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Old 01-29-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Hello,

I will be in Hong Kong Disneyland for 2 nights. I booked Hollywood hotel, Chef Mickeys for dinner, and 1 day tickets.

With a family of 5 on a Monday, will we be able to get most of the rides done? My kids love the Golden Mickey show on the cruise, so hopefully we will be able to catch that as well.

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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You should be able to hit all the main attractions (including the Golden Mickeys) on a Monday. Not sure what June crowds are like though, so you might not get to *all* the rides. I know it starts really heating up, so make sure you're prepared for the heat.

I would check out the times for the Golden Mickeys when you check into the hotel (you get given a park map and times guide) and pick a time to see that. You could maybe make it for the middle of the day when the park is likely to be at its busiest. Be at the gate for rope drop and do as many of the big attractions as you can before your Golden Mickeys show, then afterwards, hit some more. Please be aware that the Golden Mickeys is mainly in Cantonese with English sub-titles on a screen next to the stage, but all the singing and dancing numbers are in English. I have also heard that it is an abbreviated version of the one on the cruise. I haven't seen the cruise version, but I really enjoyed it (and it was fun hearing all the Disney characters speak in Cantonese ).

Not sure what night your Chef Mickey's reservation is, but it is worth cheking out the fireworks if you can. The parade is also excellent and worth seeing. You shouldn't have to spend hours staking out a good spot - I watched from the Main Street train station with a perfect view down Main Street after getting there about 20 minutes before show time.

If you have any questions let me know and I'll be happy to find out for you when I'm there in March.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for your response. I made Chef Mickey's for the night before we hit the park. I know they have the race car (they have it in Paris as well) and that was my youngest favorite ride. So, that is a must for her, since we don't have it in the states.

Good to know about the Golden Mickey show. I guess we can sit down at Chef Mickeys the night before and plan out the morning. I will be coming from the Philippines, so we should be able to hit the ground running making sure we get there for the rope drop then staying all day. We will have been in Asia for over 2 weeks, so we should be adjusted to the time difference by that point.

I will look for your trip report. I just read that in Tokyo Disney the people tend to dress up more. I wear shorts (ok shorter shorts) and tank tops most of the time in the summer. I wonder what people wear in Hong Kong Disney.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
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Toy Story Land should be a bit quieter now that Grizzly Gulch has opened up (when I went last it was the 'new' land). Make sure you check out the mine train ride in Grizzly Gulch too, as you can't see that anywhere else in the world.

As far as the way people dress, yeah there are a few who 'dress up' - mainly young women that I noticed. Generally people dressed much the same though, and I wouldn't think you'd look out of place in shorts and tank tops. I think what's most important is that you are comfortable - I wouldn't wear high heels to a theme park if you paid me! What you will notice though is the mass of umbrellas everywhere. People over there carry them for shade in summer.

I'm sure my new TR will be up before you leave, but in the meantime, you can check out my old TR (link in my signature) if you want to get a general idea of what people are wearing etc (keep in mind though it was the end of winter when I was there).
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I wish you low crowds for your trip there. Have a great time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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I should tell you I splurged and decided to book Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. I went back and forth for a while, but in the end, I went with it. I have been reading everyone's trip reports in between trying to book all the hotels, flights, and entertainment for the 8 countries we are visiting.

I cannot wait to read the updated ones as well
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Great to hear your reviews, sounds like a great time had by all :-) we're heading off to Singapore in November, really looking forward to it!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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Hopefully this works.

I can write a trip report in a bit, but for now, here is a video I put together of the trip.

https://plus.google.com/photos/10324...43785172559521

If it doesn't work, let me know and I'll try again.
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Great to hear your reviews, sounds like a great time had by all :-) we're heading off to Singapore in November, really looking forward to it!
ooh, just catching this post. Hope you enjoy your time here!
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #10
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Great to hear your reviews, sounds like a great time had by all :-) we're heading off to Singapore in November, really looking forward to it!
We LOVED Singapore especially how clean it is!! Our first impression was when we got off the 30 hour flight from chicago and went into the airport bathrooms. They have tablets on the bathroom wall with the custodians picture and a bathroom rating system. The bathroom was so clean!!! My daughters and I had to rate it



My middle child is considering living there.
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