“Disneyland is not just a destination, it’s an experience.”
This post is dedicated to Raven Silvers, whose commitment to Disneyland outshines anyone I’ve ever known.
It took quite a while to get here, with us changing train lines a few times before getting to the Disneyland line. Note here though: The magic doesn’t begin in Disneyland, no. The magic begins here.
We didn’t really queue long to enter because the mother got the tickets in advance. Past bag check and the ticketing, we were in the land of Disney. HAHA.
The first thing I actually thought while entering the place was this – WHERE’S MY KEYBLADE?!(Kingdom Hearts reference)
Just to give a quick summary before plunging into the pictures, Hong Kong Disneyland had 4 lands when I visited: Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Main Street USA. The last I’ve heard, Toy Story Land will be coming to Hong Kong Disneyland soon.
So without further ado, let the pictures roll:
We sped here. Mostly to head to Space Mountain, which was AWESOME. I don’t take rollercoasters because I get very bad motion sickness if I’m not careful.
True enough, stomach didn’t feel good after the ride. For a long time. Turned out I went on the ride hungry – NOT A GOOD IDEA.
We had lunch at Fantasyland with Mickey-shaped Pizzas, ceramic princesses and stuff. This was also the place that I got most of my Disneyland souvvies for the wonderful people back home. What I did like was that the souvvies weren’t as pricey as I thought they would be, so it was all good.
*It’s a Small World After All was definitely a great pitstop, especially on a hot day. 10 minutes of air-conditioned singing was definitely welcomed then*
We went to Tarzan’s Treehouse and the River Cruise here.
Funny experience #1: Richard and Patrick
We took an English tour of the River Cruise. It was available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
It was an interesting ride, though it could be relatively intense for young children (my 4-year-old cousin got really freaked after that). The funny incident came after that, when the skipper ended the tour like this:
“If you enjoyed this tour, remember, my name is Richard and I was your skipper today. If you did not enjoy this tour, remember, my name is Patrick, okay?”
Talk about sabotage. HAHAHA.
Funny experience #2: Leopard Breath
You’d think that a mere display won’t cause any harm whatsoever? Think again.
You know the stink that reminds you of old saliva on sweaty t-shirts? That was the smell that came out of this Leopard’s mouth.
MAIN STREET USA
We started and finished off with this area. It was beautiful in the day and better at night.
And yes, the great finale of everything, the Fireworks.
This year, we managed to catch Tinker Bell’s Castle Light up in celebration of Hong Kong Disneyland’s 5th Anniversary. So it was pretty cool.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!
People may say that Disneyland is just Disneyland. I’d say Disneyland is not Disneyland until you visited one yourself.
P/S – Now that they have Disneyland on Kinect, I’m excited to see how it works!