Winter 2015 (Hong Kong)
It’s been awhile since we’ve travelled somewhere new for a holiday. The last time we travelled was back when Big Warrior was merely ten months old, and now she’s four.
So, recently the whole unRoyal household decided to make a trip to Hong Kong, as a belated Birthday present for Big Warrior. Little Warrior didn’t get to go at the last minute because she was suffering from a bad case of food poisoning, so we thought it’d be best for her to stay back with the grandparents while she recovers. Mommy felt soooooo guilty and bad about leaving her, but we really couldn’t just burn all four tickets, so we had to sacrifice poor little Warrior. 😦 😦 Come to think of it, it was probably for the best, as she only managed to recover by the time we return from the trip.
Anyway, here’s how our HK Disneyland trip went.
We left the hotel (we were staying at Novotel Hotel Nathan Rd, which was awesome by the way, and celebrity Alan Tam was shooting a movie right in front of the hotel the last time we were there!) bright and early in the morning around 9am to take the MTR to Disneyland.
How cool is the Disney monorail? Everything screams Disney, even the handles and windows. LOL. The kids were soooo excited! Oh, that’s Big Warrior’s cousin brother by the way (we went with Duke’s parents and nephew).
Aaaaaaaaand, here we are, at the main entrance of HK Disneyland. Since we bought tickets from Klook.com and because we went on a weekday, we managed to skip the queue and head straight to the entrance. So remember to buy your pre-book your tickets the next time you intend to go! 🙂
So many adorable Minnie headbands! Tempted to buy everything. 😀
Tadaa! The Duke and Duchess photo taken by Big Warrior. Not bad right? 🙂
Our first stop was to the Jungle Cruise, but I didn’t get to take any pictures of it as I was busy entertaining Big Warrior. She was a little scared as the boat was a little rocky, and she literally screamed and broke down crying near the end of the cruise when they had fire coming out of some cave or something. I know hey, my Big Warrior is not so tough after all. LOL. So yeah, I didn’t get to manage to take pictures of her on the cruise, sadly.
But heeeeeerrreeeee… after the cruise and after the Lion King show, Big Warrior was beginning to havethe time of her life, eating junk food, being silly, etc. I don’t think she’s ever had so much junk food in one day EVER. Really need to go back to our routine of eating healthily, well, healthier, when we return home to Perth. Afterall, how do you say no junk food the kid during a holiday when it’s literally everywhere. And especially when you’re on vacation, chances of me getting yummy avocados, and home cooked food, are basically zero. Oh well….
And here we are, waiting for our turn at the Pooh bear ride. We initially took the Fast Pass, but the queue wasn’t very long so we decided to go for it first. It was okay for us, but Big Warrior loved it. I think it was her favourite ride out of all the Disney rides, that she actually went to anyway. By the end of the day, we actually went on the ride three times, or four, can’t remember. LOL
Next was the infamous Disney Parade. The kids did enjoy it, albeit having to sit under the hot sun for the whole duration. I only managed to take these few pictures as I decided to just take a video of the whole parade after the first few attempts of trying to snap the characters. 😀
Few hours later… Big Warrior was getting tired. Luckily she was still tiny enough to hitch a ride on Daddy’s shoulders. LOL. We proceeded to have a very late lunch at the Royal Banquet Hall. There were quite a bit of variety, from japanese, to chinese dim sum, to western… The food tasted okay, but it was definitely not value for money. I guess it is to be expected for a touristy place like Disneyland, right?
The best ride in Disneyland (IMO) would be the It’s a Small World ride. Everything was so pretty and bright, even Big Warrior was excited to see all the colourful figurines and beautiful “architecture”. We would have gone for another ride if it weren’t for the fireworks display that was due to start shortly after our ride. And no, I recorded a video of the fireworks session, so I don’t have pictures. :p
Overall, I’d say everyone enjoyed the trip to Disneyland. The kids got to experience the magical world of Disney, where everything was up to your imagination. The adults got to experience the true meaning of tiredness, from having to walk around carrying a luggage (yes, we bought a small hand luggage to put our jumpers and biccies and wallet) and/ or a child. Nah, I’m kidding. LOL. I think the adults were happy just seeing the smiles and laughter on the children’s faces. That’s all that matters, anyway right? We just want to see our children happy. 🙂
Duchess Travelogue rating:
Yummy Tummy: 5/10
Happiness Level: 9/10
Enchantment Level: 7/10
It was still a magical place for the kids, but I think Big Warrior would have enjoyed it more if she was a little older. Another thing worth mentioning, is that HK Disneyland didn’t have that many interesting rides as compared to Disney in other countries, mainly due to its size. I would probably still come back, when the kids are older.