Advantages All rides, shows and fire works display included in your ticket price
Disadvantages Alot smaller than imagined
|Is it worth visiting?|
HONG KONG DISNEY LAND - June 2007This theme park opened in 2005 so it is fairly new and is 126 Hectares. It has four lands which are Fantasyland, Adventure Land, Tommorowland and Main Street USA, which all have there own theme and different rides!
We got a taxi reasonably cheap there and back from our hotel in Kowloon and it was very easy as we didnt have to wait in any queues for buses or trains. You need to be careful of taxi drivers as they will try to charge you double the toll price. Check with your hotel how much this is before getting a taxi. We had been previously warned and our taxi driver was trying to charge us twice the toll amount and we asked him why this was and he backed down and played dumb. in the end we didn't have to pay twice the toll.
Another way to get to the park is by the MTR at new futuristic Sunny Bay State on Tung Chung line it will bring you straight up to the entrance of the park.
**The Golden Mickeys at Disney's Storybook Theater (Show)**
**Mickey's PhilharMagic (Show)**
This is a 3D show which Donald Duck is up to mischief and touches Mickey's orchestra when he is told not to and it takes you through the show with him getting into trouble and meeting different Disney Characters along the way. It was based a lot on the orchestra so there is some good music. The 3D effects was brilliant and you felt you could reach out for the instruments at times. At some stages you were squirted with water as well which gives you a shock! It was very worthwhile going to see.
In the gardens you can get your photograph taken with a Disney character and they will give you there autograph if you want it! I think the characters are constantly changing. When I was there you could have gotten your photo taken with Mikey Mouse, Minne Mouse, Donald, Pluto and Donald Duck. There are queues you have to join which did seem quite long.
**Dumbo the Flying Elephant**
The carriage of this ride is an elephant and it spins around. You can make Dumbo fly by moving the carriage up and down as you spin around. I would recommend this ride to young children as it can be quite dull and boring!
This land is based on the future and you are exploring other planets and the gallaxy. Everything has a space feel to it! Some of the attractions for this land are:-**Space Mountain**
**Buzz lightyear Asto Blasters**
This was my favorite ride, you got to shoot targets with hand-held laser cannons as you went around in a Star Cruiser (carriage) which you can move around 360 degrees. It was a great interactive experience, there is a lot happening on it with moving targets and flashing lights! You can compare scores with the person beside you which will definitely bring some competition to your game! Me and my boyfriend went on it again and again to see if we could beat each other.
This was the only attraction I had to wait for ages in the queue and it was really not worth my one hour wait! It is a car and it goes around a track and you have to press a pedal for it to move like the bumper cars only you cant move off the track. The queues are super long and wait time was about an hour and the ride is soo boring. I think even children would find it pointless! The minimum height for a driver is 137cm and for a passenger is 81cm but to be honest I think its worth a miss!
**Festival of the Lion King (Show)**
The lion king show is great for children and adults. It's a musical show with a carnival like feel with floats. There are great songs, bright lights and its very colourful. On floats are Timone and Pumba and Simba which will talk to the audience throughout the show. It tells the story of the Lion King with short sketches and song. I thought it was great as there was always something to look at so you never got bored!
**Tarzan Island **
This is a tree house which you can climb to see Tarzans home.
This is where you first arrive after entering into the park and it is based on a typical american town in the 1900s with marching bands parading every so often. Here is where most of the shops are. There are clothes and sweet shops. Some of the attractions here are as follows:-**Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad**
In the Opera House it tells you the story of the life of Walt Disney and the birth of Disneyland. It has a short video playing for you to watch.
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