cfc wrote:It was nice to have a relatively "laid back" day at Fuji Q, but it's still not a park I would recommend to anyone, unless they were diehard credit whores--and then only if they were willing to spring for the passes.
Or in my case just morbid curiosity to see how much the stories hold true..... so much so that an ATM ate my debit card so I had to have the full no fast pass experience of fuji-q.
To give Fuji Q a credit, Dodonpa is a cracking ride. The launch is epic and the top hat is just out-of-your-seat insane! Takabisha is a nice addition to the park, good length too, and Eejanaika is still rather unique among coasters and they can make a good change from standard coasters (even if they are not the smoothest of rides.).
But overall, It's 100% the staff, operations and weird non consistent rules that make Fuji Q an annoying park to visit, rather than the ride selection.
Wondering who has the photo of the fastpass sign with all the coaster logos crossed out due to Elissa buying them all! How many did you end up buying that day?
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Chapter 10 How to Purge Your Soul of Fuji Q: Tokyo Disneyland
When I returned to the Hilton that night, I reeked of Fuji Q. Yes, I could smell it on my clothes, and it emanated out of my pores, leaving a cloud of funk behind me as I made my way through the lobby to the elevators. Other guests shunned me--unless they, too, had been to Fuji Q.
And that was after a good day there.
OK, I exaggerate. A bit.
I spent a nice evening Ikspiari with Aussie Steve, Priscilla, Robert, Neil, and Virginia Beach Steve in search of food--a very nice meal at a pork-cutlet joint. The Fuji Q curse was nearly purged from our souls. Only one more step before total purity was achieved . . . Tokyo Disneyland.
TDL is California Disneyland on steroids, overlaid with Florida's Magic Kingdom. Yes, it is sort of "Disney's Greatest Hits," and borrows from both the U.S. parks--for example, California's version of Pirates of the Caribbean and Florida's version of the Jungle Cruise. But there are a number of things unique to this park, such as the Monsters Inc. ride and, of course, Pooh's Hunny Hunt--the amazing trackless dark ride that even rabid Pooh haters love. Another interesting difference is the train ride. Here, it has only one station and just makes a circuit around Adventureland and Westernland--with a touch of the Primeval world along the way, from what I understand. Why only one stop? Because if it made multiple stops, it would be taxed under Japanese law as a form of "transportation." (I'm still kicking myself for missing this ride yet again--never rode it in 2007, either.)
Well, let's just go in, shall we?
This is not Fuji Q; soon, its shadow shall be driven from my soul.
Dinner at Ikspiari, anyone?
OK, who wants a pork cutlet? That’s good, because we’re in a pork-cutlet restaurant.
Back to the Hilton, which this hotel is not. That is, not the Hilton.
It’s hard to believe that Tokyo Disneyland has been here 30 years. My Mom visited the park as part of a tour of Japan back in the 1980s.
Welcome to the International Bazaar, the only Disney “Main Street” with a roof.
Guests were supposed to post their wishes for the year on this tower. Based on recent park announcements, I’m betting that many of these wishes involved RMC.
Am I in Japan or Florida? The former would be awesome, but the latter would be very nice, too. ;)
Yes, it’s only about four hours until the first parade--reserve your space now to avoid disappointment.
Most people believe that this ride is about Pooh looking for “hunny.” In reality, it’s all about helping Pooh to overcome his addiction to “H.”
This garden was installed to provide a healthy environment for Pooh’s rehab. It didn’t work.
This is Pooh’s personal map of places where he can score H. Notice the prominence of "the Sticky Place." It's where all the H fiends hang out.
Pooh’s eating disorder is related to H and marijuana, which he smokes to “mellow out” with Eyore.
Rabbit decides that "tough love" is necessary to save Pooh from himself. But does this sexual humiliation go too far?
Piglet provides corporal punishment. Pooh rather enjoys it.
At last, Pooh hits bottom. But is he truly cured? Rumor has it that he's back at "the Sticky Place."
Now there’s a duck who knows how to kick back and enjoy life. Why? Because he makes a fortune supplying Pooh with H!
This fountain makes random flatulent noises. At least, I hope it was the fountain.
Toontown was fraught with peril. Fortunately, my catlike reflexes saved me.
Dan was not so lucky.
Nor was KT.
Wet with the blood of flattened guests, no doubt! Beware of falling safes and pianos in Toontown!
Oh, boy! I love Space Mountain!
Lets queue up . . . oh, crap, that's right.
We substituted popcorn experimentation to make up for the loss of Space Mountain.
Tokyo Disneyland now has the new version of Star Tours. Looks like it’s a hit.
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