Tokyo Disney Resort - Official Disney Fans Meet in 2012

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  1. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    Hi Everyone, I wanted to tell you about some plans I'm making...

    After much consideration, I've decided to set up and plan a meet for fans of Disney who want to venture to a VERY special and unique Disney Experience, the Tokyo Disney Resort.

    I know for many of you would love to go see what this resort is all about, so this is your chance! After seeing it for myself 1 year ago, I was completely enthralled and knew that other fans who haven't been really need to see it.

    So I am proposing setting up a big meet of Disney fans from here and other places to meet in 2012. This will hopefully give plenty of time for people to save up and make plans to go.

    I've given much thought to the time of year where it will be mild temperatures and not with the massive crowds that TDR gets. So far, the time of year appears that April, or possibly October for the Halloween season would be the two best choices, and I'm looking for feedback on what would work better (Though I realize it seems far away right now)

    I've already generated interest from other message boards and have set up a Facebook group, so you can join and keep up with the planning:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=300216578772
     
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  3. sand2270

    sand2270 DIS Veteran

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    that's funny...I am planning a trip for me and my DD in April of 2012. I want to see the cherry blossoms. :)
     
  4. dwonderz

    dwonderz Mouseketeer

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    We're planning our next Disney trip for 2012 ... who knows??
     
  5. freepixie

    freepixie <font color=deeppink>Tanoshi<br><font color=green>

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    I did a request to join, unfortunately I dont' believe I will be able to go in 2012, but I would love to hear your planning to help me plan for "someday" :goodvibes I will get there someday, that is a promise I made to myself a long time ago, but financially it will be a struggle. So until then... I dream :wizard:
     
  6. LeeLeeLuvsDisney

    LeeLeeLuvsDisney Mouseketeer

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    Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Unfortunately, I don't think we'll make it back there that soon. Our first baby is due in a few weeks, and we're thinking about adding one more to the mix around 2012. We're going to wait to go back until the kids are old enough to really enjoy all the rides and sights. We're already saving up for it! So, if this meet goes well and there are more in the future, maybe we'll be able to make it to one!

    BTW, we went in April and it was fabulous...not too crowded, not too hot or cold. When we go back, we'll definitely go in April again...or October.
     
  7. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    Thanks for your replies everyone. It does look like April is what most people think is also a good time of year, so I'm planning to go with that. :thumbsup2

    More info soon
     
  8. voleball

    voleball Mouseketeer

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    October is the busiest season of the year in TDR (almost at the same level as Christmas season.) April would be a better time to visit?
     
  9. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    From what I've seen, early to mid April is one of the best times to visit and after getting feedback from some others who plan to attend, we've pretty much decided April it is. :thumbsup2
     
  10. voleball

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    Cool.

    I found a crowd calendar for this April and this may be helpful when you are ready to finalize the dates.

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    It's Sun ~ Sat. Numbers in squares are the expected attendence (x1000). If it rains, it goes down by 1/3 or so. (Japanese hate to get wet.) April tends to have a lot of showers so it's possible you have a very low attendence days. That's how it was when I was there in April 2008! Pretty much everything was walk-on. The max we waited was like 5 minutes at the Pooh ride. (May has better weather than April though - drier and mid 70's.)

    If you can ping me though PM, I can supply those crowd calendars (I found 2 so far) to you guys. :goodvibes

    I'll be going back to TDR in May 2011! :cool1:

    Happy planning!
     
  11. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    cool, that looks quite useful. How early do they release those estimates?
     
  12. voleball

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    It seems like they have predictions for a year or more, but the further it goes, it looks unreliable.

    http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/

    It probably won't display charactors correctly, but I think you can still guess where the calendar is and play with it to figure out.
     
  13. voleball

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    double post...
     
  14. LeeLeeLuvsDisney

    LeeLeeLuvsDisney Mouseketeer

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    That's an awesome site, thanks Voleball!!!
     
  15. inkspots

    inkspots Earning My Ears

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    April isn't too bad, as the Japanese kids are going back to school. However, I would avoid October if you want a less crowded experience. I would have to say that Halloween is their busiest season! That said, no park does Halloween better than Tokyo, it was amazing, but all fast passes were gone by noon, most lines three hours long.:eek: It was crazy, but we still had fun. (As you get closer to the 31st, they actually allow the guests to come in full Disney costume)
     
  16. Brandis

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    I've been there twice at the end of october and I never found the crowds overwhelming. I just made sure to visit mid-week. TDS was quiet anyway and even TDL with all the Halloween stuff going on wasn't too bad.
     
  17. goldielocksraj

    goldielocksraj Anxiously awaiting deluxe birthday trip!

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    Another hopeful here! My brother-in-law is getting stationed to Misawa AFB in November, for a total of three years, so of course I'll be going to visit him and dear little sis at least once or twice, and she has PROMISED me trips to TDL!!!

    Of course, not sure when that'll be, especially since hubby and I are planning to go to Australia for our anniversary September 2011 . . .
     
  18. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    We were planning last week of March 2012, but having heard about crowds (and a meet ;)) we will totally make it mid-April. :)
     
  19. scrump

    scrump <font color=royalblue>so the decision has been mad

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    What a great idea!!!!!!

    I'll have to keep that on my radar...
     
  20. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    :thumbsup2
     
  21. simzac

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    Not sure at this time if I will have the money to go, but just joined facebook to get more info on the meet. I sure hope this works out.:thumbsup2
     

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