I haven’t been to any other Disney theme park, but I’ve heard that HK Disneyland is comparatively smaller. I also don’t know if it’s a good place to visit if you are an adult and don’t have any children with you because I grew up on Disney, which meant I was probably as much a target market of this place as my nephews were. Whatever the case, my family and I had an absolute blast.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how large the park is. There really is a truckload of stuff to do and if you want to go through everything, you have to spend at least a couple of days here. You also don’t really have to worry about the lines. We were there during what is supposed to be peak season, and for the most part, we would only have to queue for about 20-25 minutes on average. That's better than any other amusement park I’ve been to.
They also have what they call a FASTPASS for what I am guessing are their four most popular rides and activities – The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters, Space Mountain, and the Festival of the Lion King. We didn't get on Space Mountain (not a good idea to put my nephews on a scary rollercoaster. Then again, not a good idea to put ME on a scary rollercoaster either. =)) but the only time we used the FASTPASS was for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which was a perfect ride for kids and ended up being one of Ciera’s favorites (it was very, very well made – the colors inside the ride were so bright and vivid and special effects were so amazing that even the adults got excited). Our timing was perfect for the Festival of the Lion King and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters – we got into both without needing a FASTPASS.
#1. Photo ops with Disney characters. We spent a great deal of time having our pictures taken with the different Disney characters, most of whom we caught in the Fantasy Gardens – Mickey, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Belle (from Beauty and the Beast), Merlin (from The Sword in the Stone), and CJ’s favorite character, Mushu from Mulan.
#3. Water fun! Ciera and CJ were both relatively tired when we arrived in Disneyland, what with all the traveling and long rides by car, plane, taxi, and ferry. When we got to Disneyland, they were not in a very good mood. That is, up until we passed by , where the kids got to enjoy playing with water and getting wet. That good them into such a great mood that we managed to last up until…