Cool update. I liked the vegas style area, seems cool how they're trying to make their own "strip". Alot of the architecture in the area seems really nice. The Military training range seems pretty crazy/cool with the shooting range. I don't quite understand the urban warfare area though, is that like a paintballing type experience?
I really don't understand why anyone bashes Hong Kong Disneyland. Yes it is a bit small, but the park is definitely Disney and is a lot of fun. Admittedly I am a big Disney fan, but I don't think that clouds my judgment too much. After visiting, I honestly don't see how the locals could favor Ocean Park to Disneyland.
In this TR I will just post random photos since most everyone on the boards has seen this park before. I will also post some photos of the construction going on in Adventureland that is rumored to be the Haunted Mansion and of course It's A Small World. We visited the park on June 20, 2008. Enjoy!
The railroad was only running from Fantasyland to Main Street because of the construction going on in Adventureland.
Oh & I forgot the fountain. It is much cooler in person that in the pictures.
Get your umbrellas ready it a sunny day and the park is about to open!
The Disney photopass photographer took this. I am not too impressed.
Now that is pretty.
This Main Street looks almost identical to Disneyland's.
Boo for the Fire Department being used for stroller rental. Where is the fire truck that I fell off of when I was a kid at Disneyland?
The castle also looks small.
A TPR tradition! I just couldn't resist.
Turtle Talk With Crush is new this year and looks like it was thrown in at the end of Main Street.
They have shows in 3 different languages throughout the day. Since there were only three other kids at the English show Shawn Reece actually got to talk to Crush. It was a dream come true for him, since it his many other visits to this attraction in other places he has never gotten the opportunity. I believe this version uses the former portable submarine vehicle used in various parks.
Tomorrowland is quite small here, but laid out in a convenient way.
This is my favorite version of Space Mountain. At least they used more than star effects in HK. I don't know why they didn't use the same effects in California.
A classic has arrived!
Jasmine loves the Mexico scene. She loves to see her former country represented and the Three Caballeros are soooooooooooooo cute!
See, I told you!
High School Musical has landed here as well.
Those umbrellas now come in handy to block out the water from the Water Works Parade.
Now off to Adventureland. The Festival of The Lion King is in HK is better than its counterpart in the US.
The jungle cruise dock.
I took way too many pictures and find myself having a hard time sorting through them to do this update so here they come in random order. This is Autopia from the train.
*sigh* I can't wait to get to Tokyo for their Pooh ride.
Looking down Main Street.
Adventureland is very lush.
Bush Lightyear is similar to the Disneyland version as well.
The Golden Mickeys show is Fantasyland is also a lot of fun.
This year they have added The Muppet Mobile Labs, Animation Academy, High School Musical, Turtle Talk With Crush and Its A Small World. Not bad!
We really enjoyed HK Disneyland, but I am getting tired of sorting through my photos.
I'll close with the Adventureland construction. As you can see they have built a railway bridge.
The area they have for construction is enormous.
Thanks for reading!
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A few posts back you mentioned that the thread wasn't getting many comments. I'd just like to say that I've enjoyed your TRs here, and the more in-depth stories of your travels on your website. You're doing something that many of us will only dream of doing. I guess what I like most is that you're doing it in a very down-to-earth way and I appreciate that you're sharing it with all of us.
The best of luck in all your travels. Stay safe and enjoy yourselves.
Okay now thats over I can get to the sensible comments lol!
That Ferris Wheel on the design sign in Ocean Park looks like its going to be right on the edge. Or is it already there and they are building around it? Either way the view will be spectacular!
Also when you said Crush spoke to your son does that mean a man in a suit or was it CGI?
I'm aiming to get to HKDL next year but it all depends on cash (I'm moving out this year - scary!) is it really expensive or the same as all Disney parks? And do they have cheap hotels on par with Santa Fe in Paris rather than the big pink castle?
Loving your updates!
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