Is anyone ever too old for Disneyland? Well, there's a difference between staying young at heart and never growing up, but we should never outgrow childlike wonder and joy. I'm still hoping that someday I can visit the the parks in the United States. Maybe I'll bring Nadine and Jolie. When they are tall enough for all the rides, that is. They would so have a ball.
The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is the third in Asia, and the smallest globally, but it is probably the one that's nearest to us in Singapore.
I know. Seems cruel to leave the kids behind, but this can count as a "recce" trip. We'll bring them next time, when we are ourselves refreshed. Ha.
They have fireworks around 9pm at the Sleeping Beauty Castle every night. Pretty amazing, but too bad it was slightly drizzling that night we were there, so I couldn't take pictures.
One of the highlights that happens here is the Flights of Fantasy parade. It starts near the entrance of Storybook Theatre at Fantasyland.
It really sets the mood for you to explore the rest of the park.
photo courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Now, if you would like to really breeze through the theme park without spending precious time queueing and waiting, you can sign up for their Tour Services (great for groups of up to six persons). You'll be accompanied a friendly and informative concierge who can give you direct or priority entrance to all the attractions. We tried it, and it was unbeatable. I never want to queue again.
[note: rest of photos below are taken with the iPhone 4S, so pardon the quality]
Toy Story Land is one of the most fun parts of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. It's also an Asia exclusive attraction.
Grizzly Gulch. This is a world exclusive for Disneyland parks. This area is pretty much the old Wild West town, complete with county jail, colourful characters and interesting stores.
Of course, there are souvenirs and merchandise available at every turn. The bears are pretty cute.
The other thing you must try is the Adventureland Jungle River Cruise. Think a cruise is boring? Oh you'll be pleasantly surprised. We had a good guide who made it fun with his wry humour too.
Anyway, you'll see interesting things at every turn that keep you wondering what's coming up next.
check the daily schedule.
"Now it's time to say goodbye to all the family. M-I-C...K-E-Y..."
Does anyone else remember that or am I revealing how ancient I am? Hahaha.
Well this is not the end yet.
I have other posts coming up on Hong Kong Disneyland. Will update with the links once they go live.
- Hong Kong Disneyland hotels
- Dining at Hong Kong Disneyland
- Hong Kong Disneyland's latest attraction, Mystic Point