I hope you guys are well! Sorry for the late post, but the edit took a little longer than expected. This is going to be the last part of my three part Tokyo blog series. Part three is dedicated solely to Tokyo Disney Resort, which consists of two world class theme parks, several hotels and an entertainment district. We visited the site for a couple of days in order to be able to fully capture everything the resort has to offer. Being a huge Disney geek myself visiting all of their theme parks around the world has become a pretty serious hobby of mine (at the moment only one is missing until Shanghai opens, then it will be two). This is somewhat of a dream come true to me especially since those two parks are said to be not only the world’s best version of Disney parks, but some of the world’s finest theme parks in general. Tokyo DisneySEA has been on my bucket list for quite some time now.
Tokyo Disneyland is pretty much a clone version of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Orlando FL. And that’s a good thing because Magic Kingdom is truly an amazing park. However there are some unique features like their very own trackless Winnie the Poo ride, unique restaurants and much wider walkways which is very cool. It is a fantastic theme park with loads of capacity, rides and food options. They have basically every legendary Disney ride; Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Peter Pan, Haunted Mansion, Pirates - you name it. Disney geek heaven. What they don’t have is a Main Street USA like all the other Magic Kingdom-style Parks, instead they have World Bazaar which is basically Main Street USA with a roof on top. Makes a very good location to hang around on a rainy day.
Tokyo DisneySEA, located just a 5 minute monorail ride away, is a one-of-a-kind Disney park themed around six different ports all over the world. The overall theming of this park is exceptional, absolutely one of the most beautiful and elaborate theme parks I have ever been to. And trust me with that, I fortunately have been to many, many theme parks in my life. If you like Disney or theme parks in general you should definitely consider visiting this park once in your life. The food is amazing, customer service is top notch and the rides are some of the best I have ever been on. With Tokyo Bay right behind the parks gates, the theming immerses with the environment and makes a perfect fit with the parks underlying nautical theme. Some of the rides are more or less clones of their US counterparts (like Indiana Jones or Toy Story) and others are completely unique. The parks landmark is Mount Prometheus a massive volcano located in the middle of the park in a recreation of Jules Verne’s fictitious Mysterious Island. It is also home to two very cool rides: 20’000 Leagues Under the Sea, a slow moving submarine darkride themed to the 1954 Disney movie; and Journey to the Center of the Earth, a mind blowing one-of-a-kind rollercoaster-type darkride themed to the underlying Jules Verne novel. It is literally like you’re traveling to the center of the earth. When I walked into Mysterious Island I was completely blown away by the immersive theming and scale of the area. I am positive that this would even be appreciated by theme park haters. And that’s only one of six lands, which are all beautifully crafted to a level of detail, which is only matched by very few other theme parks.
Enough talking. Here are some photos. Let me know if you like them and have a great evening!