One thing that we really wanted to do in Japan was to go to Tokyo Disney. There are two parks you can go to; Tokyo Disney and Tokyo Disney Sea. Tokyo Disney Sea is considered the more ‘mature’ of the parks so we decided to go there because we’re mature adults.
Viv did a lot of the research and it turns out that there are some very, shall we say, passionate Disney fans out there who write about the different parks including the best things to see and strategies in order to avoid waiting in lines. The guides would literally say ‘run to this ride and get a fast-pass for later’ which I thought was a bit of hyperbole. Arriving there, however, I can see why; before the gates open, thousands of people are there waiting and they all rush (as politely as possible) to try and secure tickets to the most popular attractions.
After the initial rush and going on a few rides which are all fantastic, we slowed down and took the opportunity to have some of the novelty food that you can get at various places around the park. It’s all quite cheap and actually pretty delicious! We spent the rest of the day wandering around, going on rides and seeing some of the shows.
This was our first Disney park experience and I personally was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. The details and the thought put in to the design of everything was astounding.
We were even treated to a stunning sunset while in the Arabian coast area which made for some stunning photos (one of which the official Instagram account later featured!)
It was easy to spend a whole day there until the park closed at 10:00 which makes for a long day, but you still feel like you didn’t quite see it all.