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Cyrano
10-18-2009, 05:03 AM
Looks like I am the first here :wave2:

For those that have been it would be great if you could post up your reports and photographs of these parks :)

Hopefully those with questions regarding trip planning can get help from others :)

Here (http://www.jtcent.com/main.php) is a photo site to whet the appetite :)

queenie82
10-18-2009, 05:17 AM
Welcome Everybody to Tokyo Disneyland's Electrical Parade - Dreamlights!!
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Where's Boo!!! Where's Boo!!!
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Ah there she is!!
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TOTALLY AWESOME DUDE
WE GET OUR OWN BOARD!!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/queenamidala82/Tokyo%20Dreamlights/DSC00120.jpg

Thanks :wave:
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shushh
10-18-2009, 05:32 AM
Wow! What great photos. I've been to Tokyo Disneyland twice but just realised that the last time was 16 years....I feel so old!

Now I wanna go again!

thelittlemermaid83
10-18-2009, 08:06 AM
Wow they are fantastic photos!

Cyrano
10-18-2009, 01:23 PM
Fantastic photos. Many thanks for sharing :)

nu2dvc
10-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Wow....dreamlights looks like it could give my fave a run for it's money. (sorry Spectro....I still luv ya :lovestruc)

Would love to go to Tokyo but scared to even price those flights :scared1:

simzac
10-21-2009, 02:34 PM
How great it is to finally have a board for both Tokyo and Hong Kong. Now I can keep up with info on all the Disney parks around the world.:goodvibes

lindsey clare
10-21-2009, 08:03 PM
oh hooray, a Tokyo Disney board! very exciting :)

i will be back at some stage with photos and a trip report.

danceintherain
10-22-2009, 01:31 PM
My husband is getting stationed in Korea next year, and assuming we get Command Sponsorship, I made him promise that he'd take me to Tokyo Disneyland. I'm especially excited about DisneySea, because it's unique.

I'm also considering going to the one in Hong Kong, but Tokyo is the priority.

ChrisFL
10-22-2009, 07:04 PM
Wow....dreamlights looks like it could give my fave a run for it's money. (sorry Spectro....I still luv ya :lovestruc)

Would love to go to Tokyo but scared to even price those flights :scared1:

If you ever get the opportunity, DO IT!!! You'll be AMAZED!!

I'll post my pics later

vettegirl
10-22-2009, 07:53 PM
Going to Disney Sea next year, can't wait.

ChrisFL
10-22-2009, 10:03 PM
For certain reasons, most of my pics are from DisneySea and not from TDL (I kinda left the memory card in my laptop :headache: )

But honestly, TDS is where it's at for unique photos...I spent the day and took 400 pictures, it's just that incredible.

Here are some highlights:

Opening shot:
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo424_w800_h600.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo318_w800_h600.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo434_w800_h600.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo628_w800_h600.jpg

Inside MiraCosta:
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo641_w800_h600.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo644_w800_h600.jpg
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http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo700_w800_h600.jpg

Mysterious Island:
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo332_w800_h600.jpg
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http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo339_w800_h600.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo346_w800_h600.jpg

Fortress Explorations:
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/tokyo368_w800_h600.jpg

The rest of the pictures are here:
http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/techno9991/Tokyo/DisneySea/?albumview=grid

So that is a teaser and that is just a very VERY small part of how amazing that park is

steve76
10-23-2009, 02:24 PM
So that is a teaser and that is just a very VERY small part of how amazing that park is

Thanks for the great photos. :worship:

It looks like some of those photos are from the Miracosta hotel. Can you get into the hotel (from the DisneySea side) to have a look around if you're not staying there? Or do they stop the day guests going in from that side? It looks really impressive and I'd love to take a peek when I finally make it out to Tokyo.

ChrisFL
10-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the great photos. :worship:

It looks like some of those photos are from the Miracosta hotel. Can you get into the hotel (from the DisneySea side) to have a look around if you're not staying there? Or do they stop the day guests going in from that side? It looks really impressive and I'd love to take a peek when I finally make it out to Tokyo.

Well I was lucky enough to meet up that night with some DisneySea veterans and they got me into Miracosta to look around...we got through a lot of areas that I think are guest only, but I believe you can do a tour of the main areas.....................and it is incredible.....the best Disney resort on earth...by far.

I will definitely stay there the next time I go to Tokyo...somehow....

They also have many options for a Disney wedding there

ChrisFL
10-23-2009, 11:06 PM
Almost forgot!!

I made a video from DisneySea on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuHPHyo7Iag

:woohoo:

nu2dvc
10-24-2009, 08:27 AM
thanks ChrisFL, enjoyed the pix & Youtube segment....music was awesome too.

simzac
10-24-2009, 04:23 PM
Loved the photos and the You Tube video Chris. I truly must find someway to get to this park someday, just not sure how I can afford it.:confused3

bucktick
10-26-2009, 01:31 PM
I live about 55 minutes away from TDR so I've been there many times (maybe something like 13?) Here are my tips for those overseas that are considering their journey:

1. July/August is very very humid and miserable in Japan as well as obvious school age child peak times. It's best to be avoided, especially for TDL. I've had good luck with February and September.

2. Always check for when Japanese national holidays fall. On national holidays and associated "3 day weekends" the parks will sell out. Those who purchased tickets in advance will be allowed into the park but no tickets will be sold at the gates. Those people wishing to enter on a sold out day are queued in the parking lot until 5 pm when ticket sales will renew. Even if you do have those advance tickets you will be packed in like sardines, believe me. I've been there. (and this is coming from someone that's done 3 spring breaks at WDW)

3. Stitch, Marie, Mickey, and Pooh are the top characters in Japan and have the most merchandise.

4. The newest attraction at TDL is "Monsters Inc" and at TDS is turtle talk. Nice for the kiddies but really nothing unique to either park and the wait times are painful.

5. BUT the Japanese are not all that fond of roller coaster type attractions (jet coaster is the term used in Japan) so on moderate to low attendance evenings 6pm onward you can often walk on space/splash mountains, grand thunder, and raging spirits.

6. Popcorn is "serious business" and a ritual at TDR. You better believe I have been hoarding the same popcorn bucket since 2005 for refills as it has the larger capacity. The Japanese map will have a popcorn flavor guidemap but the English map does not. The flavors sometimes vary and those I can remember now are: honey, chocolate, salt, caramel, curry, soysauce and salt, cappuccino, strawberry. When in Rome...

7. Another Japanese ritual is buying souvenir cookies, rice crackers, and so on for your coworkers. Which usually come in tins and boxes that no one wants to lug around all day. The shops are completely swamped at the end of the day. SHOP. EARLY.


8. DisneySea has always been marketed as "for dates" which is why it's heavy on the elegant and adult themes and sparse on the kiddyfare excepting the little mermaid area at this time. The 10 and under set might get antsy in the pantsy. (Or perhaps this is just my 1986 Epcot trip bias coming into play).

9. This may be an odd one. But when purchasing clothing items in Japan at the parks note that Japanese sizing runs smaller than western sizing. Also the parks generally only carries one size: M. The female "M" is generally a US size 6~8. The male "M" is S in US sizing.

I hope these were somewhat helpful. Any questions, feel free to ask.

tic-toc-croc
10-29-2009, 09:15 PM
bucktick, very good info. I didn't know they refill popcorn buckets! They're delicious and addicting popcorn::. Do they sell them at TDS now? They were only sold at TDL few years ago.

People can order food by pointing to items on picture menus. Everyone is polite, everything is sparkling clean.

Tanzanite
11-02-2009, 05:16 PM
I live about 55 minutes away from TDR so I've been there many times (maybe something like 13?) Here are my tips for those overseas that are considering their journey:

1. July/August is very very humid and miserable in Japan as well as obvious school age child peak times. It's best to be avoided, especially for TDL. I've had good luck with February and September.

2. Always check for when Japanese national holidays fall. On national holidays and associated "3 day weekends" the parks will sell out. Those who purchased tickets in advance will be allowed into the park but no tickets will be sold at the gates. Those people wishing to enter on a sold out day are queued in the parking lot until 5 pm when ticket sales will renew. Even if you do have those advance tickets you will be packed in like sardines, believe me. I've been there. (and this is coming from someone that's done 3 spring breaks at WDW)

3. Stitch, Marie, Mickey, and Pooh are the top characters in Japan and have the most merchandise.

4. The newest attraction at TDL is "Monsters Inc" and at TDS is turtle talk. Nice for the kiddies but really nothing unique to either park and the wait times are painful.

5. BUT the Japanese are not all that fond of roller coaster type attractions (jet coaster is the term used in Japan) so on moderate to low attendance evenings 6pm onward you can often walk on space/splash mountains, grand thunder, and raging spirits.

6. Popcorn is "serious business" and a ritual at TDR. You better believe I have been hoarding the same popcorn bucket since 2005 for refills as it has the larger capacity. The Japanese map will have a popcorn flavor guidemap but the English map does not. The flavors sometimes vary and those I can remember now are: honey, chocolate, salt, caramel, curry, soysauce and salt, cappuccino, strawberry. When in Rome...

7. Another Japanese ritual is buying souvenir cookies, rice crackers, and so on for your coworkers. Which usually come in tins and boxes that no one wants to lug around all day. The shops are completely swamped at the end of the day. SHOP. EARLY.


8. DisneySea has always been marketed as "for dates" which is why it's heavy on the elegant and adult themes and sparse on the kiddyfare excepting the little mermaid area at this time. The 10 and under set might get antsy in the pantsy. (Or perhaps this is just my 1986 Epcot trip bias coming into play).

9. This may be an odd one. But when purchasing clothing items in Japan at the parks note that Japanese sizing runs smaller than western sizing. Also the parks generally only carries one size: M. The female "M" is generally a US size 6~8. The male "M" is S in US sizing.

I hope these were somewhat helpful. Any questions, feel free to ask.

Thank you info i went to Tokyo Disney quite a few years ago hope to go next summer for my sons 16th birthday .Does Marie come out for photos & are there lots of charactors for photo ops. thanks T:cool1::cool1::cool1:

lindsey clare
11-02-2009, 09:31 PM
Tanzanite, we definitely saw Marie when we were there. my husband even got a photo with her! :)

Tanzanite
11-05-2009, 04:35 PM
Tanzanite, we definitely saw Marie when we were there. my husband even got a photo with her! :)

Hi can i see your husband with Marie we love her.Did you see lots of charactors thanks T :cool1::cool1:

GrtWtNorth
11-13-2009, 06:59 PM
9. This may be an odd one. But when purchasing clothing items in Japan at the parks note that Japanese sizing runs smaller than western sizing. Also the parks generally only carries one size: M. The female "M" is generally a US size 6~8. The male "M" is S in US sizing.


They sell some T-shirts in adult sizes, but they are still small by North American standards.
I got a cool Monsters Inc. shirt sized LL, which was snug, until it shrunk in the wash. Now, I can't wear it at all.
Mens: S, M, L, LL (LL is like a Japanese XL, but fits like a US Large)

Malin
11-23-2009, 12:10 PM
Hey I have just notice the Disboards now has a dedicated Tokyo Disney Resort section. This is rather cool I think and I hope to help contribute over the upcoming months. I have visited the Resort on a number of times before and will be more than happy to help any Members with planning trips. I also think it will be cool if we can get a few more local members on board. I hope you guys will fire away with some questions?

3. Stitch, Marie, Mickey, and Pooh are the top characters in Japan and have the most merchandise.


Don't forget Duffy he's the Disney Bear that has a massive following and is Tokyo Disney Sea's biggest merchandise line.

Malin
11-23-2009, 01:27 PM
By the way as we will be discussing the entire Resort, could we perhaps change the name to the Tokyo Disney Resort Board.

Lifelong_Dreamer
11-27-2009, 06:06 PM
I was so excited to see that a Tokyo Disney board had been created while I was browsing the Dis tonight. I am a nursing student and I plan to gift myself with a trip to Japan when I graduate in a few years time. I have been longing to visit Japan for years and of course I must spend a few days at Tokyo Disney!

LeeLeeLuvsDisney
01-09-2010, 03:08 PM
Another Japanese ritual is buying souvenir cookies, rice crackers, and so on for your coworkers. Which usually come in tins and boxes that no one wants to lug around all day. The shops are completely swamped at the end of the day. SHOP. EARLY.

I agree with shopping early. Also, if you are planning a multi-day visit to TDR, if you see something you want to buy, GET IT RIGHT THEN! I missed out on some stuff by waiting a few days and then it was gone.

If you don't want to lug around all your souvenirs, get a locker! We hit some shops early in the day, bought a bunch of stuff (including gifts for family), and then put it all in a locker. We just picked it up on our way out. You have to pay again if you open up your locker and want to re-lock it, so plan carefully.

LeeLeeLuvsDisney
01-09-2010, 03:12 PM
Hi can i see your husband with Marie we love her.Did you see lots of charactors thanks T :cool1::cool1:

Since Lindsey Clare didn't post a photo, I thought I'd post one for you of Marie at DisneySEA!

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9db00b3127ccec77ec8aa1f0000000040O00Gat2jRkyYg9 vPhg/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Tanzanite
01-09-2010, 04:41 PM
Since Lindsey Clare didn't post a photo, I thought I'd post one for you of Marie at DisneySEA!

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9db00b3127ccec77ec8aa1f0000000040O00Gat2jRkyYg9 vPhg/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Ah so cute i love it you look so cute with that adorable kitty Marie shes our favorite thank you did you love it at Disney Sea.I cant wait to go .:cool1::cool1:

LeeLeeLuvsDisney
01-09-2010, 07:28 PM
Ah so cute i love it you look so cute with that adorable kitty Marie shes our favorite thank you did you love it at Disney Sea.I cant wait to go .:cool1::cool1:

Glad you liked the pic. Absolutely loved DisneySEA and planning to go back again someday. :yay:

disney_princess_85
01-09-2010, 08:20 PM
WOW! Fantastic pics and info. Thanks guys. :)