Last weekend, I mentioned that I never got around to posting all of our photos from Tokyo. Well, I’m particularly sad that I never posted those from Tokyo DisneySea, because it was such a magical place! I suppose my oversight was for two reasons: I colored my hair back to brown and felt strange posting them back and forth, and I made the mistake of only bringing my pancake lens to the park, which made for some lackluster photos. It’s a shame, because this place is the most beautiful theme park I’ve ever been to, and every inch of it is a photo op. We were originally going to skip this park, since we already hit Disneyland, but some local friends insisted it was an absolute must. That’s all we needed for an excuse – we’re huge Disney fans, as you might have realized. We only spent half a day there, so we could head back to Tokyo for a night of exploring, but it was well worth it.
If you want to see some stunning photos at DisneySea, check out Carrie’s post, here (which is also the reason I remembered my own DisneySea photos). In the meantime, let’s take a walk down memory lane, to my magical day at DisneySea!
Mickey Mouse handles and windows on the train to the park entrance. No detail is overlooked!
Duffy the Disney Bear reigns supreme at Tokyo DisneySea, and Tokyo Disney, for that matter. Gaggles of girls are dressed in their best Disney gear, with their popcorn buckets (remember mine?) and Duffy bags. I got a Duffy Bear bag and did my best to fit in, because I didn’t want to embarrass myself. Also, it matched my outfit and I really, really wanted one.
We had to try all of the treats, though I let Bobby have his black hot dog by himself (seriously, what’s with the black burgers and hot dogs?) and these alien mochi were my favorite. Look at them! Oooooooohhhhhh. They were a nice little snack for the long, long line to Toy Story Mania. That, and the Halloween special Haunted Mansion (it was decked out with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme) were our favorite rides.
Nothing topped the Little Mermaid section of the park, which has its own “underwater” world with several rides and shops within. I can’t even imagine what my reaction would have been to it, as a child; even as an adult, I was enthralled!