Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hong Kong DIsneyland- Day 1 {pictures of the hotel}

 I had the hardest time deciding which room to book before we left and there were NO pictures of the room- just a vague description... so I thought it would be helpful to take a bunch of them when we checked in and post them here for other families debating what to do when they go.
It was a tough decision but we ended up booking the Kingdom Club Suite after signing John up for the magic access pass.  We got 25% off of our room with his pass plus 10% off our park tickets and 10% off of the food we bought in the park(which was only lunches that we shared).  Our lunches each day came to about $20 for all 6 of us.  The other benefit of the Kingdom Club is that we had free breakfast for all of us each morning and free drinks and snacks during the day along with free appetizers and drinks(including alcoholic!) each night.  There was MORE than enough food at night to feed us and count as our supper.  We figured this more than all paid for the room!
 Above is our first fast glimpse as we whizzed through the property gates in our van that drove us from Guangzhou to the front doors of The Disneyland Hotel.  We used Wall Top Limo Service and I set it up myself before we left for China.  They picked us up at our hotel in Guangzhou and drove us through customs into Hong Kong and then right to our hotel door.  It was well worth it since there was so many of us and we had no idea what we were doing or where we were going. :)
This room was the Kingdom Club Suite.  There were 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms.  Mary Beth slept on that couch and then we moved that coffee table and the boys slept on the air mattress that we bought and used in Guangzhou.  A door separated this room from the bedroom.  They had a little Minnie Mouse sitting on a chair when we walked in with the tags still on.  This became a very hilarious story...
We didn't really know for sure if it was complimentary and we didn't want to just assume it was and then get charged for a $35 stuffed Minnie later on our bill- ha! so when we went downstairs later to explore John went to the front desk to ask them about it(as well as a few other questions we had).  He told them we found a Minnie Mouse stuffed animal in our room and was that ours to keep.. did it come with the room/complimentary?  The sweet lady at the desk misinterpreted a little bit and started apologizing and ran to get the manager.  She told him something in Chinese and then the manager started to profusely apologize for there being a mouse in our room!  HAHAHAHA  John quickly realized that they thought he meant a REAL LIVE mouse and had to try and explain again.  We sure got a good laugh out of that later!  Those poor people- they were probably so mortified for us thinking there were mice running around their fancy hotel!  By the way, yes, the Minnie Mouse was complimentary. :)  So if you find one don't worry about asking- ha!

 There were TVs in both rooms and a bathroom could be accessed from each room- which we LOVED because if our big kids had to get up during the night or early morning to use the bathroom they wouldn't disturb us or more importantly the baby.

 This is the bathroom off of the living room(big kids' room).
 This is the master bathroom off of our bedroom.

 Master bedroom- we requested a king bed instead of 2 double beds.  And then of course Ruby stayed in here with us.  There was a patio off of both the bedroom and the living room.
 View from the balcony:

So amazing!! We will never, ever forget it.  None of our kids had ever been to Disney before so this was an experience of a lifetime for them(tacked on to the tail end of their other experience of a lifetime... a trip to China!) :)
Each night there was turndown service & fresh robes & slippers for all of us every day!  I will share more about the other perks of this room in another post.

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