The taxi ride to Disneyland was about half an hour. After seeing what we think was a building owned by my grandparents - it has a bathroom fixtures showroom in the bottom- I promptly fell asleep. T woke me as we approached the gates welcoming us into the Disneyland Resort. We were greeted in 3 languages by Cast Members who quickly determined our preferred language and took our luggage to deliver to our room (this 3 language greeting is something we are starting to get used to, and is not peculiar to Disney). Check-in was quick and easy and we were happily surprised to find out that our room comes with complimentary park passes - enough for 7 days! Perhaps we will spend more than half a day in the park after all.
After a short nap, we explored our hotel and the other one on property - the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. We are staying at Disney's Hollywood Hotel which I would equate to something like the Swan or Dolphin in WDW. The room is similar to your standard American hotel room in terms of size, plus it has a tiny mini fridge. It's significantly smaller than our room was at Tokyo "Dizunee Randuruu." This hotel, like the Ambassador in Tokyo, is art deco themed, and reminds me of a land version of the cruise ships. The lobby even smells like the lobby of the Dream. There are 3 restaurants in the hotel - Chef Mickey's (looks similar to the one in Tokyo and WDW, we'll report back after breakfast tomorrow), The Lounge (looks... like a lounge...), and Hollywood and Dine (not much like Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios in WDW, this is a small quick service sort of replacement for the lack of room service).
|Chandelier in the Disneyland Hotel, not quite the same as the Roots' photo...|
|We learned a new shirt-rolling technique from Pinterest, so our clothes look so neat and tidy!|
Tomorrow: The Big Buddha