Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Hong Kong Disneyland

After watching Disney's cartoon for so many years, this is my first ever trip to Disneyland.

It was a windy day that day. As you can see from the photo, the trees were swaying violently.

At the entrance, we were greeted by a large face of Mickey Mouse.

Truth to be told, I was quite disappointed. The Disneyland Resort was quite small. If we did not stopped and looked around, we would have finished walking through the resort in 30 - 40 minutes. The resort consists of four large sections, namely, Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Needless to say, there were tonnes of people at the resort. We arrived at approximately 3pm and there was a parade going on. Everyone was lining up at the side of the streets.

To us, the parade was not all that interesting. Chubby kid, on the other hand, could not appreciate her surroundings due to her limited vision. We had a walk around the resort, stopping by certain areas to take pictures. I managed to line up for a ride on the Orbitron while my husband was feeding chubby kid her milk. I had to line up for nearly 30 minutes for a two-minute ride, which wasn't very worthwhile. That was the only ride I had because all other rides had queues as long as a mile and we couldn't wait with chubby kid tagging along in a stroller. So, our miserable Disneyland trip consists of strolling around the resort for about three hours and taking a train ride which made one round circling the resort. We did not even take any photos with the Disney characters, as again, the queue was rather long and before it even came to our turn, the characters had to leave for other stations. Anyway, here are some photos of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

This is the Orbitron at Tomorrowland, the only ride I had.

This is a photo of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Fantasyland.

Centennial Hall, Main Street U.S.A.

A picture of Mickey Mouse at the Disneyland Story.

Chip and Dale :)

Night view of Main Street U.S.A.

Extremely clean toilet considering thousands of people use it every hour.

That was about all. We spent about four and a half hours there only. We did not even stay back for the fireworks show at 8pm, as we were worried about the crowd heading back at that hour. Approximately RM300 spent on the entrance fee just for the experience of it and not for the fun of it. That's just too bad. We hope to return in a few years time when chubby kid is old enough to want to go on every ride and show. And by the way, of all places, we manage to meet a Kuching friend there. Such a small world!

Some more pictures here. This is the fountain outside the resort near to the MTR station. Nice eh? I mean the photo, not the fountain. Hehe...just kidding.

The Disney MTR station.

On the Disney train.

It was a memorable Disney experience.

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