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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:38 pm
by bert425
I don't understand Tsum Tsum. . .

but wow. . French Fries at Taco Bell???? Now I'm envious all over again!

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:39 pm
by JRice92
This is such a great TR, It's great to hear a new opinion of Shanghai Disneyland and the inside perspective on culture differences. Keep it coming!

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:33 am
by robbalvey
Our next stop was Hong Kong Disneyland! This is a park I have visited several times since it opened in 2005 and it has been impressive to see the insane amount of expansion that has been done in that time. The park has added some major new "original" attractions like Mystic Manor and Big Grizzly Mountain along with other major to minor expansions like Toy Story Land, a new Castle projection show, Paint The Night Parade, Hyperspace Mountain, Storybook walk-through area, a new show to replace the Golden Mickey's, etc. And at the moment they have a new ride opening, Iron Man Experience, as well as some more major additions announced: Frozen area with a new major ride and a Marvel area with another new major ride. They are also well into construction of a new Explorers themed hotel and will be upgrading their castle. IMO, this is the Disney park that has the most potential in the upcoming years!

Anyway, onto some photos!

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What better way to start our visit to Hong Kong Disneyland than with some Mickey Mouse waffles? :)

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We have only been at Hong Kong Disneyland like 20 minutes and we've already met Mickey!

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Can you spot the hidden Mickey?

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We have arrived at Hong Kong Disneyland!

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Our morning at Hong Kong Disneyland has started out with some exclusive ride time on Big Grizzly and Mystic Manor before the park opened!

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Mystic Manor is one of the most amazing dark rides I've ever been on! Disney tech & storytelling at its best!

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Big Grizzly is yet another star attraction of Hong Kong Disneyland! One of the best coasters Disney has built!


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Soon the Hong Kong Disneyland castle will be transformed into a larger majestic icon! Wish they'd do the same in California!

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OMG! Love these TsumTsum Stitch headbands!

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Which Gelatoni dress do you think Kristen should get?

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So much awesome Duffy, Shellie May & Gelatoni merchandise! We want it all!

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Who wishes they had a FastPass for Hyperspace Mountain right now?

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You can either meet "Santa Goofy" or write him a letter and mail it!

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Are you the kind of girl who would rather have a bouquet of TsumTsum over flowers?

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Absolutely love all this black light glowy merchandise!

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Hyperspace Mountain was GREAT! Wish we would see this overlay at a few more Disney parks!

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The amount of Duffy merchandise at Hong Kong Disneyland is really approaching Tokyo levels now!

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Did we mention there is a butt load of Duffy merchandise? :)

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Here we are having a blast on RC Racer!

This is the best "don't take photos of your onride pic" deterrent I've ever seen! Very clever!


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Coming soon! The Iron Man Experience attraction opens in January!

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This interactive walk-through fairy tale attraction was super cute!

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The Christmas tree in the hub of Hong Kong Disneyland! I love that Baymax is included on it!

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This Christmas show with all the Duffy characters was awesome! I wish these guys took off more in the US!

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Night time here at Hong Kong Disneyland!

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Main Street Christmas decorations look amazing!

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Really looking forward to the castle re-do!

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It's snowing on Main Street!

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Hong Kong Disneyland's fireworks absolutely proves you can do amazing projections on a small castle. Why isn't SoCal Disneyland doing this???


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Giant letter U or RC Racer? You decide...

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Yes, they do the Jedi Academy show at Hong Kong Disneyland as well and yes a lot of new Jedi's are created from it!

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Tomorrowland is very glowy and pretty and makes me smile!

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Here's a look at Mystic Manor at night!

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And here's Big Grizzly Mountain at night!

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Paint The Night! The most visually impressive parade I've ever seen!

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Wow! It was busy today at Hong Kong Disneyland but it didn't feel like it! Operations were smooth and fantastic! Clientele was wonderful and well behaved, especially compared to Shanghai.

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Great first day at Hong Kong Disneyland! We will be back again tomorrow!

Click HERE for the next section of the report from our trip!

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:35 pm
by Nrthwnd
robbalvey wrote:...IMO, this is the Disney park that has the most potential in the upcoming years!


IMhO, this is very true. :mickey:

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:06 pm
by DBru
Is Hong Kong's Space Mountain identical to California's?

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:22 pm
by CaptainUnknown
Since the Hong Kong castle's coming down soon to be replaced by a bigger one (It'll be weird seeing a Disney park without a castle :?r :cry: ), is there any current sign of deconstruction? Or is that not for a while yet?

robbalvey wrote:This is the best "don't take photos of your onride pic" deterrent I've ever seen! Very clever!


Says the one who took a video instead. :lmao: But yes, it was amazing and more parks should try to do something similar. :lover: Do any other Disney parks do this?

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:21 am
by Nrthwnd
CaptainUnknown wrote:Since the Hong Kong castle's coming down soon to be replaced by a bigger one (It'll be weird seeing a Disney park without a castle :?r :cry: ), is there any current sign of deconstruction? Or is that not for a while yet?


That's not quite right. From what I've read on other Disney park sites, the castle itself is staying, and the top of it is being "added to,"
if I remember, making it taller and grander.

This is based on an earlier report that the "topper" part was already designed, for Disneyland's castle, possibly for it's 50th back then. But
Disney realized that the original castle that Walt built shouldn't be tampered with, that much. So, the plans were shuttered, until recently.
And since Hong Kong's castle is pretty much a copy of the DL one, those plans could be applied to this castle.

:mickey:

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:04 pm
by 805Andrew
Great pictures from Shanghai and Hong Kong. Now that you're in Japan, Kurisumasu ni wa Kentakkii?

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:07 pm
by robbalvey
MOre soon...

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:08 pm
by robbalvey
Soon...