Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland - a real estate marvel !!!!!!!

Disney Castle @ Night
Just a peice of land and the developer has money, a lot of money but does not know what to do with it. Then of course there is a concept a plan, which not only entertains millions, but change their lives for ever, after just one visit. Most Memorable and Unforgettable experience, a place where one leaves today and enter the world of golden past, glorious future and Fantasy……. It took us a full day and more to see the park.

It helped that we stayed at Disney Hollywood hotel and took a two-day pass. As the newest Disneyland in the world, Hong Kong Disneyland is a must-see because of its special attractions and the inimitable sense of Chinese culture. Walking into Hong Kong Disneyland, one feels as if you are in a wonderland. Accompanied by Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends, starts a fantastic and magical journey.
Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood Hotel

It’s true when they say that Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth. We were transported back to our happy childhood where we came face to face with our favorite Disney characters. It’s one place where you can push your adult worries aside and just enjoy to your heart’s delight.

Tomorrowland- Globe
There are four theme parks within Disneyland: Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland and Mainstreet U.S.A.
Mailand USA Street
 Main Street, U.S.A: The first theme park one comes across is 'Main Street, U.S.A.'. It is traveling back in time to experience small town Americana. Think bowler hats and old-style picket fence architecture and you probably have a mental picture close-enough to the reality of Main Street, U.S.A. This introductory area of the park brings typical early 20th century American culture town to life. Listen to the singing barber shop boys or take a ride on a steam engine.

Entering Main Street, we were amazed by the delicate buildings, dim gas lamp and Paddy Wagon passing by. Antique taxicabs, Disneyland Railroad and the City Hall transports one back to America of the early 20th century. There are Chinese elements here too. Plaza Inn, the first Chinese restaurant in Main Street, complete with 19th Century Chinese table service. Market House Bakery and Main Street Corner Cafe are also good places to enjoy.

Adventureland: For those looking for something more ’adventurous’ there is Adventureland. Guided by a brave captain, Jungle River Cruise took us into the heart of hidden regions- Hippos, cobras, elephants, orangutans and startling jungle events. There are also many legacies of Disney’s timeless classics, with shows such as The Lion King and Winne The Pooh. Festival of the Lion King is so interesting that our eyes were glued on the show. Adapted from Disney's animated classic 'The Lion King', this colorful pageant of music and dance is just like a classic music drama because of its consummate performers, costumes and exotic scenery.

Traveling by raft in the Rivers of Adventure, we landed at our destination: Tarzan Island. Exploring Tarzan Island and visiting Tarzan's Treehouse reminds of the story of this human child raised by gorillas. Tahitian Terrace Restaurant and River View Cafe here makes one feel satisfied to dine in the jungle.

Fantasyland: It is a real fantasy world where we Cinderella Carrousel, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Sword in the Stone, Mad Hatter Tea Cups, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Snow White Grotto to make all your storybook dreams come true. At a dizzying 3-D attraction in Mickey's Philhar Magic one joins Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many other friends. Wearing special glasses, one lies on the magic carpet with Aladdin and smell the flavor of Donald Duck soup.

The most fantastic place was The Golden Mickeys at Disney's Storybook Theater. Adapting all the Disney classics into a 25-minute musical drama, mixing acrobatics and special effects, this makes one stop blinking. In the theater, Tarzan swings quickly on the rigging, just like the fan on the ceiling. When The Little Mermaid Ariel appears, the whole theater is submerged by bubbles descending from the ceiling; one really feels that you are at sea.

Also at Fantasyland: Fantasy Gardens, where characters meet-n-greet; Snow White Grotto; and a live show, The Golden Mickeys, etc…

Tomorrowland:After leaving the fairytale wonderland perfectly content we stepped into Tomorrowland. Screaming in Space Mountain, we had no time to appreciate the sparkling stars because of the exciting roller coaster. In Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, we flew in our space capsule and fight against the aliens with our space gun. After we were weary of the breathtaking attractions, Orbitron was a good choice for us to fly above Tomorrowland and take some rest.


Not to miss is “Let It Snow Grand Christmas Parade”at 3:30 pm  which happens daily. It showcases floats, dancers, musicians and our favorite Disney characters. The parade starts in Fantasyland and passes in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and down Main Street USA.

When you're at Disneyland, you MUST stay until nightfall. This is when you will get to see Disney in the Stars - the FIREWORKS!!!!! It's so spectacularly brilliant that I have to say it's one of the most memorizing things I've ever seen in my life, complete with music and animation. The best spot? Right in front of The Sleeping Beauty Castle. Disney in the Stars Fireworks was indeed eye-catching & spectacular. We witnessed the sky transform into a beautiful piece of art. It’s amazing to watch colorful fireworks light up the sky to the tune of Disney’s well-loved songs. Another heart-warming moment for all of us.

Disney HK is real fun.


  1. This looks nothing short of amazing. Thanks for posting these fabulous pictures.


  2. Thats really great, i would be visiting it next month, what were your other visits apart from Disneyland?


  3. Thanks Manmeet, good to know u shall be visiting it soon, it is a place worthwhile to visit in lifetime.
    Apart from Disneyland, we visited Macau, Hongkong, Ocean Park in HK. Soon i shall be posting about them too.


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  5. Hi!
    nice blog! I've been to Disneyland too though I really didn't enjoy that much in there. I am just too old I guess. lol..

    Nice pics and nicely written

  6. thanks Mayflor, the place is actually good and i m sure everyone enjoys there, u shd revisit again and dont us your adult mind, just become a child, i m sure u shall have a lot of fun.

  7. Hi Sonia,

    I've been to the Disneyland in Paris and it is almost exactly the same as what you have described here! Looks like you had a lot of good fun :-)

  8. Hi Anne,

    Great I am sure Paris one, must be similar, would love to go one day there. And yes we had loads of fun.

  9. Good coverage of Hong Kongs Disneyland. Ideal place to visit for a family