The day was finally here… we’re going to Hong Kong Disneyland! Steph and I were really happy when we visited Tokyo Disney Sea last year, so we were excited to see what Hong Kong Disneyland was all about. Opened in 2005, this Disneyland incorporated Chinese culture (like building the park so it followed the rules of feng shui) and customs to appeal to the Chinese population. The thing we noticed about this Disneyland was definitely that the rides were toned way down. The scary ones weren’t very scary, and the thrilling ones weren’t very… well, thrilling.
To get to the Disneyland Resort located on Lantau Island, you take the MTR to Sunny Bay station and then jump on the Disney Resort line. It’s only one stop away, but during those few minutes, you can enjoy all the Mickeys on the trains.
Even the handles you grab on are Mickey shaped! So cute!
Tickets are $70, which is definitely cheaper than what you’d have to pay in Southern California. One of the things I loved most about Hong Kong Disneyland was how the waits were bearable at 20-30 minutes. Unlike the Disneyland in Anaheim, we were able to get through the whole park in just a couple of hours! (In my opinion, that was totally worth it.)
The line to take a picture here was probably one of the longest lines we waited, but it was worth it… not because it’s a cute backdrop, but because our photographer was so into taking multiple photos for everyone. It was so nice that he cared if you got a good photo or not! The cast members at this Disneyland weren’t as cheery as the ones in Anaheim or Tokyo, but we were so happy they were actually cordial and smiling. It was really a nice break from the non-Disneyland part of Hong Kong!
Opened in 2011, Toy Story Land is the first new themed land since they opened. The decor was pretty nice, but this attraction was definitely meant for kids.
Then, we walked through a garden that featured a little section for each princess.
Teacups! Clay and Neil were stoked to go round and round. Me? Not so much. I was basically laughing from nervousness and trying not to throw up from going in circles the whole time.
A little piece of home!
Part 2 coming soon… 🙂