The Happiest Place on Earth

Hong Kong Disneyland is truly one of the amazing and magical experiences Little Girl and I had in Hong Kong and I miss being a child ever since! Hong Kong Disneyland is one of our first stops in Hong Kong and I’m glad that we spend one full day there.

Welcome to Hong Kong Disneyland
Welcome to Hong Kong Disneyland

Getting there to Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is located near the Hong Kong International Airport and we decided to commute by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR in short). I’m glad we did because the train looks like the train to Disney World.

MTR to Disneyland, Hong Kong
MTR to Disneyland, Hong Kong
The train to Disney World, Hong Kong Disneyland
The train to Disney World, Hong Kong Disneyland
A look into the interior designs, MTR to Disneyland, Hong Kong
A look into the interior designs, MTR to Disneyland, Hong Kong
Welcome to Disneyland Station
Welcome to Disneyland Station

First Look at HK Disneyland

This is our first Disneyland we have ever been to and at the entrance, we spent about 10-15 minutes busy snapping photography for capture the “first-time” experience and moments together. We know that the opening time is 10.30am and we were there early just before the gate opens.

Fountains at Hong Kong Disneyland
Fountains at Hong Kong Disneyland
Pluto at the water fountain, Hong Kong Disneyland
Pluto at the water fountain, Hong Kong Disneyland
Ticketing Counter for Hong Kong Disneyland Park
Ticketing Counter for Hong Kong Disneyland Park
Hong Kong Disneyland Tickets, Toy Story Theme
Hong Kong Disneyland Tickets, Toy Story Theme
Grab the maps at the entrance, Hong Kong Disneyland
Grab the maps at the entrance, Hong Kong Disneyland
Disneyland Station, Hong Kong Disneyland
Disneyland Station, Hong Kong Disneyland

Main Street USA

Designed to an early 20th-century Midwest / small town in America, there are plenty of beautiful houses and shops lining the street from one end to another. It feels like you have traveled through time and space!

Main Street Station, Hong Kong Disneyland
Main Street Station, Hong Kong Disneyland
Flower Garden, Hong Kong Disneyland
Flower Garden, Hong Kong Disneyland
Shops lining along the main street, Hong Kong Disneyland
Shops lining the main street, Hong Kong Disneyland
Surrounding bees at the lamp posts, Hong Kong Disneyland
Surrounding bees at the lamp posts, Hong Kong Disneyland
Chip & Dale at Hong Kong Disneyland
Chip & Dale at Hong Kong Disneyland

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Inspired by the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, this palace is also the gateway to Fantasyland. We were amazed by the scale of it but unfortunately, at that time when we went, the castle was under “maintenance”.

Mickey and Minnie at Hong Kong Disneyland
Mickey and Minnie, in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, HK Disneyland
Sleeping Beauty Palace, Hong Kong Disneyland
Sleeping Beauty Palace, Gateway to Fantasyland, HK Disneyland

“Frozen” Village

Anybody can step into the enchanting “Frozen” Village to celebrate the “Frozen” Festival together with friendly villagers, and meet the princesses Elsa and Anna.

Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, Frozen, HK Disneyland
Stage for Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, Frozen, HK Disneyland

Cinderella

Cinderella at Hong Kong Disneyland
Glass Shoes, Cinderella at Hong Kong Disneyland
Cinderella Carousel, Hong Kong Disneyland
Cinderella Carousel, Hong Kong Disneyland

Festival of Lion King

We specifically came to the Adventureland to watch the Festival of Lion King show.  All the action on the round stage is centered on the musical re-telling of the story of Simba, Nala and Scar—for The Lion King himself. Sing along to “Hakuna Matata” and other favorite songs while Simba struggles to take his rightful place as ruler over the Pride Lands. For more information, please go to the official website.

Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland
Begin show starts. Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland
Timon and Pumbaa. Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland
Timon and Pumbaa. Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland
Simba, the KING. Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland
Simba, the KING. Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland
Scar, the bad uncle. Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland
Scar, the bad uncle. Festival of Lion King, Hong Kong Disneyland

Flights of Fantasy Parade

We knew that the Flights of Fantasy Parade will be an amazing parade with interactive, musical celebration featuring favorite Disney Characters, sky-high acrobats, aerialists, and dancers walking along the designated parade route. Remember the maps you got earlier at the entrance? The parade route is stated there and lucky for us, we got there early and managed to get a good spot to watch the parade.

Cute dumbo, the elephant. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Cute dumbo, the elephant. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Musical Band. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Musical Band. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Chipmunk, Donald Duck and Goofy. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Chipmunk, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Winnie the Pooh, All-time Favourite. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Winnie the Pooh, All-time Favourite. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Eeyore, the donkey. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Eeyore, the donkey. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Disney Princesses! Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Disney Princesses! Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Tinkerbell and its beetles. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Tinkerbell and her friends. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Toy Story. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland
Toy Story Characters. Flights of Fantasy Parade, Hong Kong Disneyland

“It’s a small world”

Entering "small world" castle. Hong Kong Disneyland.
Entering “small world” castle. Hong Kong Disneyland.

The Golden Mickey

Poster: The Golden Mickeys, Hong Kong Disneyland
Poster: The Golden Mickeys, Hong Kong Disneyland
Friendship. Mickey & friends, Hong Kong Disneyland
Friendship. Mickey & Friends, Hong Kong Disneyland
The Golden Mickeys, Hong Kong Disneyland
The Golden Mickeys, Hong Kong Disneyland

Toy Story Land

Signboard to Toy Story. HK Disneyland
Signboard to Toy Story. HK Disneyland
Welcome to Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland.
Welcome to Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland.
Entering the Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland.
Entering the Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland.
Rides at Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland.
Rides at Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland.
Boy looking at Rex, Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland
Boy looking at Rex, Toy Story Land. HK Disneyland

Grizzly Gulch

Wild West Photo Fun at Hong Kong Disneyland
Wild West Photo Fun at Hong Kong Disneyland
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, HK Disneyland
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, HK Disneyland

To be continued

As the sky gets darker, we hurried back to the Main Street again for the next parade – Disney Paints the Night. You have to be there early for this particular parade as the curbs and benches along the parade route were filled up really quickly. In the next post, we will be covering the Disney Paints the Night and the rest of the activities we did at night in Hong Kong Disneyland. Stay tuned!