Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:39 pm
Thanks for the comments so far. I'm mad at myself for not remembering about Pizza Port. I ate there on my last visit. Lots of Japan photos to come but first our second day in San Diego.
We went to Legoland California for half a day. I loved playing Legos when I was a kid so I was excited for my first visit to a Legoland. I liked the theming through out the park. Even if it was kind of blocky. (get it) We both enjoyed the park overall.
So after Legoland, we went to the San Diego Fair. You actually drive past it on the way to Legoland from SD. I recommend to anyone going that you park at a nearby parking lot with the free shuttle buses as traffic near the fair is horrible. I did not know we were going to the fair till the day of so it was a fun stop. We didn't stay late because we had to be up bright and early to start our journey to Japan.
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:09 pm
Awesome report! Like others in this thread, I may go to SeaWorld and Belmont that sometime around West Coast Bash.
Looking forward to Japan adventures!
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:36 pm
Nice start to the report! Belmont's high on my list for whenever I finally make it out to southern California.
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:16 pm
One of the very first updates I saw on TPR many years ago was when they went to Japan. I knew from then on that it was #1 on my list of places I wanted to travel to. I took a lot of photos and I will share some stories along the way.
I was nervous about the language barrier but ts amazing how many things are translated to English. There were still times were language was a problem but overall, the people are so nice and patient. We showed up at our hotel in Shinagawa and met up with friends for some beer and food. After traveling all day, I never imagine we end up going to one of the primary reasons we went on this trip. A group was going to Tokyo Disneyland that night to ride Space Mountain since we knew it would be closed down in a few weeks when we were scheduled to visit. So with nothing else going on but maybe sleep, we decided to go. Plus Tokyo Disney has a night ticket and after 6 its only $34. Yes, just $34 dollars to go to the best resort in the world. Sadly, Space Mountain was broken down but we had about two hours to spend around the park. So we rode Pirates, Monsters Inc., Star Tours, Buzz and then my new favorite dark ride Pooh. It was worth it to ride 5 rides on our first day in Japan. It was like a teaser for the park that we would go back to later.
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:48 pm
Great first start to the report!
I always say, if there is a major coaster at Tokyo Disneyland to miss out on, Space Mountain is one of the better ones, and here's why - it's pretty much exactly the same ride (sans the music) as Space Mountain in California and at Hong Kong. Tokyo Disney always has a major ride shut down as they are constantly doing maintenance, and I've heard of people going when totally unique rides like Journey or Pooh are down, and I think that would be a real bummer. Sad you guys missed it, but like you said, now you have more than one reason to go back!
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:25 pm
Great start to the report -- will be following along with this one!
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:19 am
That night was one crazy rush, Tokyo Station was enormous! What a great memory!
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:46 am
Awesome report! Can't wait to see the rest of yours! A bummer that Space Mountain was closed, but now you have one more reason to go back, besides that Disney Sea is worth visiting anyway!
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:54 pm
Space World is a fun park. I thought overall the coasters were great. We went to Japan during the rain season and we were lucky with the rain for the most part. Unfortunately while at Space World it started to rain hard but we made the best of it. They had Venus GP and Clipper coasters closed because of their brakes but the rest of the coasters were open. We ended waiting to see if the rain would let up but it never did. We did spend some time at nearby mall before heading back.
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:29 pm
Great update, Ryan. Space World was a fun park! Fortunately even though Venus was closed in the rain we still managed the other major rides. I didn't mind Titan V at all, the new trains were pretty decent even if the track was a bit weird in spots.
I'm sure that theme song will stick around in my head for a while... Go. To. Space. Go. To The Space World...
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