It is time for Tokyo DisneySea!
Once again we woke up early to beat the crowds to the gates. As we ate breakfast the wind and the rain was already hitting the window so we knew it was going to be a wet day but it worked in our favor and kept the crowds down a bit.
We made our way down to Bayside Station and it was just one stop over to be dropped off at the park gates. We waited for about 45 minutes till the park opened. Journey to the Center of the Earth
Once inside the park some split off to grab Tower of Terror Fastpasses and we met them at Journey's entrance for our first ride of the day on the park's signature attraction.
It was a very short wait before we boarded our elevator to travel down to the cars that will take us to the center of earth.
The ride starts out gentle with a trip through the gem filled caverns of the earth coming across the occasional creature. Eventually things start to go horribly wrong as you are diverted off course and end up in the middle of a huge storm as the lava starts to flow and you come face to face with the horrific LAVA MONSTER! You than make your daring escape as you pop out of the earth before diving right back into before arriving safely at the end of your trip.
This ride kicks a$$!20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
This was the next ride we came to. It was a walk on which was really nice. The ride is just as the name makes it out as a journey deep under the sea. you will pass shipwrecks, treasure, and merpeople! It is not crazy but it is neat. Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster
Honestly this was the most "boring" or "bland" ride here. Every other attraction is impressive with amazing theming but than you have Flounder's... a roller skater with very little theming. But it does have the famous fish no-smoking sign and it is at DisneySea so it is automatically 150x more awesome than any other roller skater!Raging Spirits
Next we got the other credit at the park. I missed this at Disneyland Paris so I had no idea what to expect but really it wasn't that bad! Add some fire and fog and you got a pretty sweet ride!Indiana Jones Adventure
We got Fast Passes earlier so this was our next stop. I have never been to Disneyland so I knew very little about this ride besides the ride vehicles.
It had some of the famous scenes from the movies including snakes, insects and many booby traps especially the giant stone ball!Electric Railway
It was almost our time for our Tower Of Terror Fastpasses so we made our way to the other side of the park via the very convenient railway. Tower of Terror
Shiriki! That is all........
Ok no. But if you flash back to my Hong Kong Disneyland report I mentioned about the connection between Mystic Manor and Tower of Terror. See the Hotel Hightower is owned by Harrison Hightower III who is a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers along with Lord Henry Mystic who owns Mystic Manor.
During one of Mr. Hightower's trips he returns with an idol named Shiriki Utundu along with the curse in it. One night it comes to life and takes over the Hotel and is responsible for Mr. Hightower's mysterious disappearance.
So first you come to the preshow room where (In Japanese) you learn the back story and you get your first introduction to Shiriki. Next you board your elevator after passing through "the hallway". During your ride Shiriki causes all kinds of mayhem and you run into Mr. Hightower one last time. If you want to skip it because you think it is the same as the other towers DON'T.
One thing that was weird was the ride operators here would not even let you take photos in the queue and would ask you to not use your phone if you were texting in the queue. Very weird especially when considering Disney is the most relaxed for on ride items out the industry.
Our group on Tower of Terror.Aquatopia
Next we did one of Tokyo DisneySea's most famous attractions Aquatopia! It uses the trackless system on the water as you follow a very random course! It is weird and it is awesome!Stormrider
Next up we caught Stormrider. It is a really weird simulator but it wasn't terrible. Do not miss the different endings. Under the Sea
Next we headed into Mermaid Lagoon... It was impressive right away. It had several family rides and was themed really good to look like you are on the ocean floor!
Our destination was the Mermaid Lagoon Theater. We were told that this show would be getting a complete revamp soon so we made it a point to see it. The entire show takes place above your head and it is really neat to watch the performers swinging (swimming) above your head and dancing. The giant Ursula was neat too.
Next our group split up for dinner as we wanted to eat different things. Me and Anthony grabbed some pizza in the Mediterranean section followed by a Turkey Leg and a frozen beer in the mysterious island section. Sadly the frozen beer was nothing more than a frozen head. But it was beer so yay!Sindbad's Storybook Voyage
After we met back up we took on Sinbad's Voyage. The ride is a small boat ride like small world but was a lot better than I expected it with some really cool animatronics and a fun story and characters defiantly check it out!
Next we walked around exploring the park for a bit until I retreated back to my hotel for a bit before returning later in the evening to grab another ride on Journey, TOT, Indy, 20,000, and ofcourse some night rides on Aquatopia. We also checked out Toy Story Mania all lit up which I was surprised to see the park do since it was down for it's annual maintenance.
We tried for one last ride on Indy but one thing the park does that is inconvenient is they shut down the queues 30 minutes earlier than the park closing.
Eventually we headed back to the hotel for the night. It was a great day at an amazing park! I defiantly understand now why people love it so much! Get to Tokyo NOW!