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The happiest place on earth... (Well one of them anyway!)

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"You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway" - Walt Disney

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Foodie moment

Pepper Lunch restaurant is always a popular choice in any food court. You are given a sizzling hot (!!) plate with rice, raw meat, corn, cheese, pepper sauce and egg if you choose. You then "sizzle it your way", stirring it up quickly to cook it and mix the flavours - then enjoy... yum!

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Cultural moment

One of the funniest moments of our day was visiting the 'Mickey's PhilharMagic' 3D show at Disneyland. The show itself was amusing but the Chinese audience had us in stitches from start to finish.... Firstly was the way they chose their seats, once the doors opened to enter the theatre it was like the boxing day sales. People were yelling to each other, sprinting to chairs, climibing over seats, running up and down the aisles. I'm not sure if they were worried there wouldn't be a seat for everyone, or thought there was one good spot to sit but it was pandemonium!
The next cultural difference we found was their reaction to the 3D movie. This was an old school 3D movie, with some effective bits but many effects bordering on blurry, but we may as well have been watching Avatar II according to the reaction of the audience. They ooed and ahhed, screamed when objects flew towards them off the screen, and at least half the audience spent most of the short film trying to touch the 3D objects that were hovering in front of their eyes. I guess they just don't see many 3D movies in China!

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Wow moment

DISNEYLAND! I've been to both the American ones, and sure, this one is a lot smaller and probably targeted at younger kids but it is still Disneyland, and I love it! The layout, the details, the parade, the rides, the music, the characters and the fireworks... it all makes me jump up and down in excitement! Bonus was that the park was quiet so most rides had little to no wait time so we could go on our favourites again and again. And the big finale fireworks..... brings a tear to my eye :) Ps. Mark liked it too! :D

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What we learnt today

Asian families take their 4 and 5 year old children (definitely under the height restrictions!!) on super scary roller coasters like Space mountain, and the kids seem to enjoy it and have very little fear!
And a personal thing i learnt, which will shock many people i know, I enjoy roller coasters! (Well the ones i went on today anyway!) We even finished one for the second time and ran straight back around to go on it again!

Posted by travellinglise 19:04 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged lantau pepper_lunch disneyland_hong_kong Comments (1)

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