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Discussion in 'Hong Kong Disneyland' started by sweetlovin', Jan 29, 2013.

  1. sweetlovin'

    sweetlovin' DIS Veteran

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    Sorry if my posts have typos. I'm only on a phone because I didn't feel like hauling a laptop around. Singapore was the favorite among most of my kids thus far. The baby liked Hong Kong the best. Singapore is incredibly clean. I have a feelung we will be back there again. Universal is smaller, we were done in 1/2 a day repeating the mummy and transformers. However, just as I explain every Disney is a unique experience, so is Universal. We got there just as the park opened and walked on to mist of the rides quickly. By noon, I was glad i had purchased the fast pass thingy for us. We were able to cut ahead for the 2nd go round of the biggr rides. Singapore has food that tastes similar to the US so it was easy to feed the kids. They had more food choices than any other theme park thus far. I'm headed out for the day, but i will try to do a full trip report when i get home.
    Singapore is definitely worth a visit, even more so if you have children.

    Also, we will go back to Hong Kong as well. They have another huge amusemeny park in that country as well. We didnt know about it unt we got to the Philuppines or we would have spent more time in Hong kong. it a reason to go back.
     
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  3. Hong Kong Disney Rob

    Hong Kong Disney Rob Earning My Ears

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    Yes it is called "Ocean Park" on Hong Kong Island, and this is a very popular park with all who go. They are going through another huge expansion now, the park owned by a Canadian family, has had the funding approved in the past few weeks. I must get over there as I have not visited Ocean Park in years. With Disneyland 30 minutes from my door, I end up at Disney.

    Do come back to Hong Kong, you all are always welcome.
     
  4. CaliBear

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    yay for the positive review of Singapore! I'm glad your kids enjoyed it! You really did luck out by missing the haze. It was AWFUL!! Raining right now though. If you are at all inclined towards zoos, be sure to visit the Singapore zoo if/when you come back. It is world class.

    I also highly recommend Ocean Park. My husband and I had the best time there, back when we were still dating.
     
  5. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Another fan of Ocean Park! Worth a visit.
     
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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!
     
  7. sweetlovin'

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    ooh, just catching this post. Hope you enjoy your time here!
     
  9. donkeykong91

    donkeykong91 Earning My Ears

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    We just got back from HKDL and although we did not experience any martial arts, we did experience the aggressive line cutting. I have a trip report that I'll post when I get my post count up! :)

     
  10. sweetlovin'

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    That is crazy!! I think the kids were still in school late June and were out on holiday for July. That could be the difference. I know I wasn't able to get on the Tea Cups ride because we were cut off by adults. My kids got on, but I got pushed out.

    Did you find the aggressive shoving done more by kids or adults? My experience was adults with other adults. I did not see any line cutting by kids.
     
  11. sweetlovin'

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    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

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    My middle child is considering living there.
     
  12. donkeykong91

    donkeykong91 Earning My Ears

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    It was always by adults, however, there was one instance where a woman with about 5-6 little children behind us maneuvered her way in front of us. After she got by, she beckoned her kids to cut in front of us. As I wrote in my trip report, it was like trying to hold back water with a sieve! Craziness!

    That is terrible what happened to you on the Tea Cups!

     
  13. sweetlovin'

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    When I was in Disneyland Paris, it seemed to be teens and young adults pushing their way through lines. I did notice a few kids pushing, but mostly teens.

    Hong Kong Disneyland it was mostly adults.

    I forgot to mention that my kids thought the buffet at Chef Mickey's was one of the best Disney buffets anywhere in the world. They would have gone back night after night and the character interaction in Enchanted Garden was the best character interaction ever. That definitely made the trip so much more special.:wizard:
     

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