Japan March 2004

Japan 2004 Day 7: Tokyo Disney Resort Park Hopping

Wednesday March 17, 2004

High winds ruled as we ventured out back to the Tokyo Disney Resort. When we arrived at Tokyo Disneyland, there was already a huge line for Winnie the Pooh FASTPASS (we arrived after 9am today) so we decided to concentrate on the attractions we missed back on our first day at the resort. We hit the Teacups, Peter Pan (a copy of the Walt Disney World version), the Castle Mystery Tour (a Black Cauldron(!) inspired walk-though attraction all in Japanese), and then a repeat visit to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. By 3pm all the parades and shows were cancelled and replaced with Rainy Day alternatives so we headed off to Tokyo DisneySea.

The entrance to Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland

Arriving at TDS, we headed to Journey to the Center of the Earth for another 3 rides as well as hitting Indy, Sinbad, the Carrousel, and Aquatopia before exploring the SS Columbia. We were taking it slow and steady and the wind was really beating us down. Most money we are spending at the parks has been on food around $17-$20 equivalent for both of us at a quick service restaurant (I miss our discounts!). After the Columbia, we headed over to Ikspiri, their version of a Downtown Disney. We managed to pick up some CDs of Tokyo Disney Resort music and wandered around the Disney Ambassador Hotel taking photos.

The view of Fantasyland from Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour – You can see Mt Prometheus at Tokyo Disney Sea in the background.
The Haunted Mansion…In Fantasyland..
Cinderella Castle with Dumbo

Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the hotel. Only one more day at the Resort before resuming our explorations of Japan!