A Japanese Adventure
An online journal
We started the morning with breakfast at the hotel, (crazy cheap at only 350 Yen each - around £1.50!) as it was an early rise for us, because we were finally heading for our Tokyo Disney Sea day trip!
Armed with my trusty pin badge covered Kanken, snacks, raincoats and one very poorly boyfriend in tow, we took the train to Maihama at around 9am. Once there, we bought tickets to ride the Disneyland Monorail, which did one giant loop around both parks. I was ridiculously excited all the way around, and to top it off, the Halloween theme was in full swing everywhere we looked, even on the handles on the train! Halloween is one of my favourite times of year, so as soon as we knew we would be visiting Japan in October, I knew we had to experience the DisneySea Halloween event!
We decided to do a full lap of the park first, to really take in all of the sights and see what it had to offer. As we didn't buy any fast passes in advance and it was quite busy with the Halloween crowd, we knew we would struggle getting on any rides anyway, so a lazy wander was on the cards. Now, I took SO many photos that day, that its just easier to split the sections of the park up into slideshows :) The photos may feel out of sync too, because we literally did 5 laps that day!
Starting at the Mediterranean Harbour, we walked around the beautifully Venice-esque buildings, complete with gondola rides on the canal and tonnes of confectioners shops and restaurants.
From there, we wandered through to the 1920's style American Waterfront, which had a GIGANTIC steam liner at the port (it was beautiful in the dark too). There were deli bars, incredibly details buildings, the Tower of Terror ride and Toy Story Trolley Park.
Port Discovery was next, and we actually managed to get on a ride! It wasnt the best, but it was definitely fun. It was called Aquatopia, and there were two birth little pods that you sit in, and they were on tracks in the water. They spun you around and you never knew where you were going, but it was just really a good laugh. We then hopped on a little steam boat to take us to the next part of the park.
The Lost River Delta was one of the coolest parts of the park, and it was such a shame we didnt get on any of those rides, as the rollercoaster looked awesome! This part of the park was based on Indiana Jones, and they had a Crystal Skull ride and several items from the films around the area.
The Arabian Coast was next, and was themed around the city of Agrabah from Aladdin. This was such an awesome place, I couldn't get over the little details of everything! We stopped here for a little snack, and ate what seemed like the longest Pumpkin flavour churro. It was ridiculously tasty!
Easily my FAVOURITE part of the park was Mermaid Lagoon. I cannot express how much we both loved this underground wonder. It really felt like you were under the water in the world of The Little Mermaid! You started by heading down towards the huge open plan "underwater section", where there were rides for the smaller kids, and a whale gift shop. You actually entered its mouth to get inside the shop - it was so cool, im not gonna lie.
The final part of Disney Sea was the Mysterious Island, which was such an awesome maze of hidden cool stuff! We ate lunch here, because it was the most visually stunning and detailed place throughout the entire place - which was saying something. We are a huge fan of anything sci-fi, so the Island appealed to us no end!
At one point, we thought the day couldnt get any better - but that was until the sun had set. The illuminated park was beyond beautiful, and this also meant that we got to see the Halloween Villains show on the waterfront (it actually made me cry happy tears haha!).
I knew that I would absolutely love DisneySea, but I never anticipated to enjoy it as much as I did. I knew Joe was indifferent about going also, but even he loved the whole day in the end. So here I leave you with our final moments in the park - watching Mickey defeat Maleficent in her awesome dragon form (fireworks and all!)...