Here we are at Tokyo Disneyland! We can't tell Mana that Ikspiari
(The shopping mall next to the Disneyland) is Disneyland anymore. Before exploring, the first thing we have to do is get a "Fastpass
". Instead of waiting in line, you get this ticket (specific for each ride) which tells you the time you can attend and until then you can enjoy other attractions. We all heard that "Pooh's Hunny Hunt" is the most popular one, so we should get the pass for that.
Looooooooong lines are everywhere. It took about 30 minutes to get on the first attraction named "Peter Pan's Flight". Well, everyone knows that we have to line up and wait a while anyway, so I shouldn't talk about waiting time anymore.
Mana asked Daddy to ride the merry-go-round, but as we expected, she wasn't happy at all. She looked scared and was about to cry. Only Daddy enjoyed it.
Sometimes we can see a bunch of people surrounding something/somebody. Yep, they are Disney characters. It is not easy to take a picture with them. There is quite heavy competition. If we are lucky, we get the so-called "Gaijin Tokken" (Foreigner privilege). Sometimes people are nicer to foreigners, so this time Stuart got that privilege.
Cinderella and Prince Charming took one look at Stuart and Mana waiting for their turn for the photo, and they called Stuart and Mana over. Thanks to them, I was able to take a good picture! They were not only very beautiful but also very kind!!
After lunch, we decided to try the "Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour". However, as soon as we got there, we regretted choosing this attraction. Because we saw the sign saying "Please be aware that this tour is quite spooky for little kids." Oops! we don't think Mana would like it, but we were already in line. Well, why don't we give it a try. And this is Mana after the tour... Sorry Mana.
After the scary tour, what made Mana happy again is "Pooh's Hunny Hunt". It is well deserving of its reputation as the most popular ride for kids. Even Obaa-chan liked this. Right after this, the battery of our digital camera ran out.
The parade at night was impressive and beautiful. It wasn't easy to see all the Disney caractors during the day and now we saw them all at once. Everyone looked happy.
It is time to go and we took another ride on "It's A Small World" before leaving. Incidentally, "It's a Small World" is the only ride that Stuart remembers from his trip to Tokyo Disney 20 years ago. Well, time to go home and tomorrow we are going to DisneySea! Everybody get some rest.Please click here to see more pictures!
Posted by skmstarosta
at 12:01 AM KDT
Updated: Friday, 23 September 2005 10:41 AM KDT