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    This is the long queue to have your photo taken with Mickey & Minnie.


    We didn't want to wait for that long, so we just passed by the couple.

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    Everywhere, souvenir shops are scattered to deprive you of your $$.


    Since it was the holidays, the lines everywhere (to get photos with the mascots, to the rides) were soooo long. For every ride, we waited 1-1.5 hrs. We didn't know about the fast pass then. I think it would be best to visit Disneyland when it's not peak season. However, even if it was tiring, we both enjoyed the Disneyland visit. If you have young kids or teenagers, then they'll most likely enjoy it.

    More pics later... to be continued...

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    The parade on Main Street. Even if you're not young (or young at heart), I think you would enjoy this.


    I think some of the actors/dancers are Pinoys. Heard some of them talking about breaks, day-offs, being tired from dancing, when's the next shift, etc.. while we were on the train.

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    It was a bright sunny day, and we were able to get good photos. The Disney princesses...


    Toy Story float

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    I had fun watching the Toy Story movies with my nephews & nieces when they were a bit younger. To infinity & beyond!


    These are Davis K., Ltnt and Norton when they were younger. (btw, where is Ltnt now?)

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    The Sleeping Beauty castle (or is it Cinderella's?). Accdg to story, Walt Disney was inspired by the Schloss/Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany. To our yerman members: Stroller, Herman & esp. Takeovers, Froehe Weinachten!


    please do not quote this post!

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    Picture taking with Pooh


    Merlin's house.. I didn't know that Merlin belonged to the Disney Universe. heh..

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    Since this was Disneyland, it was capitalism at its best. 70 hkd for roast chicken leg + rice!


    Btw, it may not be pricey if your currency is euro or usd, but since we earned in pesos, for us it was expensive. But what the heck.. it's Disneyland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    These are Davis K., Ltnt and Norton when they were younger.
    Agent green.

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    Disneyland hires gweilo/falang ppl for the "face actor" roles. I've read somewhere that the face actors earn more than the costumed actors (e.g. costumed as Goofy, Mickey, etc). I think it was an article about an American student who had gigs as a Disney princess in one of the US Disneylands. She was initially a cashier, but was offered a "face actor" role as a Disney princess because she was pretty. Anyway, here's Tinkerbell. She was pretty and petite.

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    ^^ Cheers, Norton! Here are the rides for the men in green.


    Toy Storyland

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    So we just wandered & rode some rides until nighttime.. it's a big place but the one in California is said to be bigger. This was the carousel at night.


    Tomorrowland, with some space-themed rides

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    The castle at night


    Nighttime on Main Street

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    At around 7pm (I think), there was artificial snow on Main Street. It was nice, since it was also cold by then - enhanced that "winter" atmosphere.


    HK Disneyland at night

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    Merry Christmas from HK Disneyland!


    There are fireworks at 9pm, I think, but we didn't stay to watch that, since we had to return to the ferry terminal to get back to Macau. We were told to be at the ferry terminal ~30 min before the departure time, since boarding passes had to be issued. That's it for Day 2. As I've said before, it was a tiring day at HK Disneyland, but we enjoyed it!

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    Day 3 - Exploration of Macau Island

    Since we got back to our friend's apartment a bit late the previous night, we decided to take the next day a bit easy. However, it turned out that we still did a lot, since it was our last day and we wanted to maximize our time in Macau!

    So we again took a bus which crossed the bridge, then got off at the central area, where the casino-hotels are, for some photo ops. This area looked very beautiful at night, with all the lights.



    Here's the Wynn casino-hotel

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    The Grand Lisboa casino-hotel. Please do not quote this post!


    Still the Grand Lisboa... it looks more impressive at night. No nighttime pics, unfortunately, as we were on the bus back from HK.

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    From the area of the Grand Lisboa, we walked along this street to get to the "old town" (Portuguese section). The walk took 15-20 min.

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    This is Senado Square. Sorry, these two ladies got in the way...


    Again, pls do not quote this post!

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    The next few pics are from the old Portuguese section of the city. It had beautiful colonial-style buildings. There was a stage set up for xmas events at the time.


    An institute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Again, pls do not quote this post!
    Ok. Identical twins I see.

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    Ruins of St. Paul's Church

    The Ruins of St. Paul's (also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik) stands adjacent to the famous Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church.

    First constructed in 1580, St. Paul's Church caught fires in 1595 and 1601. However, reconstruction started in 1602 soon after the church was burnt down. Completed in 1637, the church became the biggest Catholic Church in East Asia at that time. Unfortunately, a violent typhoon hit Macau in 1835 and the church caught fire for the third time leaving its glory a history. According to historical materials, St Paul's Church, built with white stones, had a grand vaulted roof. It had three magnificently decorated halls.

    More info here: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/att...acau/ruins.htm

    These are the ruins of St. Paul's church. Those pesky ladies again...


    Again, pls do not quote this post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Ok. Identical twins I see.
    Nope, not twins. She's older. But yes, we have similar features.

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    The view from the top of the steps of St. Paul's ruins. At the alley going to the ruins, there are lots of souvenir shops selling trinkets & food (beef jerky & cookies).


    There was a small temple nearby, we explored that too.

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    The Mount Fortress (Fortaleza do Monte) was also nearby.

    Mount Fortress is built on top of Mount Hill, which rises 52 metres above sea level. The fortress covers an area of approximately 8,000 square metres, in the shape of a trapezoid. The four corners of the fortress protrude to form bulwarks. The northeastern, south-eastern and south-western walls are built on 3.7-metre-wide granite bases. The walls, 9 metres high narrowing upwards to 2.7 metres wide at the top, are made of solid rammed earth, further strengthened by a thick stucco of ground oyster shells. The parapets were crenulated for the installation of 32 cannons and the two corners of the southeast wall have watchtowers. The walls facing the Chinese Mainland do not have any battlements, indicating that the fortress was built only for defence against attacks from the sea.

    More info here: Macao Heritage Net

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