Hello everybody. I am new to micechat and this is also my first trip report. These past two weeks I was in Japan visiting with a family friend in Fukouka. Before i left, I asked her if we can visit Tokyo Disney Resort, and when I arrived in Japan she said she made plans for me and her two daughters to go to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea for January 14 and 15. Here is my trip report
January 14: Fukouka to Tokyo Disney Resort
Day 1 : Tokyo Disneyland
We left Fukouka around 7:15 a.m for a flight from Fukouka to Tokyo. We arrived in Tokyo around 8:45. We then took an airport limo bus to the Tokyo Disney Resort. We arrived at the resort around 9:20. When we thought we could walk through the new Tokyo Disneyland Hotel to our hotel, one of castmembers said that we would have to walk around. We finally arrived at our hotel which was the Sunroute Plaza Tokyo. We checked into our hotel around 10:00. Since our room wasn't available, we left our bags at the front lobby. We then paid for our 2 day park tickets at the hotel. We then hopped on the resort cruiser buses which are pretty cool by the way. We finally arrived at Tokyo Disneyland around 11:30. After walking through the gates, we took pictures of the floral which looked very nice because Tokyo Disney Resort was celebrating its 25th birthday. We then walked down World Bazaar which is like Main Street at Disneyland. Our first ride was Star Tours. We then grabbed Fast Passes for Space Mountain. We then rode Star Jets which reminded me a lot of the old rocket jets at Tomorrowland before they moved them down. After Star Jets, we used our fast passes for Space Mountain. After Space Mountain, we walked into Fantasyland. We went into Mad Hatter, which sold Disney hats, and I bought the mickey ears scorcer hat. By this time it was around 2:00 and we saw a bunch of people sitting down near the main sidewalk and one of my friends asked what time was the parade and she said it started at 2:30. So we also sat down and got front row seats. We then came up with a plan that I would get fast passes for Splash Mountain, one of us would save of spots for the parade, and the other one would get lunch. Around 2:30 after we got our fast passes, lunch the parade which was called Jubilation started. This parade was awesome. The floats were really well designed and all of the performers were outstanding. After the parade, we stood in line for Pooh's Hunny Hunt. This ride was really cute, but really cool. The ride was cute because it was based on Winnie the Pooh and the ride vehicles were hunny pots, but the cool part of the ride was that it was trackless and the ride vehicles were run by technology called LPS. We then used our fastpasses for Splash Mountain. We then rode Peter Pan's Flight, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, It's a Small World, and the Carrousel. After riding the Carrousel, we found a great spot to watch the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade. The electrial parade was really cool espically of all the floats with all of the floats. After the parade ended, it was around 6:30, and we did a little shopping. I ended up buying several pins, and several 25th anniversary souvenirs. It was around 7 and the park was closing, but we started getting hungry. We had footlong hotdogs and soda. We finally left Tokyo Disneyland around 7:30. We arrived at the hotel and went to our room. Our room was on the 6th floor looking at towards the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Tokyo Disneyland and it was so pretty. Around 8:00, I found online that there was this huge disney store in the resort called Bon Voyage that was open and didn't close until 11:00. So we hopped on the bus and went there. We were there until 10:45 after doing a lot of shopping and headed back to the hotel. We arrived back at the hotel around 11:00 and went to bed to get ready for another long day at Tokyo DisneySea.
Day 2: Tokyo DisneySea
We woke up around 7:00 to get ready to go Tokyo DisneySea. This was our only night at the Tokyo Disney Resort, so we packed up our luggage to check out. We also woke up early because we had early entry. We arrived Bayside Station around 9:00 to take the Tokyo Disney Resort Line to Tokyo Disneysea. We finally arrived at 9:20 and headed for the entrance. After passing through the gates, i saw this awesome globe that spun around that floating on water called the DisneySea Aquasphere. It was totally cool. We then went under the Miracosta Hotel. After passing under the hotel, I saw this amazing harbor and Mt. Prometheus. It was awesome the architecture around Meditteraen Harbor felt like you were in Italy. We then headed for Mysterious Island which is a land where the ride Journey to the Center of the Earth is located. While we thought we were in the line for Journey to the Center of the Earth, we were really in line for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. While waiting in line, I went to go get Fast Passes for Journey to the Center of the Earth. After we went on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, we went on Journey to the Center of the Earth. After going on Journey to the Center of the Earth, this was my new favorite ride at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Journey to the Center of the Earth was also my favorite ride because of the ride vehichles and the scenes of the ride were so well done it actually felt you were on a journey to the center of the earth. We then headed for Lost River Delta which had Raging Spirits and Indiana Jones. We went on Raging Spirits, which was a awesome roller coaster and that it went upside down. We were about to go on Indiana Jones when there was a closed sign near the entrance. We were totally disappointed. We then headed for Port Discovery. Port Discovery was another favorite part of Disneysea of mine because Port Discovery had a futuristic feel to it. We went on Aquatopia which it kinda of like autopia, but it uses the same technology as Pooh's Hunny Hunt LPS system. We also went on Storm Rider. After Port Discovery, we headed for American Waterfront. Here we had lunch and watch a show called Donald Duck's Boat Builders. After lunch we went on Tower of Terror. This was my second favorite ride at DisneySea. Tower of Terror ride was awesome as well as the theming of where you wait in line to get on your elevator. After riding Tower of Terror, we did some more shopping and got our ride photo. After Tower of Terror, we were about to ride the gondolas, but a castmember told us the Legend of Mythica was about to start and they closed the ride. We then found a great spot on the harbor and watched one the best Disney parades I have ever seen. The Legend of Mythica was the best parade I have ever seen because the floats were so well designed and very colorful. The parade consisted of Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Chip & Dale, Minnie, and the main character Mickey Mouse who was the center float high above the harbor. It was totally cool and after about 15 minutes more floats came into the harbor which consisted mythological creatures such as unicorns and dragons which breathed fire. After the Legends of Mythica was over which was around 3:00, we headed for the exits, took last minute pictures. We then hopped aboard the monorail that took us to Bayside Station. Along the way, we passed Disneyland and the Disneyland Hotel. Disneyland was really awesome from the height of the monorail. We exited the monorail and took the resort cruiser to our hotel to get our bags. After getting our bags, we hopped aboard to take us to Haneda Airport to get on a 5:45 flight back to Fukouka.
In conclusion, I thought the Tokyo Disney Resort was one of the best Disney parks i have ever been since the last time I went to Disneyland was in 2000, but I hope to go this year during the summer or maybe my birthday since I will get in for free. I also loved the Tokyo Disney Resort because of how well the theming of the rides and how clean were the parks. My favorite rides at Disneyland were Star Jets, Splash Mountain, and Pooh's Hunny Hunt. My favorite rides at DisneySea were Journey to the Center of the Earth, Towe of Terror, and Aquatopia. I also plan to go back to Tokyo Disney Resort in 2011. When I come to Tokyo Disney Resort in 2011, I will stay 3 days and 2 nights and then I want to stay at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. I would also plan to stay with my friend like this past for two weeks and then she will take me to South Korea and then I will extend my trip when I go to Hong Kong for two days with a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, and then I would like to go to Taiwan, and maybe Vietnam.
P.S. Here are some photos. Hope you like them