It was a one-hour metro ride to Disneyland. We took two transfers, and the last one looked like a Mickey Mouse metro because the handles were shaped like him and everything. And the windows were Mickey-shaped too. Keep reading to find out what we did on Day 4 of our Asia Adventures!
Welcome to the daily recaps from our Hong Kong trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 12), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad)) with captions by Emily (age 10). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we visited after the recaps are all done. Enjoy!
Day 4 – Tuesday, June 4
– Breakfast from McDonald’s
– MTR to Shuttle to Disneyland Hotel
– Dim Sum at Crystal Lotus
– Dinner at The Explorer’s Club Restaurant
– Shuttle to MTR to Eaton HK
Summary/Journal by: Melody
Captions by: Emily
Extra comments (in italics) by: Joyce (mom)
Photos by: Joyce (mom) + Norm (dad)
Note: Some links in the post will direct you to our reviews of the places. Links to all related/previous posts are at the bottom of this post.
While we woke up early for a special breakfast at Disneyland and then spent 12 hours in the park, we didn’t do that with Hong Kong Disneyland. Why? Because it’s definitely not as big and the lines are definitely not as long. We had a light breakfast of McDonald’s since we had reservations for dim sum at the resort. It was a one-hour metro ride to Disneyland. We took two transfers, and the last one looked like a Mickey Mouse metro because the handles were shaped like him and everything. And the windows were Mickey-shaped too. When we stepped off the train, I thought, “Wow, this is fancy.” We did see the beginning signs of the actual park but we took a bus to the hotel. We were one hour early so we walked around in the gift shop. I really liked the Tsum Tsums because they’re cute.
We ate at Crystal Lotus. The buns we ate looked like Disney characters, of course, but they also were colored, unlike regular buns. At the end, we got a huge chicken. We were so surprised at that! It was pretty much as big (or bigger!) as our heads. We ate mango pudding, pork and vegetable buns, and also little piggie buns which were cha siu baos.
We walked into Disneyland, and it was such a long walk to the ticket place. While we were waiting to get the tickets we got about five stickers. Apparently, it’s to keep kids from crying because Disneyland is supposed to be the happiest place on earth. The first ride we went on was in Tomorrowland, and it was called Antman and the Wasp. This is the newest ride. I thought it was a simulation but evidently, you have to shoot your blasters in a certain spot (the center). Daddy and Emi went on Hyperspace Mountain. This is actually Space Mountain at the original Disneyland. While we were waiting for them, we saw a parade called “Flights of Fantasy.” We went to Fantasyland next, and we went to “It’s A Small World.” Next, we went on the carousel and it was starting to rain. We put our raincoats on and went on the carousel. After that was PhiharMagic, which was actually a 3D show, and it was funny but also dramatic. There was too long of a line (40 minutes) for “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” so we skipped that and went to Toy Story Land. Daddy and Emi went on “Toy Soldier Parachute Drop,” and I went on “Slinky Dog Spin” with Mommy. I have to admit, the Slinky Dog Spin was probably the most fun minute I had in my life. They were still waiting in line, and it was still raining, so we sat on giant popsicle stick benches and listened to (non-scary) Rex talk. Then, we went to Mystic Point. We went to Mystic Manor, and all the artifacts in his house came alive. I wanted to go to the Moana show in Adventureland, so we went there after that and it was really good. It was also interactive as the cast had us clap out beats and chant. We had dinner at The Explorer’s Club Restaurant and by then everybody was tired. We went on Slinky Dog again, this time all four of us. We saw part of the “We Love Mickey” light show and we got Disneyland donuts for breakfast. Finally, we took the metro back to the hotel.
Breakfast from McDonald’s
McDonald’s again…What can we say? We like to try the different items that aren’t available in the US plus it is across the street plus it doesn’t cost much. :p
MTR to Shuttle to Disneyland Hotel
You take the regular MTR to the Disneyland one and the Disney one has velvet seats and Mickey everything! It has Mickey windows and Mickey handlebars and when you get to HK Disneyland station it has Mickey stamped everything!
Check out Disney Hotel
While we waited we checked out the gift store!
Dim Sum at Crystal Lotus
There was real crystal-shaped like lotuses!
All of our heads are smaller than that!
I went on Hyperspace Mountain! (I screamed a LOT!)
Toy Story float in the Fights of Fantasy parade!
“It’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all, it’s a small word after all, it’s a small small world!”
Us with our 3D glasses in PhilharMagic
It was raining in Toy Story land.
Mels and Mommy on Slinky Dog Spin
Me and Daddy on Toy Soldier Parachute Drop (Don’t know who the other kid is)
Moana Homecoming! It stopped raining by this time which was good because it was outdoor seating for this show.
Dinner at The Explorer’s Club Restaurant
Yummy! This was just okay and service was confusing as we were told different things by different people.
Us watching the “We Love Mickey” projection show. It was perfect timing because we were making our way out of the park when the show started. Most people stayed for another parade that was happening afterwards.
The best doughnuts EVER! We bought them for our breakfast the next day.
Shuttle to MTR to Eaton HK
Thank you HK Disneyland! We didn’t have a game plan for what we wanted to see or do but it all worked out. It’s not a huge park and the rain may have hindered some people from sticking around too long. We didn’t have to wait in any lines except for the Toy Soldier one which was about half an hour. All the others were just 5-10 minutes max. It was a long day though, so we were exhausted.
Related Posts: Hong Kong 2019 Recap
Have you been to Hong Kong before? What were some highlights from the trip? Do you have any travel tips?
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