Disney Spring breakers are flocking to the parks right now, and soon, the summer crowds will rush the parks as well, making it more important than ever for Guests to reserve their Park Pass Reservations as soon as possible. But one Disney Park wins the award for being the most difficult park to visit, as it is only operational and open to Guests five days a week.
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Disney’s Hong Kong park finally opened to Guests on September 12, 2005. Per Disney Parks Blog:
Hong Kong Disneyland opened its gates on September 12, 2005, making Disney history as the first Disney theme park to open in China. The park, which was built on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, consists of four lands–Main Street, U. S. A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. The park features classic Disney attractions like “it’s a small world” and Jungle Cruise, as well as popular new Guest favorites, such as Festival of the Lion King and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Hong Kong Disneyland also regularly incorporates Chinese customs and holidays into its event schedule, with special celebrations held for Chinese New Year, in addition to Halloween and Christmas.
At the time of the park’s opening, two Disney Resort Hotels also opened: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. When Hong Kong Disneyland first welcomed Guests through the gates, expansion plans were already in the works underway for additional places to be developed at the Resort, including Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, and Mystic Point, each of which has since opened to Guests.
And while Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is a beautiful place that features many of the rides and attractions Guests can find at Disneyland Resort in California and at the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida near Orlando (or variations of them), at least one thing about the Hong Kong Resort sets it apart.
In September 2020, as Hong Kong Disneyland prepared to reopen following a government-mandated closure in response to the growing global coronavirus pandemic, the Resort announced a brand-new operating schedule–one that kept Guests from visiting the parks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A note on the official website for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort reads, “The Park closes on Tuesday and Thursday (except public holidays and designated days). Guests are required to make a visit reservation with valid tickets. That’s right. Guests can only visit Hong Kong Disneyland on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, making it the most difficult Disney Resort to visit when it comes to scheduling.