Fantasyland is at the heart of the Disney fairy tale magical moment experience. It features the most prominent Disney trademark, Sleeping Beauty's Castle and many of the classic fairy tale characters from everyone's childhood find their "homes" here: Cinderella, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, all have their own attractions, and the rest of the gang hangs out at the Fantasy Gardens, the meeting point for character greetings.
Little children will enjoy this land, rides are mild and the grounds are ripe with little touches of Disney magic all around.
Fantasyland occupies the space in the back of the park and is flanked by Adventureland on the left and Tomorrowland on the right. From the park entrance is a straight shoot to the back, you can just aim for the Castle to get there.
The Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad which circles the entire park, is a convenient way to get to this land from the Main Entrance. One of the two railroad stations of the park is found here.
There are stationery horses as well as the ones that move up and down, and different sizes to accomodate all ages.
Waiting times can be long at this popular ride, so check out the Disneyland Fastpass that can help you cut the waiting time to only a few minutes.
The Asian room is slightly larger and features a Chinese Lion and other aspects of Chinese culture. Also, a few Asian languages have been introduced to the theme song which adds to the local flavour: Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog and Korean are unique to this park.
Another special feature is the introduction of Disney Characters into the attraction. There are 38 Disney characters, and they all blend in quite well with the existing figurines, they have all been placed in the continent of their origins.
Look for Woody and Jessie at the American Western world, Mowgli and the Jungle Book characters in the African Continent, Mulan of course in China, etc. Of the 38 characters, see how many you can find! The only other Disney park to feature the characters is Disneyland Anaheim.
Disney movies featured include Toy Story, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, the Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.
You will see the regulars in the show as well, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald adding a bit of their own humor.
The show is in Cantonese, but don't let that keep you from it. All the songs are in English, and there are subtitles as well. Most importantly, the essence of the show and the fun atmosphere is quite universal. You will certainly enjoy this regardless of what language you speak.
The Golden Mickeys Show is performed at the Storybook Theater next to Small World outside the railroad circle.
Mickey, Minnie and the whole clan will be there ready to greet and have pictures taken with you. There is even a Park Attendant that will take your picture with your own camera, and of course the "official" photographers that will try to sell you theirs as well. The line for Mickey is always long as can be expected!
Besides the Fantasy Gardens there are other Character Meeting places all around the park, check the Times Guide to see when they will be at each specific location:
Another "sure bet" for meeting Disney Characters is the Buffet at Enchanted Gardens at the Disneyland Hotel, where Mickey and the Gang will come around the tables and say hi while you enjoy your Mickey-shaped pancakes or dim sum.
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