[JAPAN] Summer Funtastic – Happiness is Here at Tokyo Disneyland

I’ve been to Hongkong Disneyland with my husband and his mom back then in August 2011. And this year; we visited Tokyo Disneyland because God gave us a chance to travel to Japan. Pssst, this post has stayed in the draft since last Nov, now it’s about time for me to finish what I’ve started ‘coz I do have much time while having a long holiday until Jan 5, 2015, wohooo! Yeah anyway, we both paid everything from our savings, but we managed to press the budget wisely. Hongkong Disneyland was my very first Disney experience and finally, one of my dreams comes true! I was so excited for Tokyo Disneyland since it was my first time in Japan, and it was the second time for my husband. He went there with his family since a long time ago, before we knew each other. God is good! His big sister and little brother got a scholarship to study in Japan and from them, my husband knows Japanese speaking and reading skill (both Hiragana and Katakana). Even though he isn’t fluently like his sister and brother, but he still can read and speaks some of the Japanese language, even better than me. Ha-ha..

Tokyo Disneyland Gate - by Myfunfoodiary

11.40am: when moving towards the Oedo Line, we stumbled with the famous and biggest Gyudon (Beef Bowl) restaurant chain in Japan, named Sukiya Restaurant that is open for 24 hours. This restaurant is located adjacent to the McDonald Restaurant; which is also open for 24 hours. We were both so happy and left the restaurant with a full stomach because the food tasted delicious, low prices for big portions. Click HERE to find out more about SUKIYA Japan.

12.50pm: From Oedo Line to Tokyo Disneyland,

  1. Transfer via Tsukishima.
  2. Take Yurakucho Line, stop at Shin-Kiba station.
  3. At Shin-Kiba station, take JR Keiyo Line #1 to Maihama, Soga.
  4. Stop at Maihama, Soga > you have reached Tokyo Disney Resort

When we arrived at Tokyo Disney Resort located at Maihama Station, we continue left to the Disney Resort Gateway Station. In here, there is a monorail that circles Tokyo Disney Resort, providing transportation between JR Maihama Station and major destinations within the Resort (Tokyo Disneyland Station, Bayside Station and Disney Sea Station). We should buy a Monorail Ticket cost for ¥260 (single ticket – adult) to reach the Tokyo Disneyland itself. But since we had the PASMO and SUICA IC card, we skip this part and simply touch our PASMO/SUICA Card to a sensor panel on the ticket gate and go through it.

Click Here to see the short video when we’re at the Resort Gateway Station:

Disney Resort Station by MyfunfoodiaryDisney Train from the Resort at Tokyo Disneyland - by MyfunfoodiaryOur Tokyo Disneyland Train from The Resort - by MyfunfoodiaryDisney Monorail at The Resort - by Myfunfoodiary

FYI, 1-Day Passport cost ¥6.400 per person (adults). Buying a single ticket for two different parks (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea) cost you ¥12.800. That’s why ​it’s easier to buy​ a 2-Day Passport, where we can enjoy one Park the first day and the other Park the following day. 2-Day Passport costs ​from​ ¥11.000 per person (adults) so that’s means in total we spent ¥22.000 for two persons for 2-Day Passport. This way is cheaper than buying a single ticket for two different Themed Park separately.

Tickets Counter at Tokyo Disneyland - by Myfunfoodiary Yeay We Got Our Tokyo Disneyland Tickets and Tokyo Disneysea - by Myfunfoodiary

Woohooo! Hello Dale! I’m a big fan ​of you!

Me and Dale Chipmunk at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary

Starting from this point, I’ll share with you lots of pictures that we took in Tokyo Disneyland. All the attractions were fantastic and interesting, but waiting time could be quite long. It took about 45-60 minutes for one game (attractions) and sometimes more than that. The park itself is very clean, well managed, and even better than Hongkong Disneyland. Sitting area and toilet could be found easily inside the park. Most of the voiceover​ comes in Japanese, but​ no worries since there are lots​ of the signage comes in English.

Entrance to Tokyo Disneyland Japan by Myfunfoodiary

The bright sky so perfectly coloring the sky around the castle.

Tokyo Disneyland Japan by Myfunfoodiary

Look! They also provide a special area to park the baby strollers.

Strollers at Tokyo Disneyland Japan by Myfunfoodiary

I suggest you to prioritize ​the rides you really want to do! If you want, you can even get a Disney Fast Pass. It’s a system that lets you minimize the amount of time waiting in line at certain attractions. Some pictures and videos available on this post are for your references.

Western River Railroad – Adventureland Area

We saw the Mark Twain Riverboat pass through the Rivers of America from the calm ride on a steam train that passes through Adventureland, Frontierland, and Critter Country.

Click PLAY Button to see about this ride from our YouTube Channel:

Western River Railroad Tokyo Disneyland Japan by MyfunfoodiaryView from Western River Railroad at Tokyo Disneyland Japan by Myfunfoodiary

Swiss Family Treehouse – Adventureland Area

A Treehouse 19m off the ground, based on the 1960 Disney film “Swiss Family Robinson”.

Exploring Swiss Family Treehouse at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary Swiss Family Treehouse at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary at Swiss Family Treehouse at Tokyo Disneyland by MyfunfoodiaryWorking Room at Swiss Family Treehouse in Tokyo Disneyland by MyfunfoodiaryDining Area at Swiss Family Treehouse at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary

Tokyo Disneyland Daytime Parade “Happiness is Here”

Aha! Make sure you don’t miss fun-filled Parade “Happiness is Here” during daytime at Tokyo Disneyland. The parade presents all kinds of happiness where Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends appear in so lovely and colorful rides that passing through visitors. We picked our best spot an hour before the parade started, then we were sitting nicely, watched the parade without a blink, and all of us couldn’t stop smiling when each Disney characters pass by in front of us. It was so wonderful, fun, and full of joy!!

Click PLAY Button to see the Disney Parade from our YouTube Channel:

Mullie and Pao Ready for the Tokyo Disney Parade by Myfunfoodiary Tokyo Disney Parade July 2014 by Myfunfoodiary 01 Tokyo Disney Parade July 2014 by Myfunfoodiary 02Tokyo Disney Parade July 2014 by Myfunfoodiary 03 Tokyo Disney Parade July 2014 by Myfunfoodiary 04Tokyo Disney Parade July 2014 by Myfunfoodiary 05 Tokyo Disney Parade July 2014 by Myfunfoodiary 06 Tokyo Disney Parade July 2014 by Myfunfoodiary 07

Big Thunder Mountain Rides – Westernland Area

There was something wrong with the Big Thunder Mountain rides after we watched the Parade. The operator said that we could come back again later because the rides was under repair. They didn’t say what’s​ wrong, but then we found out the problem that they had; the train was stuck in the other side of the mountain. 🙁

Big Thunder Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary The Train stucks there at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary

Mickey’s Philhar Magic – Fantasyland Area

A dazzling 3-D movie where Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and his friends play a magical concert inside the theater. It’s magical!

Mickeys Philarmagic at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary

Explore the ToonTown

Toon Town is a town where you’ll find yourself in Mickey’s neighborhood, and you never know what crazy things that might happen next in this town. Everyone loves to explore the mini size of Minnie’s house, Roger’s Rabbit Car, Donald’s Boat, Firework’s Factory, Gym, Bank, etc. It was indeed a town full of fun things, almost entirely inspired by a single movie, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and lots of wacky or funny spots ​to snap pictures, just like we did! 😀

Mullie and Andy at ToonTown Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary Mullie at Jolly Trolley at ToonTown Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary Andy sells popcorn at ToonTown Tokyo Disneyland by MyfunfoodiaryFun at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 02 Fun at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by MyfunfoodiaryFireworks Fun at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary.jpg Fun at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 03 Fun at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 04Fun at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 05

Roger’s Rabbit Car Toon Spin – Fantasyland area

We also ride on a cartoony ​taxi cab name ​Lenny through the back alleys of ToonTown. It was fun!

Roger's Rabbit at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary Roger's Rabbit at Toon Town Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 01

“Once Upon A Time” Projection Lights Mapping on Cinderella Castle

We were fascinated with the projection mapping technology on the Cinderella Castle. It was a heartwarming nighttime entertainment filled with fantasy of the unforgettable​ scenes from Disney films, such as Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella‘s story. It’s all projected in 3D on the exterior of Cinderella Castle, full with special effects, music and amazing fireworks. It was fantastic!

The Cinderella Caste at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 3D Mapping on Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 3D Mapping on Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 01 3D Mapping on Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 03

Grand Circuit Raceway – Tomorrowland area

Test your skills on a small racecar at Grand Circuit Raceway. It was fun, but we still prefer if we can ride the racecar without a dedicated track like the one we experienced in Genting Highland Outdoor Theme Park.

Grand Circuit at Tomorrowland Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary 01 Grand Circuit at Tomorrowland Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary

We also watched the electric parade at night before the 3D projection on the Cinderella castle. Everything was fantastic and memorable for us! Therefore, you had to find a place to sit one hour before, to be able enjoy it. There were different popcorn options available inside Tokyo Disneyland, including strawberry, curry, etc. Our favorite ​rides would be the Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, and the Space Mountain. We had so much fun that night! Wohoo!

Mickeys Garden at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary Happiness is Here at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary Donald Duck at Tokyo Disneyland by Myfunfoodiary

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Tokyo Disneyland
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Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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