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Hong Kong Disneyland: Part 1

The place where the magic begins. For the third time now, we spent Christmas Day at the Happiest Place on Earth. The place is jam-packed but the crowd was tolerable (well, not until after the fireworks where everyone else is at Main Street). Not a lot has changed but they added two new attractions and a whole lot of new stuff at the stores (+ Star Wars goodies!).

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The most convenient, cheap and fun way to get to Disneyland is by taking the MRT. They have their own station and the train is even decorated with different Disney characters. You can also get there via public buses, private coaches and cabs.

Due to the fact that Disneyland is located in Lantau Island, which consist of mountainous terrains, it is recommended that you bring a raincoat. Based from experience, a rainy day at Disneyland won’t stop tourists from coming but it is less crowded and you won’t get to see all of the mascots.

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Donald Duck in a Box, lol.

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Every Christmas, they set up this tall tree at end of Main Street. And at nght, once the fireworks is over, the area is showered with white foam stuff to make it look like it’s snowing in the area. On top of the that, the cool weather in Hong Kong makes the whole thing legit.

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

She’s so happy… :P

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

There are scheduled parades, shows and picture taking all throughout the day. My mom and I got separated prior to the parade, but once it was over, we saw her holding the rope that serves as a perimeter for the mascots and performers. We decided to join her and it felt like we were part of the parade, as well.

I’m not a big fan of mascots but I scream every time I see Mickey Mouse and his friends. We would actually fall in line just to get a photo with them… even if the waiting time takes for more than 30 minutes!

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

But it was already lunch time and I’m getting hungry. So I went out to buy some waffles while waiting for our turn. The waffles cost HK$50 and it comes with a disposable mickey mouse tray/plate, strawberries, whipped cream and maple syrup. Pricey but yum!

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

A solo photo with Mickey and Minnie! <3

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Check out the outfits of this family.

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

I like this girl’s sweater.

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

When will I ever get a front-view photo of this castle without people walking around?

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid

I am the happiest mermaid on the happiest place on Earth. <3

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

There were two new attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland: Grizzly Gulch and Toy Story Land. But because both attractions were located at the very end of the park, we were only able to check out Toy Story Land.

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

You’re instantly like a size of a toy when you enter Toy Story Land because of the giant props and designs used. The vicinity was covered with bamboos and tall grasses, making it appear like you’re in Andy’s backyard or something. The park, as of the moment, has three rides to offer: Slinky Dog Spin, RC Racer and Toy Soldier Parachute Drop. And because it’s Disneyland’s latest attraction, the waiting time for each ride was approximately 60-70 minutes.

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hong Kong Disneyland | The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Toy Soldier Parachute Drop!

Truth be told, I don’t like to ride roller coasters or any high-speed rides. I’m not scared of the height or the thrill that comes along with it but I just can’t stand that falling feeling, as if your soul was being left behind. I rode the Toy Soldier Parachute and I slightly felt that during the drop. I’m just glad that the feeling was tolerable.

I’ve already posted more than 20 photos already, so I’m going to end this entry here. Seriously, you can never have too many photos in Disneyland. ;) I’ll post my second part of my Disneyland trip soon. <3

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