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Family Fun at Hong Kong Disneyland – Day 1 Evening

Family Fun at Hong Kong Disneyland – Day 1 Evening
On our way to board the Jungle River Cruise at Adventureland

On our way to board the Jungle River Cruise at Adventureland

After a fun-filled afternoon at the Grizzly Gulch and Toy Story Land, we headed next to Adventureland for the Jungle River Cruise. The attraction simulates a riverboat cruise down several major rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. Park guests board replica tramp steamers and are taken on a voyage past many different Audio-Animatronic jungle animals. The tour is led by a live Disney cast member delivering a humorous scripted narration.

Riding on the Jungle River Cruise

Riding on the Jungle River Cruise

A pair of robot elephants

A pair of robot elephants

One of the elephant squinted water at everyone

One of the elephant squinted water at everyone

Sudden blaze of fire

Sudden blaze of fire

Asher was fast asleep throughout the cruise ride, otherwise, Rachel and I were pretty sure he would have enjoyed himself very much like all the other kids did, fascinated by the many sights and sounds. From the Jungle River Cruise, we dashed off to catch the “Festival of the Lion King” show, also in Adventureland.

Festival of the Lion King

Festival of the Lion King

Entering the giant tent where the show was staged

Entering the giant tent where the show was staged

Rachel and I while Asher is fast asleep

Rachel and I while Asher is fast asleep

The show is an original interpretation of the popular Disney animated film, The Lion King, performed as a live stage musical. Here is a short video recording of the opening:

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The majestic Simba

The majestic Simba

Scar, the evil uncle of Simba

Scar, the evil uncle of Simba

Fire dancers

Fire dancers

Characters car entering

Characters car entering

Enter Timon and Pumbaa

Enter Timon and Pumbaa

Timon talking to Pumbaa

Timon talking to Pumbaa

Beautiful display of song, dance and garish costumes

Beautiful display of song, dance and garish costumes

The End

The End

Asher woke up in the middle of the performance and was immediately enthralled by the show, excitedly pointing at Simba and other animals. After the show, we were all hungry after a long day and it was time for dinner at Plaza Inn Restaurant.

Plaza Inn Restaurant in Hong Kong Disneyland

Plaza Inn Restaurant in Hong Kong Disneyland

Restaurant interior

Restaurant interior

The restaurant serves traditional Chinese cuisines and here are the dishes we enjoyed:

The dinner menu

The dinner menu

Barbecued Meat Platter

Barbecued Meat Platter

Deep-fried crab claw stuffed with minced shrimps

Deep-fried crab claw stuffed with minced shrimps

Diced seafood, bamboo pith in condensed broth

Diced seafood, bamboo pith in condensed broth

Pan-fried fresh scallops and whole prawns with broccoli

Pan-fried fresh scallops and whole prawns with broccoli

Onion rings and  pork ribs

Onion rings and pork ribs

Braised seasonal vegetable with shredded conpoy

Braised seasonal vegetable with shredded conpoy

Fried rice with dried seafood and vegetable

Fried rice with dried seafood and vegetable

Disney puddings to round up the meal

Disney puddings to round up the meal

Asher made three new friends working in Disneyland

Asher made three new friends working in Disneyland

To round up the day, we caught the nightly fireworks show, “Disney in the Stars” at 7.30pm. The whole theme park came to a standstill as everyone had their glazes fixated in the beautiful night sky of fireworks:

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Sparks flying

Sparks flying

Sky shooters

Sky shooters

Ending with a blinding flash

Ending with a blinding flash

As we were still excited to be in Hong Kong Disneyland, we did not return back to the hotel immediately after the fireworks. Instead, we headed to the gift shops to do some shopping before returning the rented stroller and calling it a day.

Hong Kong Disneyland by night

Hong Kong Disneyland by night

The buildings look different at night with all the lightings

The buildings look different at night with all the lightings

Rachel and Asher in front of a gift shop

Rachel and Asher in front of a gift shop

The gift shops were packed with last minute shoppers

The gift shops were packed with last minute shoppers

The original slinky dog!

The original slinky dog!

Asher Mouse

Asher Mouse

Asher bear

Asher bear

Dancing Disney toys

Dancing Disney toys

Toy Story pins to take home

Toy Story pins to take home

We get to keep the name tag after returning Asher's rented stroller

We get to keep the name tag after returning Asher’s rented stroller

The musical fountain looks quite different at night when lighted

The musical fountain looks quite different at night when lighted

Bye bye and see you again tomorrow!

Bye bye and see you again tomorrow!

This sums up my eventful first day in Hong Kong Disneyland. Stay tuned for my next update on day 2.

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