Hong Kong Part 3: Disneyland

ImageThe entrance to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

As mentioned in my previous post, here is the third and final post of my recent trip to Hong Kong. (Read part 1 here and part 2 here) Part 3 will feature the happiest place on Earth – Disneyland!

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When my cousin and I saw the sign that welcomed us to Disneyland, we were so excited and we were screaming like little kids! Disneyland has the power to bring out the child in you, and we were definitely no exception. We’re still kids anyway!

Hong Kong Disneyland features six (soon to be seven) “lands” or themed areas – Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch. A new themed area opening this May is Mystic Point. Each of the themed areas has their own rides, restaurants, shops, etc.

ImageSleeping Beauty Castle in Fantasyland

ImageAdventureland

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One of the things we did in Adventureland was cross the river to get to Tarzan’s Treehouse. You can also go on the Jungle River Cruise or watch the Festival of the Lion King show here – two things that unfortunately, we weren’t able to do.

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Our next stop was Grizzly Gulch – where we rode the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, a roller coaster. The ride was very fun, nothing too extreme, no upside-down loops. What makes this roller coaster thrilling is the speed – it’s a lot faster than it looks!

ImageDisney’s Flights of Fantasy Parade

After that, we decided to grab a bite at Main Street’s Bakery. We also looked for a nice spot to watch the Flights of Fantasy Parade and we were lucky to get one. Present in the parade are Mickey and friends, the Disney princesses, Winnie the Pooh characters, Toy Story characters and many more. I remember watching the parade and I was just smiling the whole time. My cousin and I also got a high-five from Jessie of Toy Story. We were so happy!

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After the parade, we went to Toy Story Land. We only rode the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop in this themed area. There are two other rides here – the Slinky Dog Spin and the RC Racer. We didn’t want to ride the Slinky Dog Spin because it looked dizzying as it only went around and around. We also passed on the RC Racer because a) it looked bigger in real life than in pictures, b) people riding it were screaming so loud and it looked quite scary and c) we wanted an excuse to go back to HK Disneyland!

ImageToy Soldiers Parachute Drop 

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We passed by Fantasyland (on our way to Tomorrowland) and just took some pictures because we didn’t have enough time for the rides (and we figured out that they were for very little kids anyway). What we did do here was watch Mickey’s PhilharMagic Show, which was awesome! We also rode the train at Fantasyland station to give our feet some rest after all the walking we did.

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The last themed area we visited was Tomorrowland. And we did save the best for last! We enjoyed the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, where you get to help Buzz Lightyear in his battle against Emperor Zurg. And last but definitely not the least – Space Mountain!!! It was the ride I was the most excited about, and it ended up becoming my favorite Disneyland ride! (with Runaway Mine Cars in second) My cousin and I were even seated in the front which just made the whole experience more fun and memorable!

ImageBuzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

ImageTomorrowland

I really had an awesome Disneyland experience at Hong Kong. I will definitely come back for more next time!!

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