Photo TR: My Week in Japan **Last of the Photos Added**

Tokyo's TOT, Fuji-Q's Eenjanaika and a lot More!!!
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Photo TR: My Week in Japan **Last of the Photos Added**

Postby PhishyBrewer » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:38 am

Was out in Japan last week and hit up a couple parks. Not as many as you would think because I wanted to do some site seeing more than anything. But anyway, on with the photos.

Enjoy!!!
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Probably the easiest and most efficient way of getting around in Japan is by rail. Highly recommend it over renting car.
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Can you guess what park I'm heading to first?
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Tokyo Disneyland!!!
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Waiting in line to get my ticket. Michael Jackson was in town while I was there. I don't know if he was going to be there or not, but the park was packed for a Wednesday.
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I got a two day park ticket. First day at Disneyland and the second at Disney Sea. It cost a 10000 yen, which if you do the math it's cheaper than Disney in the states.
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Big Pimp'n, Spread the Cheese!

Finally... a castle larger than the one I just saw in California.
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The first ride of the day was Pooh, which was AWESOME!!! After that we hit up Thunder Mountain.
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So the line to the right is a 45 minuter line for TMR fast passes. The line to the left is for leather bracelets. And the line for TMR is 30 minutes. I don't get it.
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I can't believe how much the girls there wanted to say hi to us while we were there. American in Japan = Movie Star Status.
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After that we got some food. Had some Japanese Chicken Curry which was really good. And only cost about 500 yen.
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We later came across the Tiki Room. Which in Japan it sounds like the Cheaky Room. No sign of Dole Whips here.
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No Dole Whip, but they did have Chocolate Popcorn which smelled like fresh baked cookies.
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After having some popcorn we took the train around the park. Nothing to special. Then we headed up the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House where you can see the main gate and Tokyo in the distance.
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After that we thought we'd hit up the Jungle Cruise. It's probably my favorite Disney ride. How bad can it be in Japanese.
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I didn't understand a whole lot, but she was pretty damn good. I just laughed when everyone else did. It made it more enjoyable.
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Pirates and the whole New Orleans section was closed for refurb.
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Closed sign
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Time for more popcorn. This time Curry flavor.
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Also closed for refurb was Space Mountain.
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Looks like I'll have to come back next year.
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Why... I don't know why? I just felt like I had to do it.
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The loading area for It's a Small World is HUGE. But it's a lot better than waiting in the hot sun.
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Credit number 99 for me. Gadget's Go Coaster.
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Splash Mountain... 45 minute stand by line, 60 minute fast pass line. I don't get it.
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Hanging out at Tom Sawyes's Island.
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Creepy island that smelled like a kitty litter box.
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One cool thing though, you could get milk shakes on the island.
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Thanks for reading. I will be posting Disney Sea pics shortly. And why I hate Japan's Tower of Terror ride.

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Postby Tomizzle For Rizzle » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:14 pm

nice photizzles Wally

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Postby Coaster Joe » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:15 pm

I'm going with you next time! Glad you had a good trip. Looking forward to the 4D update :Pr

So the curry was 5x the price of admission to the park!?! Hope it was tasty...

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Postby PhishyBrewer » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:33 pm

Ahh... Disney Sea. My favorite Disney park. So much detail through out the park makes this place very special and very different than any other Disney Park.
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The first ride of the day was Tower of Terror.
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Just like at Disneyland, the fast pass line was longer than the stand by line.
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We ran to the fast pass when the park opened then got in line. But didn't even use the fast pass. Why? I had better things to do.
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The ride is themed very well. And the pre-show is awesome.
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This was the last photo I got before riding. They were really strict about taking photos before the pre-ride. And the reason I though TOT suck, you go up twice come down twice and that's it. To short of ride for me.
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Little fountain outside of TOT.
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Mmm... I like this park.
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Kirin draft baby!!!
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Rage'n Spirits
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My 100th coaster.

Photoshop 100 sign here.
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After a beer and RS, things got a little goofy.
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Black Pepper Popcorn... my favorite.
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Uh oh... looks like there's a leak.
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Aquatopia
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Me with my WTF? face on Aguatopia.
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The Nautilus
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The volcano going off about every 45 minutes or so. Very cool effect. You can hear anywhere in the park. And when your near it you actually fell the ground shake.
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Oh yeah, it was Disney Sea's 5th Anniversary. What did they do at DCA for it's 5th?
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Look across to TOT.
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Look across to the Italian section of the park.
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I forgot section this was.
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One of those pendulum clock things.
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Goof'n off in the illusion room.
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Was getting a little hungry, so I thought I'd have a little bite off of the Columbia.
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Look at the American Waterfront section from the Electric Railway.
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The Electric Railway
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The carousel in the Arab section of the park.
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A look across the water in the Arab section.
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Sun setting in the Mermaid Area.
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Journey was pretty cool. I just wish it was a little longer.
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So apparently they have a holiday like Valentines day that last month in Japan.
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I'm definitely heading to Japan again next March 2008. But the wife will be going with me for sure. I had fun, but would of had more fun if she was there with me. No offense Don.
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A small section of the Hotel MIRACosta.
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More of the Italian section.
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This place is awesome!!!
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The park entrance and more of MIRACosta.
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The fountain and the entrance of the park.
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The Hotel MIRACosta
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Thanks for checking out my pics.

I'll be adding Fuji-Q Highlands and Eejaniaka photos shortly.

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Postby cfc » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:39 pm

Great stuff, Wally--and they could put a better program in ToT one of these days (still looking forward to seeing for the "awesome" pre-show, at any rate).
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Postby CycloneMan » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:51 pm

Awesome pictures. I'm still working on my Japan video from November. I loved the pictures. Journey To The Center Of the Earth was my favorite ride ever! I honestly didn't care for Raging Spirits. I also did TOT first. Eejanaika was my 100th coaster and was absolutely insane in my opinion. Didn't care much for Fujiyama. And Dodonpa was closed when I went!

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Postby Schmoofy » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:53 pm

Nice report!

TDS is extremely well themed, and your pictures show it!

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Postby ginzo » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:01 pm

This TR makes me want to quit my job so I can spend a month at Tokyo Disney.

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Postby PhishyBrewer » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:56 pm

Fuji-Q or Fujikyu Highland

When getting to this park I wasn't really to impressed with it, but after spending sometime there it really grew on me. Oh, and Eejanaika is AWESOME!!! It's so much better than X.
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You can get almost anywhere in Japan by rail. Even Fuji-Q. It might look confusing, but once you figure everything out you'll love it.
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Funny A$$ train that went up to the Fuji rec area.
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Anything you want or need while in Japan can more than likely be found in a vending machine.
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It was a little chilly heading up there. Hot coffee out of a vending machine warmed my hands right up.
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One of our stops on the way up. Try saying that five times fast.
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The train drops you off right at the ticket window.
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When we got there everything was closed or testing except Fujiyama. This is Dodonpa testing with Mt Fuji in the background.
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After Fujiyama we saw that Dodonpa had people riding so we ran over there. Takes forever to get through the line but it was worth it. I never felt so scared in my life.
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Next up was Eenjanaika. This thing is bad A$$!!!
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First I have to see if I'm tall enough to ride.
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Upsidedown 14 times!!! I was laughing so much while riding I lost count.
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The trains fly right by you while waiting in line.
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Yeah... I conquered Eenjanaika!!!
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My next tattoo.
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The park food is actually really good.
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It's freak'n 38 degrees outside... WHY?
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I tried taking a picture of me and Ham-Ham with little success.
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I also tried taking a picture of me with Mt Fuji with little success.
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BTW... if your a deer, put your trash here.
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Dodonpa flying around a turn.
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Fujiyama

Not that bad of a ride. The cars shook like crazy though.
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It was cold but not unbearable. Ice skating anyone?
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A somewhat decent shot of Mt Fuji.
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I LOVE Dodonpa Fireballs. There like Peanut Butter Crunch balls with a spicy seasoning.
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Washed it down with some orange Qoo. Tasty stuff!
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How bad is my picture?
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Waiting for the train back.

I still have tons more pictures. Will post more tomorrow.

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Postby PhishyBrewer » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:10 pm

Coaster Joe wrote:So the curry was 5x the price of admission to the park!?! Hope it was tasty...


Thanks for catching that Joe. I'm still so out of whack right now.

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