Travel & Places to Visit

Hong Kong – Part 1: Disneyland

Finally, I managed to sort out the 900+ photos that we’ve taken in Hong Kong and started writing about our recent Disneyland experience.

We flew to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. Our flight was 4pm and we reached Hong Kong at 8pm. We took a taxi from the airport to our hotel. The taxi fare was HK$130 (~SGD22) and we reached the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel in about 20 minutes.

We went to the Disneyland the next day. It’s spring in Hong Kong now, the temperature was around 14 to 17 deg C. It’s cooling and windy, we felt as if we were in an air-conditioned room all day! The weather is really fantastic.

There is a free shuttle bus service for hotel guests with a frequency between 10 to 20 minutes. It goes to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Hollywood Hotel and the Disneyland. The bus interchange and Disneyland Resort MTR are located next to the Disneyland. So, it’s quite convenient to move around.

So, here we are at the Disneyland! First thing first, we picked up the guide map and times guide. The show times, special hours, park attractions, reastaurants and toilets are clearly stated here. Hong Kong Disneyland is divided into four main sections – Main Street USA, Adventureland, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland.

Main Street USA

This is the first section as we entered the Disneyland. It looks like a 20th century American town.

Tomorrowland

This section is about space exploration. You’ll find rollercoaster, electric cars, flying saucer and battle with the aliens here.

One of my favourite rides here is the Autopia. It’s a futuristic electric car that cruise along the highways. It’s fun to see drivers bumping onto each others!

Fantasyland

This is the place where Disney stories come to life and it’s definitely my favourite. The Sleeping Beauty Castle (behind us in this picture) is magnificent. No doubt, our favourite ride is Dumbo the Flying Elephant. The waiting time for Dumbo is slightly longer than other rides though.

There is one special Dumbo here just for photo-taking!

The Cinderella Carousel has 60 graceful, pranching horses. Another favourite among the children!

This is the place that you must see in Fantasyland. It’s called “It’s a Small World”. We took a boat ride though a long tunnel with many beautiful sights and colourful lights to see. It’s made up of sections of different world. The song “It’s a small world”, sung by children, is played in different languages as we cruise along the wonderful tunnel.

Adventureland

This is the last section that we visited and it’s all about jungle and Tarzan. We didn’t spend too much time here because we had to rush back to our hotel for dinner buffet at Chef Mickey.

In my next post, I’ve some tips about HK Disneyland to share with all of you. Stay tuned!

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Stevie
    April 1, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Awesome pictures!! So glad you had a wonderful time at HK!! Look at Edison’s grin… he was so happy!

    • Reply
      Emily
      April 4, 2011 at 4:57 PM

      Hi Stevie,
      Haha! In fact, for the first two hours, he was quite bored cum sleepy… After some warm-up and lunch to fill his tummy, he became active.. Everytime I asked him whether he wants to try certain rides, he said “I want! I want!”.

      The rides there are quite “mild”.. suitable for him.. unlike the Ocean Park where most of the rides are too challenging and for adults only..

  • Reply
    mico
    August 17, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Emily, Did u stay in town hotel besides DL hotel? any recommendation for hotels in town? thanks

    • Reply
      Emily
      August 18, 2011 at 1:54 PM

      Hi Mico,
      We stayed in DL Hotel throughout because I’m too lazy to move to town. I checked the hotel prices, there are not much difference too. Travelling around in HK is very convenient even if you stay in DL Hotel. With the free shuttle bus and MTR, it’s just like travelling from Woodlands to Orchard Road in Singapore.

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