Tokyo: Day Two

Ok, so for the second day of Tokyo, essentially all we did was Disney Sea and Rainforest Cafe.  And it was glorious.  If you don’t know what Disney Sea is, I’ll let Wikipedia define it for you (because it’s late and I’m tired):

Tokyo DisneySea (東京ディズニーシー?) is a 176-acre (71.22 ha) theme park at theTokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just outside Tokyo.[1] It opened on September 4, 2001. It is owned by The Oriental Land Company, which licenses Disney characters and themes from The Walt Disney Company. Tokyo DisneySea attracted an estimated 14 million visitors in 2013, making it the fourth-most-visited theme park in the world.[2] Tokyo DisneySea was the second theme park to open at the Tokyo Disney Resort and the ninth park of the eleven worldwide Disney theme parks to open. Tokyo DisneySea was the fastest theme park in the world to reach the milestone of 10 million guests, having done so in 307 days after its grand opening. The previous record-holder was Universal Studios Japan 338 days after its opening. Tokyo DisneySea is also the most expensive theme park ever built, estimated to have cost over U.S. $4 billion. Tokyo DisneySea and its companion park Tokyo Disneyland are the only Disney parks in the world not owned byThe Walt Disney Company.”

The coolest part about the park is that it’s based on the works of Jules Verne, with rides like “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”  The different works within Sea are themed as different ports.

Seen here.

After Ellen got us to the appropriate station, I took over as official amusement park guide and led the way to the special Disney train.  The train (decked out in Mickeys, naturally) makes a loop between the hotels, the two parks, and the main train station.

Mickey everywhere!

Mickey everywhere!

Can you spot the Mickey?

Can you spot the Mickey?

We rode some rides and ate some food.

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After getting wet despite our ponchos on a bumper boat-like ride.

After getting wet despite our ponchos on a bumper boat-like ride.

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Lunch!

Lunch!

About to go into the center of the Earth.

About to go into the center of the Earth.

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The creepy entrance to the Toy Story ride.

The creepy entrance to the Toy Story ride.

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Disney Sea is also know for it’s unique variety of popcorn flavors.  Each port has it’s own flavor that may or may not have anything at all to do with the port.  So in the Arabian port there was delicious curry popcorn.  And in the Aztec port there was jalapeño and cheese.

The wait time wasn’t too bad.  For every ride except for the Toy Story one, that is.  We stood in line for approximately two hours for that one.  Granted, it was worth it (I think.  Ellen may disagree), but thanks to FastPasses, we were able to jump the lines of the rides with the longer waits.

It was an awesome day.  Exhausting, but really great.  I’m glad I got to walk around the park with Ellen.

And man, did we do some walking.

And man, did we do some walking.

Afterwards, we managed to find a Rainforest Cafe and I had a rare 100% beef burger, complete with waffle cut fries.  America.

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A good day for sure.

 

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