06.Sept.2008 Third day of our trip is Disneyland Day! From the guest house, we rode the MTR. Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Disneyland ticket costs HK$18 each. (1HK$=P6)
HK's MTR Stations. The pink line for Disney!
We have to transfer from one line to another to get to Disney train. We were shocked when we saw it- a Mickey Mouse Train! The design from the outside to the inside was so Disney- having Mickey hand rails, velvet covered seats, and statues of different Disney characters everywhere in the train. Wow! Really a teaser!
Mickey Hand Rail
The train stopped- and finally Disneyland!. Music from Disney Classic are played continously all over the place. Im so overwhelmed! Seriously, we havent stepped inside yet but the magical music already moved me. (yeah, may ganun!)
Entrance at Disneyland is HK$350 each. (1HK$=P6) Jeric lined up to purchase our tickets while he instructed me to just wait for him near the entrance. It's very hot that day. We should have brought an umbrella!
HK Disneyland is celebrating it's 3rd Anniversary. The place is divided into 4 attractions: Adventureland, Mainstreet, FantasyLand, and TomorrowLand.
map of HK Disneyland
I first chose to go to FantasyLand of course. That's where the castle of Sleeping Beauty, Carousel of Cinderella, and Snow White's Grotto are found.
Suddenly the camera began shaking. Literally. So we have to pause and sit down. Jeric found this birds flying towards us. Aliw cia maciado jan. Bird feeding time!
jeric chasing the birds
After resting, we entered Mickey's Philharmagic Orchestra - a magical musical 3-D adventure. we were given 3-D glasses upon entering of course.
Mickey and Donald started conducting the orchestra. They played some of Disney's all time favorites. And because it is 3-D, we could really see the characters outside the screen. Running anf flying in front of our faces! Great show! But what really surprised us are the air and water were really thrown to us when the screen flashed those scenes with splashes. Amazing! Impressive! Jeric and I really enjoyed this musical. We were humming as we walked out the concert hall. haha
We stopped in front of Cinderella's Carousel and took our picture. We agreed just to leave this ride for the kids, and for couples who have kids.
We left FantasyLand for a while and transferred to AdventureLand- Tarzan's Tree House and Jungle River Cruise Attractions are here.
We explored the river thru the Jungle River Cruise- a journey with your interpid skipper along the mysterious rivers of Adventure. Here are the pictures.
We walked along AdventureLand and Jeric found this at Liki Tikis Attraction- beat of Jungle rhythms.
We went back to FantasyLand because it was nearly lunchtime. We chose to eat at Royal Banquet Hall.
Royal Banquet Hall
OMG! Do you recall where Belle (beauty) and the Beast had dinner and danced? Well, this hall had the same setting! It was really like inside the palace. The music was inviting too. W-O-W!
inside the banquet hall
For the food, we ordered Kashimi Chicken Curry and Shanghai Chicken Meal. Food tasted great. The free soup- tasted so so! Our meals cost HK$150. We chose to eat outside the hall. Hey, no smoking allowed!
meals at Disneyland
After we finished our lunch, we dropped by Winnie the Pooh's Many Adventure - a storybook journey.
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Next, we entered a magical kingdom- It's a Small World. Set sail in an imaginative journey riding an enchanted boat that will take you to the regions of the world featuring colorful dolls and favorite Disney characters.
It's a Small World
At the first turn of the boat, the word Welcome in different languages are featured. Then the children of Europe continent. Greece, Scotland, Italy children etc., are fully dressed in their national costumes and they are singing their own translations of It's a Small World Afterall. Wow! This tour was interesting.
the happiest cruise ever
Next continent is Antarctica. And because there may be no children there, only penguins are humming the song! haha Then the 2 American continents. They featured the Latina beauties singing in Mexican, Portugese, etc. Then Africa.
Finally Asia. Presented are the Japanese Dolls, Chinese, Brunei (gold kung gold ang setup), and the Philippines! Two Filipino kids are in Bahay Kubo wearing the Filipiniana and singing - Ito ay mundo ng katuwaan, ng kalungkutan, pagmamahalan, pangamba, pag-asa, at pagbibigayan dapat isaalang-alang! We never knew that there's a Tagalog version of It's a Small World After All. Aliw!
Thailand ba to?
There were Disney characters too. All of them singing the It's a small world after all too. Except for Ariel- bubbles were heard in front of her. =)
Woody and Jessie
After all the continents are showed, the last scene would be all the kids in the world are put together in a big playground. Wearing something white with silver and gold. Ang ganda!
*not so good pics because the boat is moving and the lights are different inside
Well, this place was done perfectly. Jeric and I are impressed with the elaborate set and music. Indeed the Happiest Cruise Ever!And of course, we hummed It's a Small World as we exited the place. LSS!
We then passed by some kiddie rides. Mad Hatter Tea cups, and Dumbo! Jeric hurt his knee as he ran towards Dumbo. Funny moment!
Some more random pics
We decided to finally go to TomorrowLand! This is where the rides are found.
At this point, the camera's battery ran out. Good thing we still have Rizal (an iPhone) but no more couple pics from this point. We rode Orbitron, a flying saucer high above TomorrowLand. We also found attraction of Wall-e and Buzz Light Year.
We entered Space Mountain- a roller coater inside a dome. A thrilling high speed journey. The catch is- you cannot see anything inside but the stars so you dont know that the roller coaster's gonna drop or turn. Woohoo! But this ride's not scary at all.
We finished exploring Disneyland. We decided to buy some shirts at HK$150 each.
My words and descriptions here arent enough. You must really visit Disneyland so you'll know the magical experience. We went back to the guest house in Nathan Road, Kowloon. Night time at HK.
At this point, Jeric already felt sick. And what did I do to make him well? DI KO CIA KINULIT. Yes, that's all. It worked! Hahaha We planned to eat at The Spaghetti House, a beautiful place for a date sana, unfortunately Jeric felt sick again. We just ordered Creamy Lasagna for HK$80 and I ate in the guesthouse.
Hhmmm, he was sleeping so i decided not to bother him. I just checked my blog. I asked Aina what team won - Lasalle and Arneyo played that afternoon. Jeric and I were so eager to know the result even when were still in Disneyland. HoopAddicts!
So that's day 3 for us. I really enjoyed Disneyland kahit sunburn ang kapalit.
Watch out for day 4. Here's a teaser.