On the third day of the trip. We chose to go to Tokyo Disneyland. The tickets were bought the day before at Disney Store.
To go to Tokyo Disneyland. We need to ride JR Keiyo line or JR Musashino line from Tokyo station to Maihama station where Tokyo Disney Resort is. At first we’re afraid that we may go to a wrong platform but we saw people who wear and hold Disney related items. We know that they must have the same destination as us. So we followed them to the right platform.
It didn’t take us a long time to travel to Maihama station. We saw IKSPIARI when we left the station. It is the shopping and entertainment complex of Tokyo Disney Resort.
Near IKSPIARI is Disney Resort line’s Resort Gateway Station. You need to take it to travel around Tokyo Disney Resort.
There’re a lot of people at the day we went although it’s very morning. Maybe the school is closed
The train’s decorated with Toy Story characters.
Many people prepare themselves well. They wear Disney related items, hug Duffy plush doll and carry Disney popcorn bucket.
We arrived Tokyo Disneyland station.
The opposite side is Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. It’s look luxury.
We passed the gate and the trip at Disneyland is begun.
For your information. Tokyo Disneyland is not owned by Disney but The Oriental Land Company. The Japanese company who buy the license from Disney to build the theme park. Disney also lend their Imagineers to help building it.
When the park opened in 1983. Disney tried to buy the park back but OLC Group didn’t sell it.
The first part we entered is World Bazaar where is full of shops and restaurants.
I remembered my feeling when I went to my country theme park when I was child. This feeling is come back to me again.
We went to Grand Emporium first for finding Disney items to wear.
Grand Emporium is large and sell a lot of items. The staffs are super friendly. They even greet us in our language. It is a very good place to buy the souvenirs for your family and friends.
However Duffy related items are only sold at Tokyo Disney Sea. Not here at Tokyo Disneyland. This make me so sad.
I bought that grey knit cap because it keeps me warmer. It’s look is so normal when compare to other cap so I can use it for the last 3 days of the cold trip.
We left World Bazaar to begin our trip. We opened the map to plan where we should go but it’s in Japanese. Luckily the staff got the English map for us from no where.
There are the six areas in Tokyo Disneyland. We decided to go clockwise.
We began with Pirate of the Caribbean in Adventureland. It’s the pirate theme dark ride. The film of the same name is based on this attraction. Now this attraction is updated with the characters from film too.
The inside is so great. They even make the smell to be like the sea water.
There is the souvenir shop at the exit. It sell attraction related items.
We tried out the medal vendor machine. It will cut the copper and make the medal when we put the 100 yen coin in it.
Here’s the medal. Look beautiful.
Next we queue for Jungle Cruise. I really like the queue system here that they have the sign to indicate the waiting time along the queue line. Example if the queue line is reach 1 hour sign. You have to wait 1 hour.
Jungle Cruise is simulated the river cruise. You will see the life of the animals and people from the both side of the river. You can also take a photo inside this attraction.
Next we queued the Western River Railroad. The waiting time is extend to 1.5 hours.
Western River Railroad is the steam train that bring us around Westernland and Critter Country.
The Westernland theme is gold rush age in America.
People wave their hands to us and other people on the train. Really lovely.
We passed Big Thunder Mountain which is the only roller coaster in here. The queue and waiting time is very long so we had to skip it. Although Disney has the FASTPASS ticket for it. It is exhausted at the time of park open.
We walked around in Swiss Family Treehouse which is based on Swiss Family Robison. It don’t have much inside but it’s a great point to take a photo.
The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents “Aloha E Komo Mai” is Audio-Animatronics show. Stitch from Lilo & Stitch will also jam this show.
It seemed that it hadn’t opened yet at the time we visited. So we skipped it.
Next time I will write about other parts of Tokyo Disneyland. Please look forward to it.