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Day Twenty & Twenty One
This update is sort of a mixed bag of stuff. It includes a day where we did two smaller parks, a transfer day, some random Tokyo stuff and then ending back at Tokyo Disney! Let's just move forward with photos & videos and let them unfold the story from these two days...
Our first of two parks in Japan today was this interesting Japanese amusement park “Hamanako Pal Pal.”
Hamanako Pal Pal is home to the “Mega Coaster.”
This is a Togo coaster that is part Manhattan Express...
And part Great Adventure's Viper (remember that ride?) Oddly enough, it's actually pretty good!!!
Speaking about Togo rides, Hamanako Pal Pal has this weird thing. It’s like a cross between a “Paratrooper” and an “Enterprise.”
It spins, it swings, it locks the seat in place, it goes upside down. Super funky ride!
They have Chocolate Crunch at Tokyo Dome City themed to the Giants mascot and I think that is supposed to be his poop?
“Let’s hear it for the Rainbow Bridge... it’s been an incredible success!”
I really love the Japanese versions of the cover art for these movies!
This retro arcade at Tokyo Decks is one of the few places in Japan I’ve seen Pinball machines!
They have lots of other fun retro stuff, too!
The walk-through Haunted House at Tokyo Decks has always been pretty weird and worth doing!
In Japan, Wasabi pretzels are a “thing” and I like that!
Yes, this is a Gudetama popcorn vending machine because... Japan!
I love that there are resort line tickets themed to both the 35 Happiest Celebration and Tanabata Days!
Our home for the next seven nights! We highly recommend Hilton #Tokyo Bay when staying at Tokyo Disney Resort. As much as we love all the Disney hotels here, this is IMO a better option if you plan on spending the majority of you time at the parks!
On the Monorail heading to my happy place!
It's very similar to Orlando's castle, but I think this one may have slightly better lighting.
They have soap dispensers at Tokyo Disneyland that dispense Mickey Mouse shaped soap!!!
It looks like Hamanako Pal Pal still looks like a great, three (?) leveled park. And that "paratrooper" operator was perfectly INSANE, back when we rode it in 2007. First time I ever rode one of those, and I loved it. Rode it nearly ten times, before a small headache set on, lol. Great flat ride.
And Laguasia still has it's Magical Powder ride? That was one of the most wierd and uniquely Japanese dark rides I had ever been on. Glad to see it's still HIGHly enjoyed and appreciated. Mmmm red panelling...
And evenings back at Disney is certainly Extra Happiness (35 years, yes?) you can have, like you said, before the actual trip dates at the parks start! Great idea. Ifa dn when we ever get back there, must try that, when we do other days in the city, etc.
The more you post about the Japan Trip Robb, the more and more I miss the place, all of the stuff, the people.
But mostly Tokyo Disney of course!
P.S. I couldn't believe those "translucent" LED sails on the pirate ship! How you could see the other patterns (and the shadows) on the flags behind each other. That was very cool to see!
P.P.S. Robb - did you buy those evening tickets in advance before the trip, or after you got there, and as the trip went along, from the hotel and/or the Customer Services Center by Ikspiari?
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:39 pm.
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