1Space Mountain Thrillseekers will consider this, the theme park's only true roller coaster, a must at Hong Kong Disneyland. It may not be the most gut-wrenching ride, but there's an added level of excitement because the ride takes place in near darkness, with only hundreds of tiny, shining 'stars' in the background. As one visitor from Orlando, which has its own Space Mountain Disneyland ride, said: 'I like this better. It's darker and you don't know where it will turn next.' Expect lines to be agonisingly long, however, and go early to get a Fast Pass. They're likely to run out by mid-morning. 2Mickey's Philharmagic This 3-D multi-sensory theatre takes the long-standing Fantasia story and adds a Donald Duck twist. The yellow plastic 'opera glasses' make you look silly, but you get to see the show in glorious three-dimension. Although it may be tempting to remove the glasses mid-way and try to figure out just how it's done, you should resist: as with all things Disney, it works best and is at its most enjoyable when you just suspend your disbelief and surrender yourself to the magic. The show itself is a potpourri of snippets from various classic Disney movies, but there are one or two surprises along the way. Check show times on the day's schedule on entering the park. 3Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters This interactive ride takes you to a space battle with Buzz Lightyear to fend off the evil Zords, who are intent on stealing Buzz's batteries to take him out of commission. The ride not only gives you a laser gun to shoot at various targets, but also lets you rotate the cart for ease in aiming. Children will love the life-size, animatronic Buzz acting out his signature moves, but don't be fooled into thinking this ride is just for trigger-happy little boys. Going on the ride with a group of friends makes all the difference because you can compare scores afterwards. Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said he made level 4, meaning he scored more than 100,000 points. Think you can do better? 4Jungle River Cruise Watch out for Lucky! The lifelike mechanical dinosaur roams the waterways on which this boat ride cruises through Adventureland. The thrills don't come from the bumps or drops - instead, it's the creepy abandoned temples and special effects such as underwater explosions, fires and playful elephants that make this enjoyable. Boats leave every two minutes and the trip lasts about 10 minutes. 5Main Street, USA The first sight for visitors entering Hong Kong Disneyland is Main Street, USA - an instantly recognisable image. The park's main thoroughfare is lined with quaint little shops and wide sidewalks. Look down the street and you can see the magnificent trademark Sleeping Beauty Castle at the end. All things Disney can be found here, including some items not available at Disney stores. Some souvenir hunters never progress past this part of the park. The Corner Cafe at the end of the street serves Hong Kong-style coffee house fare in a spacious setting, but reservations - made at the City Hall on Main Street - are essential. 6Disney in the Stars Fireworks Display As night descends and exhaustion from the day's activities creeps in, settle back, relax and enjoy the show. The Sleeping Beauty Castle in Fantasyland takes on new colours as a lightshow plays across its facade, and the sky is set alight by fireworks that seem to shoot from the castle's spires. The display is choreographed to a medley of Disney theme songs. You don't need to worry too much about grabbing a spot in front of the castle, because the show is designed to be viewed from afar. One show takes place daily at some point from 7pm to 9pm. The exact timing depends on the day's closing hours. 7Disney on Parade Floats! Dancers! Costumed performers braving the heat! It's the parade extravaganza that every Disneyland in the world is known for, and it also provides the most impressive photo opportunities. The procession of floats leaves from the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Fantasyland and heads down Main Street, USA. It's guaranteed to be a crowded and popular event and for many it's the highlight of the day. The parade starts at 3.30pm. An additional show takes place at 1pm at weekends and on public and school holidays. 8The Cast Members It's always the little surprises that make a trip special, and the same is true at Disneyland. Everyone knows about familiar faces such as Mickey, Goofy, Donald Duck and others wandering the park and posing for photos, but equally delightful is the gaggle of cast members performing tricks or selling balloons. Look for the talking trash can, the walking giraffe contraption in Adventureland, and cast members who can exchange the store-bought Disney pins for their own, limited-edition ones. 9Festival of the Lion King It's not exactly Broadway, but the 28-minute musical is still a fun-filled, rollicking affair with a costumed cast of 30 singers and dancers. Like the movie, it tells the story of how Simba the lion cub came to be the king of the jungle with the help of his friends, a meerkat and a warthog. All the hit songs, including I Just Can't Wait to be King, Hakuna Matata and The Circle of Life are performed, and seeing the show in the jungle atmosphere of Adventureland adds an extra taste of the wild. Nine shows are performed daily. Check the schedule on entering the park. 10The Golden Mickeys You won't be gripping your seats in anticipation of which nominees will win Golden Mickeys at this award ceremony - but you may be gripping them because you're laughing so hard. The 25-minute show, at the Storybook Theatre in Fantasyland, is a parody of awards shows such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes. It promises to let visitors relive the classic Disney stories, and features song and dance performances from Mickey, Minnie and other characters. Nine shows take place daily. Go to www.hongkongdisneyland.com for more information.