It is our second attempt to go to Disneyland attempt. The first one was abruptly stopped due to extreme bad mood of the younger participants. A real good briefing once back at the hotel and a good night sleep made the second attempt very successful. I am always a bit sceptical before going to such an amusement park. Is it too cheesy, is it too crowded, is it culturally OK for me, is it right to bombard our kids with Disney stuff, etc…
Well, I forgot all about my doubts and suspicions even before I entered the place. Along the main alley leading to the entrance, there is “cheer up” music, the place is spotless, it is big but not to big and everything and everyone is looking friendly and excited. Once inside, it gets even better, we enter an old choo-choo train that leads us directly to “Fantasy Land”. It is so cool to see the excitement of the young public (to which I by now belong) running to queue for the next attractions. And we do nearly all of them, Bimbo the Flying Elephant, the Adventures of Winny Pooh, Cinderella Carousel, etc.., etc.. but the best was to stand together with the Characters and take some pictures. We stood together with: Buzz Lightyear, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Winny Pooh, Cinderella and EVEN Snow White!!!
The absolute family favorite: Small World. But this should be written in a different post.
After such a great time we also decided to go to Ocean Park in Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island. But there we were rather disappointed. Not because it is not well done, but because it is in the middle of major transformations and the organisation was not as good as in Disneyland….and it was simply too much input for the kids. I personally nonetheless enjoyed a lot the Delphinium and the show.
Anyway, I would recommend everybody visiting Hong Kong with children to go to Disneyland. Don’t hesitate!