So, after a great day at Hong Kong Disneyland®, see my post on that magical adventure here: Hong Kong Disneyland Up Close and Personal, we were so excited to check-in at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Though you can take a Disneyland Bus, we decided to take the short stroll through the gardens via the Park Promenade from the park to the hotel. The details were as fabulous as they were in the park – familiar Disney tunes, character banners, and impeccable landscaping.
At first, I couldn’t decide if it was disappointing that it was so similar to the Grand Floridian, but once inside, we realized that the familiarity made for a magical experience. And it was the very best part of our experiences from the Disney Parks in the U.S. that really made an impression in Hong Kong, too – and that is the Cast Members! From the cast members’ wardrobe to their amazing service, we were thrilled to feel right at home. I think Walt would be proud since he seemed to always know that, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality.” We loved that it is as true in Hong Kong as it is in Florida or California.
Our room was spacious and filled with lots of amenities that we have found sadly lacking at other Disney Resorts lately. Check out some of our favorite goodies in our room – the Mickey slippers to take home and enough toiletries for all the Dwarfs!
And the view from our balcony? Well, we found it to be picture perfect.
Though we didn’t see anyone enjoying the pool, it sure looked great and that water slide was rather tempting!
One of the most asked questions about Hong Kong Disneyland was, “How was the food?” Let’s be honest, the food in the park was marginal – and that might be generous. However, the food at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel was delicious! For breakfast, we all tried something different so that we could get a flavor of the breakfast menu. It was all fresh, healthy and the presentation was lovely!
It seems like every time I check the Hong Kong Disneyland website, they have added something new to the Resort. I guess I’ll have to go back! So, if you find yourself on the other side of the world, you really should check out this other land and real home away from home – Hong Kong Disneyland.
Editors note: All photos property of Shannon Dill/Purveyor of Pixie Dust
Living in close proximity to Walt Disney World® we often take for granted how easy it is to travel to our favorite vacation and getaway spot. I follow closely the posts of a good friend, the British Diva, over at Tips From the Disney Diva site. I enjoy her style of writing, her wit and her tips for those traveling from the U.K. or other international spots to Walt Disney World. Recently she has published two posts that I wanted to share with my readers.
A British View of Advance Dining Reservations explains how to use the ADR system to your advantage and explains some of the Disney “slang” to the less initiated WDW traveler. You can read her full post here.….. Her post truly makes the entire process seem as easy as pie!
Many of us also take for granted the Florida sun and humidity – throw on some sunscreen – and keep on going. Well, as I learned from my good friend, British Diva, fair skinned travelers from the U.K. have to be extra careful! She published a very informative post a while back – Sun Smart Tips for Walt Disney World Travelers – that everyone should read at least once! You can read her full post here……. British Diva’s Sun Smart Tips was so well received, she was recently invited to participate and be interviewed on the Special Mouse Podcast on an episode called “Hot! Hot! Hot! Managing the Florida Heat, Sun and Humidity.” Her interview, delivered in her proper British accent, is a pleasure to listen to, informative and creative. Take a listen – here!
While visiting the podcast site, take time to listen to some of Kathy’s other shows – she has a great site dedicated to Disney Parks Travel planning for guests with a wide variety of health issues and concerns.