Four Points Bulletin

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

Tokyo Disney Resort opened in 1983, and is fully owned and operated by The Oriental Land Company under a Walt Disney Company license. Not that you would know this when you visit. Just like Disney Sea this park has an attention to detail, exceeding that of the original Anaheim location. Unlike Disney Sea, whose attractions are very different from any other theme park, Tokyo Disney Resort has most of the same rides as Disneyland in Anaheim. There are some nuances though, for example on Peter Pan you fly right through Captain Hook’s ship as Peter Pan is saving Wendy, on the Jungle Cruise you enter a mystical tunnel, in the Haunted Mansion books in a haunted library dance on their own, on Pirates of the Caribbean the drop is seamless and and doesn’t splash any water, and the men still chase after the women, they haven’t changed Splash Mountain from the original, and on the canoe ride all the jokes are in Japanese. One of my favorite nuances is the ornate mosaics inside Cinderella’s castle, which tell an abridged version of the story of Cinderella. Each mosaic is fifteen feet by ten feet and contains more than 500 different color tiles.

Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, no matter what country you are in.

2 thoughts on “Tokyo Disney Resort

  1. Denise says:

    So dang cool. It all seems familiar yet so different, too. Does that make sense? Are all the princesses Japanese? My gosh, the mosaics! I can see why you were drawn to them… Stunning! You all look so happy. I wish I was there. I feel a little like Tinkerbell, flying just above you, soaking in all in. Great posts!

    1. You would love it at this park. The employees are so incredibly kind.

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