Thursday, 16 April 2009

Introducing... Tokyo Disney Resort!

Konnichiwa! Thanks for coming back and getting your ticket to the Tokyo Disney Resort! Now, make sure you hold onto this, because everytime we pop back to Tokyo Disney, you're going to need this!

So, following on from yesterday's post, let's learn a little bit more about the Resort itself. As you know, Tokyo Disneyland opened in April 1983, and covers a massive 115 acres (compared to 107 acres of the Magic Kingdom in Florida, 85 acres in Disneyland, and 140 acres of Disneyland Park, Paris). The second park, Tokyo DisneySea, opened in September 2001, and the 'Downtown Disney' area is called Ikspiari.

One of the best ways to get to the Resort is using the Disney Resort Line, a monorail system exclusively between Maihama Station (in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan) and Tokyo Disney Resort. Unlike the monorails in use in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the monorail costs to use it - but it is definitely worth it as the carriages are themed around the Mouse!

Once you arrive in the Resort area, there's really no reason to leave! With the two Theme Parks, the shopping and eating area, and the three beautiful official Disney hotels (Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Disney Ambassador Hotel and the newly opened Tokyo Disneyland Hotel), you could stay there for days!

So, why don't we stay here for a few days and have a look around? Next time we're going to have a look at Tokyo Disneyland park itself. Dewa mata suguni ne!
A million thanks to my lovely friend, Disney Dave, for letting me share his Tokyo Photos.

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