I was recently invited to experience Disneyland Hong Kong with my friend Paula and like what I mentioned on one of my tweets.. “Everything here is Magical”. I hadn’t been to Disneyland before and while I was expecting to have a wonderful time, I was really surprised at just how great a time I did have. The theme park is truly stunning, I learned that this is the only Disneyland in the world that has a scenic mountain and sea view as a backdrop.
Hong Kong Disneyland
There’s a reason why this is called the Magic Kingdom and the truth is, I felt like I’d been transported to a different place than this old world that sometimes seems anything but magic. Despite being the smallest Disneyland in the world, Hong Kong Disneyland has a unique Chinese Culture inspired charm that will give you a more than the usual Disneyland experience.
Elephant at the Jungle River Cruise
Upon arrival, we went straight to Disneyland Hotel to leave our things in our well appointed room and meet the marketing representative of HK Disneyland. Our room was huge with two King Size beds, flat screen TV, Mini Bar, Huge bathroom with a bath tub and a veranda with a wonderful sea view. From Keycard to the notepad in the table, everything reminds me of my childhood dream… to visit Disneyland.
Golden Mickey’s Award
Our stay at the Disneyland Hotel was fantastic but I had a few other highlights that I thought really made this the experience of a lifetime. As part of our sponsored trip, I was fortunate to be able to truly enjoy the Flight of Fantasy Parade. The Humid temperature can’t stop the huge crowd to flock the main street as we wait for the most awaited parade.
It’s a small World
As you guys know, I’m a huge fan of great parades, but this was beyond anything else I’ve ever experienced. If you plan to watch Flight of Fantasy Parade in the future, consider going there early in order to secure a spot with a great vantage point.
Our Room at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
The parades begin everyday at 3:30 P.M. and they are a celebration of all the great Disney characters and stories that we all grew up with. From Winnie the Pooh to Buzz Lightyear, all of the great Disney characters made a real life appearance.
Snow White at the Flight of Fantasy Parade
Snow White, Dumbo, the seven dwarfs, Cinderella, Simba, Tantor, and my all time favorites, King Louie and Baloo from the Jungle Book. Not only were the characters there, they were also singing those favorite Disney songs like “I wanna be like you -hoo hoo hoo.”
Our HK Disneyland Fastpass Tickets
Also, I know it’s a bit cheesy, but I loved “It’s a small world.” I wasn’t alone either, I thought I was going to be one of the only Filipinos there, but when we went through the boat ride and looked at all the costumes from around the world and the amazing animatronic dolls singing, I heard small voices behind me singing along ‘kay liit lang ng mundo’ and I admit, it I felt like the world really is a small and beautiful place.
Paula Peralta with Mickey
Very enjoyable too was the Golden Mickey’s Award which is a like a Disney version of the Oscars with favorite Disney films winning favorite Disney awards and being presented by favorite Disney characters. The show had plenty of song and dance and great exhibitions of martial arts and my favorite acrobatics. Awesome.
Melo Villareal at The Maze
As the sun went down the Tinkerbell Castle illumination made the whole park seem that much more magical with colored lights, music, and of course fireworks.
I don’t know how they did it, but I swear, I saw her there, zipping around amongst the spires. I’d love to catch her and take her home with me, but instead, I guess I’ll have to come back to see her again.