Architecture in The Happiest Place on Earth

All buildings started with a plan comprises of lines that have their own stories to tell.

Architecture is a broad one to study that even feelings can be expresses through drawings. We may also define the function of the structure through its culture, lifestyle, or forms. This definition made me understand the value of every design of an architect when I visited Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is one of the highly developed countries and known for its magical kingdom, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. It's said to be the largest themed park in Hong Kong that consists of seven (7) inspired by fairy-tale lands: Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, USA. The park is currently hosting various rides, shops, restaurants, and live entertainment.

You will see how architecture means in a well-developed park.

Main Street, U.S.A.
Hong Kong Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., serves as the entrance of the park. Plans originally featured a restaurant under the Railroad station but were scrapped due to budget reasons. The decor is small-town America from the years 1890–1910.

Hong Kong Disneyland's Adventureland is the biggest among all Disney parks. It features a large island area home to Tarzan's Treehouse, which is circled by the Jungle Cruise (Jungle River Cruise). The Adventureland is also home to the "Festival of the Lion King" show.

Fantasyland features Sleeping Beauty Castle as its icon. It also has several attractions based on Disney films such as The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant; It's a Small World and Cinderella's Carousel. There are also Fantasy Gardens where costumed Disney characters are, and a Fairy Tale Forest.

Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland features an emphasis on metallic trim, dominated by blue and purple hues. Since the opening of the park, unique attractions were added into the Hong Kong's Tomorrowland, such as a new Autopia and Stitch Encounter. The first-ever Marvel attraction in a Disney theme park, The Iron Man Experience, opened on 11 January 2017 in an area previously envisioned for a Star Tours-type attraction. The land also featured Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters on opening day, but it was replaced with Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!

Toy Story Land
Opened 18 November 2011, Toy Story Land is the first new themed land since the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005. It is located on the west side of the park, behind Fantasyland. Toy Story Land is themed using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area. The themed land makes use of characters from the Toy Story movies, such as an enlarged Woody, Rex, an oversized paper plane, and Luxo Jr.

Grizzly Gulch
Opened on 14 July 2012, this land is the Hong Kong equivalent of Frontierland and Critter Country. The themed land reminisces an abandoned mining town called "Grizzly Gulch," set amidst mountains and woods. The centerpiece structure is Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, inspired by Grizzly Peak in Disney California Adventure Park.

Mystic Point
Opened on 17 May 2013, Mystic Point is a new themed land in Hong Kong Disneyland. It is also the final area that opened in Hong Kong Disneyland's current expansion. The site features Mystic Manor, Home of Lord Henry Mystic.

From a well-developed land to its very detailed corner of its Architecture, I am amazed. 

Understanding Architecture is not just reading it in a book or making its plan; you have to be a kid to enjoy "The Happiest Place on Earth."

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