I remember when I was in high school I used to have this map from Tokyo Disneyland posted on my wall in my room which my sister gave to me after she visited Tokyo,Japan. Almost everyday, after school, I would go straight to my room and look on the map asking myself when can I visit that place? My mom knows how obsessed I am with Disneyland. For me, it's a place where you can be kid over and over again. A place full of positivity and of course there's Mickey mouse! My all time favorite Disney character. When I knew in 2007 that Walt Disney will franchise it's second Disneyland in Asia in Hongkong. I couldn't described my excitement. I don't care if it's in Hongkong and not in Tokyo so long as it's Disneyland then I'm all fine. I told myself that after college I will definitely work to save for my dream. So when my dream came true in 2010 with my first visit in Hongkong Disneyland I was then ecstatic to sing Aladdin's classic song "a whole new world" while going inside the park lol. I remembered how my wife laughed at me when I literally kissed the floor in the main entrance of Disneyland. You can really tell how fanatic I am. After my first visit, I made a research about Disneyland and where it originated. Yes, my first visit didn't stop me to know more about the place since there was a lot of missing attractions in HK franchise and I knew that based on bloggers comments So I learned that the first Disneyland was built in Anaheim, California and opened in 1955. There were few attractions that HK Disneyland didn't have such as critter country,Mickey's toontown,frontierland,New Orleans square and a lot more! So my crave to visit another Disneyland didn't stop. Obviously, it would be a lot expensive for me if I dream of visiting the main one in the US. But I never stop dreaming until one day, it happened! I can vividly remember when I first saw the statue of Mr. Walt Disney holding Mickey mouse in Anaheim. I couldn't help myself not to cry ( I know I'm such a crying boy lol). Totally a dream come true to step in the legendary main Disneyland of all Disneylands. I have to thank numerous times our main organizer Hsi Lai temple for bringing all the casts and crew of Siddhartha the musical to the most happiest place on earth. The surreal experience was absolutely priceless. Be warned that this is the most longest post I've ever blogged. So if you reach the end of this then congratulations! You just become a certified Disney fanatic.
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“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… - Walt Disney