Today I want to share about my trip to Tokyo Disneyland I took with my friends on the last day of Golden Week, May 6th. From where most of us were living, in Kawagoe, to get to Disneyland only took about one and a half hours one-way. It was also only 2 train changes and 900 yen or $9 each way. It’s actually really easy to get to Disneyland and Disney Sea by regular train, getting off at Maihama Station which connects by a walkway to Disneyland. To get to Disney Sea there is a Disney monorail which you can either buy tickets for or use your regular train pass to pay. It’s actually pretty fun because the inside is decorated in a Mickey theme. For this time though since I went to Disneyland we didn’t take the monorail.
Since one of my friends doesn’t like roller coasters we ended up going to Disneyland which is the tamer of the two parks. We actually didn’t ride too much, instead we basically ate our way through Disneyland.
Disneyland and Disney Sea in Japan are really great if you like to eat because there are so many seasonal and themed foods. For lunch we tried a newer restaurant where they had waffle sandwiches, followed by lots of snacking the rest of the day. I got my favorite food: Disneyland popcorn, then I also tried the little green man(ju) which were kind of like ice cream mochi but in the shape of the aliens from Toy Story. There are three different flavors: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. After that we also ate churros. The churros in Japan seem different as they are not as wide. They are a lot skinnier and in the shape of Mickey, which was cute but I still prefer the American churros better I think. For dinner instead of eating at one of the sit-down restaurants we instead just ate a turkey leg.
For the actual rides they are pretty much the same as the American Disneyland so we went on Jungle Cruise (guide spoke in Japanese of course), Space Mountain (where my friend lost her wallet), the tea cups (where I proceeded to get extremely sick), followed by the canoe ride (where the girl two rows in front of me scooped the water right back into my face). I prefer more thrill rides rather than story rides so that part of the day was just okay, but going to Disneyland with friends was really really fun so I don’t really have any complaints. How could I? It’s the happiest place on earth!
I also forgot to mention in the beginning that the park was decorated for Easter. They had all different “usatama” Disney characters hidden all over the park and that was really cute. Usa is from Usagi or bunny, and tama is for tamago or egg. So they were all eggs with bunny ears that were themed for the different characters.
All in all it was a super fun day with good food and good friends. I love Disney and I was so happy that my friends and I were finally able to find a date where all of us could hang out together.
My next post will also be about a day out with a friend, but this time just a short rainy afternoon hangout with a friend I met while volunteering who is from New Zealand but is married to a Japanese man so please stick around!
As always, thanks for reading!