But World bazaar has one more thing over the Main Streets in the US.. It's cleaner and have more shops and restaurants, with fabulous menus to choose from.Say what you will about Tokyo's covered version of Main Street, but one thing it has all over the ones in the US is actual, working side streets that actually get you places—in this case, directly into Tomorrowland and directly in front of Monsters, Inc.! None of this long-way-round-the-barn stuff you have to do to get to Tomorrowland in Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom.
And obviously, with all that wasted time in line, you still did not see the hidden mickey on that same doors mural? Sheesh!However, I was still so out-of-it, I didn't even realize these were doors until, like, yesterday.
I disagree. Fantasyland rides are "C" tickets. This is a "D" ticket ride that honestly, is a step above comparable experiences, like the cardboard heavy Astroblasters at all other DL parks, Including TDL. Also, with the new enhancements the ride underwent, it's an even better show experience. I have not been on the DCA version, so I can't compare but knowing how they do things here... I am not surprised if DCA's is inferior. I guess it would match the overall quality of that park well. In regards to being 'whipped through so fast..." well, if they did not do that, you would have been standing in line 5 hrs, but also, if you had put down the camera and had made a point of actually enjoying the ride, it would have probably felt much longer.When I finally put my camera down, I had a great time! The ride is of course way better than the one in California Adventure, but I wish they didn't whip you through it so fast—I'd love to be able to really absorb all that detail. I will also never again wait 2 hours and 15 minutes to ride it, because, great theming or no, it's still just a Fantasyland-style dark ride, not an E-Ticket.
Well, they do sell (or used to?) the postcard collection recreating the posters in the queue, which I bough when the ride first opened.I wish they sold that poster
Useless? Did you know you can refill your popcorn bucket for only 500 yen anywhere in the TDR parks as often as necesary?? ..and you should see my collection of popcorn buckets from TDR... I have over 100 of them..dating back 15 years.I am not really that into popcorn, and the idea of spending upwards of ¥1500 on an otherwise useless plastic bucket sounded pretty silly to me.
Ok, I gotta take issue with the "bizarro" statement. There is nothing bizarre about TDL. All DL parks in the World are meant to be different, yet familiar to the core product. They all have unique atmospheres among the familiarity of it all. I don't find that to be bizarre at all. Bizarre is seeing oversized guests in their 40s wheeling themselves around the WDW MK on scooter chairs because they are so fat they can't walk, or seeing teenagers in strollers getting fat by the minute eating the same old hamburgers that are sold in all restaurants at WDW's parks. Now those are things you will not see at TDR.I decided that anyone who says you don't need to spend a lot of time in Tokyo Disneyland because it's just like the Magic Kingdom is nuts. It’s like Bizarro Magic Kingdom—nothing's in quite the same place and everything seems just a little off what you remember, kind of like when you dream about a place you've been. You start walking toward the castle, but it takes you twice as long to get there and you have to dodge around a fence behind the Partners statue.
I am somehow disappointed that so far in your picture and comment intensive reports, you have not commented on what sets TDR apart and why I think it deserves praise.. things that guests do not feel they are paying for, such as the cleanliness of the park under crowded conditions, crowd control, park staffing levels, gardening, the fact that no two restaurants at TDL feature the same menu, etc etc etc... That is the kind of commentary that would make for a truly satisfying report, intead of offering a travelodge of the park at face value. Nothing wrong with that since many here have never been nor will they ever go, so this is their next best option.. but I really want to know more of your opinions on what your perception of quality was while at TDR.
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Hardly. I have eaten at both. Tony's at the MK *IS* a grease spoon. The Eastside Cafe is not.The décor is turn-of-the-century American but the cuisine is vaguely Italian. I guess it's sort of comparable to Tony's at the Magic Kingdom, but with more windows and less grease!
Not to mention, the food itself is presented professionally and impeccably artful. THAT is the Tokyo difference, and when you highlight those differences, you soar. Great TP installment.Another thing they do at the Tokyo parks that I love is sell souvenir desserts in real "china" mugs and plates at shockingly reasonable prices!