This time around, my family skipped quite a lot of Hong Kong must-sees (i.e. Victoria Peak, Avenue of Stars, Ocean Park, etc) and resorted instead to “touring” the city on our own. But although we’ve been before, we just had to make an exception for Disneyland, the place where dreams come true!! =)
I remember my first time a few years back when I was mesmerized by the park’s littlest detail. The thing with Disneyland is that everything is so consistently executed according to the theme of the section: Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Main Street, USA, Grizzly Gulch, and Toy Story Land.
My favorite has always been Fantasyland where everything is girly, frilly, sparkly, shiny, but the park’s two new sections were impressive as well (well, for us, as we haven’t been back in years): Grizzly Gulch and Toy Story Land.
We took the MTR (Hong Kong’s train system) to Disneyland. If you will be coming from Tsim Sha Tsui like us, these are the following stops to take note of: Tsim Sha Tsui (the station is underneath Nathan Road) >> Lai King (change trains) >> Sunny Bay (change trains) >> Disneyland Resort.
Check out that Mickey train!
On a related note, I love how everything in Hong Kong is so accessible. Commuting was a breeze!! We didn’t have to worry about suffering from stampedes and suffocation. Haha!
Want to navigate your way through Hong Kong’s streets? Know how to get from point A to point B here. The program will also give you an estimate as to how long the trip will take.
This Toy Story-themed Disneyland ticket greeted me upon arrival. Hi, Woody!
Yay we’re back!
The park was very Christmas-y during our visit. Tons of ornaments were spread out across the already heavily decorated park.
We went to see the Golden Mickeys again. After x years, the plot hasn’t changed, but we didn’t mind.
It was our first time to see The Festival of the Lion King though. Bad news: we kind of got bored with the show because it just wasn’t as exciting as we hoped.
Check out Tarzan’s treehouse!
Bear footprints on Grizzly Gulch grounds. Cute!
My favorite HK Disneyland attraction: It’s a Small World. I swear it’s the cutest thing. =)
We paused a bit from the strolling and had lunch at the Riverside Restaurant (found in the Adventureland section of the park). We got more Chinese food as if we hadn’t had enough: fried rice, sweet and sour pork, beef in oyster sauce, and tea. Yummy!
And as we explored the park some more, we munched on Disney treats: donuts, honey mustard popcorn, lemon meringue, pastries, and ice cream. My favorite was the Minnie ice cream (lower right photo) — a great combo of mango, strawberry, and chocolate flavors in one stick!
Park attendants randomly gave away stickers to park-goers. Got myself a Daisy one.
Here’s us checking out Toy Story Land, one of the fairly new sections of the park. I loved how everything was a giant-size version of Andy’s toys.
In the afternoon, people lined the main street. Out of curiosity, we stayed to see what the commotion was about.
There are three Minnie mice in this photo. See them? =) These girls were patiently waiting for something…
A character parade!
And just as the parade was about to finish, it started “snowing”. =)
Obligatory family photo.
Here are my parents before we finally decided to leave the park after a fun day. We had a great time, Disneyland! =)
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