A Place of Dreams and Fairytales
Hey guys and happy Wednesday! For those of you who know me personally, you know that I am a HUGE Disney nerd. I was that kid that would sit in front of the television and watch and recite "The Little Mermaid" backward and forwards. I loved the Disney princesses and their stories, dreams, and fantasies of far off lands and dashing princes shaped who I am today. That piece of myself, the innate ideal of fairytales and being a hopeless romantic is something so real to me. Therefore, whenever I get to be apart of the Disney magic I take it. I was so excited to get the opportunity to visit not only Disneyland in Hong Kong but stay at the wonderful Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
One of the first things we did when we got to Disneyland was I had to buy this flashy pink ears. I mean c'mon guys, it was pink, glittery, and super flashy it was a no brainer. After I got my ears my husband and I decided to walk around the park and take a look at all the beautiful architecture. I suggest getting a map of the park just so you can know where you want to start heading. I have never been to Disneyland in California so I cannot compare the two. However, the park seemed a lot bigger than it actually was ( fun fact I think we walked around the entire park twice). One of the first things you're greeted with is the beautiful Disney Castle which brought back the five-year-old little girl in me. Fun story, my first trip (that I remember) was to Disney World. I was literally obsessed with Aladdin I thought we were going to get married. When I went to Disney with my family I almost fainted when I saw Mr. tall dark and handsome himself in the flesh. My mom said I literally got red-faced, stuttered, and kept saying I would faint. There's a picture of us together him kissing my hand and I looking straight up terrified somewhere in a family album. Unfortunately, I didn't run into him again but being back in this magical place of wonder brought back those lovely memories of being a carefree child. Sometimes, you need a bit of magic in the world and Disneyland was that for me.
The first ride we got to go on was the Iron Man ride. It was super cool CGI and 3D glasses. One of those rides where it immerses you in the video even though you're simply moving around in a circle the entire time. Of course, it was quite crowded that day but being able to see the ride, despite waiting for an hour, was still worth the wait.
We were lucky to get a little flash pass because we stayed at the resort. So we could use one ticket on a ride and basically walk inside without waiting in lines. We used it on the one with like a two-hour wait time it honestly came in handy.
After walking for quite some time my husband knew he HAD to get his favorite thing in the entire world, a turkey leg. I cannot tell you how excited this man was to eat that turkey leg. We went to Universal Studios a couple years ago, he tried one, and simply couldn't stop talking about it. He even tried to copy the recipe several times at home insisting nothing tastes like the trademark one that Disney has. Once we both had finished our turkey legs (yes I needed my own was feeling like a gorge day) we watched one of the awesome parade displays. They had a lot of Disney characters marching in the parade but sadly no Disney princesses.
There was one princess I was super excited and hoped to see. That is my favorite of course Ariel. We waited in line but sadly she went on break before I could meet her (who knew mermaids needed breaks right ha-ha). I had even worn my awesome 'save the mermaids' shirt with my denim mini skirt. Alas, I didn't get to meet Ariel and there weren't too many Disney princesses that I could see. I was excited towards the end to meet Moana! She never broke character and was refreshing to interact with. I think my husband forgot which princess she was and for some reason couldn't understand why she kept asking us if we loved the sea so much.
Disneyland Hong Kong Resort
After a long day of pursing around the park, we were so excited to get back to our resort. The rooms inside were so adorable and cute. They had Disney memorabilia and pictures everyone. I have never stayed in such a comfortable and clean room before in my life. The staff was social and kind to all of our needs. I really did feel like a princess when I stayed with them.
That night we ate at the Walt Restaurant. It was elegantly decorated and the menu had awesome information about Walt Disney. The food, staff, and overall experience were awesome. I am a huge seafood fan, so I opted for the lobster tail. It was to die for, large enough, juicy, and an abundance of flavor!
I have never slept and ate so well in a hotel before in my life. If you decide to venture to Hong Kong and go to Disneyland I HIGHLY recommend staying here!
Overall, this was probably one of my favorite things that I did in Hong Kong. Just being able to get those old feelings from childhood made me happy. I feel like there's never enough time for magic in the world, but when you add a bit of faith, trust, and a sprinkle of pixie dust, the world seems a bit more whimsical. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post! I hope it helped you if you ever decide to travel here. Until next time loves.