Friday, 31 July 2009

Hong Kong Trip Day 3

Day 3 (July 21) - HK Disneyland, MTR Central Maze, TST Window Shopping @Harbour City

Today is a very hot day. We stayed in Disney Hollywood Hotel inside the park so we had the privilege to oversleep but we missed the breakfast with the characters at Enchanted Garden in the other Hotel. Achilles enjoyed the showers at the bathroom because of the Mickey Curtains. Lito and the kids posed in the other areas of the Hotel while I check out at the Lobby and left our luggage at the Concierge. We got to the park a little after 11 am so after more walking (good thing the train was there to take us to the other end), we reached Fantasyland Garden with the characters for more photo opportunities. We saw Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey, Goofy and Pluto but only posed with Pooh and Mickey because the line was long. Afterward, we lined up and watched the first Golden Mickeys show for the day and we enjoyed it except for the Cantonese dialect, we had to read the translation to understand the show but the songs were great and the production numbers were excellent as in really watching the Disney Movies live. Kyle and Aloysius would have another word for it - Awesome!

Right after the show, we had lunch at Festival of Foods. We ordered Sweet and Sour Pork and the kids had BBQ (HK$48-50 each but good for 2 persons serving). Next stop >> It's a Small World! The boat ride was amazing with the song It's a small world playing and seeing the dolls donned in different national costumes and Disney characters - the little girls Chloe and Candy would appreciate this more. After this, we finally posed with a Stitch character scattered all over Disneyland because the theme for this Summer is Lilo and Stitch. The kids and I lined up for the Tea Cup Madness and we enjoyed it (although I felt dizzy after the ride, ang tanda ko na talaga! haha). After here, we already positioned ourselves for the Parade. There's a warning that we can get wet but we still waited at the front line. The kids and adults like me enjoyed the parade and getting wet because of the scorching sun. I had it recorded in the video the whole time, oh except when there's a chance of the camera getting wet. I loved the princesses (natomboy na naman po) and the floats.

After changing, we went to Tomorrowland and tried the Astro Blasters, we loved it here, firing at Zergs while enjoying the ride in a space and neon setting. We got fastpass ticket for this and it said that we can go back between 4:40 to 5:40. So off we went to Adventureland for the Jungle Boat Adventure. The kids enjoyed this ride as well although they got scared at the fire in a rock formation. After this, Achilles started his tantrum because he wanted to be carried. Haay, this was the not-so- enjoyable part of the trip because he was heavy and I thought I had the holiday from carrying Alexus. Anyway, we headed back to Tomorrowland and lined up for the Orbitz ride but the queue is long, we decided to go back to Astro Blasters instead (our alternative to Space Mountain ride because we didn't want Kyle to miss it, his height is not yet allowed for the indoor roller coaster ride). We so loved this Ride that this is the only ride aside from the train that we had a double. Of course, we were also challenged at Aloy's score which was Level 3 when all of us, imagine all adults same level with a 3-yr old Kyle..we finished the game me - finally Level 3 but Lito still Level 2 but he said he took pictures pa din hahaha, what an excuse! hahaha. After posing in Tomorrowland's Planet and heading to the castle one last time, we finally called it a day. It was 5:30 and I had to get the luggage from the Hotel. We left the Resort at 6:00 pm and headed to Central MTR to transfer to TST.

The Central MTR Station was a labyrinth and Kyle having his tantrums made it difficult for us. We reached TST station a little after 7 and got little time left to browse the Harbour City Mall which was 2 more blocks from the Haipchong exit so we had to walk again. The mall was like Megamall in size and stores, they got all brands but we failed to see Toys R Us where we intend to buy Disney goodies at cheap prices. We left empty handed but Lito was able to score some camera stuff at Suntek Trading along the way. Mister Softee ice cream van was timely and the kids and adults enjoyed the cold softees in a hot and tiring night. We headed back to Ethel's and arrived there a little before 10 to have a late dinner, again our gracious hosts served sumptous meal. We hit the sack late again.

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