My Visit To Hong Kong Disneyland (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Published in


Continued from Part 1

There were many shops along the Main Street USA in Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Balloons for the kids!

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After the Flights Of Fantasy Parade was over (refer to Part 1), my friend and I decided to visit some of the shops here.

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No, I did not buy many things. They were all pretty expensive!

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If you are into Disney toys and plushies, you will love this store!

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I saw a cute Winnie the Pooh which can be made to dance.

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See how it dances LOL!

Some of the stuffs I bought here were these beautiful key chain souvenirs.

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Mickey Mouse keychain priced at HK$65 (US$8.40 / RM27.25).

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These 2 key chains below selling at HK$95 (US$12.25 / RM39.85) a pair.

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Prices were expensive as expected from a Disneyland store, but the quality was first class. No regrets buying them!

After shopping, we walked towards the Sleeping Beauty Castle which is an entrance into Fantasyland.

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On the way, we bypassed a nice garden.

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The Sleeping Beauty Castle, which is the backdrop for the famous "Disney in the Stars" Fireworks at 9pm daily.

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Pass the moat and the grand gates to get into the castle!

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The number 5 there shows Hong Kong Disneyland celebrating its 5th anniversary.

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Coming out on the other side, this is the view of the castle from inside Fantasyland.

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A closer shot of its many spires.

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A view from behind the castle gates.

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Other buildings inside Fantasyland.

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One of the first rides I saw in Fantasyland was the Cinderella Carousel.

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Quite a huge Carousel but I did not get to ride on it.

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There were quite long queues everywhere so I did not bother to queue for all those rides!

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Instead, I was more interested in the 3D animated film at Mickey's PhilharMagic!

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So, yes my friend and I queued up for this. We queued for about half an hour, but it's all worth it!

The view from inside the cinema hall before the show starts.

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The 12-minute 3D animated show was excellent! This is a special cinema made specially for showcasing the 3D effects and they were so real! The Disney characters really came out of the screen like they were three dimensional. I especially like the magic carpet ride with Jasmine and Aladdin!

A huge surprise awaits at the end of the show when Donald Duck shoots out of the screen. Don't forget to turn around and look at Donald stuck in the wall behind! It was both awesome and memorable!

Guess what? After watching the 3D show here, I had since stopped watching all those 'fake' 3D movies in conventional cinemas.

If we had more time, I would not mind queuing for another round of this 3D movie. But alas, time was not on our side. Next we went to Adventureland.

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Nice entrance into Adventureland. Like those fire!

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The first thing my friend and I did was to queue up for the famous "Festival of the Lion King" musical. I do not know why I did not take a single picture of this musical!! Maybe I was too excited! LOL!

The roughly half an hour musical was excellent! I enjoyed all the songs, acting and dancing. Definitely worth watching a second time!

By the time we finished with the musical, it was already evening. We had to time ourselves as we had to be back at the Main Street to catch the fireworks at 9pm.

We went for the Jungle River Cruise which was more for children than adults. But it was still quite enjoyable! Then we climbed up the Tarzan's Treehouse (photo below). That was fun!

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If you are wondering why there are hardly any photos on the Jungle River Cruise and the Tarzan's Treehouse, that's because I was trying to conserve my camera's batteries for the fireworks shots later.

Well before 9pm, we were already at the open space in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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The lightings seemed to change color making the castle look really beautiful at night.

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There was a huge crowd there, all waiting for the firework show to begin.

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And then the fireworks started. I managed to take a few shots.

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I also took a video of the latter part of the fireworks display with my iPhone which you can watch at the bottom of this post.

Somehow, I was not too impressed with the fireworks. Maybe I was expecting too much? LOL!

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It was time to leave Disneyland. But before that, we strolled along Main Street USA and visited some of the shops again just for fun.

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More photos of the shops along Main Street USA...

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I took a photo of the glass window display in one of the shops.

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Another window display. Notice the reflection on the glass?

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Almost wanted to do some last minute shopping, but stopped myself. LOL!

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The City Hall near to the entrance/exit.

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The place was almost deserted as many had already left. We did not feel like leaving just yet. Haha!

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Remember the fountain we saw when we entered Disneyland during the morning in Part 1? This is how it looks like at night.

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We had an enjoyable time at Hong Kong Disneyland, although I enjoyed Ocean Park more. Perhaps I was not really a big fan of Disney shows and all those Disney characters.

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Here's the video of the fireworks display during the last 3 minutes.

Coming Up Next : Dinner And Supper In Mongkok