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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Photo by Travel Caffeine.
Photo by Travel Caffeine.
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.
When I want to ensure I’ve exhausted all my options, I check with Skyscanner. They often show airlines that other search engines miss.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to stay connected, then this battery is a must. It’s our most recommended and most popular on Amazon.
My recommended company for travel insurance. Simple, easy, and affordable. Takes the worry out of traveling abroad.
Disney & Travel Blogs
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.
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.
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.