The most magical place in the world doesn’t just have parks in Florida and California. When you visit Tokyo, Japan, be sure to spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea.
When I visited Disneyland, I came by metro and it was a breeze. The JR Keiyo line will take you to the park, just get off at Maihama station! You’ll walk over an overpass toward the outside grounds of the park. If you get there early enough, you might see some characters out and about greeting guests!
When I visited Tokyo Disneyland, the park was celebrating Easter still! All the decorations around the park had little Easter eggs here and there as well bunnies. Brightly colored flowers dotted the sidewalks and scenic areas in the park that really gave the spring time vibe.
After getting my tickets, I stopped at the World Bazaar — a covered area with plenty of shops selling everything from candy to stationery — to check out the main street band. They were a cheerful bunch dressed in bright-white coats with gold and purple detailing with black pants with gold trim (very spring).
They played a melody of Disney’s classic songs — “A Whole New World,” “Under the Sea,” “Bear Necessities,” and more. A small crowd gathered around and began to clap and sing a long. I couldn’t think of a better greeting to Disney than this!
When the band finished, Jonathan and I went on to ride Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain (a lot of mountains here) and other Fast Pass rides. We even went to see a special show called “Minnie, Oh Minnie.”
After riding all the big ticket rides we found a good spot along the parade route to watch the Daytime Parade, “Happiness is Here!” There are so many photos I took, so check out the slideshow below!
I recommend eating (if you’ve packed food) or grabbing some before the show starts and getting to the parade route early so you can get a seat on a bench, that way you won’t have to sit on the floor. Also, if you visit during the summer, you will definitely want to bring sunblock and possibly an umbrella to protect you from the sun!
Be sure to walk around the park when you’re waiting for your fast pass times to come up so you can see the scenery of the park. There’s plenty to see in each area: Adventureland, Westernland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toon Town, Tomorrowland, and the World Bazaar. At night, Tokyo Disneyland holds a parade called “Electrical Parade Dreamlights,” and it shouldn’t be missed. The park’s streetlights willed be dimmed so you can enjoy the parade in all its glory.
Sadly, the day we visited Tokyo Disneyland, it started to rain shortly after the Electrical Parade Dreamlights and we were unable to see the fireworks finale show called, “Happiness on High.” However, if you’re visiting be sure to head to Cinderella’s castle to get a good seat! No one does fireworks like Disney!