Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hong Kong Day 6 & 7: Magical Moments At Hong Kong Disneyland For Second Time

Date of Visit: 22nd & 23rd September 2012

When I visited this fairy-tale theme park for the very first time back in year 2010, the rain poured right after my friends and I bought the entrance tickets. It was so unlucky that we unable to experience most of the outdoor rides and we were completely soaked when the rain refused to stop and poured for the whole day.

Two years later, here I am again back to this Magical Kingdom and this time around, without thinking any longer we bought 2-Day pass and spend two whole days here with all the non-stop of fun and play! They said Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest one compare to the rest but I just can't get enough especially anything relate to Mickey. Regardless how old you are, Disneyland is always dedicated to the young and the young at heart. Hong Kong Disneyland is the third Disneyland Park I visited after Paris and Japan.

#1: Front entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland

#2: Mickey Mouse surfing on the top of the fountain

#3: Get ready your camera before proceed into this fairy-tale theme park!

[One thing about visiting theme parks is you yourself will take at least hundreds or maybe thousand photos in just one particular theme park for sure, and that will be no exemption for myself too. Overall, I took almost 500 photos but when comes to pick those photos to upload in blog, really headache cause I try to avoid from uploaded massive photos here]

Just like every other theme parks, currently Hong Kong Disneyland comprises of seven themed areas hosting different rides, shops, restaurant and live entertainment; Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point (not yet opened by the time I went).

Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street, U.S.A. serves as the entrance of the park. No thrilling rides in this themed area but it featured an array of restaurants and shops. Information Center can be found here along with stroller and wheelchairs rentals, ATM machine and currency exchange spot.

#4: Main Street, U.S.A themed is based on the 20th century American Town.

#5: Taxicab anyone?

#6: I can't help myself but went countless times into their souvenirs stores.

Adventureland
Our second pitstop is Adventureland - a mysterious and exotic jungles combination of both Africa and Asia. It is the home to Tarzan as well for The Lion King.

#7: Adventureland is the biggest themed land among all Disney parks

#8: Tarzan's Treehouse - Cross the Rivers of Adventure and climb up high to the adventure in the treetop home of Tarzan.

#9: Jungle River Cruise

#10

Besides Tarzan's Treehouse and Jungle River Cruise, spend some time for "Festival of the Lion King" show - a colourful pageant of music and dance perfomance. We watched this two years ago and hence, we decided to skip.

Fantasyland
Fantasyland is always one of my favourite themed land because this is where all those classic stories I watched during my younger time seems like turning into realities such as The Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo and more. 

#11: Immerse in a Fairytale of Fantasyland where Disney stories come to life.

#12: The Golden Mickey - A Broadway-style musical celebrating Disney movies such as "Mulan", "Toy Story", "Lilo & Stitch", "Beauty & The Beast" and more. A show that shouldn't be missed!

#13: Take an enchanted journey on the happiest cruise that ever sailed as the children of the world sing and dance to the song "It's A Small World".

#14: Mickey's PhilharMagic - 4D film with 3D effects, scents and water as well as a number of characters from Disney movies. It was one of the best show in Disneyland that we watched twice.

#15: Walk through this magical portal of Sleeping Beauty Castle into a timeless realm of enchantment.

#16: Catch all these Disney Characters on stage during performances at Flights on Fantasy Parade which will be showcased at 3:30pm daily.

#17: Flights on Fantasy Parade

#18: Meet, greet and get closer with your favourite Disney Character such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pooh and more in Fantasy Garden.  


#19: I wanna take photo with Mickey but it was super long queue. But I managed to take photos with Minnie, Pooh and Donald.

#20: It's Halloween again!

#21: Felt like I in Garden of Flowers

Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland in Hong Kong Disneyland features an emphasis on metallic trim, dominated by blue and purple hues.

#22: Tomorrowland - Discover the thrill of space exploration as you ride through the dark in an exciting indoor rollercoaster, battle aliens with Buzz Lightyear, interact with Stitch and more.


#23: Autopia ride

#24: Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Toy Story Land
This themed land is based on one of the Disney Pixar most popular animated film series "Toy Story". Looks like Andy, the young boy from Toy Story films has left his toys unattended in this immerse and highly themed environment.

#25: The overview of Toy Story Land


#26: They're GIANT and I felt like being shrunk to the size of a toy.

#27: Toy Soldier Parachute Drop

#28: Slinky Dog Spin Pass

Grizzly Gulch
This particular themed land is reminisces an abandoned mining town called "Grizzly Gulch", set amidst mountains and woods. Grizzly Gulch are home to cowboys and gold rushes and being set just like Wild Wild West theme.  

#29: Newly opened Grizzly Gulch

#30: Wild Wild West performance

#31: Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars - The wildest ride in the West! Grizzly bears send the mine cars racing out of the mountain, backward and forward, through the entire town of Grizzly Gulch. 

#32: "Disney in the Stars" fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle

#33: Impressive and mesmerising fireworks

TIPS:
  1. Grab a guidemap once you enter. Don't underestimate the size of this theme park cause there is high possibility you might get lost. Trust me! Their guidemaps are printed in traditional and simplified Chinese as well as English, French, and Japanese
  2. Pick up a "Times Guide" to take note of the stage shows time, parade and fireworks time and etc cause it may be varied from time to time.
  3. Minimum height required for some rides such as Space Mountain and Autopia in Tomorrowland, RC Racer in Toy Story Land and Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars in Grizzly Gulch.
  4. One and only Halal restaurant is available in Adventureland themed land - Tahitian Terrace restaurant.

Although both Boyfie and I visited for two days, but it's really impossible for us to enjoy most of those thrilling rides and attractions cause it super duper crowded most of the time, even we went on weekdays. So if you ask me whether will I go for third time, YES of course! This is because I always have this deep love towards Disney and it will never fade or change, no matter how old will I be that time. [Read my post - My Love on D]

#34: Hong Kong Disneyland, I'll be back again!

How to get to this fairy-tale theme park:
Take the Tung Chung Line to Sunny Bay and then transfer to Disneyland Resort Line. Just that easy!

Admission Fee:
It will revised every year. During my first visit, it was HK$350 and then, it increased to HK$399. Now, the latest admission fee is HK$450.

[Credit To: Wikipedia]

9 comments:

  1. Woowww... so big.. i really will get guidemap.. don't want to get lost inside there hahahhaa.. :D

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  2. Looking at your photos just tell me that I had missed out quite a lot. The next time I go, I'll definitely opt for a 2-day pass.

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  3. DD, you should've stayed in the Disney Hotel. I did that the last 2 times with my family & it was really memorable. Hope you've the chance to do that. Dropping by to wish you a Merry X'mas & Happy Holidays! xoxo

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  4. i wish i could visit Hong Kong someday. Gorgeous pics you have there <3

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  5. disneyland is my dream destination since i was a kid, its forever in my wishlist..hope it'll come true someday

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  6. Wah, there must be a kid living in your body, love Disneyland so much! Wanna ask, is one day sufficient to play the whole theme park?

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  7. Awesome pictures.

    Too bad for us our 5 year old son was not feeling well when we visited
    considering it was his Birthday, But we will definitely go back when his grown up

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