I did a lot of research prior to our trip and most of the info I got came from the Hong Kong Thread of PinoyExchange (PEx). Thanks to commoner who created the thread and to all the PExers who contributed. :)
We were a party of 5 adults and 1 kid (a senior at 62yrs, then 29, 26, 25, and 18 yrs old, and a 2yr-old-kid). The promo tickets were bought in February 2011 (tagal ng paghihintay, hehe).
Today was Ryken's day! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is his favorite show (it's the theme of his 2nd birthday) so we were all sure that he would be delighted to see the Clubhouse gang in person. :)
The little boy woke up late (around 10:00am) so we were able to leave Golden Crown at noon. I didn't wake him up and let him rest else he might get cranky. We ate breakfast at the hostel. We brought 3-in-1 coffee (Nescafe Sweet 'N Mild and Original Flavor), Nissin Mini Seafood Cup Noodles (which was a mistake because HK is a noodle country! argh.), buns, and peanut butter. Solb na kami :) We bought mineral water from a nearby convenience store and just refilled the bottle in the hostel since there's free purified water in the lobby. We also brought this as baon 'coz as I read from other blogs / trip reports, mineral water / softdrink is expensive in Disneyland.
|love this pic|
|see the pumpkins? :)|
|the Mickey Mouse pose|
|Sleeping Beauty's Castle|
We first ate lunch at Starliner Diner using our meal coupons. We ordered fried chicken and burger with fries then additional orders were fruit basket (HKD22.00) and drinks (juice was at HKD25.00 and coke slush was HKD26.00). Wala pa kami sa mood na mag-Chinese meals, hehe.
|busog na ang bata|
|yeah, dude, this is my car :)|
|Ryken was the driver|
|yes, I know, Ryken sat on a trash bin (mukha namang malinis eh, hehe.)|
Next stop was the Festival of the Lion King but we missed the 4:15PM show and the next one was at 5:15 PM so we went to Tarzan's Treehouse first (the "pier" was right across the entrance to the Lion King show). We rode on a motorized raft to reach the treehouse. Since my mom is afraid of heights, she just stayed at the entrance while we young ones went up.
|Ryken got scared of the leopard because it roared (sound effect)|
|playing the xylophone|
|yabang ng bata sa balsa :)|
When we got back, we fell in line for the 5:15PM show of the Festival of the Lion King. It was free seating inside the theater. Ryken fell asleep at the beginning of the show but quickly awakened when Simba roared, hehe.. The performers were excellent! They all had good singing voices.
|characters we love: Timon and Pumbaa|
|Fire acts with Scar|
|Circle of Life (I got teary-eyed here)|
The show lasted for 45 minutes and we ran to the Storybook Theater right after to catch The Golden Mickeys Show at 6:15PM. The show was in Cantonese but there's a small LCD screen at each side of the theater translating the script to English.
|Ariel, the mermaid (the first time I saw a mermaid "on air")|
|Tarzan (lupit ng abs!)|
|I like the wave effect here|
|do you see Belle and the Beast? (galing 'no?)|
We walked to It's A Small World after the show (which was beside the theater) but we got distracted with my hubby shouting "Si Mickey Mouse! Si Mickey Mouse!" Lo and behold, there was Mickey Mouse in his Halloween attire having pictures with the park guests. There was a manageable line but when we reached the end, the park attendant told us that they have already cut the line and the next photo session will be at 9:30PM. We were actually looking for the characters the whole day so we can take pictures with them but we were unlucky. Well, just one picture with Mickey Mouse would complete our Disney adventure. :) We also saw Chip and Dale on the other side near Mickey and at the farther end was Goofy. They also gave candies and Disney stickers to everyone as part of the Trick or Treat.
So to buy time while waiting for the Halloween Glow in the Park Parade at 7:30PM, we went to It's A Small World. It's my favorite here in HK Disneyland. It highlights each country's uniqueness but also calls for unity of all nations.
|our bahay kubo :)|
|Taj Mahal and a snake charmer|
|Pilipinas represent! :)|
|the leader of the parade (parang Nightmare before Christmas)|
|the cotton candy holder|
|love the color|
Ryken was asleep during the fireworks. Can't blame him, he must be really tired 'coz his Loly tried to wake him up but he didn't budge. The fireworks display was amazing (but there's the issue of air pollution)! We then fell in line for Mickey's photo session and we got to chat with Japanese tourists who worked in Tokyo Disneyland. They gave Ryken a picture of Mickey :) We woke Ryken up when it was our turn. He was really staring at Mickey Mouse (he might be wondering if Mickey was real). :)
|Ryken meets Mickey! yey!|
|Donald Duck in 3d|
|our 3d glasses|
Our last stop was the Space Mountain and only me, hubby, and sister-in-law tried it. I wasn't able to ride this in LA because it was on maintenance at that time so I didn't want to pass this chance. We were having second thoughts because we just had our meal but there were no loops in this rollercoaster ride so I guess we'd survive. :)
|and survive we did! :)|
We had a grand time. See you again, Mickey Mouse! :)
|by the stage (before leaving the park)|