It all started with a mouse

by juliakeil

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it all started with a mouse.” – Walt Disney

On the 19th of December, 2015, I let my inner child free. I went to Hong Kong, Disneyland. My very good friend Jasmine and I finally decided to set aside a Saturday to venture to Sunny Bay and hop on the Disney train to “leave today and enter the land of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.”

From the minute I woke up, till twinkling lights painted darkness and man-made snowflakes fell from the sky and decorated my coat and hat,  I experienced a child-like excitement I hadn’t experienced in a long time.

Jasmine and I spent our day as giddy girls frolicking from one ride to another, getting high on sugary treats , going on our favourite rides twice, dancing and singing along to the classic Disney melodies and by the end of the day we released tiny tears of nostalgic joy, while watching the fireworks light up the night sky. It was a magical day which was not only thanks to Disney but to the company and of course our mutual ability to just be big kids.

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Disneyland: where even fairies have to wait in line.

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Mini-Mickey

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Spacemen

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Where princess’ dwell

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

It’s a small world after all

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Parking lot

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Celebrities

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Mother and son

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Entering new worlds

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Suspense

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Control

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Smile and wave

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Nap time

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

On duty

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Is this thing on?

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Where next?

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Cotton candy

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Even Mini needs a break

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Beauty

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Rest

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Ears

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

The snowman

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Fantasy

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Happy face

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Trying it on for size

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Picture spot

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Moo cow

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Dusk over Disney

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Magic

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Spinning selfie

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

The girls

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

It’s been a long day

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Happy

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Darkness falls across the land

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Carousel

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

The parade

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Crowds

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Jasmine

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

Presenting: The Little Mermaid

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

9 p.m.

Photographs of Disney Land, December, Hong Kong 2015

‘Adults are only kids grown up, anyway’ – Walt Disney

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