Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hong Kong 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland

The main reason why I want to go to HK is because of this happiest place on earth - Disneyland!!! Also this is the only Disneyland that I will visit - for now hahaha... other Disneyland theme parks requires visa. I'll just stick to HK for now, and experience going back to childhood.

Tung Chung Station to Disneyland Resort
Hop in at Disney rain
Got our Disneyland Tickets at Golden Crown Guesthouse where we stayed.
Regular/Gate Price is HK$370
Golden Crown Discounted Price is HK$340
At last Disneyland

lakas makabata ng Disneyland
Dont forget to get maps and show times

iconic shot 
Queuing sa Photo Opps with Mickey and Minnie for 2 hours...NKKLK!!!
after two hours of lining up

Disneyland still celebrating Chinese New Year


The Castle

Donald and Daisy Duck

most rides have this signage posted as reminders to parents who have kids

Daddy don't need height measurement to qualify

River Cruise has an option of what tour you'll ride - English, Cantonese or Mandarin - Opkors we chose English konti pa ang pila

Make sure you use fastpass - to avoid long lines

NKKLK - pati ikaw Dad, Photo opp with hmmmm rapunzel???

lunch at Comet Cafe
The bongga-cious parade I've ever seen

We also enjoyed "The Lion King" Show
must see "The Golden Mickey Show"

We also tried rides at Grizzly Ranch.  Unfortunately we didn't catch the tram, last trip already departed, now I have a reason to go back to Disneyland again.

We watched the fireworks but didn't finish it.  We hurriedly headed to the train station going back to TST.  We thought that we need to be the first to line up since it will be crowded when the fireworks show is done....takot lang makipagsiksikan at mag wait ng matagal

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Arrival at Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) rank # 1 in 2011 and 3rd in 2012, it's the most busiest airport I've ever been.  I like HKIA more than Changi Airport because of easy access to everything, hindi sila magkakalayo infairness.  Boutiques and food shops can be easily locate (but I didn't see any virtual map inside the terminal).  Boarding gates are easy access also, In terms of interactivity, I still vote for Changi Airport, they have a pocket garden inside, a huge TV with cozy chairs so you can lounge around while waiting for your flight.  Just because of lack of time,we're not able to explore HKIA, but there's always a next time.

In any country, the first thing that will welcome you is the airport so....walk walk walk
You need to ride a train going to Immigration and Baggage claim

When you reached the other side of the airport, look for the Immigration hall, just line-up to visitors or foreign passport queue, I promise you it's one hella long line.   Don't forget to fill up the immigration form. (tulog yata kami ng magbigay ang FAs ng Cebu Pacific..or they didn't gave at all)

Tourist Desk....Brochures: Get one, ako get all!!!

When we're done with the Immigration (actually it was a breeze, no questions asked..tatak lang ng tatak)
We looked for the arrival hall, since we need to buy theme parks tickets and Octopus Card.

You can find all travel tours, hotel booths at the Arrival Hall.  We looked for China Travel Services (CTS) to buy discounted tickets to key tourist attractions in HK and Macau.

We got Ngong Ping Skyrail Standard Cable Ride Round trip and Peak Railways+Sky Terrace+Madame Tussauds Tickets

We also bought MTR's Octopus card so we can used it in MTR, Buses and even purchasing goods and food.  Initial amount loaded to Octopus card is HK$150.00

Located at Arrival Hall of HKIA

Octopus Card  - HK$150