January 24, 2017

Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Well, this is a super overdue post. I was thinking if I should write about my Hong Kong-Macau trip back in October of 2016; I kept procrastinating and then one day I decided “Ok, let’s share it anyway”. This trip is also my birthday gift to myself, I was supposed to go to Bangkok and Cambodia after my best friend’s wedding but that got postponed later this year so my college friends and I decided to just go with another college friend to her family trip to HK. This trip was a bit impulsive and expensive since we booked our flights only one month before the trip date, and you know how airline charges can be very steep especially when the holidays are approaching.




During our flight, there’s a massive typhoon happening in the Philippines and is on its way to Hong Kong too. Our flight was delayed for an hour (though not a surprising thing with Cebu Pacific) and it was drizzling too when we got to Hong Kong. Our trip was 5 days and 4 nights, but we kind of lost a day because of the typhoon. In Hong Kong, when there’s a big storm, almost all of Hong Kong is shut down so you can’t do anything really. The only places that are open are 24-7 convenience stores.

 


But all in all, it was a very nice trip; especially that I got to do my very first trip out of the country with my best college friends (I was supposed to go to HK back in 2011 but that got cancelled because of some unfortunate events). We’ve been planning a trip together but only that this time around that we finally got to do it. It was almost a decade in the making but was a memorable one especially that I got to spend it with people that meant a lot to me.


 

I will try my best to recall what transpired during this trip; the places that we went to, the experiences that we had, the things that we did etc. Though I might do blog posts that have more photos than words in it. This will probably be more like a photo diary and sharing of experience than reviews or how-to’s.





HONG KONG DISNEYLAND HOTEL
On our second day in HK, since it there was a typhoon advisory, we went to Disneyland Hotel where my college friend and her family will be staying for the night. This hotel is in the same premises with that of the Disneyland Amusement Park. It is a lavish Victorian palace nestled along the shores of the South China Sea. This architectural marvel combines the splendor of a vintage seaside resort with the magic of Disney.




Getting There
Disneyland is in Lantau Island, Hong Kong and going there you have to take the MTR and get off at Sunny Bay station. And you will need to transfer to another line which carries the Disneyland train. The Disney train soooo cute! We got all excited while riding it! 




The Hotel
The Disneyland Hotel is nothing short of magical. The moment we stepped into the lobby, it’s like we were kids again! We saw several mascots and had our photo taken with Pluto, or was it Goofy? Anyway, since it was the Halloween season, the staff are giving out treats and stickers. I kinda felt proud while meeting staff that are Filipinos. The place is massive and beautiful! See the pictures for yourself. I particularly love the Cinderella Ballroom because of the majestic chandeliers hanging on the ceiling. It was lovely!




Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Boutique
Since it was my college friend’s daughter’s birthday at that time, they treated her to a fairy tale fantasy by transforming her into a princess at this boutique complete with a charming photoshoot. We were like stage aunts and uncles while watching her live our Disney Princess dreams. She had chosen to become the character in Tangled. The experience was quite expensive and took a while, but seeing a girl experience that, oh my gosh, I can’t even explain the feeling. My girl friends and I can’t help but fit some of the crowns, I mean that’s the only time we can be princesses right? LOL! If I’ll have a daughter in the future, I would likely treat her to one too. I know though that it will give me more satisfaction than her haha!




Hotel Room
The hotel room was luxurious, overflowing with Victorian elegance and charm. The bathroom had toiletries with Disney characters on them. The beds and pillows are soft and clean. There’s a veranda over-looking the courtyard. Basic items are present inside the room like a coffee making facility, personal ref, beverages, closet, cable flat screen TV, PAB-X telephones etc.




Staying here might be quite pricey, but it’s Disneyland so expect nothing but the best. After all, it is the happiest place on earth.


Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Contact Nos: +852 1-830-830 / +852 3550-3388
Website: www.hongkongdisneyland.com
Facebook: facebook.com/hkdisneyland.pa
Instagram: instagram.com/hkdisneyland


Read more about my Hong-Kong and Macau trip here:
Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: My Two Cents
Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: Accommodation in Causeway Way via Airbnb
Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: Delicious Kitchen
Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: Macau Giant Panda Pavilion
Hong Kong-Macau 2016 Travel Diary: Eiffel Tower at Parisian Macau



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