Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy
It was summer, and I felt like the sun was trying a little bit too hard to give its strongest heat. We finally arrived at Hong Kong Disneyland. The cheerful colors and familiar Disney songs did a good job welcoming us on that humid and hot afternoon. After a short MTR ride, there we were, into the wonderful small world of Disney.
It was hard to contain the excitement of enjoying this world. Cartoons, balloons, colorful castles, fun rides, expensive shiny souvenirs and of course, lots of kids running around. I know, I know. I am twenty-something already, but have you ever felt that you wanted the kid in you to resurface and have fun? Well, I did, that afternoon. (Oh, not to mention that you have to pay a bit pricey ticket. I guess, it’s just meant to be to have fun and enjoy)
The heat wave I felt around me couldn’t hold us back from reminiscing our childhood with Donald or Mickey – and my sister was the one who seemed to have a better shield to this heat. And since we arrived a bit late, this place was so crowded already. Most of rides were already packed with kids or kids-at-heart queuing and I didn’t have the right amount of energy to do so. Therefore, I only enjoyed the thrill from the vibe I caught flying around this magical world of Disney.
The only thing that I regret was the missed opportunity of visiting the Toy Story World. I know that I arrived late and I have missed the early parade. I know that I arrived late and the queue was crazy already. But I have this tiny little hope that – even when I was still in Jakarta, doing my research on what to visit – I have to see this Toy Story World. Aaand, it’s gone.
However, I saw the inner kid in me satisfied that day. He was content that he took picture with Donald Duck, he saw his family extremely joyful being in Disneyland (even though it was really exhausting) and he could say “been there, done that” although it would be years late.
And, I completely agree that by entering Disneyland, we indeed enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.
Until next post.