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香港迪士尼樂園 Hong Kong Disneyland

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” (Walt Disney)

Going back to my child-self 16 years ago, never did I imagine that someday in my life I will be visiting the magical Hong Kong Disneyland. Of course, it is always a child’s dream to have that kind of experience. In fact, I am maybe adult now, but I will always have that kid in me. I still felt excited and curious when I visited the theme park. I mean, I will always be that one person who opts a visit to theme park over other adult recreations. Perhaps, the feeling of realizing your childhood dream is kinda different. It overwhelms, it brings happiness.

During our second day in Hong Kong, we visited the Hong Kong Disneyland. The theme park is composed of different themed attractions. Before our departure, I initially researched the most famous and highly recommended to be visited for, and thankful I was able to do that one, because I found out the schedules and quick tips to achieve the best experience, since the park is usually full-packed.

Below are the photos we took during the ride and visit to the attractions. We visited Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland and Toy Story Land. We missed to visit the Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Manor due to time constraints. The same with my blog on Universal Studios Singapore, there are some attractions and rides I failed to document because of security, and for safety of our devices as well. However, I don’t really regret it because most beautiful memories are achieved when we focus on the experience.

Main Street, USA features delicate, colorful buildings, resembling the cozy street of USA back in the 20th century. Tourists are amazed with dim gas lamp, Paddy Wagon passing by, antique taxi cabs, and the City Hall. It is also here where Disneyland Railroad appear. Main attractions include Meet and Greet with Mickey and Minnie and cute places such as Market House Bakery and Main Street Corner Café could also be found here, as well as a particular place where visitors could have exchange HK Disneyland pins.

It is also in Main Street USA where the colorful Flight of Fantasy Parade take place, approximately 2:00 in the afternoon. The other one is the season-themed parade, in our case the Mickey’s Halloween Time Street Party, at 6:00pm.

Mickey’s Halloween Time Street Party.

Tomorrowland of Hong Kong Disneyland is themed like the newer generations of the American Tomorrowlands. Hong Kong’s version features an emphasis on metallic trim, with lots of blue and purple hues. The main tourist attractions include Marvel’s Iron Man Experience, Antman and the Wasp Nano Battle, Hyperspace Mountain (an extreme ride that I really felt sick after!). After space travelling, we also took our lunch at Starliner Diner. There is also Comet Café, then Space Traders and Star Command Suppliers for some space shopping.

We also visited the Fantasyland. Fantasyland has a castle (the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle was on renovation when we visited) and lots of gentle rides themed after different Disney movies. Main attractions are Cinderella Carrousel, Mickey’s PhilharMagic (3-D Adventure), many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Sword in the Stone, Mad Hatter Tea Cups, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Snow White Grotto. We also visited the fantastic Mickey and the Wondrous Book Storybook Theater where all the Disney classics are being rolled into a 25-minute musical drama, mixing acrobatics and special effects. In the theater, Mickey Mouse breaking the glass could be heard from the back, the whole theater is submerged by bubbles descending from the ceiling; you will really feel that you are at sea.

Sleeping Beauty Castle is on renovation.

Adventureland resembles the remote jungles in Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America and South Pacific. Hong Kong Disneyland’s Adventureland is the biggest among all Disney parks and features a large island area home to Tarzan’s Treehouse, which is circled by the Jungle Cruise, much like the Rivers of America. It is also home to the Moana and “Festival of the Lion King” show. If you saw my short vlog, you will see amazing effects which make this attraction very unique and enjoyable to both kids and kids at heart.

Toy Story Land is the newest attraction in the park, acquiring inspiration from Toy Story 1, 2 and 3. In here you will find Andy’s toys welcoming you at their play yard with three new exciting rides. For us, it is already evening when we found and arrived in this park, reason we only took photos. However, when chance allow, I will really experience their extreme ride.

These are the shots I took while killing the time before our departure and in going to the exit. The park is amazing at night as well.

I am still thrilled though, that I indeed visited other places, other famous destination such as Hong Kong Disneyland. I am sure I will be up for more in the future, God-willing.

Irene is a lifestyle and travel blogger from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She is just one of your typical storytellers who appreciate the wonders of life. Most of the time, she seeks for a beautiful place and get lost in it.

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