Disneysea Tokyo 2014 (Day)

DisneySea 2014, Day
Been a long time since I visited Tokyo DisneySea, staying in Tokyo doesn’t warrant that you would visit lots of places of interest. Anyway, I was super excited to be able to come back since it had been a long time and I love going to Disneyland.

DisneySea 2014, Day
This time, our first stop was the Disney Resort center as we had booked a staycation with the ever popular Disneysea Hotel, Mira Costa. Can you believe that most of the Saturdays’ rooms are almost sold out and January is considered to be the cheapest month as it was Winter and exam season in Japan and it is still a minimum of 36000JPY for a room only rate. Anyway, we had a special occasion so we decided to indulge in this once off staycation. Checking in at the Resort Center would also allow you to pick up your 2 days pass on the Disney monorail (which cost 800JPY). The design currently is the 30th anniversary design. With GST raising from 5% to 8% come April 2014, it is also a good time to go before the tickets increase in prices. Plus there is a current promotion for student card holders that you only pay 5200JPY (instead of 6200JPY) for the Spring student promotion. This promotion ends on Mar 14, 2014 so do bring along your student card if you are visiting Tokyo Disney this year.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Then we board the monorail to head to the happiest place on earth.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Mickey ears…mickey ears…….

DisneySea 2014, Day
The day we visited was also the Coming of age day in Japan (Jan 13 2014) so people who live in district would be invited to have their ceremony in Disneyland itself. Gals are usually decked in fancy kimonos for this day when they become an adult.

DisneySea 2014, Day
The newest hotel for Disneyland. Looks so fancy like something in Europe.

DisneySea 2014, Day
mickey and minnie would welcome you…

DisneySea 2014, Day
Carpark was already full when we arrived at 1030am that morning.

DisneySea 2014, Day
It was almost like going to a battlefield when you visit Disney during the public holidays in Japan. Everyone was rushing, lines are long. You just have to play smart.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Come to think of it, the first time I visited Tokyo Disneyland, they were celebrating their 15th years and now they are celebrating their 30th.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Many decorations in Gold to commemorate their 30th anniversary.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Sea of people.

DisneySea 2014, Day
more 30th anniversary decorations.

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too many people out to take photos with the mascots so I can only take from afar.

DisneySea 2014, Day
I was really blessed with blue sky that day even if it was really cold.

DisneySea 2014, Day
The only place in Japan, where you probably don’t feel there is a low birth rate in Japan.

DisneySea 2014, Day
If you want to eat at a nice place, recommendation is to head over to the restaurants that you want to go and make your reservations. We headed there just 30 minutes after opening time, the restaurant was already fully booked for 6pm – 745pm time slots. We could only get the 520pm timeslot, which was fine with me. In fact, it is better to eat early as those who had booked the usual time slot of dinner actually have to wait for the people who are seated at 5pm to leave their tables before getting in.

DisneySea 2014, Day
The wait time was 4 hours for Toy Story ride……*groan* No, I am not going to wait for 4 hours in line.

DisneySea 2014, Day
So we decided to walk around and wait till lunch time to take the Toy Story ride. People were already waiting in line for the 1230pm musical outside the performing hall at 11am. From the looks, they came prepared…..Pros!

DisneySea 2014, Day
The venice part of Disneysea, my favorite 🙂

DisneySea 2014, Day
More shots of the mascots but not close enough to take photos with them. Pinocchio’s dad

DisneySea 2014, Day
Gideon

DisneySea 2014, Day
Pinocchio.

DisneySea 2014, Day
A quick lunch of pizza and deep fried shrimps.

#disneysea #tokyo #japan #birthday weekend celebration

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A boat ride

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People waiting at the side for the 230pm parade at 1230pm.

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Chip and dale.

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Finally, we made it to Toy Story.

DisneySea 2014, Day
The wait time at lunch time was 1.5hours.

DisneySea 2014, Day
We were asked if we were willing to take part in the survey for them to more accurately deduce the wait time. They scan the card when we started waiting in line and pass the card back before we get on the ride.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Over here, people are patient and do not complain. Things that people are willing to wait.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Finally getting closer to our destination.

DisneySea 2014, Day
The ride is a 3D shooting carnival style ride.

DisneySea 2014, Day
A photo to commemorate our patience and our time again in Disneysea.

DisneySea 2014, Day
How I wished I could hop in for a cup of coffee…..

DisneySea 2014, Day
But no, why? Rushing for the 230pm parade.

DisneySea 2014, Day
Afternoon parade.

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DisneySea 2014, Day

DisneySea 2014, Day

#disneysea #tokyo #japan afternoon show.

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This marks the first half of our Disneysea adventure…..before the sun sets at 445pm….

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