Destination Vacation: Disneyland, Hong Kong
Everyone was so excited early in the morning to get into the bus to see Disneyland for the first time. We have the whole day to enjoy all the rides and take pictures inside the very famous theme park in the city. As soon as we arrived at the theme park, everyone was busy taking pictures of themselves with everything that we found amazing.
I admit, the excitement we felt was so intense maybe because this is Disneyland, our dream theme park. The music was loud and very audible a few meters away from the main entrance which made everyone feel they are approaching the fantasyland. Well of course, as we approached the main entrance I had my travel companions take a photo of myself at almost every spot in the area.
|strike a pose with Mickey's frame outside the main entrance|
|behind me is Mickey Mouse on the water-breathing whale|
|with the Indian statue at the main highway inside Disneyland|
|the free ride within Disneyland|
|behind me is Cinderella's Castle|
This main highway leads straight to Cinderella's Castle, as the main entrance to the fantasyland. Well, the journey does not start here. because there are three (3) main areas you should visit, namely Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land and Adventure Land. On the right of Fantasy Land is the Tomorrow Land and on the left is the Adventure Land. While most of the family members opted to go to Fantasy Land first, I decided to go to the Tomorrow Land instead. Along the way, I can not help myself but visit some of the boutiques that are selling most of the souvenir items of the famous Disneyland characters. Even in the jewelry shops, the designs are mostly of the cartoon characters.
In Fantasy Land, you can find the famous Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Mickey Mouse, and the other Disney princes and princesses. In Tomorrow Land, the famous futuristic type characters in the Toy Story Movies are here, and in the Adventure Land, you can find Jack Sparrow, Tarzan and his tree house and etc. So, get your feet on the ground and let's tour!
Welcome to Tomorrow Land
|Tomorrow Land main entrance|
|a rocket and astronaut suits|
Welcome to Adventure Land
|Adventure Land main entrance|
|with Jack Sparrow|
|a small barge to cross to Tarzan's treehouse|
|the growling tiger, Shere Khan|
|the crying baby Tarzan inside the wooden crib|
|the Ape foster mother of Tarzan, Kala|
|inside Tarzan's room|
Grizzly Gulch is the relatively new area in the Adventure Land. This was built just the summer of this year. In here, the structures and buildings, etc. are influenced by the Western style. From the main entrance I can see the Runaway mine cars and I can hear the shout of excitement and thrill by everyone in the ride. And I can not wait to line up and try the ride!!
|Runaway Mine Cars Ride|
|Runaway Mine Cars ride|
|Chip 'n Dale|
|a restaurant at Adventure Land where we had lunch|
|my lunch worth HK$75|
|500 mL coke worth HK$24|
|a coffee house at the Adventure Land|
Welcome to the Fantasy Land and Toy Story land
|Toy Soldier Parachute Drop ride|
|Inside Cinderella Ballroom, a restaurant at Fantasy Land|
|Mickey Mouse on display|
|Minnie Mouse on display|
|Donald Duck on display|
The day ended without me getting a picture of my ever favorite, Donald Duck. Nonetheless, our one-day stroll simply brought us back to our childhood days. Luckily, we stayed even until 7 o'clock in the evening to see the highlight of the day, the fireworks at Cinderella's Castle. Indeed, it was worth the wait! The fireworks were an extremely awesome and jaw-dropping experience for all of us. It was the most extravagant and mind-blowing fireworks show we ever had!