Tokyo Disneyland (JDT Recommends)

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Tokyo Disney Land | Make Your Dreams Come True

Tokyo Disney Land | Make Your Dreams Come True

Japan has its own "Happiest Place on Earth", Tokyo Disneyland. Taking it's design from the original Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida, this was the first Disney Park opened outside of the Unites States in 1983. In 2013 (just 30 years after opening), Tokyo Disneyland became the second most visited amusement park in the world, edging out the original Disneyland before falling short to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.

Tokyo Disneyland consists of seven themed lands based on the attractions at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom:

  • World Bazaar - A shopping arcade designed like an early 20th century American Town at the park's entrance filled with shops and restaurants.
  • Tomorrowland - Based on the future and outer space. Popular attractions include Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's AstroBlasters, and Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
  • Toontown - Based on the neighborhood where Disney characters live, this part of the park is filled with rides for younger guests. Popular Attractions include Mickey's House, Donald Duck's boat, Chip n Dale's Treehouse, and a roller-coaster for children.
  • Fantasyland - Based on the classic Disney films, Cinderella's Castle sits in the center of the park. Other popular characters include Snow White, Peter Pan, and attractions like It's a Small World, The Haunted Mansion, and the Tokyo Disney Exclusive: Pooh's Hunny Hunt.
  • Critter Country - Based on the Disney film Song of the South, this is the smallest part of the park but features a popular favorite: Splash Mountain.
  • Westernland - Similar to Frontier Land, this part of the park is based on the Rivers of America and features Tom Sawyer's Island and the Mark Twain Riverboat.
  • Adventureland - Split between the jungle-theme and New Orleans-themed areas, this part of the park features the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and the Enchanted Tiki Room.

Tokyo Disneyland features lavish parades and decorations throughout the park depending on the season. Much like the parks in the United States, the park features special shows and celebrations during the holidays. Tokyo Disneyland is also very popular for the special Disney-themed snacks. There are the typical Disneyland choices like Tiramisu ice cream sandwiches, but also Japanese-style treats like Gyoza Dogs and the Little Green Men Mochi Ice Cream - little ice cream shaped as the Green Aliens from Toy Story. A few other great choices are the Mango Mickey Waffle, Mike Wazowski Melon Bread, Honey Popcorn, or the Mickey Hand Sandwich! Don't miss out on the chance to try some of these creative, unique snacks during your time at Tokyo Disneyland. Fun Fact: contrary to the name, Tokyo Disneyland is not located in Tokyo, but rather in the Chiba prefecture next to Tokyo.

Adjacent to the park is Tokyo Disney Sea, a Disney theme-park opened in 2001 inspired by the sea and meant to appeal to an older audience than Tokyo Disneyland. You can add both parks after a Japan tour with us during a post-stay in Tokyo, or add Tokyo Disneyland to your itinerary on a private Japan tour vacation package!

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