Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kong

I think I might sound like a spoilt brat but I agreed to go to Hong Kong on the condition that we must go to Disneyland. Hehe! So after following through the notion over the first few days, the day I had been looking forward to had finally arrived!

[Hong Kong November 2015]
9 November 2015
Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kong

9 November 2015: Breakfast at 灣仔新釗記 | Wan Chai, HongkongGood morning, Hong Kong! We were fuelling up at 灣仔新釗記, another breakfast joint PJ scouted, before our day out at Disneyland! 😀

Breakfast at 灣仔新釗記 | Wan Chai, HongkongMy breakfast order of 公仔面 and Milk Tea!

Just like most Hong Kong breakfast joints, the list of the options available at 新釗記 is so long that the menu is so intimidating especially when it is written solely in Chinese characters! But if you take some time to analyse the menu, you will realise that it’s basically toasts or noodles with a variety of ways they are serving them. Talk about trying to have something for everyone. Haha!

Anyway, believe it or not, this is actually my very first 公仔面 even though it is a common option on the menu everywhere! 😛

Central MTR Station | Central, Hong KongAt Central MTR Station while on our way over to Disneyland!

9 November 2015: Sunny Bay Station, Disneyland Resort Line | Lantau Island, Hong KongSunny Bay Station on Disneyland Resort Line.

From Wan Chai, we took a train eastwards and made a transfer at Central MTR Station for Tung Chung Line at Hong Kong Station. And then when we arrived at Sunny Bay Station, we made another transfer for Disneyland Resort Line.

Quite a long haul actually. But all the complaints disappeared magically when the train with Mickey Mouse-shaped windows and so squeaky clean and polished that it was glistening in the sun, pulled up at Sunny Bay Station on Disneyland Resort Line. Everyone else on the platform cheered.

Disneyland Resort Line | Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Disneyland Resort Line | Lantau Island, Hong KongAll on board Mickey Express and off to Disneyland we go!

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongHONG KONG DISNEYLAND! FINALLY!

9 November 2015: Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongHong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongMore selfies because it was still a little early even after we collected our entry tickets!

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongAnd when the clock struck 10:30 in the morning… the gates swung opened and the crowds surged into the park! We, as usual, were taking it nice and slow even though we were all excited too. Hehe!

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongHong Kong Disneyland Railroad – Main Street Station!

This is the station where you can hop on a choo choo train that runs around the park with another stop somewhere furthest from the main entrance. And I have absolutely no idea why we didn’t bother to take a ride to get an overall view of the park actually. I guess we would rather be exploring and walking around on our own feet. Haha!

9 November 2015: Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongMy personal thug version of Minnie Mouse! Hehe…

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongArriving at Main Street, or in other words the food and shopping street at Disneyland!

9 November 2015: Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongHong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongBalloons, oh what a big bunch of balloons! And the staff saw that we were so mesmerized by the whole bunch and she actually offered to let us, the biggest kids in the entire park to a take a photo holding them! Up, up and away!

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongMonkey is ultra happy with her extra large Mickey tumbler filled with popcorns!

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongMoving on and heading towards the Sleeping Beauty Castle!

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongTrying to wake Sleeping Beauty by creating a ruckus in front of her castle and we failed horribly. She’s gonna keep sleeping and it’s not like there’s anything we can do *shrugs* aside from making a deal with each other that we will get on as many rides as we can so we’re moved on to the first stop…

Tomorrowland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongTomorrowland!

Tomorrowland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongDon’t mind us looking all excited while waiting for our ride on Orbitron to start! It was just a kiddy ride! Haha! Although a couple of rides and attractions were closed for maintenance at Tomorrowland, we had some fun at Stitch Encounter and managed to catch a slightly more thrilling ride on Space Mountain!

Fantasyland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongWe were doing very good for a start! And we basically became bigger kids and half skipped our way over to Fantasyland!

Fantasyland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongZooming right into the queue for the next ride without knowing what’s in store and thank goodness there was absolutely no queue but…

Fantasyland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kongit’s a small world

At the other end of the line is a slow boat ride down a lazy river meandering along vibrant backdrops and some 300 traditionally dressed children and Disney characters singing to the classic song in various native languages. After that 10-minute cruise ride, I almost swore I will never sing that song ever again. Haha!

Fantasyland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongTaking flight with Dumbo! 🙂

9 November 2015: Fantasyland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongQueuing up for Mickey’s PhilharMagic

The whole situation at Fantasyland is really so different as compared to Tomorrowland! Every ride has a long snaking queue so we had no choice but to bear with the one at Mickey’s PhilharMagic then skipped everything else and moved on!

9 November 2015: Toy Story Land @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongTOY STORY LAND!

Perhaps all the girls would have already gone crazy by the time they arrived at Fantasyland but my excitement is slightly delayed until we arrived at Toy Story Land! OH. MY. GOD. That’s my favorite-most Disney x Pixar film! Howdy Woody~

Toy Story Land @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Toy Story Land @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongRC Racer

The queues at the rides at Toy Story Land is nowhere better as compared to Fantasyland but Vim and PJ insisted that they are going on the RC Racer. I, for that matter, cannot take rides with repeated motions so I decided to sit out for this one. Hehe!

9 November 2015: Toy Story Land @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongUs with one of the Bucket o Soldiers!

Toy Story Land @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongOne last photo, this time with Rex before we part ways with Toy Story Land! 😀

Mystic Point @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongFooling around, as usual, while we were in queue at Mystic Manor!

The one and only ride available at Mystic Point and it is yet another slow ride. But I have to say that this is definitely not as boring as cruising through the lazy river. Hehe!

Grizzly Gulch @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongChip n Dale at Grizzly Gulch! The only characters we spotted throughout the entire park!

Grizzly Gulch @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongIn line again, this time for the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars!

And if you are going to ask me, this is the most exciting ride in the entire park in my opinion. Not that it is as extreme and nerve wrecking exciting like the Battlestar Galactica at USS, but my vote still goes out for this one!

I guess we will definitely go again and again on this ride if the queue isn’t that long! Haha…

9 November 2015: Grizzly Gulch @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongA little Wild West Photo Fun at Grizzly Gulch…

9 November 2015: Adventureland @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongAt Professor Porter’s Trading Post!

Well yes, it was so so so random, I don’t think he remembered us and it was really quite awkward but we spotted and took a photo together with one of the buskers from the other night at Victoria Harbour! Haha!

And in case you were wondering, yes we forgot all about eating while we were out in Disneyland! And to make things worse, we only made do with some snacks and bites from the food stalls around Adventureland when we finally started to feel a tinge of hunger. Oops. Hehe!

9 November 2015: Sleeping Beauty Castle @ Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongAnd also, the queues could only get crazier as the day crawl by so we skipped all the other attractions and rides at Adventureland. The turnout at the park was really surprising. We were expecting less crowd and queue since we were there on a Monday but we were wrong. So wrong.

But anyway, before we know it, the entire day zoomed past and we completed the loop around the park and we are back in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle again!

9 November 2015: Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland | Lantau Island, Hong KongBack on Main Street where we unleashed the shopaholics in us all over again as the sun starts to set. The combined shopping loot is so scary, I am not going to show it off.

And we ruled off the idea to start for the parade and fireworks because we thought we had enough of humans and the crowd. We didn’t want to deal with a bad situation trying to get out of Disneyland when everything is over. So, we made a run for it once we were done with shopping and headed off to Olympian City for Tim Ho Wan! 😀 😀 😀

Dinner @ Tim Ho Wan (Olympian City) | Mong Kok, Hong KongGlutinous Rice with Lotus Leaf 古法糯米鸡

Dinner @ Tim Ho Wan (Olympian City) | Mong Kok, Hong KongVermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork and Vermicelli Roll with Pig’s Liver 蜜味叉烧肠 & 黄沙猪润肠

Dinner @ Tim Ho Wan (Olympian City) | Mong Kok, Hong KongPan Fried Carrot Cake 香煎萝卜糕

Dinner @ Tim Ho Wan (Olympian City) | Mong Kok, Hong KongPrawn Dumpling and Pork Dumpling with Shrimp 晶莹鲜虾饺 & 鲜虾烧卖皇 or basically what we love to call them endearingly – Har gow, Siew mai! 😀

Dinner @ Tim Ho Wan (Olympian City) | Mong Kok, Hong KongBaked Bun with BBQ Pork 酥皮焗叉燒包

Dinner @ Tim Ho Wan (Olympian City) | Mong Kok, Hong KongCustard Bun 流沙包

Pardon the poor quality photos of the food we had at Tim Ho Wan, I was a little worn out and hungry by the time we got there after a long day out at Disneyland that I didn’t bother to  try to make anything look aesthetically better. I was merely keen on quickly snapping the photos for documentation purpose so that we all can have some proper food in our system again. Hehehehe…

Anyway, food was good. And it was all that really mattered to me. I cannot be bothered if the Olympian City outlet is the one awarded with the Michelin star or not. Even until now. What really mattered was a clean and nice place for us to fill up our stomachs and rest a little. Besides, I would have put up a strong fight if the rest insisted on trying to locate one of the outlets awarded and listed in the Michelin guide!

Oh but just to highlight, I don’t know if they do the same here in Singapore, but the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork were prepared fresh with every order and that made it highly addictive. I think, collectively, we had close to 10 plates of those buns during this dinner session there. Hohohoho!

9 November 2015: Portland Street 砵蘭街 | Mong Kok, Hong KongNeon lights at Portland Street 砵蘭街

Did I mention? This was actually our very last night at Hong Kong! A little sad that our little escapade together is going to end so we decided to take a walk over to Mong Kok after dinner and spend the rest of the night there.

We went back to the Ladies’ Market 女人街 for the benefit of those we didn’t see it the other day when we were in the area and wandered along the streets of Mong Kok where I finally caught sight of the whole chaotic neon lights situation on a typical evening in Hong Kong! Really a trademark of Hong Kong!

Anyway, the walkabout helped to quickly digest our dinner and we were all ready for desserts! 😀 We asked a local and he pointed us to a small dessert store located on Fa Yuen Street.

Dessert @ 浩記甜品館 | Mong Kok, Hong Kong浩記甜品館

9 November 2015: Dessert @ 浩記甜品館 | Mong Kok, Hong KongThe menu in Chinese characters (Not again! Haha… ) and a few more written on the walls of the place…

Dessert @ 浩記甜品館 | Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Dessert @ 浩記甜品館 | Mong Kok, Hong KongI think this isn’t all but yes, that many bowls for just the six of us… hehe!

The place is rather small that it is a little uncomfortable to try and sit in to enjoy anything. But they surely serve very good traditional Chinese desserts that reminds me of the dessert place,Loja de Doces Hang Heung Un 杏香园, I have been to in Macau. It’s really rare to find anywhere serving these traditional desserts even in Singapore and we truly enjoyed it so much.

Seriously, thank goodness for the kind local who pointed out this place to us. Our trip to Hong Kong is now complete. Hehe! 😀


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