continuing with our trip to hong kong earlier this month.....
we spent our entire second day inside the disneyland theme park.
once inside you can immediately feel the x'mas spirit and atmosphere in the air.
even the mascots had x'mas themed clothes on. olivia was super excited when we first saw them but she was pretty scared when we walked up to them. guess they are a lot bigger in person than on tv!
the "main street" where they had tons of shops and stores of all sorts.
ups seemed to have paid big bucks because their presence was pretty eminent all over the place.
just about everywhere you went, there was some kind of performance or show going on.
the famous disney castle in the distance, which was a lot smaller than i expected it to be. in fact, the whole park was a lot smaller than i expected.
a closer look at the castle.
a lot of rides we couldn't go on including this here. notice the number "20" under "STAND-BY ENTRANCE". yup, that's 20 minutes waiting in line to get on the ride. k, thanks but no thanks.
some rides we could go on but again the line-ups were pretty long so we just passed up.
taking a break and enjoying some popcorn.
the small world christmas ride which was a lot of fun, altho' the song "it's a small world" was quite annoying and was stuck in my head for a while.
a short video taken inside the ride.
photo with goofy.
and with mickey. we did also get photos with pluto and that's about it. the line-ups for donald, daisy and minnie were too long and i didn't want to wait around.
this was taken during the line-up while we waited to take a photo with mickey. guess i'm not the only one who's not fond of line-ups.
on the adventureland boat.
fake robotic elephants.
fake robotic hippo.
some "monkey business" going on.
more fake robotic animals but funny.
time to see the christmas themed parade.
olivia was so tired she just passed out in my arms so unfortunaly we missed the supposedly very spectacular fireworks & lighting show. oh well, it just means we have to come back again!
back in our hotel room where olivia woke up and later enjoyed some strawberries while watching disney cartoons of course.
in the meantime, karen and i enjoy our own little snack.
and that's that. we did spend one more day in hong kong but i didn't take any photos. all in all, it was a great little vacation but it was extremely tiring and stressful. that's mainly because we had to put up with olivia's tantrums since she didn't nor wouldn't take her afternoon naps. however, olivia had an absolutely blast at disneyland and ultimately, that's all that matters to us.
***all photos from this trip can be found here***