Friday, December 7, 2012

Bits and Pieces of Disneyland Trip 2012

 Hello peeps!:)

I thought I'd update my blog with random pictures that I took while I was in Hong Kong Disneyland! I just LOVE to read blog posts filled with pictures so I thought I'd write a picture-spammed post today. I hope you enjoy browsing through the pictures :)

~ I took this picture on the flight to Hong Kong. The sky was so clear and extremely blue, I thought it looked lovely! There's just something about very blue skies that enchant me. The clouds were so fluffy and white, they looked like white piles of cotton candy, I wanted to float on one. It was a perfect day to fly, thank God for the perfect weather :)

A badly-taken (I apologize) picture of our hotel room :P You can see my Mom and my older sister lounging around the room :P
~ I thought I'd take a picture of the hotel room's bathroom before we messed it up. One thing that I find very important in a hotel room is that it must have a good and clean bathroom. It is a quality I think every hotel should have otherwise the whole stay would be disastrous, in my opinion :P And I say to Disney Hollywood hotel, "5 stars! I like your bathroom" :)

Dinner at the Studio Lounge! This was on our first night and we were too tired to go out for dinner so we decided to stay in and eat at the hotel. I like how every night, the lounge will put up a big projector screen thingy and play a Disney movie, it's like a special Movie Time kinda thing. FUN! Service was really good too, I appreciated the waiters and waitresses who helped us order the food, we had some special requirements because of my health issues and they were very kind and helpful to make sure our food filled according to our special requirements.
Hahaha, and yes, that's my Dad with his camera, looking blur.
~ Our oyster sauce was even shaped in a Mickey Mouse head! HECK YEAH! I love how there are so many Mickey-shaped food in the Disney Resort. Puts me right in to the Disney mood :)
Our food, BEFORE and AFTER. Gobbled up our delicious dinner!
~ The wontons in the Wonton Noodle were HUGE, compared to the ones selling in my country, these wontons were giant-sized! I didn't get to try one though :( shucks.

~ Went over to the Disneyland Hotel to roam around after dinner, before heading back to rest. I loved the Disneyland Hotel! It was well decorated with Christmas ornaments, made me feel so Christmasy and cosy! Made my day looking at all the decorations. The hotel looked very grand as usual and in fact, even grander thanks to the Christmas decorations. Oh I just love it there! Seeing all these decorations made everyone pull out their cameras, iPhones, and iPads to take pictures. 

~ The Christmas tree that the hotel put up was grand as ever! I think it was the most perfect Christmas tree I've ever seen. I went to Hong Kong at the end of November but seeing the Christmas tree just made me feel like it was December 25th already. 

~ My sister's friend Abbie (who lives in Hong Kong currently) came over to our hotel to visit us! It was nice to see her and a bit weird because we were meeting her in another country :P I told her to do a little OOTD pose :) I like her outfit of the day very much :)

~ Dad sporting the Perry the Platypus hat look ;D 

~  I was looking around for more funky and cool hats (like the Perry the Platypus one) because I have been into hats lately; and I found a Woody's Cowboy hat (they also sold the Jessie's Cowgirl hat which had her famous red hair braid attached to the back of the hat, how cool is that! Didn't take a picture tho :( BOO). I convinced my Uncle to put it on because I thought it'd matched his outfit and true enough, it did. He didn't like this picture very much, went on about how he didn't look nice in it which I totally disagree. I like this picture very much, my Cowboy Uncle. He wouldn't like the sound of me putting this up on my blog but SHHH, he doesn't have to know :P

~ Spotted another 'hidden Mickey' in our hotel room. Check out these bar soaps! So cute! It has a Classic Mickey face imprinted on it. I think it's such a cute idea and I would love to have these Mickey soaps around in my house. I feel cooler washing my hands with these bar soaps :P

~ The Christmas tree right in the middle of Main Street U.S.A in the theme park. So pretty! Disneyland was filled with Christmas decorations. The Christmas spirit filled the air and I was so hyped up and excited seeing all the pretty Christmas ornaments and decorations. If you want to go to a place to soak yourself in the Christmas spirit, definitely head straight to Disneyland :)

~ A little selfie I took while on the Its a Small World boat ride :P

~ I really enjoyed the food at the theme park. We dined at the Royal Banquet Hall (Fantasyland) for lunch. I ordered the Shanghai Chicken Set (THUMBS UP!) which was absolutely delicious. The chicken was soft and tender and the gravy was delish and not greasy or oily. The rice was a bit tough but still edible (I kinda like my rice a bit hard and tough, weird :P but my mom didn't like the toughness of the rice). The side of  stir-fry mix vegetables that came in the set was 5 stars, it wasn't oily or greasy either. The vegetables were cooked through till soft and it was very easy to eat. The corn and ham soup was yummmm! I like fishing for pieces of ham in the soup :p I didn't expect such a scrumptious and good quality meal from Disneyland honestly, but this set really impressed me and because of the yummy food that they serve, I love Disneyland even more :)

Busy eating~ nom--nom!
~ I took a picture of the sinks and the sink area at the Disneyland Hotel because I was so AMAZED at the cleanliness! In my country, I always dread to go to the toilets because they're always so wet, dirty or smelly. But the toilets over here at Disneyland Resort are always so clean and dry. The sinks were spotless and spanking clean, it looked so new. Even though the resort has been running for 7-8 years now, the place still looks new and clean, IMPRESSED! :)

~ Taking the Disney subway line to the city. The Disney train is beyond cooool, it has Mickey mouse shaped windows and handrails and statues of Disney characters IN the train. They really know how to WOW the visitors with all these Disney decorations. Taking the Disney train is like going on a ride, I like staring at the design and decor of the train. 
Chip n Dale statue in the subway! :)

Toy Story Land had drawings of the famous Toy Story characters on some of the walls. I really like them and the design, because I'm very fond with the Toy Story series, paying attention to all these details and designs taken from the movie was really fun. I love the cute drawings of the characters, maybe I should paint these on my bedroom walls, hey, GOOD IDEA :p

~ I love visiting the Art of Animation studio/museum! One thing that I have taken interest in since I was a little girl was the art of drawing the Disney characters. I like to learn about how its done and observe the actual sketches. In the Art of Animation museum, they show a brief history of how each Disney film was made or cool! They have little figurines or maquettes of the Disney characters everywhere around the mini museum or showroom! I like to get behind the scenes of both the classic and latest Pixar Disney films, I never fail to visit the Art of Animation museum everytime I visit Hong Kong Disneyland.

This was one of my favorite features at the Art of Animation mini museum. It was a big white board like picture of various rough sketches of the Toy Story characters. I had to take a picture of it so I could practice sketching and mimicking the sketches when i got home. I have a weird obsession with original Disney animation sketches. I love copying them :P

~ "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, please put on your 3D opera glasses because it's time to present Maestro Mickey!"
4 words: Mickey's.Philharmagic.Is.Awesome

~ While in line to board the Winnie the Pooh ride, my older sister and I went snapping selfies like crazy. How to past the time for waiting for a ride? SELF-CAM! :) Oh why hello there, Owl! :)

~ Peering into the Bakery while waiting for Mommy to get hot-dogs :P
~ The great Christmas tree shining in its beauty at night, oh it's such a wonderful sight. I'd kill to have such a nice big Christmas tree like this one in my house.

~ After every magical day at Disneyland, we anticipate the highlight of the day, the big finale, the Disney in the Stars firework. Watching the amazing spectacular fireworks is the perfect ending to a day at Disneyland. Words can't describe how much I enjoy the firework show! :D

It has been almost a week now since our magical adventure to Disneyland ended. I'm still under the Disney magical spell and I don't know when it'll wear off but I can't wait to visit Disneyland again. Some people think it's absurd to visit Disneyland more than one time but I think it's very necessary if you're a die-hard Disney fanatic like me ;) I had a splendid time! I'll be back, perhaps next Christmas? Hehehe!

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  1. Hello Lizzy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sad to hear about your friend's hamster... I know they only live a short while but whilst they're alive they make time well spent! This post of yours makes me reminisce my experience at the HK Disney Land! I wasn't overly impressed when I visited because it was a wet, raining day and for some unknown reason, a lot of rides were not open! You're so lucky to be able to stay in a hotel within the resort! I loved the Mickey's Philharmagic also... think it was my first 4D experience. I miss HK!


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