If your only reason for visiting Tokyo is Tokyo Disneysea, it may be nearly enough reason to go. I say nearly because there’s simply so much more to do. But this happy place is one-of-a-kind and can only be found in Tokyo, Japan. So if you’ve had your fill of Disneyland, try Disneysea in Tokyo. It’s more attuned to adult tastes, and truly deviates from the norm yet still keeps tight the concept of fun in any Disney park.
We took the subway to Maihama Station and from there, took the Disney Resort line to Disneysea. We could have walked for 20 minutes from the Maihama Station but call us excited, we were just too eager to reach the park. Disneysea is the 3rd stop after Disneyland and another station. Then you’re right at the park entrance where Mt. Prometheus welcomes you.
Mt. Prometheus looms all around the park, shadowed only by the very tall Tower of Terror. It presents quite a sight as soon as you enter the park via the Mediterranean Harbor. We particularly enjoyed our gondola ride here, passing through Venetian bridges, with a Japanese chap for a gondolier who happily obliged us with his “Santa Lucia-O Sole Mio” medley. In this same corner of the park, one is transported to a charming Mediterranean village with fountains, frescoes, porticoes and gelaterias!
Right next to the Mediterranean Harbor is the Arabian Coast. Drop by the Magic Lamp Theater here where we watched a very enjoyable magic show. Of course there’s the Mermaid’s Lagoon too where they run King Triton’s Under The Sea Musical Concert nearly non-stop. The Mysterious Island is not very far from here if you care for some daring rides.
Our favorite ride was in Lost River Delta. Though Indiana Jones has been around for years, we screamed our lungs out in the high-speed ride in the Temple of the Crystal Skull. More daring is the 360-degree-looper ride in Raging Spirits but we chickened out at the last minute. Besides, the queue meant more than an hour’s wait. (If you’re very adventurous, get a Fastpass here. Line’s really long)
By the time we reached Port Discovery, we were famished. We spent a good hour here, enjoying a late sit-down lunch overlooking the pier. And that’s after a non-stop eating binge off many food carts selling churros, chicken legs, ice cream bars, mochi balls and assorted drinks and smoothies. Too lazy to be walking around after our meal, we took the Disneysea Electric Railway to go to American Waterfront. Here, we lined up for the Toy Story Mania for a tram ride and some carnival games.
What a happy place, indeed! We’ve done well today. A Disneysea experience cannot be missed in Tokyo. Notwithstanding that our group of 2 adults and 2 teens were separated in one subway station on our way to ride towards Maihama. Oh, I didn’t tell you that? Well, if you’re traveling with minors, be sure you step on the subway TOGETHER. Not even a single step ahead or behind. As it happened, the subway doors closed just before the teens got on. 😭 And so we were stalled for nearly an hour looking and waiting for each other. But no worries, we had a truly good time in this happy place.