Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland
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June 30th, 2008 – by: mewzak
Since we were staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay Resort Hotel, which was on Disney property, we were granted early entry access to the park. It was pretty funny how we figured it out - we were given a slip of paper with all Japanese character writing on it except for two words: Early Entry. We inquired at the front desk and were happy to show them our Disney tickets in order to receive the special Early Entry ticket.
After breakfast we headed over to the Disney Resort Line station so we could buy our monorail passes for the next two days. We decided that we would spend the majority of the day at DisneySea, and spend the night at Tokyo DisneyLand, considering that half of the rides in TDL were the same or similar to those at DisneyWorld in Florida, where Chris works. We waited on line for the gates to open in the park, and to our amazement, once the gates opened, the guests were literally SPRINTING into and through the park. I've seen people run once the park opens, but these people looked like they were going to try out for Japan's track and field team at the Olympics!
The rides at DisneySea were pretty good, but I think my favorite part was watching the show "The Legend of Mythica".
We left DisneySea after 5 and made our way over to TDL by monorail. We only had to wait about 15 minutes before we were allowed access to the park (we bought the "after 6" discount tickets) The first thing we did was head towards Tokyo's version of Adventureland, and went on Pirates of the Caribbean. My friend Chris (who works in the Adventureland section at DisneyWorld) took a lot of pictures for comparison purposes, and he even posed with the girl who was working the treehouse. We continued through the park and went on almost everything before the park closed. We definitely accomplished a lot more than we had planned on.
We headed back to the hotel, and mapped out the next day's route before crashing out for the night.
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