Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Hong Kong trip – 10 Mar 09

As Disneyland is not open so early, we woke up at around 8 plus and had pork chop buns for breakfast.
I took a shot of Sincere house. The buildings here are relatively old and not painted for a very long time.
Sincere house
Different MTR stations

We took MTR to Lai King and change to Tung Chung line to Sunny Bay and change to Disney line to Disneyland. The Disneyland Resort station itself and Disney line MTR are designed to blend in with the Hong Kong Disneyland to create a resort ambience.

Inside the MTR Disneyland MTR station
Disneyland MTR

Hong Kong Disneyland is the fifth Disneyland style park in the world. The park consists of four themed lands similar to other Disneyland parks: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland.
Disneyland entrance
Fountain in Park PromenadeDisneyland ticket
So many queueing at the entrance
Disneyland Railroad
Donald Duck
Minnie Mouse & Mickey Mouse
Blowing the bubbles
Main Street Vehicle
We took the rafts to Tarzan's Treehouse which is located at the middle of the river. The raft is engine operated so we reached Tarzan's Treehouse within 2min.
Raft to the Tarzan's Treehouse
On the raftTarzan's Treehouse
Resemble a tortise?
Where Tarzan baby is found
Baby Tarzan Tarzan and Jane

Next, we took the jungle river cruise. There are three languages available: Cantonese, Mandarin, and English and each language has a separate queue line. We choose the Mandrain one and waited for about 10min.
Jungle river cruiseOur cruise leaderFake Elephant
Fake crocodile
Safari JungleFake hippopotamusThese people had been climbing the trees for the past 3 years
So creepy...
Beware of hidden indegious people
Danger ahead
The jungle river cruise is much interesting than the rafts to Tarzan's Treehouse. One of the factor is the river cruise is much longer and the other is the cruise guide told us jokes and making the visitors laugh.

Oops... I caught them peeing
Fantasyland Train Station
Tree-like animals
Disney train
The seats are perpendicular to the direction the train is moving
Only ladies can enter
Rides inside Fantasyland
Me & Winne the Pooh
Rides in the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
It's raining
Souvenir shop
This 3-D show is much better than the one I watched at Genting. I can even feel water spraying onto my body and also smell the food during the 3-D show. Waiting for 3-D Mickey's PhilharMagic Show
Sleeping Beauty Castle
High School Musical performance
Me @ Tomorrowland
The space mountain ride is quite exciting and make me a bit giddy. I was concern that my mum can't take it and when I wanted to ask her how she feel, the ride ended.
Space Mountain roller coaster
Colourful planets
Autopia is the only ride that I took twice. My mum found it very fun and since we had plenty of time before the Disney Parade, we took the ride twice as there are 2 tracks.
The mainland chinese also left a very bad impression on me as all along I don't hold any prejudice against them. Inside the Disneyland, I encountered them jumping queue and keep pushing people. They don't even seems apologetic at all. How can they be so uncivilised???

We waited until 3pm for the Disney Parade as we had finished touring the Disneyland and we decide to leave after the Disney Parade. Actually after the parade, quite a handful of people also left. No point staying until the closure for the fireworks since we had covered the whole park.
Disney Parade

We board the MTR back to Sunny Bay and change to Tung Chung line. We took the MTR to the last station at Hong Kong station and walked for almost 15min to Central J2 exit. There are direction guides to the peak tram terminus station so don't worry about getting lost.
The peak tram is a 1.4km long double reversible funicular railway rising from 28m to 396m above sea level, with a gradient of 4 - 27 degree. The fare is HK$22 ~ S$4.50 for one way and can be paid using optus card.
Waiting to board the peak tram
Four intermediate stations
On the way to the peak
One of the intermediate station
The peak tram over the decade

Victoria peak is the the highest mountain on the island with an altitude of 552 m. Its paranomic view and its termperate climate attracts prominent residents as early as the 19th century. It is an upmarket residential area so those who lives here are wealthy people.

Lion View Point Pavilion
Filming in process The old peak tram which is a tourist office now
The Peak Tower
We had our dinner at the peak tower while waiting for the sky darkens. Hong Kong Victoria Harbour night scenery is one of the top scenery in the world. It's best to go to the peak in the evening so that you can enjoy the day and night scenery.
Cafe inside the Peak Tower
Our dinner
Night view of Victoria Habour

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Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!

Anonymous said...

Good one