Thursday, 26 April 2007

Tokyo Disneyland

I never get sick of Tokyo's Disney Resort. Today I visited Tokyo Disneyland for the second time since I've been in Japan. This is the fourth visit to the Resort - twice now to Disneyland, once to Disneysea and once to Ikspiari (on-site shopping centre).

I went with friends and colleagues Jacob, Brooke and Pip. It's the first time I've been with other people but it was good though. Think it best to go alone the first time then you can spend as little or as long as you like exploring various aspects.

The thing that fascinates me most about the Disney experience is how slick they run their operations. Every piece of detail is worked out. The staff are highly trained, know what they're doing and most importantly are customer focused. There are so many things going on at one time, and the resources in a human and capital sense to make these things happen is impressive.

Anyway, about today's adventure. We set off for Chiba Prefecture/State just after the birds woke up this morning and were park side for the 9.00 am opening.

Here is a map of Tokyo Disneyland. We explored the park in clockwise to begin with and then backtracked to things we wanted to see again. Click on the the map for more information.

We spent just on 12 hours at Disneyland. Sounds like a long day but time surely flies when you're having fun.

The three highlights of our visit were the two parades and one of the shows. The grand fire works display was cancelled due to wind. Below are some pictures of each as well as links to the Disney web pages where you can find more information.

Disney Dreams on Parade Moving On

One Man's Dream II - The Magic Lives On

Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights

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