Sunday, July 24, 2011

More Fun in Disneyland

This post is my last entry for our Disneyland adventure. Though we weren't able to explore Adventureland because of limited time, I just thought of sharing other attraction we explored in this favorite theme park. I'll reserve Adventureland on my next visit. 

"It's a Small World" is a sail in an imaginative journey you'll definitely enjoy scenes through different cultures far and wide. You'll experience the joy and wonder of creatively costumed dolls, elaborate sets, unforgettable music and favorite Disney characters. True indeed from Famous Inspirational Quotes, its a small world after all..

Mad Hatter Tea Cups, the wackiest tea party this side of the rabbit hole. The befuddled and riddle-posing Mad Hatter from the children's book and classic Disney film, "Alice in Wonderland," wants you to go for a zany fun-filled spin in an oversized tea cup. This interactive party ride can spin wildly or remain gentle, it's up to you.

The three-dimensional at Mickeys Philhar Magic. A journey through some of the most memorable moments in Disney animated films. Meet princesses, villains and beloved heroes up close in this silly symphony of surprises. It's a hilarious adventure through movies, music and mayhem. 

Fantasy Gardens and Miscellaneous photos: We encountered our favorite Disney heroes and heroines in these lush fantasy gardens. Come prepared with your cameras and autograph books because you may well be greeted by a princess, like Cinderella; a warrior, like Mulan; or one of Mickey Mouse's pals, Goofy, Donald or Pluto. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Illuminating Tinker Bell Castle and Disney in the Stars

There are various stage shows, kaleidoscope attractions, and rides to choose from in Hong Kong Disneyland theme park in Lantau, Hong Kong. Of all the attractions, my ultimate favorite is the illumination of the Tinker Bell castle and the Disney in the Stars. By day, it glistens as the golden Sleeping Beauty Castle. It is located at the center of the theme park, a beautiful fairy-tale castle decorated by golden pixie dust which sparkles and shimmers in the sun, and illuminates by night. I longingly stared at it when I first saw it. I stepped through the castle doors and immerse myself in the place where Disney stories come to life. It was a real fun! 

By night, Tinker Bell will shower the castle with her magical fairy dust, transforming it into Tinker Bell's Pixie Dusted Castle. It has special effects that brighten the castle like it was draped in pixie dust. It was spectacular! The Tinkerbell Castle Illumination starts at 7pm daily. 

Disney in the Stars is the nightly fireworks performance that starts an hour later after the Tinker Bell Castle Illumination. Unlike the film labels or ident of Walt Disney in the movies, this one is live! Fireworks and pyrotechnics are not animated and are coordinated to orchestrated classic Disney music and soundtracks. The night sky comes alive with this dazzling pyrotechnic show. Amazing fireworks explode to the masterfully choreographed sounds of classic Disney music. It's an awesome and magical display that will send you into a colorful world where anything is possible and dreams really do come true.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland's Rides in Tommorrowland

The Flights of Fantasy parade along Maine Street was fabulous! We then proceeded to Tommorrowland to experience the thrill on each ride. We were separated because each of us has our own interests. I don’t have camera to capture the moments so, I go along with sissy Anney because she’s my official photographer. Lol!  We didn’t ride we just took plenty of pictures. Here is the list of Tommorrowland rides.

Autopia - this ride requires minimum height of 137cm for the driver and 81cm for the passenger to get behind the wheel and hit the road of tomorrow. Start your engines and take a drive along the futuristic streets, crazy corners and dazzling dips – all from the driver's seat of your very own space-age automobile!

Space Mountain – This is an indoor roller-coaster. My cousin Jeof and niece Alexandria rode on it. It has an electrifying high-tech sound and special effects, they commented. This state-of-the-art space journey takes you past shooting stars, careening comets and into the future. The attraction requires minimum height of 102 cm.

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 2, save the galaxy from the Evil Emperor Zurg and wow your friends and family. Spin your Star Cruisers 360 degrees while you fire hand-held laser cannons. Blast enemy targets and amass points. Climb up the Space Ranger ranks as your scores soar to astronomical heights each time you play.

Stitch Encounter – A hilarious and interactive show that’s different every time. Comedy, action and adventure are coming your way on this interactive escapade

Orbitron – get in line to own your spectacular spaceship as you fly in the sky in a spinning rocket ride. Okay the picture above is not related to Orbitron at all. ahahaha.

UFO Zone – Have a close encounter with the UFO’s. Be ready to get wet and wild as you dodge water ray guns, splash your way through a UFO crash site and even witness alien plants spring to life in this extraterrestrial aquatic adventure! Get ready for a fun alien invasion. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Meeting Disney Characters in Hong Kong Disneyland

Wearing our Disney character inspired shirt courtesy of the well-known sissy Anney, we headed to Hong Kong Disneyland in the afternoon. I wore black shirt with print out of Disney's superstar, Mickey. I was excited to meet the famous Disney Characters.

We arrived just in time when Flights of Fantasy Parade was about to start at 3 PM.  I feel the kid in me when I saw the characters of the fairy tales came into life. The Disney princesses are beautiful and real! I saw Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, and Belle moving, waving, and dancing. Tinker bell is my favorite character.

Lead by the good natured and loyal Mickey Mouse, other characters that we saw in the Fantasyland are; the lovely Minnie Mouse, the hot-headed but usually good-intentioned  Donald Duck, Good natured but not too bright Goofy, Mickey Mouse's best friend and faithful pet dog Pluto, cowboy Woody, Jessie, and the cuddly Winnie the Pooh.

It was a magical day meeting my favorite characters  full of fun, fantasy and adventure. I'll tell you more Disneyland stories on my next posts.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Let's Climb Mount Capoas

One of the best treasures of my hometown in Palawan is the Mount Capoas. I'm planning to climb this mountain when I return home by October of this year. Unfortunately, as per my research, climbing the peak is prohibited for safety reasons. The mountain is reserved for research and tribal residency. I thought of sharing this photo to you to take a glimpse of a cultural and enchanted mountain.

Photo courtesy of Primo Bolen

There are many strange and enchanted stories from the elders of our community. Old folks said that there are giant golden crabs guarding the mountain. Some said that Limahong's treasures are buried somewhere there. With a peak of about 1,030 meters above sea level, Mount Capoas ranks as the third highest mountain in northern Palawan. It is located along the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape.