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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hong Kong Disneyland (Une)
The place where the magic begins. For the third time now, we spent Christmas Day at the Happiest Place on Earth. The place is jam-packed but the crowd was tolerable (well, not until after the fireworks where everyone else is at Main Street). Not a lot has changed but they added two new attractions and a whole lot of new stuff at the stores (+ Star Wars goodies!). 
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The most convenient, cheap and fun way to get to Disneyland is by taking the MRT. They have their own station and the train is even decorated with different Disney characters. You can also get there via public buses, private coaches and cabs.
Due to the fact that Disneyland is located in Lantau Island, which consist of mountainous terrains, it is recommended that you bring a raincoat. Based from experience, a rainy day at Disneyland won’t stop tourists from coming but it is less crowded and you won’t get to see all of the mascots. 

Donald Duck in a Box, lol. 

Every Christmas, they set up this tall tree at end of Main Street. And at nght, once the fireworks is over, the area is showered with white foam stuff to make it look like it’s snowing in the area. On top of the that, the cool weather in Hong Kong makes the whole thing legit. 












She’s so happy… :P





There are scheduled parades, shows and picture taking all throughout the day. My mom and I got separated prior to the parade, but once it was over, we saw her holding the rope that serves as a perimeter for the mascots and performers. We decided to join her and it felt like we were part of the parade, as well. 
I’m not a big fan of mascots but I scream every time I see Mickey Mouse and his friends. We would actually fall in line just to get a photo with them… even if the waiting time takes for more than 30 minutes! 

But it was already lunch time and I’m getting hungry. So I went out to buy some waffles while waiting for our turn. The waffles cost HK$50 and it comes with a disposable mickey mouse tray/plate, strawberries, whipped cream and maple syrup. Pricey but yum!



A solo photo with Mickey and Minnie! <3

Check out the outfits of this family. 

I like this girl’s sweater. 

When will I ever get a front-view photo of this castle without people walking around? 


I am the happiest mermaid on the happiest place on Earth. <3

There were two new attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland: Grizzly Gulch and Toy Story Land. But because both attractions were located at the very end of the park, we were only able to check out Toy Story Land.


You’re instantly like a size of a toy when you enter Toy Story Land because of the giant props and designs used. The vicinity was covered with bamboos and tall grasses, making it appear like you’re in Andy’s backyard or something. The park, as of the moment, has three rides to offer: Slinky Dog Spin, RC Racer and Toy Soldier Parachute Drop. And because it’s Disneyland’s latest attraction, the waiting time for each ride was approximately 60-70 minutes. 



The Toy Soldier Parachute Drop!
Truth be told, I don’t like to ride roller coasters or any high-speed rides. I’m not scared of the height or the thrill that comes along with it but I just can’t stand that falling feeling, as if your soul was being left behind. I rode the Toy Soldier Parachute and I slightly felt that during the drop. I’m just glad that the feeling was tolerable. 
I’ve already posted more than 20 photos already, so I’m going to end this entry here. Seriously, you can never have too many photos in Disneyland. ;) I’ll post my second part of my Disneyland trip soon. <3

Hong Kong Disneyland (Une)

The place where the magic begins. For the third time now, we spent Christmas Day at the Happiest Place on Earth. The place is jam-packed but the crowd was tolerable (well, not until after the fireworks where everyone else is at Main Street). Not a lot has changed but they added two new attractions and a whole lot of new stuff at the stores (+ Star Wars goodies!). 

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hong Kong 2011 
For two weeks now, I’ve been subtly cleaning up my blog. Not only did I implemented a new theme and a new way of posting my entries but I also deleted at least a hundred old entries. To make up for the loss, I’ve decided to post them all in one. Plus, it allows my new readers to see some of my old stuff. :) 
For tonight, it’s Hong Kong! :) I miss Hong Kong though, especially in Christmas when the weather is colder.
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These are old shots, either taken last April or December of 2011. 






I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of Hong Kong Disneyland. In fact, I want to go back there again coz’ I heard they have a new ride or section. We’ve been to Hong Kong Disneyland several times, twice on Christmas Day. For once, it was sunny so all of the mascots were available. We also finally had a photo with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.








In one of our trips, we went to Snoopy Land, a mini-themed park in New Town Plaza. To be honest, I was disappointed when we got there because it was just a small playground with Snoopy characters all over. The location is far from the central and it took us more or less an hour to get there by train and we get a small playground? Tsk, tsk. Fortunately, this place was located right beside the mall. 

Ocean Park! Oh god, this place is huge. I think I’ve been here twice and I never had a chance to try out the rides because of the long queues. If you’re the type of person who likes to try every ride and attraction, then this place requires a one full day of your trip.

Art in the Hong Kong/Victoria’s Peak. We went to the highest point of Hong Kong to check out Madam Tussauds. :) 

The Beatles
Kisty vs. The World… featuring Astroboy!




So that’s about my Hong Kong photo diary. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
How about you? Have you been to Hong Kong? If yes, what’s your favorite place there (aside from Disneyland)? I would love to hear from you! 

Hong Kong 2011 

For two weeks now, I’ve been subtly cleaning up my blog. Not only did I implemented a new theme and a new way of posting my entries but I also deleted at least a hundred old entries. To make up for the loss, I’ve decided to post them all in one. Plus, it allows my new readers to see some of my old stuff. :) 

For tonight, it’s Hong Kong! :) I miss Hong Kong though, especially in Christmas when the weather is colder.

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