Hong Kong Disneyland CNY 2017 in 17 Pictures

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The first sign (literally) of Chinese New Year is a depiction of a familiar mouse in festive colours.

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At the time I was there, Mickey and Minnie were greeting guests in their usual attire. It was the following day that the characters were decked out in all their New Year finery. T.T

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No shortage of auspicious couplets at the park! In case you’re wondering, here are their respective meanings, from left to right:

年年有餘 (nián nián yǒu yú) ~ abundance through the years
笑口常開 (xiào kǒu cháng kāi) ~ lots of laughter
歡樂年年 (huān lè nián nián) ~ happiness every year
金玉滿堂 (jīn yù mǎn táng) ~ a hall filled with gold and jade i.e. prosperity

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More auspicious couplets! From left to right:

好意吉祥 (hǎo yì jí xiáng) ~ good intentions and luck
雞鳴盛世 (jī míng shèng shì) ~ prosperity in the year of the Rooster

The translations were done by yours truly to the best of my ability, some were more literal than others. Chinese/Mandarin isn’t my strongest language, and it’s something I want to work on this year. If you think there’s a more accurate translation, let me know in the comments! 🙂

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The central decoration featuring Hei Hei from Moana. It was a fairly popular attraction and there was a queue to take pictures of it. When it was my turn, this adorable little tyke ran into my shot and refused to leave. She then asked her mother to take a picture of her. Kids these days…

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After a few seconds her mother managed to drag her away, and the woman behind me in the queue offered to help me take a picture. (I was on a solo trip on a weekday, hence my usual photographer a.k.a. Edwin was unavailable).

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Gorgeous spring blossoms.

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The turn-of-the-century Victorian-inspired Main Street looked rather different with the addition of the Lunar New Year decorations. It’s become… Chinatown.

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Castle among the hills.

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There was a performance in Main Street, and quite the crowd too.

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Lots of New Year merchandise up for grabs.

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The latest Tsum Tsum dolls? Mickey and gang all dressed up in chicken suits. Maybe they moonlight as mascots for fast food chain restaurants serving fried chicken?

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The cookie tin is too cute for words. And Donald and Daisy are one step closer to becoming turducken.

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Some of the red packet envelopes really caught my eye. I’d buy some, but I’ve got waaay too many at the moment.

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Main Street in the rain.

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The Chinese New Year-themed cookie tins were selling like hotcakes. It’s not hard to see why – they’d make lovely gifts.

That’s all for now. I’ve got more snapshots of Disneyland, but they’ll have to wait for a later post. Goodnight folks, and happy CNY to all!

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