Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepark?

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Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepark?

Postby eddytheviper » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:17 pm

Hey TPR!

Last summer I was lucky enough to enjoy 5 days in Tokyo, after absorbing the best of Japanese culture and Yakitori I found myself with one extra day of culture before having to go to the airport in the evening to fly onwards. So what I did decide to do? Visit what some consider the world's GREATEST themepark.

So what did I know about Tokyo DisneySea before I went? 1. It has incredible themeing, considered the best in the world. 2. It has fantastic ride operators, considered the best in the world. 3. It has an amazing selection of popcorns, considered the best in the world. You kind of get an idea... But is the hype really is true? Is it really the world's greatest themepark? Let's find out.
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First of all, how awesome are these themed handloops on the Monorail?
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So I was told that you want to get to Tokyo Disney early, I mean real early... this is around 7.30am
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And this is queue that was already in front of me...
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On your marks, get set, go! I love the fear of the left Disney Castmember
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First up, running... I mean, walking to The Journey To The Centre Of the Earth for Fastpasses for later and a ride for now!
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Yes, there's a ride hidden in there... LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS.
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For all you sign nerds out there
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Even the queue is incredible, suck it Six Flags!
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Entering further in Mount Prometheus you really feel like you're entering a volcano
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Just about to board the Terravator a half mile down to the base station. Also, how popular is Duffy in Japan?! Unbelievable.
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I just loved the detailing here, could this be the world's best themed queue experience??
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Even the effects inside the Terravator are totally awesome, it totally feels like you're going down a mineshaft!
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Into the base station to board your mine vehicle
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Which look totally badass by the way. I tried to get another photo but the queue moved too fast!
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So what was the ride like? It was fun not intense but fun, think TestTrack, underground, with a Lava Monster and you got it, definitely re-ridable.
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Is this level of themeing needed? No, but is it totally awesome? YES.
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So next up is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and again, it has a beautiful queue
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If I recall, someone told me 157 stands part of co-ordinates within the story, amazing attention to detail.
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Oh Disney, you really struck gold with how beautiful everything is..
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Hello Submarine, how ya doing! Sorry, I'm not Robb.. Ahem.
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Did I also mention how amazing the Japanese are at Queuing? I went for a drink in the fountain and the couple behind me just stopped and waved me back in!
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Did I say how beautiful this park is? Because, it is STUNNING.
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So, today it was Busy
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I mean... seriously busy. This was the queue for Toy Story Mania Fastpasses! Also, spot the Duffy. He's everywhere!
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I didn't think my Disney experience would need so much running about...
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Hello Hightower! Oh p.s. those people are waiting for a parade in like 2 hours time... the Japanese LOVE parades.
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Is this the best tower of them all?
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It could just be (Duffy alert!)
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It's nothing like any other Tower of Terror
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and for that I love it
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and little Shiriki is the reason why I love this experience so much
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Creepy little thing, I still don't understand the effects in this room, it blows my mind!
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Oh look, we're at Revenge of the mummy now, nahh kidding. By the way, this tower is brilliant, not as intense as WDW but, I liked the different ride sequence.
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How is this a restaurant?
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I mean really.. wow
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Looking out to the New York harbour, now all I need is a bagel and someone to argue with now
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The boat sets sail in 30 minutes guys!
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Is it weird I kind of feel at home here?
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I mean really, it's kind of homely. Now I crave popcorn and mmmm it was good. Had Strawberry and then later curry. Mmmm
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Going over to Lost Delta River
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Magic castle, I can see you!
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Time to be adventurers and ride Indiana Jones. All together now! Bum bum buum, dum dum darrh. No? Just me then..
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This ride... ROCKED. I rode it 4 times, if anything just for the reactions of my fellow riders, our Japanese cousins are so funny!
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Aquatopia is down?? Nooooooooooooooo!
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Sin-bad? No Sin-good! I dunno. I'm rubbish at captions.
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That whale looks like it's had some seriously messed up life experiences
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Now not so easy but, spot the Duffy! He is there, I promise wearing a white hat.
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Oh man, I do love a good carousel
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Especially when you can ride a genie or a flying carpet
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This counts as a credit, right?
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Mermaids live here
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Hey Ariel which way do we go? That way? Okay. Sure.
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This place is just so cute. Perfect for little ones
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The teacups especially looked a blast. Note the mid action seflie taking too.
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Hello good tower again! How ya doing! Okay, I couldn't help it, I had ANOTHER ride. My 4th for the day. I also met some lovely people in the queue, Ayaka, if you're reading this, konichiwa my friend!
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Last up was the Big Beat Show, a really fun broadway style show. Big winner for me and a wonderful way to sign off the night
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So there you go, Disney TokyoSea in all it's glory. Is it the worlds greatest themepark? I might just be, but I'll let you work that out in the comments! I then had to run off to the aiport and board my flight home. What a day! Sayōnara - Seee you!

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Re: Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepa

Postby cfc » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:37 pm

Is Tokyo DisneySea the world's greatest theme park? My answer is YES!
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Re: Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepa

Postby x2isawesome » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:42 pm

All right, off to check how much airfare to Tokyo is now.

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Re: Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepa

Postby Meteornotes » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:45 pm

Yes, it's the best park in the world. I never get tired of looking at pictures of the place. Glad you had a good time.

And this

suck it Six Flags!

is a phrase that really needs to be used more often.

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Re: Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepa

Postby SharkTums » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:37 pm

Great TR and Photos! Don't worry, your captions are awesome!

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:59 pm

I want to go back, and live at the Mira Costa Hotel. :)

Great TR, and enjoyed all the captions, too.

(And yeah, it IS The World's Greatest theme park, IMhO.)
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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:38 pm

Hands down it is without a doubt the greatest theme park I've ever visited! Great TR! Ugh, has it already been 8 years since that TPR trip?

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Postby Mrlittle » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:48 pm

Great photos. Any time I see photos of the park, I get excited for my visit this summer.

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Re: Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepa

Postby rctneil » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:29 am

Excellent report. Yes, I agree with everyone above, the park is amazing. Favourite park i've visited. Rides are awesome, theming is a notch above anything else and staff are superb.

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Re: Photo TR: Tokyo Disneysea - The world's GREATEST themepa

Postby rosscoe » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:40 am

The answer is yes, Tokyo Disneysea is the best theme park in the world!


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