The Disney Explorers Lodge is the largest and newest Disney property in Hong Kong.
With its adventure theme, the Lodge differentiates itself from the other two properties, the lavish and elegant Disneyland Hotel, and the funky and art decoish Hollywood Hotel.
Despite its "rustic" and jungle-like feel, the Explorers Lodge is anything but. The ammenities at this hotel are top notch, and the Disney touches are everywhere you turn.
There are plenty of activities to bring on that Disney magic AND this is the only Disney hotel where you will have Disney characters splashing around the pool with you!
Check out this quick comparison of the features of all three Hong Kong Disney Hotels to
help evaluate your options if you are trying to decide between the three.
So let's take a short picture tour of this fantastic new Disney resort:
The Explorers Lodge is reminiscent of the park's Adventure Land. It's about adventure, exotic cultures, lush rain forests and nature...
The lodge is located in a beautiful setting on the waterfront, the vast grounds are beautifully landscaped and bring you on their own adventure with the almost 700 species of plants...
... and more than a thousand pieces of art and artifacts from around the world... There is even a map to help you locate them! There are four themed gardens showcasing some of the artifacts and flora of their respective areas, a South American jungle, the South Pacific garden, an Asian garden, and an African Savannah garden...
Inside, the opulent lobby carries on the theme and you find yourself immersed in the grandeur and elegance of the African safari lodges of the colonial-style era...
Simple elegance characterizes the guest rooms, which are loaded with all ammenities imaginable... Kids will love the tents that can be ordered with the fun Room Deco packages
Dining is a treat here as well with three restaurants to opt for offering everything from Western favourites to exotic cuisine from around the world...
Disney Character Dinning at Dragon Wind and World Of Colour
The Disney Character Dinning experience is one of the hotel's main attractions and is offered at two of the Lodge's restaurants, Dragon Wind and World of Colour.
This is where you get to
share your Mickey-shaped waffles, pancakes and dim sum with the whole gang of characters which will roam around the dining room and come to your table and
say hi, take pictures with you and have a little fun!
As opposed to the character greetings at the park, there is no standing in line, the characters will come to your table. The entire thing is coordinated so that no table is skipped, so you get to see all the characters that happen to be making the rounds that day.
For this to work, the buffet is organised in "sessions". At Dragon Wind, which offers Cantonese as well as International fare, they are:
- Breakfast - daily 7:30am
- Lunch - Weekends and holidays only 12:30pm
At World of Color which offers multiple cuisines, the times for character dining are:
Reservations are a must during peak season and holidays, be sure to check the times which might change seasonally.
Call +852 3510-6000 for latest info, sitting times and reservations.
Disney Explorers Lodge Tips
Keep in mind check in and check out times, which during peak season are strictly enforced:
Check in time: 3:00 p.m.
Check out time: 11:00 a.m.
Their Left-Lugagge Management makes it easy if you are arriving early or leaving late, they will keep your lugagge while you visit the park.
If you are coming in an overnight flight however, and arriving early in the morning, staying at this hotel might not be optimal, as you are not able to
check in until the early afternoon, and visiting the park after the red-eye special is not a nice beginning to your holiday.
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