Although 2016 was a not-so-good year for some, it was my breakthrough year for I have explored so many places including my first solo trip (EVER) in South Korea. I thought it would end there, but lo and behold, I was able to secure a plane ticket to Hong Kong where I finally got to visit the “happiest place on earth” that is Disneyland.
This trip was extra fun because I was with a friend from the previous company I worked for. Being the “artsy” film director, I depended on him for photos. You can say that the following photos were taken by him.
We arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at around lunch time so we decided to go to Hong Kong Disneyland to save time. We bumped into fellow Filipinos who were also on their way to Disneyland to avoid expensive cab fare.
As expected, the park was packed with tourists from all over the world. We had to surrender our luggage in the storage lockers for convenience.
The sun was up but it was super cold that I didn’t mind wearing a heavy coat.
Here you can see Rapunzel’s castle from Tangled.
Ahhhhhhhh, does this look familiar to you? It’s Prince Eric’s palace from my favorite Disney movie The Little Mermaid.
This Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain ride is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Be prepared to go on a battle in the galaxy far, far away.
I chose not to join my friend when he got on the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars. I was hungry and all I wanted to do was devour a bowl of noodles.
Just me inside Mystic Manor (my favorite!), and an adorbz girl at the Big Grizzly Mountain.
Toy Story Land!
My second favorite attraction would be the Jungle River Cruise. It was so real that it felt like we were in an Anaconda film. I only had one thing in mind during our cruise: What if a huge anaconda shows up and turns our boat upside down?
The parade was another story. The costumes were enviable!
I wanted to take their costumes home!
December is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong Disneyland. Besides the festivities, the weather is cold so it’s fine to walk from one attraction to another without feeling exhausted.
Sunset by my fortress!
These stormstroopers were cool but they didn’t choose me or my friend when they were calling out for a photo op.
One of our last stops had to be at the Star Wars Command Post where we were greeted by THE ONE AND ONLY CHEWBACCA. Trust me, he – or at least the mascot guy – was super sweet and clingy.
Okay, so It’s A Small World is nice but the dolls scared the sh*t out of me!
We didn’t get to see the fireworks (huhu) because we haven’t checked in to our AirBnB and we thought that the host might not accommodate us since it was a little past nine in the evening. Anyway, that’s one reason why I should go back here. 🙂
Our second day was filled with walkathons from Mong Kok to the Peak Tram.
But first…McDonald’s! I find it so amazing that age doesn’t matter when it comes to working in Hong Kong.
We missed the double-decker bus… 🙁
Ni hao to the gege in red jacket. Hihi.
Kung Fu ‘hustling’ with Bruce Lee.
Mong Kok is Hong Kong’s answer to our Divisoria. Char!
I love Chinese food, but these snacks aren’t really my type. There’s something about them that doesn’t entice me.
There’s about a hundred Chow Tai Fook in Mong Kok alone. It’s like the Olive Young of Seoul.
“The Overrated Waffle”
This is the best street food I’ve tasted in Hong Kong!
There you go, friends. I guess it’s time for you to share your #HelloHongKong stories! 🙂