As most of you know I LOVE Disneyland. I had my pass for a few years before moving to Okinawa and I went at least three to four times a month. You may guess I was super excited to go to Tokyo Disneyland, ecstatic would be the word! We were supposed to get there a little before the park opened but we were so tired from the flight the day before that we woke up a little later than expected. But better late than never and we made our way to the subway around 8:00am. We quickly realized that it wasn’t such a good idea. The subway was jammed packed! Everyone was trying to get to school and work. But we squeezed our way into the crowd, literally, and made our way to Disney!The entrance before the entrance!
We walked into a beautiful entrance. The shops were under what looked like a pavilion but it was amazing. I almost cried, ok I did get a little teary eyed. It was a mixture of excitement and an overwhelming feeling of gratefulness; I never thought I would be able to say I went to Tokyo Disneyland.
First thing’s first I needed a churro before heading to any rides. They had “light saber” churros with melon sugar! I love melon anything I was the most excited.
We stopped by to see the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall. I had read about the place beforehand and when I found it it did not disappoint, it was so nice inside. If you are an Alice in Wonderland fan I suggest checking this place out!
After all the walking we saw that there was only a twenty-minute wait for Haunted Mansion and it was actually a little different than the one in California. Obviously, it was in Japanese but the inside had some differences. We couldn’t take pictures because we would have to use the flash and flash photography isn’t allowed.
How cute are these little eggs!?
We were a little hungry and ate some waffle sandwiches. They were so good! We made our way back to the castle because was it really a Disney visit without a signature castle picture? Yes, the castle in Tokyo Disney is Cinderella’s.
The inside of the castle was super cute. There was a 20-minute wait, forewarning for anyone thinking of going inside. I thought it was worth it because the inside was cute!
Jaq and Gus!
Right next to the castle is Snow White’s Grotto, s’cute!
I quickly realized that this park was almost the same as California’s Disneyland. Danny and I decided that we wanted to view shows and parades more than go on rides because well we already rode the same rides in California. First up was Happiness is Here! I loved the parade so much it was such fun!Donald!Mike melon bread!
Right after the parade we grabbed some food and went over to Minnie Oh Minnie! The show is all in Spanish and is Latin American inspired. The costumes were probably my favorite part of the show. The music and singing was so cute! Everyone should check it out even if you don’t speak Spanish you’ll enjoy it and have fun.More eggs Mike and Sully.
When the show ended we realized there was another show. We power walked our way to One Man’s Dream II. Just for future reference for anyone going to see this show you will have to get there at least an hour early because most of the seating is reserved and there is a standby entrance which only allows a certain amount of people in.So lavish!
The show ended and I knew I wasn’t going to miss the Electrical Parade we headed to the front of the park to get a seat. It was an hour and a half before the show so Danny brought us burgers to our sitting area because I really wasn’t about to miss the parade.
Dream Lights Tokyo Electrical Parade was magical. It was so beautiful I’m really glad I sat in a good viewing area. It was a little hard to get good photos because it was dark but we got a few good shots.
We didn’t stay for the fireworks because we were so tired and I was cold but I did hear that they were canceled because of the wind. All in all, we had such a good time at Disney. I’m not going to lie I was a little disappointed because 1. A lot of areas were closed for refurbishments 2. I was expecting more. I had heard so many good things about Tokyo Disney and I guess I my expectations were too high. I’m not saying it wasn’t magical but that little spark was missing.
BUT the food was definitely the highlight! Everything we had was DELICIOUS. They don’t mess around with their snacks and food. The shows were really good and the parades were a lot better than California’s. If I have any suggestions for my California people who love Disney do what I did and view the shows and parades and explore the park because the rides are the same. I am glad we did visit the park though because I now only need three more parks and I’ll be able to say I’ve visited all the Disney Parks, woohoo!
I am so happy I had the chance to visit Tokyo Disney have any of you visited the park before? If so, what were you’re thoughts?