Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Memories of Hong Kong Disneyland

Disneyland. It really needs no introduction. The very mention of Disneyland conjures up such happy memories for me. It’s no wonder it’s called the happiest place on earth. I doubt anyone, young or old, would feel any emotion other than happiness in Disneyland.

Compared to the more established Tokyo Disneyland, the one in Hong Kong is much smaller and has less attractions. However, that does not in any way mean that it’s any less better.
Our journey to Hong Kong Disneyland began at the MTR station where we boarded Mickey’s train!
It’s so cute, it even has Mickey handrails! It was almost Christmas when we arrived and we got to experience our first Disney Christmas. HK Disneyland was nicely decorated with Christmas decorations and a huge Christmas tree in the middle of Main Street USA.

Due to the small crowd on the day (it was a Wednesday) we were able to ride on all the attractions without having to queue! One of our favourites is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

We also enjoyed Mickey’s Philharmagic which was in 3-D. Our daughter had an amazing time trying to grasp the many goodies that floated in front of her!

The Festival of the Lion King show at the Adventure park was amazing with its energetic dancers and colourful sets.

Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters will please Toy Story fans, young and old! A friend of mine went through the ride many times with his son! Cinderella’s castle at Fantasyland is where every little girl’s princess dreams come true.

There’s a daily Disney on Parade in front of Cinderella’s castle everyday that should not be missed. The floats are beautiful as are the dancers and Disney characters.

Part of the HK Disneyland’s Christmas celebration is the lighting of the Christmas tree on Main Street USA every night. It’s a really fun celebration where Santa Claus arrives on his sleigh with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy & Pluto along with dancers and their very own Christmas band.

We had an amazing time at Hong Kong Disneyland. It's the closest we ever got to snow on Christmas! Yet, the best is yet to come!

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