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chinhk
07-02-2011, 03:40 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm planning a trip with my partner to Tokyo for next March. We will be there from the 9th till the 17th March (about 7.5 full days to spend minus the arrival and departure day).

How many days do think we will need to cover all the rides at both Disneyland and Disneysea? We have no children with us and we have done Paris Disneyland and Magic Kingdom, so we are quite familiar with the queue system and layout of the disney parks. However, we do not want to underestimate these two parks at Tokyo, hence all advice are much appreciated.
I've noticed the opening hours during our visit seems to be shorter (only till 6 or 7pm it seems), weekends may open later till 10pm but we are debating on whether to go on a weekend or weekdays. Hoping it will be less crowded if we go during the weekdays and hotels may be cheaper than on weekends.

Finally, any suggestions in regards to which hotel to stay? We want it to be a little bit special so considering either the Disneyland Hotel or the disneysea miracosta. Is it a good idea to split our stay in both hotels to get a taste of each or its more advisable to just stay in one hotel for the convenience??

Sorry for all the queries but hopefully some you experienced disney travellers could point me in the right direction.

Many thanks!

corgi_monster
07-28-2011, 08:09 AM
I think that you could see and do almost everything in 2-3 days if you are super crazy commandos with energizer bunny stamina. However, there is so much to do and see in Tokyo that I would sacrifice some time at TDR to spend more time in Tokyo. 2 days will give you a very good feel for the resort. There are some rides, like the Aladdin Carousel, that you can skip - they're pretty to look at, but not unique.

Night time in TDS is VERY romantic and not to be missed!

nytimez
07-28-2011, 10:54 AM
I think that you could see and do almost everything in 2-3 days if you are super crazy commandos with energizer bunny stamina. However, there is so much to do and see in Tokyo that I would sacrifice some time at TDR to spend more time in Tokyo. 2 days will give you a very good feel for the resort. There are some rides, like the Aladdin Carousel, that you can skip - they're pretty to look at, but not unique.

Night time in TDS is VERY romantic and not to be missed!

I would concur with this for the most part... especially if you are Disney junkies. If, however, you really are looking to experience Tokyo and Japan I would cut this back to a single day and just visit DisneySea.

Tokyo Disneyland is nice and all, and it does have a few unique elements, but I'm not sure it's worth missing out on a more unique cultural experience elsewhere in Japan for.

DisneySea, however, is unlike anything you've ever seen and definitely worth it.

chinhk
07-29-2011, 07:59 AM
Many thanks to all your views/comments. I think I will settle for a 3 days 2 nights plan. The rest of my time in Japan will be spent in Tokyo and hopefully Kyoto. Although I'm a huge disney fan, I wouldn't want to miss out on other things in Japan.
With some planning beforehand, I'm sure we both can cover most of the rides in both of the parks. b:goodvibes

ChrisFL
07-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Many thanks to all your views/comments. I think I will settle for a 3 days 2 nights plan. The rest of my time in Japan will be spent in Tokyo and hopefully Kyoto. Although I'm a huge disney fan, I wouldn't want to miss out on other things in Japan.
With some planning beforehand, I'm sure we both can cover most of the rides in both of the parks. b:goodvibes

That sounds like a great plan