Monopoly Dreams is Hong Kong’s newest attraction.
What is it?
This entirely Monopoly-themed attraction is the first of its kind in the world, with a second location slated for Melbourne in the future. From the thimble shaped lampshades at the snack bar to the themed rooms including a safe, a jail cell and a waterworks, the attention to detail can’t be faulted. There are old monopoly sets from different countries on display. In essence, it’s across between an indoor theme park and a museum.
Who is it aimed at?
First and foremost, this is the place for die-hard Monopoly lovers to fulfill their wildest Monopoly Dreams. The onsite shop also stocks an extensive range of Monopoly Sets including limited edition and themed sets.
It’s family-friendly. Kids will enjoy the money grab booths, you can keep three notes as souvenirs or to use them for a small discount in the shop. You can also try managing the waterworks and ‘helping’ Mr Monopoly catch a thief in the 4D theatre. Dont’ forget to scan the QR code on your ticket to receive your very own ‘title deeds’ to one of the properties on the Hong Kong Monopoly board. However, it would probably appeal to younger kids, rather than tweens and teens or tiny tots who might be a little bored.
The Snap Happy Social Media Savvy…. Yes indeed, Monopoly Dreams is Instaworthy.
Pretend to be a prison inmate, strike a pose in front of the Hong Kong Monopoly themed neon wall or imagine you are raiding Mr Monopoly’s safe.
Monopoly Dreams can come true…
Be sure to hang on to your tickets, you will need them if you want your own Monopoly deeds to a piece of prime Hong Kong Monopoly Dreams real estate. There is also a prize for every customer. Scan your ticket again just before exiting to win a prize. It could be a small prize, such as a drink from the tuck shop. Alternatively, it could be a huge prize, such as an air ticket to Taiwan. Some of you will get an 8 digit code to try to unlock Mr Monopoly’s safe, the prize inside is rather special and it could make your Monopoly Dreams come true for real….
Where is it?
Located on the 3rd floor inside the newly refurbished Peak Galleria close to the Peak Tram terminus on Victoria Peak. You can find out more by visiting their website.
It will be interesting to see if there are any more developments to this new Hong Kong Attraction down the line. It looks fantastic and there has clearly been a lot of time and money invested to get it looking just right. Right now, it leans on the side of being a little bit too much ‘look and don’t touch’. So we’re hoping there might be a few more surprises in store down the line. After all, we’re sure you’ll agree that the more interactive an experience is, the better. Which applies especially when it’s family-friendly.
You might also be interested to know that Monopoly Dreams also has outdoor space which is available for private or corporate functions.
Other Family Fun at Victoria Peak
Here are our other top recommendations for a family-friendly day out at the Peak…
The Peak Walk
Click here for a map of this circular 3.5km trail around the summit. You’ll be pleased to know there’s only a slight incline, and you will be rewarded with the BEST viewing point of the harbour along Lugard Road. This is a great family activity if spending the day at Hong Kong Island’s highest summit. We promise you the kids will sleep well at the end of their day out.
Let’s go fly a Kite at Victoria Peak Gardens
To finish off your walk around the perimeter of the summit, why not take the chance to climb up to the top to enjoy Victoria Peak Gardens. These gardens used to be part of a bigger house built for Governor MacDonnell in 1867 and only the Gatehouse has survived. It’s a great place to bring a kite. Just be sure to mind the trees – many a family day out has been ‘ruined’ when the kite got stuck in a tree!
The Peak Galleria
This is in fact one of two shopping malls at the summit, however, this one has only just been refurbished (November 2019) and now includes a number of new restaurants, bakeries and shopping opportunities. Our favourites to visit with kids are Tai Cheong Bakery for egg tarts, the free lookout point from the rooftop, and the awesome kids’ playground on level 1.
The Peak Tower
And finally, The Peak Tower, is probably the most visited mall of the whole complex. This is because it is home to the iconic Peak Tram funicular. There is also a paid lookout point from the roof currently costing HK $52 for adults and HK $26 for kids. Other attractions inside are Madame Tussauds and the Peak Post Office with a special Peak chop for your postcard. If the kids are getting peckish, Bubbha Gump’s is our top pick for kids, it doesn’t fail to entertain, and you get a great vantage point to boot.
Other Family Friendly Outings
Lastly, find out more about other Hong Kong family-friendly outings with Hong Kong Greeters here.