I think I may have been deprived my whole childhood as I have never been to Disneyland before. To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations so it completely blew my mind. Disneyland in Tokyo has its own Mickey Mouse And Friends train with the hotel built as a princess palace , like every little girl’s dream come true. The detail that has gone into building this mini city, yes, a whole 176 acres, is flabbergasting.
They have 7 main areas surrounded by a gazillion beautiful tulips, gorgeous man-made scenery and many an attraction to explore. This year marks Disney’s 30th Anniversary with celebratory banners, merchandise and a very large monument. And why not? I have loved Disney since before I could walk, with The Little Mermaid being my all time favourite (says my uncle who said I just had it on replay again and again and again).
DisneySea is a must go if you’re an amusement ride kind of person. Unfortunately for us, the Indiana Jones ride was under maintenance at the time so we missed out and were so disappointed. We also didn’t actually get to see inside Toy Story Mania, as the wait was over 2 hours and it was just a tour. However, we were cheered up by the fact that we could use this amazing Fastpass system for the rides, which assigns a specific time frame for you to come back to the ride and skip the queue instead of spending at least an hour waiting in line.
Is it possible for something to be horrifically terrifying but amazing at the same time? If so, that was the Tower of Terror ride. Our Fastpass didn’t work for this ride with the specific time assigned hours after we had finished seeing everything else. I was amazed by the sheer number of senior citizens that were willing to go on the rides, especially this one. I was actually too scared to go on this one but decided I couldn’t chicken out if the seniors were going to ride it too! I won’t spoil it for you but boy, did it get my heart pumping! It’s the scariest but most exhilarating ride I’ve ever been on in my life!
Note to self: sausage rolls in Japan are not the kind of sausage rolls you get in Australia. It’s literally a sausage in a roll, like a hot dog but with dinner roll style bread.