It must come to no surprise when I say that I am Disney obsessed.
For my 11th birthday my grandparents took me all the way to Florida for Disneyland, and the next year to Disneyland Paris because I was having serious Disney blues.
While I was in Tokyo, me and my friend decided why not treat each other to a Tokyo Disney ticket for our 20th Birthdays!
Tokyo Disney is made up of two parks, Disneyland and DisneySea. Disneyland is your standard princess castle park which mirrors the California one – DisneySea however, is something else.
A single day pass is around £40, a considerable amount cheaper than the American parks.
Instead of the signature Main Street followed by castle, DisneySea has a huge lake upon entry with views of an Aladdin style castle and volcano. The volcano is actually part of the ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ ride (avoid just after eating…).
No, you’re eyes are not deceiving you, they have the freaking palace from The Little Mermaid!
This alone was enough to convince me that this was the best Disney park; it has been made so well. Inside are smaller rides, and a theater where you can watch an amazing musical and air acrobatic show, (including what must have been a 20 foot Ursula).
You cant have DisneySea without water rides right? My underwear never did dry fully.
What better way to dry off than a Gondola ride in their recreated Venice though?
A trip to Disney is never complete without staying for one of the main shows – DisneySea utilizes their huge lake extremely well. From the center rises a huge Fantasia hat, which Mickey stands on to narrate the show. Cue extreme fireworks, floating bubbles singing some of the best loved songs, boats with Disney characters on, a gigantic mirror which rises from the lake floor which then spawns a huge Maleficent – it’s basically 15 minutes of pure magic.
DisneySea is the perfect destination for the older Disney lovers. Unlike the other park, you can drink until your heart is content here, and there are many more shows for you to appreciate. One named Mystic Rivers was an amazing combination of dance, acrobatics and silks in an amazonian themed production – by far one of the best things that I have ever seen in my life.
The rides are few, but definitely not for kids! If you are ever in Tokyo, it would be a massive shame to miss this Disney experience. Oh, and the Strawberry popcorn stands, you can’t miss that either.