone will get a full schedule of all the activities and you can plan ahead of time.

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So Which hotel meets your dream?

Disney Explorers Lodge

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If you still cannot make decision yet, check out the further overall comparisons of these three hotels and more insider tips for a better deal.

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Some insider tips have been pointed out in the previous discussion. You should take advantage of them when booking one of the Hong Kong Disneyland hotels. In addition, check the official website for the current prices and if there are special early bird promotions.

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I would highly recommend checking hotel rates at HOTELSCOMBINED.COM site, which compares almost over 100+ famous hotel booking sites (booking.com, Tripadvisor, Agoda, Expedia, etc.). It saves me tons of time on comparing the prices on different sites by only one click. Most of the time you will have a good chance to score a lower price than booking directly from Disneyland.

In case you decide to stay in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel for more than one night, you might want to take a closer look at the annual membership offers which entitle you for enjoying certain percentage discounts or upgrade offers.

If the prices for the Hong Kong Disneyland hotels are way above your budgets, there are plenty of other choices in Hong Kong. The location will not be as convenient as staying close to the park. However, it may save you a bit of money that you can spend on souvenirs or other sightseeing attractions during your stay.

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Insider Tip 1:

A unique thing about Disney’s Hollywood is that no extra room service available. Especially, if you travel with small kids who need an extra or early rest and you don’t want or simply cannot leave them alone, it is always a nice option to order some food to your room.

So be prepared and use the small refrigerator wisely to stock up with some food from outside (which is also a good option to save some money).

Insider Tip 2:

Some hotel rooms offer not only the spectacular views of Lantau Island and its surrounding, but also the great views of the nightly fireworks show. So in case you and your kids are tired and need a rest, you still be able to enjoy the spectacular fireworks shows from the convenience of your room. The hotel has a special in-house fireworks channel on TV where you can listen to the accompanied music of the fireworks display.

Insider Tip 3:

If you also would like to enjoy the services like Enchanted Garden, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or other restaurants in Disneyland Hotel, it is still possible to make a reservation with them no matter which hotel you stay. These three hotels are just few steps away from each other anyway.

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Insider Tip 1:

In case you would like to stay in this hotel, I would recommend securing your booking at least 1-2 months ahead of your planned visit. Due to its location and popularity, it gets booked out pretty fast.

Insider Tip 2:

In case you are traveling with a larger group and need more than one room and/or are opting to book one of the Kingdom Club Rooms, you might want to take a closer look at the Magic Access membership. In the past, the Platinum Membership gave you a choice on either enjoying a certain percentage off of the room rate or paying a rate for a guaranteed upgrade to the Kingdom Club Room.

However, keep in mind that rules will change from time to time. It seems that at present only a certain percentage of the hotel room rate can be applied and it is best to double-check with their reservation line. Having said that, it makes sense even for short-time visitors to obtain the annual passes. Simply do the math and see if you can benefit from the savings.

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Insider Tip 1:

Since it is a newly opened hotel, it is in the promotion period. Further discounts on the official prices are available. If you decide to stay in one of the Disneyland hotels, why not try this one while it is still brand new?

Insider Tip 2:

Disney Explorers Lodges doesn’t have as many indoor entertainment zones as other two Disney hotels for kids. But guests can enjoy the all facilities in all the hotels.

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In the end, let’s do a quick hotel statistic comparison. I only put the major differences among the three hotels here. For any detailed information, please refer to above content.

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Disney Explorers Lodge

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Disney’s Hollywood

Hotel Class

4 Stars

5 Stars

4 Stars

Hotel Location

Close to Disneyland Gate

Close to Disneyland Gate

Close to Disneyland Gate

Free Shuttle Bus

Yes, 24 Hours

Yes, 24 Hours

Yes, 24 Hours

Architecture Style

Explorer style

Victorian style

Hollywood style with Mickey theme

Hotel Size

About 750 rooms on 7 floors

About 400 rooms on 6 floors

About 600 rooms on 8 floors

Hotel Room Type

Garden view and sea view

Garden view and sea view

Garden view, sea view and park view

Room Style

Explorer-themed

Victorian

Mickey-themed

Room Rate

HK$ 2200 – HK$ 5400

HK$ 2400 – HK$ 7500

HK$ 1900 – HK$ 3200

Dining Options

3 Restaurants

4 Restaurants

3 Restaurants

Character Dining (Highlights)

In Dragon Wind and World of Color with Mickey Mouse

In Enchanted Garden with 6 Disney Characters

In Chef Mickey with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Shopping Options

“Trading Post” Souvenir Store

“Kingdom Gifts” Souvenir Store

“Celebrity Gifts” Souvenir Store

Princess Dressing Service

No

Yes, In Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

No

Kid Playground

Four Themed Gardens

Mickey Maze, Story Book Playroom

Malibu Games

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