not really the happiest place on earth
Hong Kong Travel Blog› entry 5 of 6 › view all entries
We left Shenzhen early in the morning and went back to Hong Kong. Checked in to our hotel and went straight to Disneyland. First thought about it? Darn, it was sooooo quiet. It was supposed to be happy, wasn't it? It was a cloudy morning and the park just opened. I guess it must be the weather.
It was very small. You could walk from one end of the park to the other in 10 minutes or even less (if you're mega super fast). The first thing we did was get on the the Disneyland Railroad for a tour of the park but all i could see were trees and some random fake monkeys. Really, the trees were blocking all the view! Or maybe they should be there so they can have a place to hang those monkeys? We got off at the other end of the park after about a minute on that train.
Don't really have much to say about this day. We tried all the rides in the park (as long as it's suitable for ages 5 and above). We liked the Space Mountain ride the most! Watched some parade in the afternoon (under the boiling heat of the sun). We lined up for the Festival of Lion King but it was so hot and we've been waiting for so long I just wanted to get in somewhere cool that I left Abet with my brother and went somewhere else. We got on the Space Mountain again because it was cool inside and since the ride was pretty fast, I was able to get some air and felt a little better. More rides! Space Mountain again...
At night we watched fireworks and I can say that I really did enjoy it (even though someone sitting close to me was smelling pretty.
We went to this Purikura center that I found on our first day there (like an arcade center where kids and youngsters hangout only there were Purikura booths instead of arcades). I love Purikuras. What are they, you ask? Purikuras are photo sticker booths that originated from Japan (from the words Print Club-- Japanese say it Purinto-Kurabu and then it became Purikura!). Actually they are mostly made in Japan and the ones in Hong Kong are all from Japan. I just love taking pictures in these booths because they are just so cute! I am crazy over them.
So I was very excited when we got in. We took about 4 or 5 Purikuras and never realized that it was getting late. We were supposed to go back to the city center and see some stuff but we were already tired... and hungry! We forgot to eat! We bought some noodles and bread in 711 and ate it in the hotel. Then had some rest. Really happy about the Purikuras.