Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hong Kong Part 3: Disneyland - Toy Story Land, Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch and Fireworks

It was almost 5pm so the heat was slowly easing on us. I was sure I got three tones darker.

Toy Soldier Parachute Drop. Too scary for me but the kids had no fear of heights at all.
A very popular ride with the public. Expect to wait at least 30 minutes.

RC Racer! Too much for me to handle.

Slinky Dog Spin. Apparently, the dog chases his tail around. K just woke up from her nap so we skipped this ride too. The rest of the kids went for it, after a 25-30 minutes wait.

Love how their toilets are so toy-like too.

At MYSTIC POINT - where mystery resides.

Stand on different levels to see an optical illusion.

Mystic Manor where Lord Henry keeps his collection of art and antiquities

Once inside, Lord Henry greeted us, explaining to us the most mysterious treasure chest he has in his manor.
If one were to open the chest, its magical power would cause all non-living things to come alive.
Of course, that is where the journey starts. We boarded the magneto-electric cars and that was when Lord Henry's travel companion, a monkey, opened the treasure chest. Suddenly, everything went haywire.

A painting of a beautiful lady transformed into Medusa.

Plants becoming man-eating plants.

Painting turned all wintery and cold wind blew through the building. The electric cars were spinning around so fast and we were all caught up in the frenzy.

Coupled with loud fiery blasts, it was quite a stimulating ride for the senses.

Our electric cars swerved to escape the arrows only to find Lord Henry's monkey in a sticky situation on the wall behind us. You never know what you are going to get in this ride. Other rides usually focus on what is in the front. Mystic Manor makes sure you watch your own back.

Lord Henry finally appeared and asked if the monkey opened the treasure chest. Needless to say, the latter replied in the negative. The kids went on about how he lied. Well, at least they understood the storyline.

GRIZZLY GULCH: It was getting late but we had to get at least one ride on the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars. It goes up the mountain before sliding back in high speed. Needless to say, the kids loved it.

Old mining town in Grizzly Gulch

Made our way quickly to the Sleeping Beauty Castle to catch the fireworks display at 8pm.
It was always very crowded. Headed to Main Street (where the merchandise shops are) to get some breathing space.
Despite the distance, K still found the fireworks to be too loud.

A colourful display of fireworks to end the day of play. We would be back for more tomorrow.

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