Tokyo Disney

My son and I visited Tokyo Disney earlier this summer.  Although we had light rain all day, we still had a great time as the weekend crowd was probably smaller than normal.  The Tokyo Disney Resort is conveniently located near Tokyo Bay, it only took a 45 subway and train ride, with the park just outside the JR Maihama station.  From the station, you can ride a monorail to take you to the park or hotel.

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As you can see above, it is the 25th year anniversary of Tokyo Disney.  Tokyo Disney has two theme parks: DisneyLand and DisneySea.  Cost for a 1 day passport is ¥5,800 (about $58) for an adult, ¥5,000 ($50) for a junior aged 12-17 and ¥3,900 ($39) for a child aged 4-11.  Unfortunately, a 1 day passport only allows you entrance to only one theme park for the day.

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We went to the DisneySea theme park – no, it is not a waterpark like the one in Florida.  It is a water (sea or ocean) themed park with several "ports" (areas) in the park:

  • Port Discovery
  • Lost River Delta
  • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Arabian Coast
  • American Waterfront
  • Mediterranean Harbor
  • Mysterious Island

Here is a picture near the main entrance, with the Mediterranean Harbor and the Mysterious Island volcano in the background – notice the very cloudy skies.

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Some of the rides we took were:

  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull – didn’t know Indy spoke Japanese
  • StormRider – futuristic ride into the eye of the storm
  • Aquatopia – twisting and whirling experimental watercraft ride (not great, you can’t control the watercraft)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – explore the depths under an experimental submarine designed by Captain Nemo
  • Venetian Gondolas – ride along the waterways of Mediterranean Harbor on an authentic gondola operated by gondoliers (again, Japanese instead of Italian, although they tried to speak Italian and sing Italian songs)

… and several others more.

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Just like the other Disney resorts, FastPass is also used for the most popular rides.  Of course, there were lots of shops and restaurants, along with live shows.

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Although not as big as DisneyLand in Florida, I thought Tokyo DisneySea (not sure about Tokyo DisneyLand though) was a fun way to spend the day.  Tokyo DisneySea probably caters to older kids (like me).

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