Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Discover Japan Part 3 || Disneyland

The old school looking bus
Mickey themed
Mickey speaker
Mickey handles
All in
The most awaited moment came.. For me today is the highlight of the whole trip!! I was really really excited!! I woke up very early to prepare for our experience that day.. I keep on talking on and on about the fun that we gonna have that day to little Adam and Mr. AZ.. We had and express breakfast.. and together all of us took the Disney Resort Cruiser (Mickey bus according to little Adam) waiting outside the hotel lobby.. the bus ride was free.. but it would only take us to the train station couple of minutes away.. little Adam and Sara was extremely excited because everything about the bus is Mickey themed.. everything from the music and window.. even the driver talked using a cartoonish voice..

Disney Resort Cruiser is a complimentary shuttle bus service available in two routes; between Disney Ambassador Hotel and Tokyo Disneyland/ Tokyo Disneysea Park (for Hotel Guests only); and between Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotels and Disney Resort Line Bayside Station. Find out more at Disney Resort Cruiser
Monorail route map
with the cute monorail staff
At the monorail station we had to buy the ticket.. instead of taking a 1-way trip ticket, we took the 2-day pass. Unlimited ride for 2 days.. since we'll be taking the same route to Dineysea the day after.. and we are free to go back to the hotel during lunch time or anytime to rest.. From what I remember the fare for a single ticket is ¥250 (around RM10), 2-day pass is ¥800 (around RM32).. These are the fare for adults.. As for kids i guess the fare were half.. Free ride for 3 years and below.. Don't worry if you were confuse at the station.. Cute and helpful staff of the Disney Resort Line would be at your service.. Eventhough there would be some communication problem.. But in the end everythng was okay..eheheheh.. 

Disney Resort Line is a convenient monorail service that circles Tokyo Disney Resort, stopping at 4 stations (Resort Gateway Station, Tokyo Disneyland Station, Bayside Station and Tokyo DisneySea Station) to link the Parks and hotels. Find out more at Disney Resort Line
Little Adam was jumping up and down while waiting for the monorail to come.. he was .. Once he saw the train he shouted "Mama! Look! It's orange Mickey choo choo train!!" He can't even wait for the door to open.. there were safety door then the monorail door itself.. The train was quite packed with locals with colourful Disney characters headgear..They even dressed in Disney characters theme.. such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy.. we made a pit stop at the Resort Gateway Station to buy drinks and bread for our snacks..

waiting for the boys shopping for food

Watching the water fountain
A monorail pass-by

Little Sara and Adam

Going on another monorail ride
the same Mickey handles in the monorail
little Adam and cousin Ilman
waiting patiently

Little Adam was truly excited since we took the train again.. this time it was the real thing.. I mean the real ride to Disneyland!! wahahaha.. by the time we get there it was already open..and there were loads of people.. stil wondering why it was full since Mr. David said they were not on a holiday or whatsoever.. We already have our 2-day pass.. but as a reminder.. the security would check all your bags before entering the park.. I'm not sure what they are looking for.. but our food was given an okay sign..

Tokyo Disneyland is a 115-acre (46.5 ha) theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the United States and opened on April 15, 1983. The park was constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering in the same style as Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida. It is owned by The Oriental Land Company, which licenses the theme from The Walt Disney Company. Tokyo Disneyland and its companion park, Tokyo DisneySea, are the only Disney parks not owned by The Walt Disney Company.

There are seven themed areas in the park: the World Bazaar; the four classic Disney lands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland; and two mini-lands: Critter Country and Mickey's Toontown. The park is noted for its extensive open spaces, to accommodate the large crowds that visit the park. In 2009, Tokyo Disneyland hosted approximately 13.65 million guests, ranking it as the third-most visited theme park in the world, behind its American sister parks, Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. In 2010, the park hosted 14.4 million visitors, again ranking it as the world's third most visited theme park.

the first character that we saw
again with Goofy
With Captain Hook
Some of us at the entrance
3 of us at the entrance
Tokyo Disneyland and their theme Easter Wonderland 2012
at the World Bazaar
Cinderella's Castle
With Walt and Mickey
colouful flowers
As we enter the park I was in awe for quite some time.. felt like I'm still a kid.. it's like I'm a kid with a child in tow.. bahahhahaah... We were greeted by all the characters.. if it's up to me..i would queue to take photos with all the cartoon characters.. but unfortunately.. little Adam was afraid of the characters.. so we only manage to take photo with Goofy and Captain Hook.. We took couple of photos at the entrance and off we go through the World Bazaar.. From there we can see the famous Cinderella's Castle.. My father decided to spread out since the teens are more interested with the thill rides.. while we with the smaller kids opted for a much milder rides..

Asking for popcorn
Walking to Adventureland
Our guide for the Jungle Cruise
Still in a good mood
Watching the waterfall
Since little adam wanted to take a boat ride.. I decided to bring them to Adventureland.. so we took the Jungle Cruise.. At first little Adam was really interested with the ride.. he kept on laughing and shouting after the things he saw.. not until the guide took out her pistol and shot the hippo that he started to cry.. and asking for us to go back.. i guess he was shocked by the sound..

On the Western River Railroad
nearing the dark tunnel
At the exit he was already cooled down.. then we took the Western River Railroad.. he was okay.. when the train entered a dark tunnel and the guide was making sounds.. he cried again.. this time non stop.. so we decided to go to a much much milder ride..

the castle
Peter Pan queue
The Fantasyland.. there we met my parents and sister.. little Adam was asking for the Peter Pan.. so off we went on the line to Neverland.. heee.. there we got to know that we had to be separated.. so little Adam ride with Mr. AZ while I ride alone.. It was quite a long queue.. It was fun!! for me.. As we met again at the end of the ride.. little Adam was crying.. I guess he was sleepy.. my guess was right.. Right after he got his dose of milk he fell asleep.. So we decided to enjoy the Philharmagic show.. With my parents looking after sleeping little Adam.. The show was great.. but I couldn't understand what they were talking about.. since everything was in Japanese.. In fact I couldn't understand any ride with a storyline because everything was not in English..

the cleaner "painting" Minnie Mouse
All the way from KL and all they were attracted to was this

We had our snack while Mr. AZ accompany my youngest nephew on some of the thrill rides since his brothers and sister refused to look after him.. By the time little Adam woke up he was still cranky.. so we decided to go back to the hotel for him to sleep peacefully.. I guess he was not comfortable with the hot sun but cold wind..

After a good rest
Driving papa to work
Excited to be the driver once in a while

The driver of the day

At the hotel, we let little Adam sleep and we refreshed ourselves (we slept actually!) by the time we left the hotel to Disneyland was already late evening.. We can get a stamp at the exit door of the park for us to go back to the hotel and enter the park again.. By that time little Adam was already okay.. we walked to other theme areas.. this time it was Tomorrowland.. we stopped infront of Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek.. I thought of going in the ride.. but little Adam refused..

Walking at Tomorrowland
The most cleanest park
My big boy
Picture with Mcqueen
Lining-up for the Raceway
Can't wait for his turn
little Adam ride with papa
Waiting in line
Me in the #49 car
Look how excited my junior driver is
So we walk and walk again heading to Toontown.. Then we saw Lightning Mcqueen ahead.. little Adam wanted to take picture.. so we queue up.. then we decided to go on the ride..The Grand Circuit Raceway.. So.. this is where little Adam's heart was.. he asked for another ride.. We stopped by the Toontown for a toilet break then off we go back to the Raceway..

Entrance to Toontown
Another water fountain
Roger Rabbit themed
By that time it was already dark.. and it was almost 8 o'clock.. so we head to the castle for the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights.. Ouhh.. there were another parade which was during the day.. twice called Jubilation.. don't miss that! I don't have the pictures for both the parade.. was too excited..

The Castle at night
Another Castle
little Adam in the cold
Everybody's rushing back
At the entrance of World Bazaar
After the parade we just take a stroll since little Adam was afraid of fireworks.. so we can only glance a little.. We then spent a lot of time at the World Bazaar area while waiting the park to close.. It was really cold.. I couldn't stand to be outdoor.. I jusk walked along in the shops along the bazaar.. But couldn't buy much.. too expensive! and I can't even find a decent fridge magnet.. they were selling all item themed Disney's Easter Wonderland.. Everything was in an eggy shape.. 

Nice view of World Bazaar
After everybody was there, we bade our final goodbye to Tokyo Disneyland.. Hope to be here again!! With a lesser cranky little Adam..

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