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Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:41 pm
by Nrthwnd
Oh Adam, you make it so difficult for me. We aren't planning to visit TDS and TDL until....2025. <sniff>
Reading through your trip there (and Bert's recent one too, I will admit) just makes it all the more
a - go - nizing a wait, until then. <sighs>

Still, it's very nice to see what's new (or in the process of, like Soaring was, for you) at both parks.

And the food - mmmmmm. All food in Japan is pretty special to us. And your photos/captions easily proved that.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:57 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! It's clear Japan takes Easter very seriously with all that theming.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:15 am
by PKI Jizzman
Adam, great photos and description of that makes TDS so special. It really is a park that surprises and delights from the moment you enter. It's so cool to read reviews from people who have gotten to visit more than a couple times and hear that the experience never wavers.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:30 pm
by cfc
I don't think there's any such thing as a bad view at Tokyo DisneySea--such a beautiful, photogenic park.

Dang--now I have to go back and try one of those pork rolls. ;)

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:41 pm
by MayTheGForceBeWithYou
Always nice to see some DisneySea. It's always nice to see anything out of Japan period, but Tokyo Disney especially.

Since you mentioned the old school Fastpass system, you saw the very last of it since Soaring's opening was also when the resort introduced its new Fastpass system. It's like California's system (where you can either use your phone to grab a time slot, or grab a reminder slip the old school way), but without the upcharge to use the mobile app. Unfortunately, the Tokyo Disney app is currently only available on Japanese app stores with no international releases. I'm hoping a version for international visitors makes its way to other app stores in the not too distant future, but for now, you have to have a Japanese account to use the app.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong L1

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:17 pm
by jedimaster1227
After our amazing day at Tokyo DisneySea, I was thrilled to be heading back to Tokyo Disneyland. While DisneySea is obviously the main draw for me to the Tokyo Disney Resort due to its totally unique experience, Tokyo Disneyland is without a doubt the best castle park (overall) I've been to... It manages to combine many of things I love about Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, while featuring some unique experiences (like Pooh's Hunny Hunt and Monsters Inc.), all presented with the warmth and care of the Tokyo Disney Cast Members. Just an amazing experience in every way.

As I mentioned in the last update, we were here just days before the start of Easter 2019 at the parks, so while park decor, food and merchandise was already set up for the season, the park's offerings were the regular experiences found when the park isn't celebrating a special event. This was a plus for us because we really wanted to see the park's new daytime parade Dreaming Up which wouldn't be running during the Easter celebration.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong L2

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:18 pm
by jedimaster1227
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Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:40 pm
by bert425
^ I love this update, thanks so much for sharing!

Brings back some incredible memories - in particular of Pooh's Hunny Hunt, and the Mickey Waffle.

we didn't get to see Genie, although caught the parade 3 times - he was broken and being repaired all 3 times I was able to see (just bad timing, unfortunately), but the rest of that parade is stunning!

Even if the "adult Pete" sitting in Elliot's hands is kind of terrifying (I thought every time I saw it). . LOL

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:37 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! I really wish Magic Kingdom's it's a small world had the characters integrated into the ride. It'd make me ride it more.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Return to Japan & 1st visit to Hong Kon

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:48 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Great report of TDL! It's so cool to see how the park looks slightly different throughout the year and the changes that have been made since we were there. A lot of details I missed/didn't notice, too!