Hong Kong Disneyland Part 4 – Grizzly Gulch

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Published on December 21, 2014 at 3:00 am with 2 Comments

Toby Johnson continues his amazing Hong Kong Disneyland trip report. Today, he turns his eye to Tomorrowland, Adventureland and Grizzly Gulch. He wants you to know how beautiful the parked looked, sparkling clean, amazing gardens and no visible maintenance issues.
Let’s begin in Tomorrowland . . . where the Iron Man crane is quite visible.
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There was only a five minute wait for Space Mountain. Actually this was about average for most of My 4 days that I visited the park. Autopia, with an average wait of about 45 minutes, was the longest wait out of all attractions in the park.
The Iron Man Experience is coming in 2016.
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Nestled between Autopia and  Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Iron Man takes the space which had been reserved for a future Star Tours attraction.
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Lets cross the Hub to the left side of the Park now. We will head through Adventureland on the way to one of the newest mini lands, Grizzly Gulch!
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I love the vastness of HKDL’s Adventureland.  It reminds of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Same vibe, without the live animals, only animatronic ones.
Lots of fun detailing throughout the land.

Lots of fun detailing throughout the land.

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Jane is remodeling! Love how the bamboo scaffolding fits the theme here.

Jane is remodeling! Love how the bamboo scaffolding fits the theme here.

An Adventureland treat, Korean fish balls in curry sauce and a grape lychee frozen bar.

An Adventureland treat, Korean fish balls in curry sauce and a grape lychee frozen bar.

A HKDL opening day attraction, the ever popular “Festival of the Lion King” show continues to delight crowds.
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Walk under the train bridge at the west end of Adventureland to reach the 3 newest lands, starting with Grizzly Gulch

Unfortunately, the Hong kong Disneyland Railroad was down due to the construction of the Iron Man construction. I missed the atmosphere the train adds to the park and I would loved to have seen the train cross this bridge, as well as past and through the new lands.

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Big Grizzly Mountain

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Vekoma rides has posted this fantastic point of view video of the ride:
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Is it just me or is the “BGM” logo similar in style to the “BTM” logo?

The entrance to the “Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars” may remind you of Big Thunder Mountain in other Disney parks.  The E-ticket was so much fun to ride again and again, (thanks to walk on wait times most of my visit). A very fun story line and themeing throughout.  Felt like a mix between Big Thunder and Expedition Everest, with a few Country Bears thrown in.

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A visit to the Lucky Nugget Saloon where you can get delicious shrimp and chips and and a exploding boba fruit drink.
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Miss Kitty is the owner of the Lucky Nugget.  She puts on the cute and entertaining “Welcome Wagon Show” and also meets and greets guests.

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Signs lead the way to new adventures.

Signs lead the way to new adventures.

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Chip and Dale, and Mickey and Minnie are here to say Hey Howdy Hey!

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Because the town was accidentally built on top of active geysers, there are plenty of chances to get wet here at "Geyser Gulch" on a hot Hong Kong day.

Because the town was accidentally built on top of active geysers, there are plenty of chances to get wet here at “Geyser Gulch” on a hot Hong Kong day.

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Heading north out of Grizzly Gulch, we see the top spires of Mystic Manor.

Heading north out of Grizzly Gulch, we see the top spires of Mystic Manor.

Since we have visited Mystic Point in an earlier update, next time we will travel past that and into Toy Story Land and then Fantasyland.
Before we close part 4, lets head back to the northwest point of the park where Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Toy Story land intersect. Here we find a Pixie Hollow photo location where Tinker Bell visits guests in the late afternoon.
It's just a cute little meet and greet spot. I wasn't able to catch the favorite pixie in action.

It’s just a cute little meet and greet spot. I wasn’t able to catch the favorite pixie in action.

Here we find a new sign for Fantasyland at this junction

Here we find a new sign for Fantasyland at this junction

And the sign that used to be in this same spot (Photo Taken 2006)

And the sign that used to be in this same spot (Photo Taken 2006)

We’ll be back to Part 5 next weekend.  Merry Christmas everyone!

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  • eicarr

    They did a great job with Grizzly Gulch! Hope ironman turns out good. I assume iron man will replace a relocated star tours when a Star Wars land opens in DL usa.

    • Nitsud

      After HKDL’s 5 year exclusivity contract runs out of course!

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