Thursday, December 13, 2012


the African-village-themed spot
The Hong Kong Disneyland was a large area and you could spend your whole day there if you want to, even until at night. There were just too many things too see that we did not refer to the map or the schedule of any show, we were on the move most of the time.

We also came across this food court selling HALAL food for Muslims. And NO, we did not try any as we went there equipped with our packed lunch. For your information, outside food is not allowed in the park and there will be security guards who will check your bags at the entrance. Nevertheless, we brought in our sandwiches, cereal bars, chocolates and bottled mineral water but the staff let us in without confiscating anything from us. So light snacks in small quantity should be alright after all.

the eager visitors

Then we arrived at the place where a show that had something to do with the Lion King was about to start at 2:00 p.m. At first there were just a few people and then the crowd started to arrive. Everybody was trying to get as near to the gate as possible and they were pushing others who were waiting patiently which was really irritating. These people were afraid that they might not get any seat in the building. I thanked God for giving me the strength not to slap anybody there.

before the show started
When we entered the hall, it was actually VERY big and could accommodate hundreds of people. There was no need to rush, people. This is one reason why students have to learn Civic in schools in Malaysia.

the King in the background

in front of the theatre

By the way, the show was the a live theatre of the animation movie "The Lion King". It was a spectacular performance of a musical drama with people dancing, singing and performing acrobatic acts and there was a tinge of Chinese culture in the presentation.

taking shelter from the rain
At one point of the visit, it started to rain, right after we left the Lion King theatre. I was glad I did not throw away the ponchos that I got from my recent trip to Niagara Falls. [NOTE TO SOLLEH: I told you they would be useful]

Then there was this section that was related to Toy Story and we decided to try the rides because the queue was not long. The first one was called Toy Story Parachute Drop. I had tried similar ride in Genting Highlands which was scarier. The rides here were more children-friendly.

Then we tried another ride which was more frightening. But too bad, it lasted only for a short while when it felt like it was never going to end when we were up there. Moving backward was not as bad as going forward - I felt like I was about to be thrown out from the seat when I was going down the slope. Scream everybody, scream!

the survivors
The last part of Hong Kong Disneyland trip coming soon.

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