Japan March 2004

Japan 2004 Day 8: Tokyo Disney Resort Last Day

Thursday March 18, 2004

Today we arrived at the resort under cloudy skies and we knew we were in trouble when we saw most of the Guests of the Resort carrying around umbrellas. We are at a distinct disadvantage in not being able to understand the local weather report and today it really left us unprepared. We managed to get on Winnie the Pooh, Star Jets, the Mark Twain, explore Tom Sawyer Island, and catch the Tiki Room Show. One good thing about bad weather was that the lines were non-existent at most attractions.

Emerging from the Tiki Room, it started to pour! I told Daniel it was just like the last time we were together in Japan at Walt Disney World and it was pouring rain. One great thing? We managed to score Tokyo Disney Resort umbrellas for only 1,000 Yen – a bargain and they were super neat. We hung out in the World Bazaar with most of the rest of the attendees at the park that day. It was packed so we headed over to get Big Thunder Mountain FASTPASSes and killed time roaming throughout the different shops and a couple of the theater shows until we got to ride it. Since the parades were still cancelled due to the rain, after Big Thunder we headed over to Tokyo DisneySea.

Man, I love Tokyo DisneySea! We had Spaghetti Pomodoro at Zambini Brothers’ Ristorante for the third time. So good. We rode Journey to the Center of the Earth an additional 5 times (9 total for this trip still no back seat 6 front, 3 middle). No wait on the Indiana Jones Adventure so we rode it three times and on the last trip, Daniel and took a goofy photo of us holding each other screaming like the Expedia commercial.


I think the other people in the car were very confused.

We rode Sinbad again. Gosh, I really love this ride and I wish I knew what the heck was going on – I still don’t understand the story. We ended our day with a walk through the very nice Hotel MiraCosta. I wish I could afford to stay here one day.

Back to Tokyo with a bit of a Disney hangover. One challenge we have is that there are no quick cheap places to eat at our hotel since we are in the business district. On one hand, I wish we were in Shibuya or Shinjuku so we could be near the nightlife, but on the other hand, our hotel is so close to Tokyo Station – the gateway to the rest of Japan which is very nice.I am glad we didn’t stay at the Hotel Bandung in Asakusa which was recommended to us due to cost, but it is even farther away than the Kazusaya.