I never thought that I would end up going to a theme park in another country. For the record, Europeans are not big on amusement or theme parks. There is Disney in Paris but it’s not like in the States where there is at least 1-2+ amusement parks in every state. Regardless, it was such a cool opportunity to see what Disney is like in another country – particularly in Japan.
Most of the people at Tokyo Disney were mainly teenagers and people in their twenties. There were families but the solid number of the groups of people from the ages of 18-25 was much higher. They were even all wearing Disney garb on the way in.
We even managed to get Wyatt (8 year old) on a “ride” of sorts – It’s a Small World; which was a lot less annoying then I was expecting. I was glaringly unaware of the fact that Wyatt was afraid of rides. As we entered I saw a sign that said the ride was not good for people with some health concerns. I jokingly said, “Oh, no, Wyatt. Do you think it’s safe?” After a very intense glare and slightly frightened look from Wyatt, I quickly caught on. I jumped on a train heading in the opposite direction and switched to saying, “Ugh. This is probably going to be so boring. Maybe we should just go.” Thankfully, Wyatt braved it out and ended up having a good time.
We continued through the park to Toontown where Wyatt went through Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House and then had a ton of fun in the Toon Park. We stopped by a stand where Aly bought a wicked leather Minnie Mouse headband adorned with studs.
For the rest of the day, we wandered through all of the shops in Critter Country, Westernland, Adventureland, and the World Bazaar. Wyatt’s favorite store was Pirate Treasure. I think we let him run through there for a solid 30 minutes. It was not that big of a store but he was so giddy. My favorite shop was Wester Wear; all of the Cowboy and Native American themed items were so cool to me. We also went through the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse.
Finally, at the end of the day we left Tokyo Disneyland and decided to eat at Rainforest Cafe in Ikspiari, a shopping and dining complex. The food was really quite good. With a train back to Tokyo, we flew down in our beds exhausted.