Look out Disneyland, here we come.
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Yesterday was spent sightseeing around Hong Kong. We walked past the Chanel, Dior and the like shops to get down to the star ferry terminal (where you can buy those Chanel, Dior and the like stuff from the local stands for $20). From there, we caught the ferry over to Hong Kong Island where we caught the Victoria Peak tram up to....well, Victoria Peak of course. The views here are stunning. Overlooking the harbour and all the high rises of Hong Kong but the weather here is kinda cold all day but with a couple of hours of sunshine in the afternoon so all we copped was fog. The views of fog though = breathtaking.
After that, we went on a quick tour in a sanpan (fishing boat) around the fishing boat area and that was interesting but rather smelly.
After we were all prawned up, it was time to work off the meal with some hard core shopping. We headed to the Stanley markets. These are at the south of the island. I’d been here about 18 yrs ago and remember shopping so hard I had to buy a suitcase to carry back the stuff I bought. The shopping was still good but we were on a time frame and the kids had but one thing on their list – shoes.
At 8pm we caught the bus from Kowloon across the worlds longest suspension bridge (yes, lots of “worlds biggest/longest” on this trip) over to Lantau island and the home of Disneyland. WOW! Our hotel is very retro – think Hollywood in the 20’s.
Today was spent at Disneyland. It started off with a character breakie with Mulan (the kids thought she looked liked a real Mulan, too....in Hong Kong Disneyland, go figure!) and Minnie Mouse. Sean is with us and he is our Disney rep. He had our day planned down to the last minute – and to perfection. We did the theme park anti clockwise, because most people do it clockwise.
Space Mountain was a scream. Never been on that ride before as they were doing maintenance on it when I was in L.A. Took James on it though and he was an addict. He loved the whole shooting around on a roller coaster in the dark thing. Mind you, hates roller coasters out in the open. Funny! I sat next to Ben from Virgin Atlantic on our first ride for Space Mountain.
Fireworks finished off our perfect, action packed day. We entered the park at 9am and left at 8pm. Totally nackered!! Kids are snoring loudly as I type away now. Tomorrow we fly out at 7pm but we have a 6.30am wake up call. Yep, more Disneyland. Cant get enough of it. There’s another character breakfast to be had, the kids have an arts & crafts session booked for 2 hours while we do the Disney hotel inspection (yeah, yeah, there has to be a little bit of work here) followed though by a nice 30 minute spa treatment (I’m opting for the massage) and then it’ll be a day at the park again. I’m planning on totally tiring out these two for that torturous flight home. Thanks Walt J.