We started Day 3 of our Hong Kong trip with me and my husband riding the hotel shuttle to Causeway Bay to look for KFC because the kids badly wanted fried chicken (and frankly, I did too). We left the kids at the hotel with my aunt because this is my husband and I’s little adventure. Kung maligaw man kami, hindi kami maguiguilty na pinagod namin ang mga bata.
Binabalik balikan namin ang kanto na ito kasi may naaamoy kami na masarap na tinapay. Unfortunately, wala naman kaming makitang bakery. Guni guni lang namin kaya?
We did some groceries as well at Wellcome and looked for local snacks as pasalubong to our families.
Even if we had a very good stay in Cosmopolitan Hotel, we were very excited to bid them goodbye and transfer to our next stop.
So after a very smooth check out at Cosmo, a more or less 300 HKD taxi fare to Lantau Island, a very very warm welcome at the Kingdom Club Lounge, we were finally checked in at Disneyland Resort Hotel!
Kingdom Club. We stayed in a Kingdom Club room. The Kingdom Club has a separate reception area where you can check-in. You will also need your room key to access this floor.
Tip no. 11. If you have the extra budget, go for the Kingdom Club rooms. Totally, totally worth it.
What we love about the Kingdom Club?
1. The Service. Disney people are the friendliest people in Hong Kong. But the ones in Kingdom Club are really caring and extra friendly. They will explain everything to you. Give you tips on how you can enjoy the park and assist you on everything that you’ll need.
2. The Lounge. This is where most of the magic happen. You get free snacks, free appetizer, free wine, free milk, free coffee, free dessert… as long as you can see it on the serving area, it is free.
The kids having some cookies and apple juice while waiting for the room to be ready.
I am FREE!!!!
3. The character visit. Mickey or Minnie, in our case it was Minnie, will say goodnight to you in their pyjamas!
4. The bedtime story. Every night, a Disney staff will read a Disney book to the kids while they are having cookies and warm milk! There’s a schedule for English, Mandarin, and for Cantonese. Kids are rewarded with stickers after.
So basically, here are the other things that you get for free when you book a Kingdom Club room:
Convinced you yet? 🙂 Also, the free buffet breakfast at the Crystal Lotus was a big deal breaker for us. 🙂 Mukha talaga kaming pagkain. Takot kami magutom. Haha.
Hotel Room. There’s this certain distinct sweet smell that welcomes you as soon as you step inside the main hotel lobby and it does not stop there! That smell goes all the way to your room. Sa totoo lang gusto ko na tanungin yung housekeeping kung ano yung pabango nila. Lalagyan ko din buong bahay namin.
Disneyland Hotel has a Victorian theme so everything was as grand as we expected and the “Disney feels” on every detail is spot on.
This was our hotel room. Miss ko na siya agad-agad.
And we were beside the Walt Disney Suite!
You get these cute room keys,which you also get to take home as souvenirs.
There was a bathtub!!!! Hallelujah! Kids were so happy when they saw this.
The shower area’s pretty big too.
The closet and the bathroom have the same doors (without the mirrors for the bathroom). The table that you can see from the closet’s mirror is the vanity table.
We love how comfy the beds are 🙂
Some more Disney details:
This was on our bed
This was on the other bed
We also had our own balcony. I’m pretty sure the other rooms had too. But we love our view.
Amazing view, right?
While waiting for our 530pm dinner at Enchanted Garden, we decided to roam around the hotel first.
The first thing we did was to play in the maze with Daddy and N as partners and me and M as partners. Naturally, the boys got out first as we were busy taking photos. Lol
We also took pictures in front of the pretty flower garden.
We then went inside to check the rest of what the hotel has to offer.
There’s the boutique. M badly wants to try this but we reasoned out with her why that would just be a waste of money because she cannot take that home with her.
So we went to the hotel shop and got an autograph book instead. And this was a great buy.
Tip no. 12. Buy an autograph book! M had fun asking the characters and the princesses to sign. We also brought her instax so she could attach her photo with the character on the page where that character signed.
Anyway, we continued strolling around the hotel and we came across their indoor and outdoor pools!
The indoor pool
And there was a lifeguard on duty even when there was nobody swimming. So cautious! I like that.
The outdoor pool
Pool schedule and rules
Since it was too cold to swim, we did not dare try the pools out. We checked their playground instead!
After that, we checked their Storybook Playroom.
N had so much fun! There were different play areas that the kids can go to. They also offer arts and crafts activities for the kids.
Ayaw na actually niya magdinner eh. Ang kulit lang talaga namin.
Alas! It was time to bid the playroom goodbye and go to Enchanted Garden for our early dinner.
Enchanted Garden. Enchanted Garden is one of the three restaurants inside Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.
I reserved in advance by calling from when I was still in Manila and good thing, I did. The place was full for that slot.
The first or second seating is actually cheaper than getting the full seating. We opted to get the first seating kasi hindi kami tatagal ng 8pm pa kakain ng dinner.
Tip no. 12. Check for online promos. Was able to get a 50HKD discount per adult and 30HKD discount per kid. Just print this coupon and voila! Savings!!!
I was unable to take photos of the food as I was losing battery already. But basically, they have Chinese food, Japanese food, Indian food, and food for the kids. Oh and they had self serve soft ice cream!!!
The dessert area
Hubby’s very weird dish
My Mickey Pasta
Kahit kelan sulit sa buffet ito eh.
And the real reason why we dined here? The character meet and greet! There are normally 4 Disney characters, who will go and visit your table. For us, they were Duffy, Shellie May, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse. We are not really familiar with the bears but they were cute. 🙂
They also have a professional photographer who takes photos and you have the option to buy the print if you want. Hulaan niyo kung binili namin. Siyempre, oo.
Ending Day 3. After watching the fireworks from the balcony and meetinf Minnie in her pyjamas, the kids changed into their pyjamas and went back to the Lounge for the bedtime story. It was indeed a very magical day for them and they slept with smiles on their faces.
And this was a nice touch from the hotel:
Watch out for my day 4 entry – Disneyland Day!