Feeling tired, weary and old? What better way to rejuvenate your mind and soul than a trip to Disneyland? One of Disneyland’s newest locations is Hong Kong and this trip is definitely worth spending your money on.
Disneyland promises to deliver a magical experience with your favorite fairy tales coming to life. Whether you come with friends, family or your better half you can be sure you’ll go back with some wonderful memories. The theme park is divided into five sections, ToystoryLand, FantasyLand, TomorrowLand, AdventureLand, and Main Street U.S.A.
There are different types of passes to suit your needs. The writer would advise you to buy the 2 day pass priced. For children (below 12) and senior citizens, these are available at slightly concessional rates. HKDL has a lot of special events that happen throughout the year so try to book your passes around one of those events.
The first thing that you see when you enter the theme park is Main Street U.S.A. This section with its antique taxicabs, City Hall, and dim buildings, transports you back to the U.S.A of the early 20th century. Take a stroll around the quaint streets or travel in old fashioned vehicles. You can participate in one of the lively day parades or come back at night to watch some exciting fireworks.
If you feel like seeking some thrill and adventure, go on over to AdventureLand. Originally conceived by Walt Disney 50 years ago, it has been entirely revamped for the 21st century. Hippos, cobras, elephants and orangutans are waiting for you to begin your tropical journey. While here, don’t forget to watch a colorful pageant of music and dance in the live musical based on ‘The Lion King’. Visit Tarzan’s Island and get transported into the pages of this classic tale.
Fantasyland is where some of Disney’s most popular characters come to life. Shake a leg with Mickey Mouse, play Alice’s game of the mad tea cups, fly on Aladdin’s magical carpet or take some pictures with Minnie, Goofy or Pluto.
Next is Tomorrowland, where you can catch a glimpse of the future. Discover the thrill of space exploration as you ride through the indoor rollercoaster ride, battle aliens with Buzz Lightyear and interact with Lilo and Stitch.
I’m sure you won’t want your day to end but you can round it off by visiting the special section designed on the Toy Story movies.
Do make sure you pick up some souvenirs and sample some of the delicious Chinese and Asian cuisine at some of Disney’s restaurants. Each section has restaurants that offer both snacks and fully fledged meals centered on the theme. The Riverside Cafe at Adventureland offers some great Portuguese and is definitely worth trying. You can stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland hotel or the Hollywood hotel and come back the next day to watch some Broadway style live musicals.
This is the place where you can believe that miracles and fairytales exist. Disney has been sprinkling its glittery fairy dust over many generations and manages to bring that little child in you to life. Not something you can miss.