Last week some colleagues and I went to Hong Kong to attend a conference on Key Engineering Materials. Since we were already in the area we decided to also visit Disneyland😀
We had an early flight which meant we had to leave our houses around 3am that day. Here’s Amie catching up on some sleep on the plane while Dustin and I took photos.
After about an hour and 50 minutes, we arrived in Hong Kong. Here’s Amie awake and making use of the free wifi at the airport.
After exchanging some money we looked for a travel agency inside the airport where we could buy tickets for Disneyland
I guess they were promoting Toy Story Land which was why our tickets had Toy Story characters on them
I packed my Minnie Mouse ears which I bought during my trip to Disney California Adventure back in 2014. I paid about $20 for this headband, so it’s going to be coming along with me on all Disney trips from now on. (Raffy does not look amused.)
We took a taxi from the airport to get to Disneyland since we were told it would be cheaper. We paid roughly 110 HKD per taxi, with an additional 5HKD per luggage. (The lady at the airport told us that if we took the Airport Express it would cost us about 70-80 HKD per person to get to the park.)
It was 14 degrees Celcius when we arrived in Hong Kong, which was colder than I expected. I even opened my luggage at the airport to dig around for second pair of leggings because I was worried my legs would freeze during the day.
And yet Raffy refused to wear his jacket! He said we only had 4 days to cherish the cold weather before we had to go back to the Philippines’ tropical heat. (Which is true. I’m sweating profusely even now as I’m typing this.)
Hello Hong Kong Disneyland!
Since we came straight from the airport, some of us still had our luggage. (Raffy and I left our bags with Ninang and my parents since they would be heading straight to our hotel.)
We were so excited that we look loads of pictures even before we made it into the park😄
Before heading inside, we looked for the luggage valet where we could store our bags so we wouldn’t have to lug them around the whole day.
Raffy found his first Disneyland attraction right next to the luggage valet:
Ta-dah! Disneyland toilets!😄
Finally after several more photos, we made it inside the park,where we were welcomed by the iconic Mickey Mouse landscaping in front of the Disneyland train station:
Where we of course took more photos😄
We strolled along Main Street looking for a place to eat while (surprise surprise) taking even more pictures