It’s no secret that I’m a huge lover of Disney… it’s one of my life goals to go to all of the Disney Worlds in the world (I only have one left at this point!) When I went to Tokyo with two of my friends for Christmas, I demanded that we go to Disney.
There are two parks in Tokyo… Disneyland and DisneySea. I asked my students (let’s be honest, more of the target audience for Disney over me!) and they recommended DisneySea if we only had time for one park. They told me that DisneySea was more for adults, while Disneyland was more for children. Also, before I go on any Disney trip, I research extensively, usually using the Disney Tourist Blog. They highly recommended DisneySea, so for us, the choice was easy.
We took the metro a lot in Tokyo… it can be confusing to figure out at first, but once you do it will save you time and money. The metro stop you need to take is called the Maimaha Station. Once you get there, follow the signs to Disney (Sea or Land), and you will see the Monorail!
A big difference is you actually have to pay for the monorail in Tokyo. It was only a few USD, but is usually free in other places! The monorail will take you to whichever park you prefer, and also the resort hotels.
Tokyo DisneySea is split up into the following lands: Mediterranean Harbor (where you can ride a gondola!), American Waterfront (where you can play the famous Toy Story Mania and Tower of Terror), Port Discovery, Lost River Delta, Arabian Coast, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mysterious Island. I liked how all of the areas were themed well (of course! It’s Disney!) For example, there was popcorn basically everywhere, and in the Arabian Coast area, the popcorn was curry flavored. It’s those little things that really makes Disney special, don’t you think?
I absolutely loved Mermaid Lagoon because I mean, hello, a whole area devoted to The Little Mermaid? LOVE!
There was a part in Arial’s land where there were a lot of kids rides and of course, a souvenir shop.
My favorite rides were Tower of Terror (of course!), the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride, Toy Story Mania, and StormRider.
As I mentioned in my post on Hong Kong Disneyland, the food for the Disney parks outside of the states is just meh to me. And I will totally admit that this is probably my fault, because I am a picky eater and am not a fan of Asian food very much. I preferred the food here over than HKDL.
Berry Custard Danish!
Lunch at the New York Deli!
Dinner at Miguel’s El Dorado Cantina.
I really enjoyed Tokyo DisneySea. It was a great mix of “adult” rides, with plenty of Disney magic tossed in. There isn’t a castle at TDS, but we do have Arial’s grotto which was fun! I won’t lie, one of my favorite parts of living in Asia is being able to experience magic so close to me.
Okay seriously, how cute is this small child?!
Have you been to Tokyo DisneySea? What was your favorite part?
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