Since I’m feeling productive and nostalgic today, I thought I might do a throwback post featuring my very first trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, way back in 2010. When I arrived at the airport (Edwin moved to Hong Kong before I did, so I would visit twice a year), Edwin greeted me with a kiss and a hug and… luggage of his own.
“Why do you have a bag? Where are we going?”
“You’ll see.” And then instead of taking the Airport Express into town, we hopped onto a taxi and headed to… Disneyland!
The lobby of Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. Christmas decorations are the best! Disney magic gets multiplied a hundred times over!
Of course it’s got nothing on Disneyland Hotel, which is just so, so pretty with its old-fashioned Victorian elegance.
Imagine, if you will, a time before everyone was bitten by the Tsum Tsum bug and thousands of little girls were running around in Elsa gowns, Duffy was the biggest attraction in Disney gift shops. I wonder what merchandise they’ll come up with next? In any case, Tsum Tsum plushies are still going strong, and I can’t wait to add to my collection!
All that talk, and I hadn’t even set foot in the park yet! Here we go!
What’s this? A ballroom dance studio in Disneyland? I WANT!
We had lunch in Corner Cafe on Main Street. I picked the Christmas special, which came with tomato soup and a turkey and apple salad. How adorable is that Mickey crouton?
Smoked duck with a dark cherry sauce, and tree-shaped carrot slices. So many cute details!
Edwin had the -ahem- less interesting sole and salmon fillet.
Dessert came in the form of a chocolate cake with a white chocolate Christmas tree on top.
All aboard the Orbitron!
Disney princesses in the parade!
The “Agrabah” scene is still one of favourites on the Small World ride.
For dinner, we went the budget and dined at the Royal Banquet Hall, which is similar to a food court. The ramen, tempura, and gyoza wasn’t be as good as what you’d find in a Japanese restaurant, but it was decent.
Mixed grill and mushroom soup.
I know I’m repeating myself, but Christmas is just so dreamy when even boring ol’ trees are all dressed up and sparkly!
The bed in Disneyland Hotel had a Sleeping Beauty theme! Well, it makes sense…
Our luxurious bathroom.
There’s a dressing table next to the bathtub. How many hotel rooms have a designated dressing table? Love it so much!
Grooming is important, even if you’re the fairest in the land!
At Enchanted Garden Restaurant the next morning, queuing up for the character breakfast!
All these food pictures are making me hungry…
Argh, craving for a Mickey waffle now!
Carrot Mickey says hi.
Speaking of whom, guess who dropped by?
Goofy and Pluto were good sports, as usual.
Even chipmunks get decked out in Christmas cheer.
Someone got high from all that food at the buffet.
Took a raft to get to Tarzan’s Treehouse!
Always impressed by the details in these attractions.
View from the top!
Shopping during the festive season is always fun, especially when it involves Disney souvenirs.
With my prince. ❤
Now and always.