Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

I know it may seem unnecessary to visit a Disney theme park while abroad, especially when you live so close to the original park, but after visiting Disney Paris it only makes sense to keep adding to our Disney world tour. DisneySea is one of two Disney parks in Tokyo. DisneySea plans were actually intended for Long Beach but things didn’t work out and they ended up building California Adventure next to Disneyland instead, so Tokyo decided to take on the underdeveloped plans. DisneySea was completed in 2001, right next to the sea.
DisneySea is about a third of the size of Disneyland, so it is the perfect amount of activities and rides to fill an entire day. The detail in the park is incredible (way better than Disney Paris). It definitely rivals that of Disneyland. The rides mostly involve water. Some rides were a little short (especially Journey into the Center of the Earth that Eric and I waited over an hour for and lasted for what felt like a minute) but they were all extremely well designed. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Aquatopia were especially fun. There are seven different areas, Mermaid Lagoon is an area designed for younger children, most of which is underground. It is hard to explain but it is a time warp in this dark area that constantly plays the song Under the Sea.
One thing so different about this park is the obsession with popcorn! There were popcorn kiosks all over selling different flavors like curry and blueberry cheesecake. It was very popular, and sold in containers that look like purses but shaped like various Disney themes, some popcorn containers even light up. The experience was incredible. I would go back again in a heartbeat. The employees were like Disneyland employees sprinkled with Japanese fairy dust, so so so incredibly kind.

One thought on “Tokyo DisneySea

  1. Denise says:

    Brady, until you mentioned it, I had never heard of DisneySea. So interesting. I love the photos and detailed explanations. Did you try a unique popcorn? I’d like to know more about the food.

    The girls look so happy. Is there any culture shock? What a blast! Keep sharing!

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