Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hong Kong Disneyland Plan Your Trip Part 2 - Hotel Reservations & Annual Passes

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Since I've booked the flight tickets last month, this month it's time to book the hotel stay and Annual Pass.....and will be buying a new luggage bag next month. I'm staggering the purchases so it will be more manageable to settle the credit card bills monthly.

OK, so what's an Annual Pass, you say? Well, an Annual Pass allows you to experience the magic of Disneyland for an entire year. There are 3 types of annual passes i.e. Value, Deluxe and Premium. For a Value Annual Pass, block out dates are on weekends and peak season e.g. Christmas, Easter etc. A Premium Annual Pass allows you entry into the park everyday - 365 days a year! The Deluxe one is something in between..... read more about Annual Passes here. There are a number of benefits for Annual Passholders and one of them is discounts for hotel stay.

The online reservation system at the HK Disneyland website is not working so the only way to reserve the hotel rooms now is to call them. From Malaysia, just dial this number :008521830830 (HK Disneyland Hotels Reservation Centre). You will then speak to a friendly staff who will take down your particulars and payment details. Once the reservation is confirmed i.e. the credit card transaction is successful, an email or fax will be sent to you. For every reservation, payment for 1 night's stay is required.
At the same time, we also reserved our Value Annual Passe and thus we get to enjoy a discount on our hotel rates.

With the Annual Passes, we can enter Disneyland any time during our stay there except on weekends. The price for the Value Annual Pass costs HK$650 per adult and $460 per child (3-11). It's cheaper than buying entrance tickets to Disneyland which costs HK$350 per adult per entry. So if you are planning to go to Disneyland for more than one day and it happens to be on weekdays, then grab the Annual Passes.

As Annual Passholders, we get to enjoy 15% off room rates at both HK Disneyland Hotel & Disney's Hollywood Hotel if we are staying there in April. So I've booked 3 nights' stay in each hotel.


HK Disneyland Hotel Garden View Room 
Published rates : HK$1800+10% tax

Disney's Hollywood Hotel
 Published rates : HK$1200+10% tax

Total for the entire hotel stay at both hotels : HK$8695.50 (paid HK$2898.50)
Total for the annual passes : HK$1760

How much is THAT in Malaysian Ringgit? Current exchange rate is 1 MYR = 2.27 HKD. Hmmmm.... looks like about RM4500.........looking forward to being pampered Disney style.