As a matter of fact, twenty years ago, Papa would read my favorite storybook about Donald Duck and his three mischievous nephews Huey, Duey and Louie whom he has officially renamed “Ping”, “Pong” and “Pang” for faster and easier recall before tucking me in bed. For years, I have grown to know them for the names my dad has created only to find out from my best friend T that “Ping”, “Pong” and “Pang” does not exist. Nonetheless, this funny memory reminds me of my early childhood bonding with my dad.
Moving on to my pre-school years, I have always been chosen to play Snow White who later was instructed to act dead after taking a bite from the “rotten” apple. For once, my classmate saw a chubbier, Asian version of Snow White. I hope that didn’t ruin their beautiful image of faired-skin princess.
Disney continues to play a magical part in our lives; no matter how old I am now I still enjoy listening to all the Disney songs and once in a while unwind as I watch a Disney movie. My two year old niece Julia may not know much about Cinderella or the Little Mermaid but she truly loves Woody and Jessie of The Toy Story. She from a way younger generation but despite the big age gap – we both share our intense love for the happy, friendly characters of Disney.
Thus, the invite to visit what is called – the happiest place on earth came as a big surprise! In less than two weeks, Paul and I packed our bags and flew off to Hong Kong to shop, eat, sightsee and of course, say hello to our dear friends Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and a lot more.
We took the MTR to Sunny Bay (HKD $18.50 from Kowloon Station to Sunny Bay) around 10AM on our third day in Hong Kong. The ride was quite long but with our excitement rising, we really didn’t mind. Upon reaching Sunny Bay, we got off the train and transferred to another one.
This one will take us straight to the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Talk about setting the mood, the windows of the train has the shape of Mickey Mouse!
We enjoyed the ride so much that we went back another time to have more time to take photos.
Finally, we arrived at the magical world of Disneyland and followed the crowd in. We were mesmerized by the beauty of HK Disneyland. Even Paul, who has been to quite a number of Disney theme parks in the US was excited to check this one out.
Before heading into the park, we looked for the shuttle bus that will take us to HK Disneyland Hotel, where we will be staying for the night. Time to drop off our luggage, freshen up and get ready for a fun-filled day at Disney!
Our Disney experience is about to start! Watch out for my next entry on what’s inside the park and about the HK Disneyland Hotel.
Magical Dreams at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Magical Christmas Moments : Hong Kong Disneyland
Other Hong Kong entries:
Where to stay : Cosmo Kowloon Hotel
What to eat : Yeh Lam Kwok
What to eat : Little Mermaid Bakery