The main reason Liam and I went back to Hong Kong was to celebrate Valentine's Day at Hong Kong Disneyland. It has always been a dream of mine to kiss my prince in front of the castle with my full Disney sleeve on Valentines day. This photo was one of the most magical moments of my life. I will never forget it. (Even though the top of the castle had been replaced with a photo)
Throughout the park was a ton of yummy vegan food from the curry in Adventure Land, corn cobs from Jessie's food shack in Toy Story Land and even little bags of dried fruit. I ate way too much and I made Liam eat all the cute non vegan Mickey shaped foods. The first thing was this adorable Mickey waffle which came with chocolate sauce and maple syrup. It was cooked fresh made to order and Liam gobbled it up quickly.
It was such a magic day and I just couldn't stop smiling. One of my fave things about all the Disneylands are the balloons. I remember being 5 years old with my Auntie and Uncle at the Anaheim park and receiving a blue Mickey Mouse shaped balloon from my uncle. It was the most special thing I had ever held and when I see the park balloons as an adult I am taken back to that special moment. My favourite ones at the Hong Kong park were shaped like Baymax. He looked so cute twirling along in the sky.
Five years ago when Liam and I were at this very park we saw plans for what would be the Toy Story land. The only one in the world. I was so excited to finally see those plans in real life form. A giant Woody greets you as you enter and welcomes you as a new toy. The gift shop is shaped like Andy's toy box and there is a Slinky Dog ride. I was way too scared to go on it the first day.
The husband was ever so patient as I walked around for hours in the shops. I must have visited every single stand and stall at least 3 times each. Here in Australia there is no Disney store or parks. We get very small amounts of anything Disney so this was my chance to finally grab a few of my favourite characters. I loved this huge Sulley with his Monsters University jacket. I bought way too many items and for some reason they all seemed to be Monsters Inc and Donald Duck.
I was so excited to go on my two favourite rides- The Jungle Cruise and Dumbo. The line for the cruise is always so small and there is a line for different languages so the lines are always short. We went on the Jungle Cruise 3 times that day- it was most magical and scary at night time. The line for Dumbo was huge being Valentines Day but we waited and my one ride on my chosen pink dumbo was glorious.
The theme for the parade was called "Flights of fantasy" The floats were so magical and Minnie Mouse waved at me and mimed that she liked my Minnie ears. (hehehe I honestly nearly cried) The theme song was so catchy I was singing it all week.
We hadn't been able to meet any characters all day then suddenly there she appeared. The beautiful Belle in her yellow ball gown. Liam and I sprinted to the line and as I waited I got extremely nervous. Finally we met and she was so lovely and dainty. When she saw herself on my arm she said she was flatted and didn't mind that Gaston was there too. :) I laughed so hard when I looked at the face Liam was pulling. I love him so very much.
I spent a ton of time filming the fun from the magical Disney train, the food, my first ever roller coaster (and me crying afterwards). I hope you enjoy the VLog.
It was honestly one of the best days I've ever had. I built this in my mind for so many years, I kept waiting for something to go wrong, but from start to finish it really was the happiest place on earth.