Friday, April 29, 2016

Hong Kong Disneyland!!!

I convinced my family to put off going to HKD on Tuesday and go on Wednesday instead, because the weather was supposed to be better on Wednesday. But, when we walked out of our hotel on Wednesday morning to head to Disney it. was. pouring. Stupid forecasts! The forecast I looked at made it seem there might be a small shower in the morning, but no, it was a downpour and by the time the train pulled into the station I think I was in the doghouse with my family. But as we walked off the train and toward the park our spirits were renewed...hey, at least it was a warm rain.
Ready to go!
We got there a little bit early and waited under a pavilion for it to let up...then we realized it wasn't going to let up and made a run for it, and hopefully to find some ponchos.
This is HKD on a weekday, virtually empty, yes please.
And then we found ponchos, and then it stopped raining.
HKD is much smaller than other Disney parks, still for the diehard Disney fans it's enough to satisfy.
Like Tokyo Disney, HKD does the character Easter Eggs.
Tarzan's Treehouse and Jungle Cruise.
My beautiful Disney-loving teenager.
Oh Avie.
I was so excited to ride Mystic Manor after all I had read online, and it was okay, it was okay...the outside is really neat.
Then there's Toy Story Land!!
I think this was our favorite ride in the park! The kids and Dan rode it 4 or 5 times.
Rayce, me and Sis on the back row!
Avie LOVES Sophia the first!
Cranky teenage moment.
We ended the day with dinner and the fireworks show, rain and all it was a tremendous day. Disney doesn't disappoint. Doubt we'll make it back to HKD but so glad we went!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Our time in Hong Kong could be summed up with the words 'theme parks'. We spent two out of our three days at theme parks; the first of the two was at Ocean Park. This place was pretty unique, and who knew Hong Kong to be so beautiful?
This was taken on the way to the park from the top of a double decker bus. The kids were so excited to ride on one.
Park entrance. It cost about 200 US dollars for our family of five to visit the park for the day.
One of the first things you see as you walk in is the amazing skytram that takes you up to the other part of the park. Pretty cool!
This time of year is pretty drizzly in HK, but it's humid so it's a warm rain.
This thing just kept going.
Avie's my lucky kid, always winning stuff! Rayce on the other hand...
Avie assumes her normal position going through the stinky penguin enclosure.
Orchids everywhere!
Rickshaw fun in the old Hong Kong area.
Pretty sure our kids are more mature than us!
Great day at Ocean Park Hong Kong! Next up Hong Kong Disneyland!