Tuesday, December 11, 2012

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND - PART 1

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree
M - I - C - K -E - Y - M - O - U - S -E


HONG KONG 2ND DAY, 30th SEPTEMBER 2012 ~ And the excitement began even before stepping foot into the magical world of Disney. At the train station, we waited eagerly for the arrival of the special train that would take us to the place where magic happened. And childhood memories came rushing back when I used to be glued to the television screen and Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and their friends would be entertaining children all over the world. Life was much much simpler back then.

the train arriving

I could see the joy and excitement on people's faces to ride on this very train. The windows had the shape of Mickey Mouse and so did the hand rails. On that day, I suddenly got very excited to get myself photographed with a handrail, of all the things in the world. Everybody was very busy clicking their cameras away in the train but nobody really cared.





the decorations in the train


Hong Kong Disneyland train station
We arrived at the theme park quite early I supposed (we left the hotel at 9 a.m.) as there were not that many people yet. Initially, we planned to go on Saturday but we changed our mind to come one day earlier. According to the reviews on the internet, visitors were advised not to come on weekends. There would be people from mainland China coming there at that time. And we were fortunate as it was not raining in the morning or else walking around the park would not be that enjoyable.



Could you spot Mickey on top of the fountain?




The tickets had been bought online much earlier. Upon arriving at the entrance, I asked the staff on duty whether I should queue up to get the tickets and he directed us to the "Magic Machine". What I had to do was to insert my credit card in the machine, and TADAAA... out came the tickets.

the Magic Machines
If you are wondering how much did it cost to get into Disneyland in Hong Kong, I paid HK$399 for an adult ticket which would be a standard rate for an international amusement park.

a must-take-photo spot


Here you leave today,
and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.





At the main entrance, we saw a group of schoolchildren from Bukit Timah Primary School, Singapore, getting ready for their performance. Just imagine how far they had traveled and to be able to play in Disneyland would definitely be an unforgettable moment in life.

Christmas spirit in the air









Mickey Mouse waffles



 

This entry is just the introduction. Do visit the blog again for more stories and pictures from Hong Kong Disneyland.