Sorry I’ve been a little MIA again. I’ve been a little pre-occupied this month of May. My mind was in jumbles and I couldn’t really think straight, much less come up with a coherent blog post.
As some of you know, I get a little emotional during May as it was the month in 2010 when my life was thrown into turmoil.
To make the story short, I underwent my annual MRI last week and was drowning in anxiety until I was able to meet my neurosurgeon, Dr. Willy Lopez, for the results.
Thankfully, the results were good and everything is all clear! No tumor regrowth! Yahoo!
Moving along, let me continue with my Hong Kong travel last April.
On our 2nd day, we decided to spend the day at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Coming from our hotel, Langham Place Hotel Mong Kok, it should have only taken around 30-45 minutes via MTR to get to Disneyland but since we were with two senior citizens, it took us much longer to get there. It took us 2 hours, would you believe?
The trains were fast but it was the transferring of trains and walking inside the stations that took a while. With 2 senior citizens, we couldn’t walk as fast and we had to take a rest every so often.
If you’re planning to go there with your parents who are already in their senior years, or your grandparents, I would suggest that you take a cab instead to get to Disneyland.
Cab fare would roughly cost around HK$150-HK$200. That’s around P800-P1,200.
Hong Kong Disneyland – The Happiest Place on Earth
Ah, Disneyland! The last time I went to Disneyland was when I was 15 in Anaheim, California.
Now at age 32, I can say that Disneyland is definitely for all ages. As a matter of fact, I think you get to appreciate Disneyland more when you get older.
Here’s a tip: If you are able to, buy your Hong Kong Disneyland tickets online.
By buying your tickets online, you’ll get to avoid the very long queues at the ticket booths. Trust me, you’ll want to avoid these lines especially during the warmer months in Hong Kong.
When you buy your tickets online, you only need to go straight to the AutoMagic Ticket Booths.
First stop, Main Street USA!
The first store we went inside was the Main Street Corner Cafe. We got to Disneyland at exactly 12 noon so we were quite hungry!
After lunch, we were finally ready to explore!
Next stop, Tomorrowland!
Welcome to Fantasy Land!
At around 3PM, we decided to go back to Main Street USA as The Flights of Fantasy Parade was about to start!
Flights of Fantasy Parade
One of the things you can’t miss when you’re at Disneyland is the Flights of Fantasy Parade!
After the parade, we decided to continue going around.
Sadly, even though we spent 6 hours there, we weren’t able to go around the whole of Disneyland.
Out of the 7 areas, we were only able to see Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Fantasy Land and Toy Storyland. At around 6PM we decided to head back again to Main Street USA to see the famous Disneyland fireworks.
All in all, Disneyland is still a magical place and must-see attraction to go to in Hong Kong.
To enjoy Hong Kong Disneyland more, here are some tips:
1. If you can, visit Hong Kong during the cooler months such as September to February. Disneyland will be a more pleasant experience without the scorching heat of the sun.
2. If you can’t avoid it and you booked a trip to Hong Kong during the warmer months, go to Disney late in the afternoon before 330PM, just in time to catch the Flights of Fantasy Parade. This will especially work if you’re with an all-adult party and you have no intention of riding all the rides anyway.
3. As I mentioned above, buy your tickets online to avoid the long queues at the ticket booth.
4. Wear comfortable shoes. Disneyland (and being in Hong Kong) entails a LOT of walking.
I’ll be back soon, Hong Kong Disneyland! <3