I realized after our last trip that Hong Kong is indeed one of my favorite cities. It is almost a good neighbor of Manila since it’s so near and there is still so much about it I want to explore in terms of food, shopping and places.
But I have to admit it was quite a downer visiting Hong Kong Disneyland when it’s raining. Riding the Orbitron in our raincoats wasn’t exactly my idea of fun.
My advice really is not to go to Hong Kong Disney during the rainy season, even though I can just imagine how crowded it is during the summer. Size-wise, I found this Disneyland quite small, must be only as large as our very own Enchanted Kingdom. I realized after visiting Hong Kong Disney that we are doing very well with Enchanted. It is just the legacy of the Disney name, the Disney “magic” and the way they market the Disney brand with an array of merchandising products that makes it such a hit with tourists.
Anyway, if you only have less than a day to tour Hong Kong Disney, it’s a small world is one of the theme resort’s newest attractions and definitely one of the highly-recommended rides. In a nutshell, it’s a boat trip guests take to replicas of the different regions of the world with their own landmarks and Audio-Animatronics dolls dressed in national costumes, singing “it’s a small world” in different languages, including Tagalog (kay liit lang ng mundo…..)
Not to be missed of course are your favorite Disney characters, including Peter Pan, Aladdin and Pinocchio who are making their appearance for the first time in this Asian edition of “it’s a small world.”
Prior to watching the show, we had fun watching the toys emerge from the Clock Tower in an entertaining parade.
Some words to describe “it’s a small world:”: enchanting! An eye-opening treat for children.
Other new attractions at Hong Kong Disney:
High School Musical: LIVE! Dance and sing with performers of High SChool Musical as they feature hit songs from the movie.
Turtle Talk with Crush. In an “under the sea” setting, the 150-year old turtle from Finding Nemo asks questions about the human world and answers the crowd’s questions about his digital underwater world.