TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Part 26 - More time at Tokyo DisneySEA!
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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:49 pm

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Day Three - Tokyo DisneySEA!

Keep in mind that everything I've posted so far is just a "Bonus" before the official TPR Trip begins! Normally with these trips we don't have too much time to ourselves as we get into Japan and then go right into a TPR trip. But this time around we got here about 10 days early just to hang out a bit on our own and take things at a more leisurely pace.

Today we decided to have a day at Tokyo DisneySEA because, it is our favorite theme park in the world so why not? We'll have four Tokyo Disney days on the official trip so it's nice to have just additional time "just because...."

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When we spend time in Tokyo not at a Disney resort we like the Shinagawa area. Hotels are great. Shinkansen operates from this station. It’s not super busy like Shibuya or Shinjuku and there are plenty of good restaurants & shopping in the area. Very convenient.

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Hey! Look where we ended up today!!!

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Happiness is being on a Tokyo Disney monorail!

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About to head into Tokyo DisneySEA!!! Very excited!!!

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This view right here...

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OMG!!! New popcorn flavor! (At least to me!)

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It’s delicious! It’s like BooBerry cereal, but popcorn!

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Tanabata Festival starts today at Tokyo Disney!

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The merchandise looks great!

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I’ve always loved this festival and happy It expanded to both parks a few years ago!



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I picked up a 35 Happiest Celebration ShellieMay!

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She’s in good company with the other characters on my bag!

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Time for some Tower of Terror Tokyo Disney style!!! By far my favorite version of the attraction!



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Yes, that is Gelatoni with gelato!

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Vulcania is probably my favorite Disney “quick service” restaurant.

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The theming is fantastic and the food is delicious, too! Just look at the interior of this place!

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And here’s a look at some of the food we got at Vulcania! Delicious!!!

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For the record I have a huge amount of respect for a culture that brings their stuffed animals to lunch with them.

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This is pretty much me at home!



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They take popcorn VERY seriously at Tokyo Disney!

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Curry Popcorn is one of my favorite flavors!

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We may have done a *little* bit of shopping at Tokyo Disney today!!!



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So that’s FOUR new popcorn flavors at Tokyo Disney that I’ve never seen before! Herb-Tomato (smells like Pizza!), Garlic-Shrimp, Blueberry (YUM!), and Barbecue!

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My American brain still can’t get over this...

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These are Duffys people have left on display. I don’t think the owners are always around.

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They just leave there here for people to take photos of. Nobody steals them. People respect them. They will all be here when the owner returns.

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I love these photo spots made specifically to put your Duffy & Friends on to take pictures of them! You’ll find them all over the park!

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Cuteness overload in this pic!!!

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These Toy Story Green Alien Mochi Ice Cream Dumplings are the cutest food item you will ever eat in a theme park!

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I sometimes have to stop and remind myself that I am in a theme park!!!



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The Indiana Jones queue is one of the best themed queues I’ve ever seen!

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I love this new collection of “rainbow” merchandise at Tokyo Disney!

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The new Nemo Searider is super cute and a much better fit for families & the park than Stormrider was!

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Fun Fact! It’s one of the few “rides” with a lap bar or seat belt that I’ve seen that allows lap sitting with kids!

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I love these 35 Happiest Celebration Mickey statues they have around the park.

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They look awesome at night!

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If you thought Tower of Terror looked awesome during the day, it looks even better at night!!! WOW!

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Today starts “Tanabata Days” based on the traditional Japanese Star Festival.

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People write their “wishes” on Tanabata Greeting cards and leave them for the Star-Crossed lovers to read, in this case Mickey & Minnie!

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It is such a cool little event and I love it!

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Here is my Tanabata wish!

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People go absolutely BONKERS for that Chocolate Crunch!

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I swear that shelf was full 5 minutes ago! lol As fast as they can stock it, people take it! It’s been a Tokyo Disney tradition for years!

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So Herb-Tomato popcorn FOR THE WIN!!! It seriously tasted like pizza sauce!

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So that right there is a “Toy Story Mania Ride Vehicle Chopsticks Holder.” That’s right. You’re seeing that correctly.

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And this is why Tokyo Disney is better in every way than any other park! Because of this chopsticks holder!

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Since we are talking awesome merch here, the “Tokyo Disney Parks Food Playsets” are insanely cute!

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I want that mini Gyoza Bun & Green Alien Mochi Dumplings!

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Tokyo Disney is the only theme park in the world where, no matter how young or old you are, every person here *TRULY* transforms into and acts like a child... and that is completely “okay!” (If not even completely encouraged!)

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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018

Postby larrygator » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:19 pm

SharkTums wrote:She especially liked the London location as everything was in English and everyone spoke English!


I'm sure the Meadowlands American Dream location will be just as good. ;)
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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby thrillrider » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:34 pm

OMG.... Curry popcorn!
I was told that at one time this was available at Disneyworld. I have been unsuccessful in my search. Kinda interested as to what chocolate crunch is though?

Just curious, what's makes the tot at Disney sea the best? The Hollywood studios version is my favorite attraction at Disney world, and curious what is different between the 2.

Great pictures! Looking forward to seeing more Japanese greatness.
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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby Markolodeon » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:53 pm

We just got back from our first TDR visit and can’t begin to say how wonderful it was. Can’t wait to go back! Love all the pics and comments!

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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:14 pm

Can I assume by your (YUM!) beside the Blueberry Popcorn photo caption, that it was your favourite of the four new ones, Robb? :)

I do realize it's usually a tough decision to make, when it comes to flavours of Tokyo DisneySea or DisneyLand.

They're all (usually) awesome! :mickey:
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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby bert425 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:05 pm

looks like y'all are having a fantastic time (especially the big smiles on Kristen), pre-tour, and extra time at DisneySea? the place looks incredible, and more time is always great.

Loving every single pic, but this one got me online and looking for one to order, as I absolutely am in *love* with Elissa's shirt:

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LOL, and my curiosity also got the best of me, and I looked up Chocolate Crunch on eBay. . . wow. . some of those full tins go for big bucks!

keep the pics coming, I am having such a great time following along. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby pfalcioni » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:41 pm

I definitely want to know what Chocolate Crunch is, and I really wish we had blueberry popcorn in the US (along with manners, respect, and the ability to stay to one side when standing on escalators and moving sidewalks).

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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:00 pm

Great report! Every photo of Tokyo DisneySea is nothing short of amazing.
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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby SharkTums » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:26 pm

^^^That shirt is from the 30th Anniversary event at TDR!

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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 pm

^ Oh, that's sooooooo 2013! :wink:
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