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Travel Resources


Hey, fellow Explorers! Over the years, I have turned to various resources for my trip planning over and over. Now, I want to share them with you. You’ll not only save money, but also your sanity. Whether you’re planning a trip to Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, or maybe all three, there’s sure to be something here you’ll find useful.

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Tickets

All tickets listed here are with our affiliate Klook, which is a service we have used and recommend for various attractions in Asia. Use promo code KLKTDREX to save on your first order.

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Tokyo Disney Resort

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Hong Kong Disneyland

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Shanghai Disneyland

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Japan

Chances are you’ll want to experience other brilliant attractions and destinations in Japan. Klook offers tickets for places such as Universal Studios Japan (plus Express Pass), Ghibli Museum, Sanrio Puroland, and the Robot Restaurant.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a beautiful city and full of things to do outside of Disneyland. We recommend checking out Victoria Peak, Ocean Park, and Madame Tussauds.

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Shanghai

Choose from various private tours through Shanghai and experience the best of this marvelous city!

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Airfare

Google Flights

Google Flights

This is my favourite website for initial flight prices. The best part is the easy way to set up alerts for the dates you select for your trip.

Skyscanner

Skyscanner

When I want to ensure I’ve exhausted all my options, I check with Skyscanner. They often show airlines that other search engines miss.

Hong Kong Express

Hong Kong Express

If you’re flying from Tokyo to Hong Kong, this is my preferred airline. They often have sales and you can sometimes get a roundtrip for around ¥10,000 (~$90 USD).

Accommodation

Agoda

Agoda

The best place to book hotels in Asia. If I am not staying at a Disney Hotel, this is my preferred site to book hotels. Find excellent places in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

airbnb

Airbnb

There are a number of excellent properties near Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disney Resort. If you don’t want to pay hotel prices, then this is an excellent alternative.

Booking.com

Booking.com

Another excellent option for booking your non-Disney hotels in TokyoHong Kong, and other destinations.

Gear

Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass

If you’re doing extensive travel within Japan via Shinkansen (bullet train) or local trains, then you’ll want to buy the JR Rail Pass and save yourself a ton of money.

Klook

Tokyo Metro Pass

If you’re spending some time in Tokyo, then you’ll want to get a metro pass for the subway, which gives you unlimited rides for 24, 48, or 72 hours.

Klook

Japan Portable Wifi

Pick this portable wifi hotspot up at Narita or Haneda Airport and you’ll stay connected throughout your trip.

Amazon

Hong Kong & Shanghai SIM Card

If you’re doing both Hong Kong and Shanghai in a single trip, then this single SIM card is an excellent option. It works in both countries and in Shanghai you are not blocked by the Great Firewall of China. This also works if you’re just visiting one city or the other.

Amazon

Portable Battery

If you want to stay connected, then this battery is a must. It’s our most recommended and most popular on Amazon.

Blogging Resources

Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean

We are proudly hosted and powered by Digital Ocean. If you are a developer and prefer to setup your own server and tinker, then this is an excellent option. Sign-up and receive $10 credit.

Super Star Blogging

One of my absolute favourite travel bloggers has an excellent course on how to make it as a travel blogger. If you’re serious about getting into Disney Blogging (with a heavy focus on travel), then I suggest you invest the money in this well-crafted course.

Disney & Travel Blogs

Disney Tourist Blog

One of the best Disney Blogs out there. If you’re planning a trip to any of the Disney Parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, etc), he’s the one you want to turn to.

Travel Caffeine

An extension of the Disney Tourist Blog is his blog that is about non-Disney destinations. If you’re a fan of his guides for Disney Parks, then you’ll want to subscribe to Travel Caffeine.

WDWNT

One of the best sources for news and updates on Walt Disney World.

TDR Navi

Another excellent Japanese Disney Blog. In addition to their updated content about Japan and the overseas parks, they also offer the Crowd Calendar, which we recommend using for planning your trip around crowds. It’s a good resource to get an idea of what the crowds are like.

Disney Magical Kingdom Blog

An excellent blog that covers Hong Kong Disneyland with frequent updates.

Photos of Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland and the Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland courtesy of Duy Phan Photography.

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