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December 19, 2008
From journal Blueskygirl Does Tokyo
November 3, 2006
From journal Tokyo Disneyland - The Japanese House of Mouse
September 4, 2006
From journal Tokyo Disney Sea - Tour the Seven Ports of Call
May 2, 2006
From journal Tokyo and Tokyo Disneyland Resort Highlight
January 19, 2005
On the plus side, though, you get two Disney parks right next door to each other--Tokyo Disney and Tokyo Disney Sea--fantastic rides, superb vistas, and all the laughs and smiles that you can only get from visiting the 'Happiest Place On Earth'.
We only had one day to visit, so we elected Disney Sea over Disneyland, mainly because we've been to Anaheim and thought Tokyo Disney would be similar. Disney Sea is divided into seven themed areas:
Mediterranean Harbour - based on a Venetian-style harbour, it reminded me a lot of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, complete with gondola rides. The Tokyo Disney Sea Hotel Miracosta fronts onto the harbour, giving residents an excellent view of the nightly fireworks.
Mysterious Island - contains Mount Prometheus, which is the bubbling volcano that can be seen from throughout the park, and also the "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" attraction, where you can explore the depths of the ocean aboard Captain Nemo's research submarine.
American Waterfront - the central attraction here is the S.S. Columbia, a realistic-sized steamliner containing shops and restaurants. If you ever wondered what it would be like to have dinner in a Titanic-style dining room, the S.S. Columbia Dining Room is probably as close as you can get.
Lost River Delta - an area whose theme is based on a Myiam temple. The central ride here is the "Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull", which also had one of the longest queues. You ride in a Jeep through various caves, paths, and jungle before being chased by a big round rock--just like the movie.
These attractions were complimented with the usual array of Disney characters posing for photos, along with Looney Toons cars, trucks, and trains driving around.
At night, the park takes on a whole different atmosphere, more like a holiday resort by the waterside than a theme park in a thriving metropolis. However, the lines don't get any shorter--in part, no doubt, to the cheap after-6pm Starlight pass.
Be warned--it can be very cold in Tokyo in winter; it snowed New Years Eve, and the wind chill makes it even worse, so dress in layers.
They have a big New Years Eve party in both parks; however, only those staying in the official Disney hotels are guaranteed entry. There is a ballot for the public for tickets, which closes in September. We had initially intended to go to Disneyland for New Years; however, there is nothing on their website about the restriction on tickets, and I found out about the ballot in November; it closes in September, so we missed out.
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