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Which place did we go -- Disneyland
or DisneySea? There was a discussion
among my daughter, her friend, and her friend’s family members. Whichever place they want to go, I go because
they are both Disney’s anyway (-.-) They
bought a one-day passport only. Who won?
DISNEY RESORT LINE
We took another train through
Resort Gateway Station going to where? Guess --- it's DISNEYSEA! I never heard before about this other fantasy
world of Disney. I have been really
missing the latest cartoon updates. Oh, my! It’s hard when you are getting
DisneySea Train or Mickey Mouse Train?
It was really exciting to see and
marvel at the creativeness of Disney’s world of cartoons. Let’s take a look what’s inside the
Mickey Mouse Straphangers
Mickey Mouse Souvenir Items
It is a Mickey Mouse Train. What’s inside? There are Mickey Mouse souvenir
items, Mickey Mouse straphangers, and Mickey Mouse glass-shaped windows and doors.
Train Ride to DisneySea
You can see how big and wide the
area is and how many people go there just to have fun with their families.
Entrance to DisneySea
At the entrance, you can see the
giant globe called DisneySea Aquasphere. It’s the icon of Tokyo DisneySea. Lots of people were enjoying the festive mood of
the place. Let’s take a look at the
places we visited and took different fun rides as shown below:
Icon of Tokyo DisneySea
Disney’s Department Store
Broadway Music Theater
There were many people sitting
along the street at night waiting for the opening of the Big Band Beat musical
show. We didn’t enter this theater
because of lack of time already. We
didn’t want to miss the last train going home.
Standing taller than
me, my beautiful youngest daughter, posing in front of the most majestic liner on the seas, S.S. Columbia.
We watched a video of “Turtle
Talk” (^_^) Sorry, we are not allowed to
take pictures or video inside the most majestic liner on the seas, S. S.
Columbia. We weren’t allowed to take a
look on the whole ship also. We waited in line for more than an hour just to
watch a video only. Yes, I repeat --- a
video about a turtle who talks live to viewers on a question and answer
portion. He talks a lot. The problem was
I didn’t even understand what they were talking about (of course, it’s in
Japanese language, silly (-.-) But after
the show, we saw these two theme park mascots on the street waving at us. Who are they?
I don’t know either (^_^) because they didn’t even bother to introduce
themselves to us. At least, I got a good
shot of them while they were walking, didn’t I? Can you guess who these cartoon
(Selfie) Group Picture Taking
We took a rest in a bench after a
long walk. They took time taking selfie pictures for a while. My daughter managed to
hold the cell phone of her friend with a selfie monopod, though it was
partially damaged. But at least, the
picture ended up showing everybody good looking and happy in the picture (-.-)
Temple of the Crystal Skull (outside)
This is where the Indiana Jones
Adventure transpired as in the movie. The
temple is really tall and huge. Let’s
take a look what’s inside this ancient temple.
Temple of the Crystal Skull (inside)
The inside area of the temple can
be seen above where lots of people were in line waiting for the next ride. The ancient Mayan civilization is depicted on
the walls. We waited in line for more than two hours going up the wooden bridge. People were looking up at the sculpture of
the ancient ruler to take pictures.
Everybody was eager to see what’s more there to see and experience.
Memorabilia of Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones Adventure
People ride by groups of 12
passengers in each military transport vehicle. The cave-like riding area
doesn’t make you feel scared, though it is dark inside. It was the turbulent, high-speed adventure
inside the temple aboard the military transport vehicle accelerating
from slow to fast along the rail tracks, going up and down several hills that
made us feel terrified (@_ @). Indiana Jones adventures are shown on each
chamber of the temple as the vehicle passes by.
It was still an exciting and enjoyable experience though. We left the
area laughing afterwards when we saw our different facial expressions and reactions in the
picture as shown above. This picture was
taken by the camera installed inside the temple and being sold to anyone who
likes to buy it.
My lovely daughter at a gift shop
While waiting for her friend’s
relatives, she went inside a small gift shop. At her age, she likes stuff toys like, Hello Kitty and cartoon characters like,
Mickey Mouse. I wasn’t able to give her this
stuff when she was young. Even though
there are things that you didn’t have before, I still believe they won’t make you
less as a person.
We rode on this water bump car at
Aquatopia and it was really fun, but all the fun ended after 3 to 5 minutes
only. Only 2 to 3 people can ride on
this and the water in the lagoon is not too deep. It moves at a quick speed, but be careful
as splash of water coming from hidden water jets might suddenly get
into you. Rail tracks are installed so, each bump car has one circle route only
to take to avoid colliding with other bump cars. It’s unlike the bump cars on the ground where
it can really bump to each other’s bump cars and that’s why it is called bump
cars. Take a look on the video below.
Aquatopia-Water Bump Car
This is the one I liked
most. It is the one that any child would
really like to see. The artistic designs of the cartoon
characters, its background, sound and movement effects, are extremely
fantastic.I actually took video of the whole storybook
voyage, but I can’t download everything.Just watch this video below.
Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage
Jasmine’s Flying Carpet
When you grow old, the feeling of
being a kid or young, is something that adults like to look and feel young again. (Note: I can be one of them (-.-) That’s why,
different clothes for the young ones are being worn by adults, too. On the
other side, a kid wants to grow up and
become an adult, as soon as, they like to be.
Kids, like girls, for example, like to wear their mom’s shoes and put on
make up on their faces. They also
imitate what their moms do or how their moms act. This desire can be manifested even on playing
with their dolls or toys. Kids are full
of fun and excitement. They are always
ready to try an adventure and explore.
When my daughter and I took a
ride on Jasmine’s Flying Carpet, it was funtastic for me because I could see
the wide area of DisneySea at night, as the ride flew above and turned around. It seemed like my world also turned around
suddenly even for just few minutes only Yehey (-.-) But my daughter felt dizzy and
seemed like didn’t enjoy the ride and you can hear her voice on
DisneySea Electric Railway
After having our dinner, we rode
the train at DisneySea Electric Railway where it’s situated at the top of a
building. While running, the view of the
DisneySea area at night is amazing with lots of colorful lights. A grand water parade of DisneySea cartoon
characters was scheduled at 8:00 pm that night. My daughter was even mentioning about it in
this video where it should take place.
DisneySea Electric Railway Train Ride
We went to Mermaid Lagoon where
there are also full of different rides like, Blowfish Balloon Race, Shell
Coaster Ride, Jumpin’ Jelly Fish, and others.
We rode only the Blowfish Balloon Race and not even went to other areas
of the lagoon because we didn’t want to be late for the grand water parade at
the lake. At least, I had the chance of
taking a video of some rides as shown below:
Toy Story Mania (1)
I hate to admit this -- I have
never seen the Toy Story even on television.
I heard about it, but I missed watching it. Maybe I wasn’t interested to see it or maybe I
didn’t have time or maybe it’s for boys’ only cartoon movie or maybe …… sorry,
I’m running out of what to say already (-.>) sorry.
Toy Story Mania (2)
We didn’t enter this building,
but just had a picture taken with my daughter’s friend’s mother who is very
friendly and accommodating. At least, I
tried to make up for this cartoon character I missed.
Oh, my! It was getting 8:00
already and we need to be on the lake for the grand water parade. Upon reaching the place, we asked a personnel
about it. We couldn’t believe it -- it was cancelled due to bad weather
forecast. But the night was really fine and it wasn’t even windy. How could
they decide to cancel it at the last 15 minutes before the time where lots of
people were already awaiting its commencement?? It was really sad that we
missed that grand water parade. One day
pass per person costs a lot of money and not being able to see the most awaited
parade is frustrating (^_^)
Icon of Tokyo DisneySea
Before we went home, we walked
towards the icon of Tokyo DisneySea, Aquasphere, My last one to take picture of as remembrance
of this wonderful visit. I like it most
to see it during night time rather than daytime when its lights are turned on
and moves around. Disneyland and DisneySea are the main tourist attractions of
Tokyo, well-known all over the world, as this giant globe symbolizes
DisneySea. I feel blessed to see this
place together with my daughter. I’m
giving my sincere gratitude to my daughter’s friend and her relatives for their
warmest hospitality and precious time they shared with us.
Giant Disney Christmas Tree
A Christmas tree becomes a
traditional and commercial symbol of love, hope, joy, sharing, unity, and
family celebration every year in the whole world. Another year will pass, but never will it pass
the real purpose why we are having this celebration. CHRIST-MAS - the Word from which everything
comes from. To read it clearly from this