Wow. We just spent two days in Hong Kong Disneyland and we’re completely exhausted. Well, except for Rowan. After going on “Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblasters” interactive ride (it’s set up kind of like a video game) about half a dozen times just today, Rowan is busy playing Angry Birds on my phone while Kevin naps, and I catch up on email propped up on pillows in bed.
HK Disneyland is smaller than what I expect the North American versions are, with five themed areas, each with only three to five rides, most of them for kids Rowan’s age or older. He liked all of them, but Buzz Lightyear was his favorite – and ours. I think Kevin and I enjoyed (repeatedly) shooting evil alien robots as much as the little man did.
The park is incredibly clean and the staff were all very sweet, especially when it came to handing out stickers to kids having meltdowns – or to Rowan, wherever he went. By the end of day one, he was covered in stickers – front and back – and on day two, we decided to just collect them to bring them back home. Which may mean our house will be filled with them, but no matter.
Rowan caught on to the whole idea of going on rides very quickly, even though it was his first time at an amusement park. He got excited about each one and was very patient standing in line, sometimes up to half an hour. It was fun for me too, but one day would have been enough, whereas Rowan would have liked to have gone back every day for a week, at least.
Tonight, it’s off to a small outdoor mall near our hotel for some dinner under the stars, before an early night. We need at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep to recover from our Disneyland adventure and prepare for the long flight home tomorrow.