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Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:46 pm
by cfc
The Most Magical Kingdom of Them All: Tokyo Disneyland

One little thing I forgot to mention last time was that this visit marks the second time I’ve been at Tokyo Disney with TPR during some sort of “anniversary” event. This year it’s the . . .

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. . . which I presume means this is the resort’s “35th anniversary.” Well, I was last here with TPR in 2013, and that was the 30th anniversary, so, let’s see, do the math . . . yep--35th anniversary.

Tokyo Disneyland is the best of Disney’s “Magic Kingdoms,” which immediately puts it in the top two of theme parks worldwide. It was modeled after the park in Florida, but there are some notable differences, such as:

1. There’s no Liberty Square, so the Haunted Mansion is located in Fantasyland (Splash Mountain, is located just behind the Mansion).

2. Their Winnie the Pooh dark ride is a big step up from other versions, thanks to a trackless ride system, full animatronics (not just statues and cutouts), and just a higher general level of fun. (People who hate that “silly old bear” love this ride.)

3. Space Mountain is a clone of the California version.

4. The International Bazaar, their “Main Street,” is enclosed under a canopy (a very nice feature in a country where it rains quite bit).

5. This is no knock against the customer service at the Florida park, but TDL reaches their level, then takes it a step or two higher.

Hurry up! The Monorail is almost here!

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:15 pm
by cfc
Some more photos from our full day at Tokyo Disneyland.

Clever segue, eh?

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:23 pm
by SharkTums
Sigh...I miss Japan and it's plethora of rodent related merchandise.

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:50 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Ditto. With my affection for all things Shiriki Utundu.

Excellent ongoing TR of TDLR, Chuck. Most appreciated.

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 pm
by Dan
cfc wrote:“Oh, bother! I never should’ve drawn that pentagram in Eeyore’s blood.”

I didn't think I could like TDR Pooh any more than I already do. But I'd ride the hell out of Chuck's version!! :lmao:

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:53 pm
by PKI Jizzman
This has such a fun trip to follow along with. Love all of the photos and notes, thanks Chuck!

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:56 pm
by JEdMc91
Curious, is everything in English at the Japanese Disney parks? I do see a few things translated and written in Japanese, just curious.

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:07 pm
by cfc
^Signs and menus are often in Japanese and English. You'll hear announcements in multiple languages, too.

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:32 pm
by adamico2
Also, if a cast member hears you speaking English, while waiting for the Tiki Room, he'll give you a hand-held translator for the show!

Re: Photo TR: Chuck Returns to Japan with TPR--Again

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:18 pm
by cfc
“Our Revels Now Are (Almost) Ended”: Day & Night Tokyo Disney Park Hopping

Tokyo Disney has a unique approach to park hopping. I’d signed up for four Disney days, which meant that I could visit one park for one day, the other park the next day, then hop between the two parks for the last two days. I don’t think any other multi-park Disney resort does this.

I like this system, as it spreads out the crowds over both parks and gives you a chance to explore them thoroughly. Then you can hit what you missed, and do other stuff multiple times on the park-hopping days. For example, you definitely must have more than one . . .

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. . . Magic Kingdom Mickey Waffle per trip.

So, let’s spend our last two days in Japan hopping between Disneyland and DisneySea. Lots of photos to come, including one thing I’ve never done before, some relatively decent night photos, and the saddest photo in any Tokyo Disney trip report. I'll start with more Tokyo Disneyland, then finish up with DisneySea. But feel free to hop between the photos as you wish.