Tokyo Disneyland; Another Disney Adventure


If you haven’t picked up by now that I love Disney, then you haven’t read enough of my blog! So after deciding to visit Japan there was absolutely no way that I was missing out on visiting the 2 Disney theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. This post is going to focus on the first of the park, Tokyo Disneyland.  I was lucky enough to experience Disneyland during Halloween in Japan and whilst it may not be as big of a tradition in Japan compared to the USA, the park spares no expense in really setting the Halloween theme from the moment you walk through the ticket gates, to the villain Halloween themed parades and Halloween treats!

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Tokyo Disneyland. 2015. Photo credit: Disneyland Crew Member

So here are my thoughts and tips on visiting Tokyo Disneyland:-

1.   FastPass!

My biggest tip at either Disney Park is to make use of the FastPass system at certain rides. The most popular rides are usually fastness attractions meaning that you can go to a machine with your park ticket and receive a ticket for that ride with an allocated time slot for you to come back. This saves you a huge amount of time lining up and allows you to even plan parts of your day around when you have fastness attractions. But be quick, the rides only have a certain amount of time slots everyday and some rides fill very quickly!

2.   Watch – The Fireworks Show

Disney always put on a spectacular fireworks display and Tokyo Disneyland is no exception. With themed music and incredible colours, the fireworks show should definitely not be missed.

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Cinderella’s Castle Fireworks Display. 2015. Photo Credit: K.Allan

3.   Purchase – Japanese Disney Souvenirs

Japan is known for its quirky souvenirs and gifts and it is no different in Disneyland. From strange candy to glass figurines, stuffed toys and paintings, there really is so much to choose from to remember your holiday! Lot’s of items can be personalised as well to make your gift to yourself or someone else that little bit extra special.

4.   Ride – Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

I honestly don’t know a whole lot about Star Wars but going on this simulation ride was so much fun! Although it was all spoken in Japanese, flying around with R2D2 in control was great!

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Star Wars – Star Tours Ride.2015. Photo Credit: K.Allan

5.   Ride – Space Mountain

My favourite ride in the park, Space Mountain is a fast-paced rollercoaster in a dark room with lasers and so much fun! Very popular though so you could be waiting a while if you don’t get there early or get a FastPass.

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Space Mountain Ride. 2015. Photo Credit: K.Allan

6.   Watch – The NightTime Electrical Parade

Before the fireworks begin the main parade goes around the park allowing you a glimpse of all your favourite Disney characters at once. Be sure to get to the main street early to find yourself a good spot. The parade is spectacular with incredible floats, lights and songs from the Disney films.

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The Night Time Electrical Parade. 2015. Photo Credit: K.Allan

7.   Wear – As much Disney merchandise as you like!

You’re in Japan after all! So many people dress up in character costumes, princess dresses, Disney t-shirts with character backpacks, badges and key chains you will almost feel left out for not dressing up! At the very least make sure you purchase some Mickey or Minnie Mouse ear headbands to wear around the park!

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Cinderella’s Castle. 2015. Photo Credit: A.Barton

Have you visited Tokyo Disneyland before? Let me know your thoughts below on the park!

All posts are by Global Whispers and are entirely my own opinions, views and experiences.

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