Grand Circuit Raceway
also known in the US Disneylands as Autopia But called Grand Circuit Raceway in Tokyo Disney which was somehow lost in translation. The ride is sponsored by Bridgestone and features a grandstand for visitors to watch the "races" between drivers. The track is described as a "figure eight" shape, but is actually quite longer. The line is long since it is easily one of the popular attractions here at tokyo disney and the cars come in different shapes and sizes and the ling figure of 8 ride around the tracks runs about 5 minutes if you are not speeding the gas pedal.
Going to Tokyo Disney
the views of around Tokyo Disney and going to and from it. Tokyo Disneyland is just slightly bigger than Disneyland in Anahiem, California, but otherwise is based on the same design, with one major exception. Because of occasionally inclement weather, Main Street USA (World Bazaar) is entirely under a Victorian style glass and wrought iron roof. Tokyo Disneyland lies just outside of Central Tokyo in Urayasu City, 15 kilometers east of tokyo. The nearest station to Disneyland is Maihama Station and the best way to go into Tokyo or back from Tokyo is by the JR Keiyo Line train which lies near the JR Tokyo Station.
"The story of Tokyo Tower"
Total Height of Tower 333 metres (1,092 feet)
Upper Observatory Level 250 metres (819 feet)
Observation Reach 75 kms
Architects Tachu Naito Archit.
Inauguration Date 23 December 1958
Annual Attendance 2.9 million
The 333 metres (1,092 feet) high Tokyo Tower is the highest stand alone steel structure in the world. Since its opening in 1958, it has been not only one of the major tourist attractions but has also been recognised and has become well known to visitors from the world as the symbol of Tokyo, an international city.
This Tower is a common carrier providing the space for transponders to eight Tokyo based TV stations and four FM / radio stations covering the entire Tokyo Metropolitan area. In addition, various radio signals are also transmitted from this Tower.
In 1989, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tower, we lit up the entire Tower with two colors combinations: a warm orange based colors in the winter and a silverish colors in the other seasons.
On a clear day, visitors can command a great view of Mt. Fuji, Japan's symbol figure from either the 150 metres high main deck or the special observation deck at 250 metres above ground. At night, a romantic view of the city of Tokyo lit up with neon and city lights. To the east of the Tower can be seen a landscape of the Waterfront development project.
The Tower received the 100 millionth visitor in 1989 and as many as 4.0 million people visit the Tower every year. In the building underneath the Tower are located an aquarium, a wax museum, souvenir shops, restaurants and show rooms visited by family vacationers and other tourists.
Tokyo Tower, since its inception, had been lit up by 696 light bulbs fitted along the steel structure. In 1989, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the construction, it was changed to light up the tower structure with 164 projected lights. In the spring, autumn and winder, the tower lit up in orange color with high voltage Na lumps.