You thought I was done with the Japan posts, didn’t you?
I could not go to Tokyo without visiting DisneySea!
Before I start, let me say that I’m not a huge fan of scary rides. I would NEVER do the Tower of Terror or Indiana Jones. That being said, I was able to do a lot of DisneySea attractions and remember freaking out a little during the volcano ride only. So if you’re a wuss like me you might get a lot out of this park.
I’m from Paris, so the only Disneyland I am familiar with is Disneyland Paris. I don’t hate it, but I just feel like both the staff and the european visitors are not as invested in the « Disney magic » as Americans or Japanese people. It was really fun to see EVERYONE running around with Mickey ears and costumes. Many girls were wearing the « Mini hairstyle » which was really sweet too.
We went during the Golden Week in May and Disney was still celebrating Easter.
To get there we took the little disney train (I insisted, I needed to take those pictures).
Duffy the Disney Bear
I don’t really understand why, because Disney parks are already full of mascots, but the DisneySea park has its own mascot: a cute little bear called Duffy. And weirdly Duffy seems to be more popular than Mickey. You can buy huge backpacks shaped like fluffy bear heads and every child is running around with a plush bear. The Duffy bears come with accessories and you can dress them up… They are really amazing!
In the center of the park you can see a huge volcano instead of the usual princess castle. From time to time it erupts! It’s the centrepiece of the Mysterious Island, influenced by the stories of Jules Verne with attractions like Journey to the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The Tower of Terror, looking good!
Obviously themed after Aladdin, this place is gorgeous! You can eat indian food there and it’s not even half bad!
This was my favorite place in the whole park. The designers got really creative here, I was completely in awe!
When you enter the castle you are first greeted by Triton, then you follow a path down to the lagoon…under the sea!
After nightfall, while we were waiting for the final show, we ran around the park hunting for various popcorn flavors: Jalapeno cheddar, white chocolate, black pepper, milk tea… Who needs healthy food?
The final show was INSANE! It was in the middle of the water with boats, dancers, lights… and Mickey fighting a real dragon!
I am addicted to an animation podcast called « Animation addicts » on the Rotoscopers website (you should definitely check it out!)
Their upcoming episode is about the classic disney movie Sleeping Beauty, which I never fancied much when I was a kid. I didn’t have the VHS, so I must have watched it 2 or 3 times in my life. I watched it again a few days ago and…
Let’s say, Maleficent isn’t the only dragon in this movie…If you know what I mean!