Disney Resort, Tokyo
Those fantasy worlds that we watched in Disney production during childhood time are all come alive in Disneyland Theme Park. Anyway, I'm already out grown when I visited Disneyland.
Familiar character such as Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Snow White & many more are all featured in the park.
This is the icon for any Disneyland in the world. In fact any kids can tell you that you had been to Disneyland if you happen to strike any silly pose in front of this castle.
This castle don't just stand there for photography purposes, but together with various castles in the park they house the Cinderella, Snow Whites and many more themes that make Disney the most credited theme parks around the world.
Click into Tokyo Disney Resort official site for more information.
This is evening parade in Disney around 5pm. There is another similar morning parade start around 10am. During the parade, you will see all the dancing fairies dresses in multi colors outfit, together with characters such as Mickey, Donald, Goofy and many more.
In Disney, they nurture the most beautiful tulips in the flowerbeds, and my heart just gets melted see them in full display. They look so pretty!!
The first time in Japan, we were not have a chance to visit Disneysea. So, when we return in 2006. This can't be miss. The theme and atmosphere is great. It's like we visit Venice, Harbour of America, Arabian and Central America.
[Comment on 2004] The one and only Disney in this continental. When we visit Japan, this is the place that we can not miss by any reason. This theme park is suit for all of travellers, from kid to adult.
I spent only one day and it's not enough. There is a ticket for 2 days, maybe next time I will buy this ticket.
Don't forget to wait until the evening parade, it's worth the waiting.
[Comment on 2006] It is not the only one in Asia. But, it's still not miss because there is more rides than Hong Kong Disneyland. I went on Thursday but still crowded. Use "fast pass" for reduce your waiting time and can help you to play more rides.
Tokyo Disneyland is of course a very popular attraction for Japanese and Asian tourists. It has many of the same attractions as the Disney parks in the U.S. or Europe. The only difference is they are at lower prices. But be prepared, while English is spoken by park staff, many of the audio narrations are only in Japanese.
Having just visited Los Angeles Disneyland on the same holiday, we didn't bother with Tokyo's. We did drive past it though just to say we had seen it.
Was cleaning out my cupboards and looking at old photo albums. Found the ticket stub of Tokyo Disneyland dated Dec 1996! At that time, this was my first Disneyland and I was very young. My old photos showed that I had tons of fun.
After that, the Gold Coast, Australia theme parks and and Los Angeles Disney plus Universal Studios came my way, and by the time I reached Orlando, Florida I had theme park overdose!
Well we normally don't do family orientated things on a football away trip, but then one of the lads wanted to check out one of the exclusive crystal shops at the resort.
We took the tube and bought a day ticket at the gate. Had a few rides, looked around the shops and headed back to town.
Upon entering Tokyo Disney Sea, I came across the biggest spinning Globes that I had ever seen. It was spectacular!
And what do you know, my luck continued to be good, because one of the first characters that I met at Disney Sea was none other than Minnie Mouse, the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse! It was a great photo opportunity that I couldn't miss.
As the newest Disney theme park, Disney Sea opened on September 4, 2001 adjacent to Tokyo Disneyland. The park is loosely themed around the sea and waterfront locations, which is appropriate considering is sits on Tokyo Harbor. The park consists of seven themed areas:
- Mediterranean Harbor
- American Waterfront
- Lost River Delta
- Port Discovery
- Mermaid Lagoon
- Arabian Coast
- Mysterious Island
Just like all other Disney themeparks, it contains a few rollercoaster rides, many kiddie rides, and lots of souvenir shops and restaurants.
My wife and I visited on a Saturday in November (my wife worked hard to convince me to go), and it was absolutely packed. All of the good rides had at least an hour wait. Even the popcorn stalls had long queues! After killing our legs waiting in a couple of long lines, we decided it would be much more pleasant just to walk around. The park is pretty impressive overall, and it looked particularly cheerful all dressed up for Christmas. We finished the night by watching the fireworks show from aboard their fake cruise ship. Very romantic actually.
TDL is for all young and young at heart. Most of the rides are those non-heartstopping kind. I was told TDS (DisneySea) has more "adult" rides, and also it is the only Disney location that serves alcohol!
For all first timers, Disneyland is a MUST, especially if you have children. Remember to bring along a book or walkman to entertain yourself whilst queueing - sometimes it takes up to 2 hours for popular rides. For those with kids, bring plenty of sweets/ tid-bits and water.
Get your Fast Pass for BUZZ LIGHTYEAR (a new attraction since Apr'04), and POOH'S HONEY HUNT.
Other recommended attractions are Haunted Mansion, It's a Small World (this is very fun!).
TDL opens at 8.30 am. We were there at 9am on a normal weekday (Thu) and the place was already crowded! We stayed and did our last attraction (Sleeping Beauty castle) at 9.45pm, just before they close for the day.
This is the part i like most.
Space Mountain - Experience an exciting rocket journey through space
MicroAdventure! - A 3D animation movie. You'll be shrunk to the max at this exciting misadventure at the Imagination Institute. Watch out for the 'dog'....open up your mouth!...you know what's going on!:)
This most children love. Explore Mickey's home and Movie Barn. Visit with Mickey in person on the set of one of his flims.
Jolly Trolley - Ride from Mickey Avenue to downtown or back on this bobbing, pitching trolley. Must visit if you bring along your kids, perhaps you may skip this section for adult like me:)
You may found lots of F&B almost every part.
Check out for the Crystal Palace Restaurant near the Adventureland. Choose from a fine selection of entrees, side dishes, and desserts in this elegent Victorian-style buffeteria. While Blue Bayou Restaurant offer cajun-style cuisine, seafood, meat dishes, salad and desserts.
Attractions are the Pirates of the Caribbean which take a thriling journey back to an age of advanture when pirate roamed the seven seas; Jungle Cruise - venture deep into mysterious, danger filled jungles.