Our friend Kathy met us at the airport. We were on our way to HK and she was on her way to Canada. Lucky us, we got to spend an hour with one of the most amazing women I know. The next morning Blake and I headed to Hong Kong Disney. We took the MTR and the last leg of the journey is on Disney’s own line. Check out the cars. Very cool!
Even the things you hold in the subway were Mickey!We had some time to explore out front before the park opened. We both bought new shades. It was a super bright day.Our first stop was Tarzan’s tree house. Then it was onto Grizzly Gulch which I loved, but Blake found it a bit too much for his first ride. He didn’t even want to get in this prop car out front afterwards. There were some fun geyser type water features near by.
We stopped for a snack in Toy Story Land. Blake got some mango ice cream. I ordered chocolate ice cream and got served HOT CHOCOLATE. It was way to hot for hot chocolate, but we looked around and tons of people were drinking it. Crazy! Toy Story world had all these amazing details. Two of the scariest rides at the park were in this world. The Carousel Blake had a blast on Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups. These are some of my favourite pictures from the whole wonderful day. Tomorrow Land UFO A nice break to cool down. HK Disney was fabulous, small but fabulous, but this did make me crack up. Rather than building a full castle in Asia, Cinderella and Prince Charming painted one on a flat building. We loved the Lion King show. Afterwards Blake met up with some of the cast. Disney Land was brilliant, but it wasn’t the only thing we did in HK.
We took the tram up to the highest point on the island, The Peak. It is a funicular railway built over 100 years ago. It is so steep the buildings look as though they are leaning on their sides, but really we are.
Afterwards we walked down the mountain. I had several mini heart attacks as Blake skipped, ran and danced down the slippery, mossy paths. But we made it unscathed except for one rather dodgy public restroom I think we’d both rather forget. On to Stanley Beach. When we got there Blake just lay in the sand for awhile. This is a boy who loves to play in the sand! There were lots of cool rocks to climb on, sea glass to collect, playgrounds to tryout and yummy cafes to enjoy. We finished up our weekend at Scott’s tournament. They came in third. They had a brilliant season. Only one loss the entire year, but it unfortunately knocked them out of the final game. In addition to having so much fun touring Hong Kong’s amazing attractions, we also caught up with some more brilliant friends Colleen, Karla, Chris and Brenna & Lawrence who are not pictured.What a fabulous weekend! I really, really, really want to go back soon!