get ready for the world of fantasy and magic
American village in Main Street USA
As we walked through Main Street USA, we can't help but be kids again. Every post where there's a character's headress, we take a picture with.
It's a Christmas world at HKDL
Because there are numerous attractions in the park I would like to mention they must trys because I enjoyed it very much or that Kat was thrilled about it.
I dread this ride!
So when I got out of the "space ship", I felt my whole world still spinning. I ended up at the nearest bathroom vomitting not only once, nor twice but about 5 times! Yikes! So if you don't have a knack at rollercoasters, this is not the ride for you.
So instead of going for another rough ride, we settled for a tamer photo opportunity.
Astronaut or race car driver?
FANTASY LAND The first feature that we came into at Fantasyland is the It's a Small World. As it is a smooth sailing cruise, my bad stomach was relieved. But more than that, I think this is one of my favorites because I enjoyed seeing the dolls in all nationalities and in Disney characters singing "It's a Small World" in various version. And I felt proud seeing the dolls dressed in Baro't Saya with the Bahay Kubo background as they sing the Tagalog version of the song. It was a cruise I really enjoyed.
Pardon me, I'm just overjoyed with this ride.
Another must try and shouldn't be missed is Mickey's PhilharMagic. You get to watch this show with 3D glasses but what is amazing is the additional effects like the wind gushing through your face or the water splashing. It was trully a 4D experience, I should say.
ADVENTURELAND If you have little boys, I think Adventureland would be their sanctuary. Pirates roamed around this jungle of a place ready to capture you for a photo. Waterfalls, safari trucks, and big forests trees will welcome you at adventureland.
My most favorite at Adventureland is the "Festival of the Lion King", a musical based on "The Lion King" movie. The costumes are elegant, the dances are lively, acrobatics and fire dance are truly amazing as they retell the story of Simba and his journey to be King.
The Jungle River Cruise is also a delight. It takes you on a safari to explore the waters of the jungle and you might encounter exotic beasts, jungle folks and volcanic surprises. I love the fact that there are a lot options with regards to the language for the tour guides so we understood the whole river cruise. =) The sun was already setting during the cruise so I have a hard time capturing bits and pieces of the cruise because of low light and the boat was moving.
Another notable landmark at Adventureland is Tarzan's Treehouse which is smacked in the middle surrounded with water, the only way to get there are rafts. The treehouse shows Tarzan's sotry and his way of life in a jungle.
TOY STORY LAND The newly opened play area is themed from the Disney Pixar movie, Toy Story. Guests are shrunk to the size of a toy making all of the toys of Andy GIANTS. This is the last area we came into so we were quite exhausted already, all we did was observe.
The features of Toy Story Land are Toy Soldier Parachute Drop, which gives adventurers the feel of being a soldier in a parachute drop. Take hold and pray for your life, its a great mission to take! Another ride most guests seem to enjoy is Slinky Dog Spin. Mimicking crazy dogs who chase their tails, Slinky Dog spin gives its riders a crazy and helluva ride just like a mad dog. RC Racer gets guest's adrenaline on the fast lane. A 27 m-high U shaped coaster, RC zooms riders around at full speed!
Main Street USA Besides the stores and houses that gives you the look and feel of an American village, Main Street USA is where the famous Disney Parade is. Around 3PM the sidewalk of Main street USA gets swarmed with watchgoers waiting for their favorite Disney Characters as they appear one by one in a parade that had me in tears because I was overwhelmed of the whole experience. I felt like I was transformed into a kiddo again!
The theme of the park was already Christmas when we were there and so in celebration, they had Christmas Illumination, a ceremony to light up the big Christmas Tree. Right after that there was artificial snow everywhere, it was quite amazing.
The last and a best culmination is the fireworks display at the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle. This signals the end of your Disney experience is about to end. The spectacular fireworks are synchronized to the music of famous Disney films illuminating the skies with exciting pyrotechnique. It last for about 10-15 minutes which is the cherry of your whole Disney experience.
The whole Disney experience is exhilaratingly fun in itself. Time and time again, it reminded me of how great it is being a kid. And how big this opportunity was to be at Disney and to be a kid again. It opens up the world of excitement and imagination. My big smile never left my face the whole time.
P.S. I'll finish up with posting the photos soon.