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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tokyo DisneySea: Seemed Like Half of Tokyo's Population Was There

Above, the Tower of Terror. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Saturday began with a morning Shinkansen ride from Osaka to Tokyo. It was a pleasant 3-hour ride and we enjoyed the sights of Japan along the way.

Above, a Teddy Roosevelt poster. I saw several of them around the park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

After getting back into Tokyo and settled into our hotel, I headed off to Tokyo DisneySea, a separate amusement park next door to Tokyo Disneyland.

Above, the show at the S.S. Columbia. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It seemed that half of Tokyo's population also decided to go to DisneySea this day as the park was overloaded with people. It was virtually impossible to get on any rides due to the waiting times. We should have gone there mid-week, but we didn't have the time to fit it into our schedule.

At least we wondered around and caught some shows. One was at the S.S. Columbia, another in front of McDuck's Department Store and the biggest show was at the Mediterranean Harbor, where the crowds were thick and dense. It was strange to hear Disney characters speaking in Japanese. And, it was amusing to see "stoic" Japanese men wearing Mickey Mouse ears.

Above, the show at Mediterranean Harbor. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We enjoyed Tokyo DisneySea enough to promise ourselves to return there during another Japan vacation, but during mid-week.

I can see why a lot of people rave about the park.

Above, the park's "Mount Prometheus" erupted several times during the Mediterranean Harbor show. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
At the end of the day, our feet were killing us and we couldn't wait to get our shoes off to soak our feet. The days of walking around are finally taking their toll.

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