M.I.C.K.E.Y....M.O.U.S.E!! The Mickey Mouse song kept playing in my head until now, just can't help from humming it over and over again. So much so, I caught my Hubby humming it from time to time too. Hehehe...big kiddos. Being the first time here, I didn't anticipate much from it cos I heard way too much negative remarks on HK Disneyland, being too small, overcrowded and long queue for rides. Turn out not true at all. It might be small as compared to their counterparts in U.S . and Japan but even a day in HK Disneyland is not enough for me to try all the rides and shows, take pictures with characters and not forgetting the shopping part. The park is divided into 4 main areas; Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and to promote recent release of Pirates of Carribean 3, they converted Adventureland into Pirateland.
Ariel of the Little Mermaid. I like Sebastian, where is he???
Can't associate much with Buzz from Toy Story cos I guess it's for the newer generation. But this photo is taken for my beloved nephew as Buzz is, oppss, I guess it's now 'was' his favourite.
There are many many many many more photos taken but cos all also with my face in it, sadly, can't be posted here. I was too excited to even remember taking solo picture of those characters. Next trip I will do that. I spent more than 1/3 of my time shopping in Disneyland. Souvenir shops are scattered everywhere but most offering the same item. There are also a few shops specialising in sweets and cookies, jewelleries and crystals. Pricey, very pricey but I still managed to grab 'a few' items home. A few only ok...cos I run out of cash and I don't want to burst my credit card limit.
Cute or not my bag (how can I leave the place without buying a bag??)?? Made of leather. Surprisingly, my dad is so impressed with this bag, kept saying it's so nice, especially the lock. FYI, he never compliment my bags, probably never even notice.
I love the Sweets shop the best. So colourful and neat. But I find they sell normal butter cookies/japanese rice crackers/chocolates. It's the packaging that hike up the price. We didn't get any though cos I find it's not worth it. Anyway...a few photos as rememberance.
Simply love their clothing range but sadly, the only Chip n Dale design they have is way too small to fit me. Plus it's in yellow...not my favourite colour. I asked for it in men's design...the shop assistant told me it's not available in male's range of tees. Huh?? You mean guys cannot like Chip n Dale issit?? Look at my Hubby! He is Dale's fan!
Ok, for my fellow floggers, I would not deprive you of food. At first we wanted to try a Fusion restaurant which is hosted by Lee Kum Kee. It was fulled house and we gotto wait for 30 minutes. Since the firework display is starting in an hour's time, we cannot afford to miss it. So we went over to another restaurant nearby called Plaza Inn Restaurant, operated by Maxim's which is one of Hong Kong largest food and beverage corporation and restaurant chain. They are quite famous for their dim sum and mooncake too but no chance/time to try.
Browsing through the menu can be ahem...quite shocking. The first page actually features their most expensive dishes, so once you flip to the next page...pheww...at least it's double digit. LOL! Seriously, the cheapest in the menu is wantan noodle but am not going to have noodle for dinner. I want meaty and solid food. I can't remember the exact pricing for each dish, all i remembered was PRICEY. The Fried Rice with Dried Scallop wrapped in Lotus Leaf came a shock to us. It's SOOOO tiny. Do not be fooled by the picture. I zoomed in real close. The serving is half of my palm size...barely enough for one. But one thing for sure, it's very YUMMY! The sweetness of the dried scallop really enhance the taste of the rice. It was really hot when they served this dish, mmm...the aroma of the lotus leaf filled the air.
We ordered a platter of Suckling Pig and Roasted Goose. It's a very very good choice cos this plate is so so so so good. The pig's skin was so crispy and tasted so good when dipped into hoisin sauce. Each bite was accompanies with 'krack krack krack' sound while the thin layer of fats underneath melts in your mouth. Goodness, I just swallowed my own saliva...LOL!! The roasted goose was not bad too, almost as good as Yung Kee Restaurant. Very meaty and juicy with crispy skin..definately thumbs up from me. The portion surprising was quite big but it didn't stop Hubby from suggesting for a 2nd portion. Well, let this dinner be a memorable one instead of ended up overstuffed and Hubby agreed.
Felt like having greens to balance out what we have been eating for past few days and Hubby spotted the cheapest veggie dish in the menu. Stir-fry Seasonal Veggies for HKD79. I guess cucumbers, broccolis, snowpeas and capsicums are in season. LOL! Although it looked simple, the veggies were perfectly done. Fresh and crunchy with the taste perfectly adjusted. Two thumbs up for the chef. And ohh..the whole meal with rice and tea costs us HKD295.
We finished dinner just in time for fireworks display which starts at 9 p.m. every night. Everyone gathered in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle, waiting for the quiet dark sky to be filled with colours. I took a movie clip of it but sadly the file is too big to be uploaded into YouTube. A few Disney's theme song from Aladdin, Beauty & The Best, Pocahontas and etc was played together with the fireworks display. Such a magical moment, almost brought me to tears, tears of joy. Being in Disneyland is really a wonderful and memorable moment for me. It's so relaxing and stress-free, totally the same feeling as being a kid once again. The word 'embarassment' was totally our from my vocabulary as I was hopping around here and there, waving frantically to catch attention when I see a character or the time when I was running towards Woody when I saw him from far. So much so, I had a rather difficult time adjusting myself back to reality when I walk out of Disneyland. Imagine my first day back to work...sigh. Anyway, Hubby and I decided to bring my nephew there next year...so hopefully I will blog about it again soon. Anyone want to follow???