Hong Kong Day 2: Disneyland

Let’s face it. If you grew up watching Disney movies and reading Disney classics, you had a good childhood. I was 21 years old and more excited about Disneyland than I was about any other activity in the itinerary, which says a lot about how I grew up. The thing about Disneyland is that you have to arrive there early to purchase tickets, and to do that, you have to brave through the sea of obnoxiously loud and rude mainland Chinese and Hongkees; something I will never learn to have the patience for. Thank God for my tour guide who did that for us.

Prepare yourself for lots of photos!

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Mickey and the whale from Pinocchio

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Mickey made from flowers!

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More flowers

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My grandparents and their firstborn

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My grandparents, their firstborn, and her firstborn

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Ginormous Christmas tree

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Panoramic view of Main Street

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Derpface and I

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More Main Street photos

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Real bakeries and restaurants on Main Street

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Ridiculously expensive menu

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My mother, grandparents and I on a Dumbo roller coaster

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Gorgeous panoramic view of the castle that housed the “It’s a Small World” rides

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Ridiculous queues everywhere (we spent 70% of our day queuing)

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Panoramic view of “It’s a Small World” 

That was basically it for the rides we took during the day. Like I said, most of our time was spent queuing to get into rides which catered to children. In the afternoon, though, we watched a 4D “orchestra’ show, which was basically a medley of ALL MY FAVOURITE DISNEY SONGS IN 4D. That was mad cool. There was also a Christmas parade at 3pm, which was cool, until they started playing Jonas Brothers’ Fly With Me in Cantonese.

And in the evening, the highly anticipated parade, lighting of the Christmas tree and fireworks show came on!

So cool.

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Giant Belle float

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Candlesticks from Beauty and the Beast (with the slinky toy from Toy Story in the background!)

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Dancers on lighted stilts

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Mickey float

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Bad photo of fireworks thrown in for good measure

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The iPhone sucks under low light. Either that or my photography skills leave little to be desired.

The best fireworks I have ever watched.

Magical.

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The ginormous Christmas tree from earlier– after it was lit up

Sorry for the bad commentary, but the pictures tell more than my words ever can. I would totally recommend Disneyland right before Christmas because it is crazy festive there! We were even greeted with fake snow on Main Street that evening, and Christmas songs were blaring from every corner of Disneyland. The fireworks show was the best, and it’s too bad the videos and pictures couldn’t capture half the real-life experience. Rest assured, it is the best fireworks show you will ever see in your entire life.

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