Throwback Thursday: Hong Kong Disneyland 2010

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!

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The lobby of Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. Christmas decorations are the best! Disney magic gets multiplied a hundred times over!

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Of course it’s got nothing on Disneyland Hotel, which is just so, so pretty with its old-fashioned Victorian elegance.

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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!

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All that talk, and I hadn’t even set foot in the park yet! Here we go!

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What’s this? A ballroom dance studio in Disneyland? I WANT!

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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?

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Smoked duck with a dark cherry sauce, and tree-shaped carrot slices. So many cute details!

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Edwin had the -ahem- less interesting sole and salmon fillet.

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Dessert came in the form of a chocolate cake with a white chocolate Christmas tree on top.

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All aboard the Orbitron!

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Disney princesses in the parade!

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The “Agrabah” scene is still one of favourites on the Small World ride.

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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.

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Mixed grill and mushroom soup.

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I know I’m repeating myself, but Christmas is just so dreamy when even boring ol’ trees are all dressed up and sparkly!

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The bed in Disneyland Hotel had a Sleeping Beauty theme! Well, it makes sense…

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Our luxurious bathroom.

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There’s a dressing table next to the bathtub. How many hotel rooms have a designated dressing table? Love it so much!

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Grooming is important, even if you’re the fairest in the land!

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At Enchanted Garden Restaurant the next morning, queuing up for the character breakfast!

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All these food pictures are making me hungry…

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Argh, craving for a Mickey waffle now!

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Carrot Mickey says hi.

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Speaking of whom, guess who dropped by?

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Goofy and Pluto were good sports, as usual.

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Even chipmunks get decked out in Christmas cheer.

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Someone got high from all that food at the buffet.

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Took a raft to get to Tarzan’s Treehouse!

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Always impressed by the details in these attractions.

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View from the top!

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Shopping during the festive season is always fun, especially when it involves Disney souvenirs.

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With my prince. ❤

Now and always.

 

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