Guess who was in Hong Kong last week!
Wei was in Hong Kong to visit me (the last time we were both here was in 2013) and also to visit Disneyland!
This was my third time visiting HK Disneyland, the first time was in 2005 with my family, the second in 2008 leading a Tourism Club trip.
The Sleeping Beauty castle is under renovation and will for a few months look like a Minecraft castle!
We watched the Festival of the Lion King show (for the third time for me) â€“ my favourite attraction in the park.
Mickeyâ€™s Philharmagic for the songsâ€¦
â€¦ and checked out some of the newly added â€˜Landsâ€™ in the park since the last time I had been here. New areas include Toy Story Land:
Mystic Point â€“ the Mystic Manor ride was super coolâ€¦
â€¦ and Grizzly Gulch, a wild west / gold rush setting.
Grizzly Gulch also hosts HK Disneylandâ€™s second roller coaster â€“ Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars! We had to queue for quite a long time to get on as it was rather popular.
In my opinion, this was easily the most exciting ride in HK Disneyland. But with only Space Mountain as the only other proper roller coaster contender, thatâ€™s not saying much. Nevertheless, it took some persuasion to get Wei on the ride.
The rest of the park was just as awesome as I was expecting. I should probably mention that although there were crowds here and there, the park wasn’t too crowded.
Also another new ride – It’s A Small World – based on that epic childhood song.
As night fell, we head on to Tomorrowland. I always reserve this section of the park to after dusk. It just feels more real.
We’d never miss Space Mountain of course. And here’s Autopia!
It wasn’t the best time to watch the fireworks this time around as the minecraft castle was even more cubicle against the dark night sky!
But who cares… fireworks!
As part of her trip, we also did a lot of other stuff but I’m probably not going to blog all them.
After all, it was mostly eating and drinking and chilling.
Oh but we did go for a hike on Lamma Island!
The weather was cool which made it perfect for a long walk.
Wonderful landscape! This didn’t feel like HK at all. 🙂
We also sat around the pier and just talked, as this was the second last day before her return flight.
Will miss you Wei! Hope to see you again soon!View More