This is the chronology of my Macau-Hong Kong vacation from 27th until 31st May 2010, Day 4
Yeap, this is it. I’ve wanted to go to Disneyland whole of my life. I still remember entering all sorts of competition just because the Grand Prize was a visit to Disneyland or Disney World. I wouldn’t want to miss this. Still my ultimate destination would still be Disney World in Florida!
My company was kind enough to sponsor us One Day pass card; it’s HKD350 per card, for all rides in the park, except for the foods and souvenirs or course. I think I must have shave 30 years of my life, I was extremely excited like a kid to be there. Like I said, it’s my childhood dream. Song from all Disney’s stories are playing continuously, I have the sudden rush of memories of all the movies that’s I have watched. By the way, you can’t bring outside food here, but if you do planned to bring it in, make sure you concealed it properly.
The first thing I did when I entered Disneyland was waiting in line to take picture with two dawg, Goofy and Pluto. Didn’t take picture with Mickey and Mini Mouse though, the line was so long! We just proceed to Fantasy Land crossing Main Street.
As we were heading to Fantasy Land, there was a Marching Band playing, so we stopped to watch. I was so excited about this because I used to be in a school marching band. How I miss playing the trumpet.
There were a lot of rides at Fantasy Land but I didn’t bother to try it. Instead we proceed to Fantasy Garden to take picture with Mickey Mouse and Winnie The Pooh.
Tried the “It’s a small world” ride, which is basically around the world ride with little children dolls singing. There’s “Selamat Jalan” at the end of the ride.
Went to Tomorrow Land after that and tried out their Space Mountain ride. It’s a roller coaster ride in the dark. What makes this interesting is the fact that it’s dark so you can’t see where you are going. So you wouldn’t know if you are going up or down, left or right, unlike other roller coaster ride where you can still anticipate the turn. I managed to take picture with Buzz Lightyear, and watch a percussion performance before it started to rain. I had my lunch at Tomorrow Land and spent the rest of the time shopping for souvenirs while waiting for the rain to stop. I bought myself three T-shirts and two Stitch dolls.
After the rain had stopped, I went to Adventure Land. Too bad they are in the midst of refurbishing Tarzan’s Lair. We tried out the Adventure Land ride, a boat ride going through Adventure Land waters in the jungles. There’s a lot of animatronics in this ride, coupled with the boat’s Captain story makes the ride fun. Elephant squirting water toward our boat, Hippo appearing out of nowhere, campsite over run by monkeys who are shooting at us, I think I’ll let my video do the talking. It was fun!
After that ride, I went to get buy photo that was taken from my Space Mountain ride and the one with Disney characters. Yes, they have their own photographer to take our photo, and you can buy them where you can add nice looking borders together with the signature of the characters. I encountered a singing quartet as we were walking to get the photos.
Because we were tired from walking in the park, we waited at a cafe sipping coffee. As we were waiting, I heard there were a commotion, a dentist, a nurse and a patient. I looked a round and found there was a Dental Clinic near the place where we are having our coffee. The recording was funny. One of it was the Dentist using a laughing gas to pull a tooth. After it was pulled out, the patient was still laughing, telling the doctor that he pulled the wrong teeth.
While some of my colleague went out of Disneyland early to do more shopping, a few of us waited until 8pm to catch the fire works. I waited anxiously for the fireworks to start. Slowly the place was full of people, all waiting for the firework to start.
The show was spectacular and it was surreal to me. It really is. As we were waiting for the others and comparing stories for our experience, I think I should have tried all the rides first, then take picture with all of Disney’s character. I was a little bit envy with my friend who manages to take photo with Donald Duck! But still I’m quite satisfied.
We had our dinner at Bali Restaurant, which was a few block from our hotel. The moment we walk into the restaurant, the waiter instantly know we speak Malay and asked us “Berapa orang?”. We were speaking in Malay as we were entering the establishment. To think that it probably is a halal restaurant but it’s not, because we saw pork in one of the dishes. *Sigh*. After having our dinner, we finally have a chance to check out Temple Street. To me, it’s about the same with Ladies Market only it’s shorter in length. It’s just a short visit, not buying that much because all I have bought all that I need at Ladies Market. I bought an iPhone earplug there but regretted buying it as I found out later at the hotel that the sound quality was terrible. I spent the rest of the night arranging my luggage because it’s full of stuff. 🙂
So that’s day 4 of my Macau – Hong Kong Vacation