Happy Easter Day everyone! Is it okay to pause the weekend food trip post just for something even more exciting? :D
We allotted just ONE DAY to get back into our childhood, Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea? After talking to friends who have visited Tokyo and research, we came in to the final conclusion --- Tokyo DisneySea it is!
We arrived in a sunny, yet super windy day at Tokyo DisneySea, but before I share to you more about our experiences here, the route is worth mentioning!
P.S. This is the only picture of Mr. AMW and myself together, unlike Hong Kong Disneyland and Universal Studios in Singapore, tripod aren't allowed! I wouldn't mind though, it was VERY windy that day and I am sure a lot of cameras will topple down!
Wherever you're staying, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are accessible via the JR Railway and Tokyo Metro Subway. If you have an Apple gadget, you can download trains.jp and you can use the app anytime even without internet connection to get the answer on how to go to a specific location and which line to take! This is a very useful application, if you do not have an Apple gadget, thanks to Rowena for sharing THIS ONLINE SITE, you can search via internet before you leave the hotel and note everything down.
You'll see this..
You will definitely be walking together with a lot of other people and go into the Disney Resort Line because you have to pay up for another ride! The Mickey Mouse Train!
It is a bit intimidating to use the machines but do not be scared to ask (even by using hand gestures) as people are very friendly and you'll definitely get the help you need!
A huge map showing the huge "playground"
Since I opted to go straight to Tokyo DisneySea, there is a ticket price on how much one way cost, always look for the ENGLISH button and everything will be in English!
Note: You do not have to click on DisneySea but click on the "amount" going to DisneySea, the board says JPY250.00 (approx Php125.00) so click the JPY250.00 icon and you can purchase as many tickets you need.
Mickey Mouse train is here!!!
If you plan to get off different stations (Tokyo Disneyland, Hotel areas, Tokyo DisneySea and a lot more), you can opt to purchase "multiple entry tickets", again, we know that Tokyo DisneySea on its own will take almost a day so we went there straight!
Purchasing of the Tokyo DisneySea ticket was easy, the people working there can speak English, the old man even complimented my nails! He said: "CUTE!" *laughs* He handed us the tickets and Tokyo DisneySea Guide Map in English!
A 1 Day Adult Passport costs JPY6,200 (approx Php3,100).
Yes, it is very expensive but it's once in a lifetime :)
I was greeted by the perfectly shaven Mickey Mouse! :)
What I've noticed at the Tokyo DisneySea? The merchandise are way cuter! And there are a couple of guests who would wear cute costumes and bring along a lot of their stuffed toys for photo opportunity? :)
Not chipmunk...ME! *laughs*
Just joking...where was I?
Tokyo Disney Sea is quite big, the area is separated with the following adventures ---
Visit the scientists of the Center for Weather Control.
StormRider is one must try! The line was extremely and painfully long, but go for "Fast Pass" by inserting your ticket and another ticket will come out with the time for you to return! It's worth it!
DisneySea Electric Railway is also there to help you jump into one area to another without much walking. Line is long but turnover is quick!
Here you'll find the excitement of big city
and the charms of New England fishing village
Another attraction that has the longest line! The Tower of Terror. Go for fast pass card as a lot of screaming and shouting were heard from the outside as tourists tour inside the house! Too bad the line was too long they have to cut Fast Pass entrance so we gave this a skip.
Here you can also enjoy dining at the S.S. Columbia Dining Room. Photography in this area is worst! The wind was too strong they nearly blew my hair away from my scalp! *laughs* Exaggeration but the feeling was there! Hahaha
The ambiance of Southern Europe
and you can even take a ride on a gondola
Lost River Delta
The ruins of ancients Central American civilization
Genie from the Disney classic film Aladdin is the major attraction here
The world of my favorite Disney character, Ariel
Captain Nemo has created this secret base for his explorations
into the depths of the Earth and beneath the waves
In here you will find Journey to the Center of the Earth
A couple of rides we enjoyed and was able to (sneakingly) took photos!
A not so scary roller coaster ride that took around 30 seconds even if the wait was 45 minutes! *laughs* Don't worry, there's an adult version of this roller coaster that has 360 degrees turn! Of course we didn't take photos anymore! hahaha
Jasmine's Magic Carpet Ride
Again, lining up is a serious matter! Though it was a Thursday, I was told that kids were on Spring holiday! Or Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are jampacked 365 days a year?
Oh, I've seen the cute bear called Duffy at least once every 5 seconds (not joking at all). Duffy Bear is quite famous here and people (super young and super old) would carry them around! Keith and I both felt out of place without one! Hahaha
Overall, the experience is quite good! The pain of lining up and meeting up characters is more difficult as compared to my other "theme parks" experiences, please bring in some "snacks" that you can purchase at the train station! We actually survived 8 hours without lining up on restaurants! The lines were EXTREMELY long during peak hours even on those popcorn stalls!
Bento boxes like these are seen EVERYWHERE! I am seriously amazed on how pretty they package everything!
Onigiri!Though I can't seem to understand the flavors, I went ahead and purchased 2 of these and both tastes good!
Here's a cute camel that makes a "camel sound" every 5 minutes which scared a lot of girls..and boys! hahaha
And Mr. AMW likes to kiss her! :P
or look like her?
Don't worry I'm as confused as you :)
Don't worry I'm as confused as you :)
Gorgeous flowers that greeted us even on our way out!
Cherry Blossoms! :)
Overall, it was a lovely experience! I highly recommend to visit either of the 2 theme parks or if you have enough time, go for both! It is a type of experience wherein you'll tell your kids and grand kids about it! :)
Would you visit Tokyo DisneySea if you get the chance to visit Tokyo?