LETTERS FROM TOKYO #9 : TOKYO DISNEYLAND

Dear Tina and Gabby,

This weekend has been amazing; so fantastic that we’ve spent our Saturday and Sunday at the happiest places on Earth…

Because of their present promo rates of Y10,000 (PhP 5,000) for 2-day pass at Disneyland and Disney Sea, we grabbed the chance to see both attractions on 2-consecutive days as per provision in the ticket.Β  Original rates are Y5,800 for adult for each park. We alotted Saturday for Disneyland and the next day for Disney Sea.

Disneyland Resort Hotel just before the gates..

We met wonderful friends just before the main entrance and did not pass the chance for photo-ops πŸ˜€

I tried to smile my widest to hide that I am missing you both…

You know that this is my 3rd Disneyland adventure (first was in Anaheim, Ca in 2000, then with the 2 of you on New Year of 2007) but I never fail to be mesmerized by Disney’s castle…It’s just awesome experience to see it again in another place.

It always brings back childhood memories and the magic of Disney’s cartoons.

So nice to know that every Disneyland has its own charm depending on the place and culture of its people.Β  But we were all lost in translation when Mickey Mouse and other characters in shows and parade speak Japanese.Β  All staffs in general, explain every park attractions in Nihonggo too.

Kailan at saan kaya magkaka-Disneyland sa atin kung may plano man sila? Don’t you wish?Β  When will Mickey Mouse speak Tagalog ? πŸ˜€

You know I am not fun of rides. But I don’t want to be a party-pooper either. So this was our first ride that day…

Yup, you read it right; we’re on that looong queue for 60 minutes to ride those awesome JAL starjets… πŸ˜€

The flight was good except for the single-digit-celsius temperature that’s felt all through out (my stay in Tokyo).

Tulips were almost at every corner in Tokyo Disenyland. I can just imagine its price per bud in Dangwa, Manila πŸ˜€

Inside the castle, there are these gorgeous mosaic about Cinderella’s story (or was it another fairytale?).

Color by color; bit by bit; painstakingly arranged to form a wonderful mural masterpiece…

Like the other Disneyland presentations, there was the beautiful parade in the afternoon…

*succeeding photos are by Dr. B.P.Sulit

I am more amazed when dusk came to Tokyo Disneyland and the Electrical Parade of Dream Lights were presented to us...


Gabby, I know you like Monsters, Inc…

I’d like to grab a Knight costume someday, hahaha!

Then came the Bugs Life gang…

and more…

More than a million sparkling lights reigned that evening…

Peter Pan and Wendy in love?

*the following photos were taken by nurse Ruth

A lovely pair that needs no introduction….

And this float reminds me of the last movie we saw together before I left for Tokyo…

Is it not spectacular ?Β  πŸ˜€

I was in awe while watching those floats in the parade; despite the chilling temperature; we all enjoyed it.

However, most of us have agreed that Disneysea, which can only be found in Tokyo (I think) is far better than Disneyland.

I love you Gabby, I’ll see you and your mom real soon.

πŸ˜€ Tatay-doc

*UP NEXT :Β  TOKYO DISNEYSEAΒ  RESORT

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22 thoughts on “LETTERS FROM TOKYO #9 : TOKYO DISNEYLAND

  1. konnichiwa doc gelo san. πŸ™‚

    Wow ang ganda. Looks like your really having a great time. Enjoy enjoy lang, hindi mo mapapansin your heading home na. πŸ™‚

    1. hi chyng. we never got inside it’s a small world attraction at tokyo disneyland because of the loooong queue. btw, all songs there are in japanese; mickey mouse speaks nihonggo! πŸ™‚

  2. grabe, ang ganda!!! you’re right docgelo, no matter how many times you go to disneyland, parang the magic is always there! and even if you’re a grownup, you become a child again!

    i love the pictures! the flowers are so beautiful! the lights too! naku, gabby would have loved the place! πŸ™‚

  3. Kakalungkot pag di mo kasama family especially sa Disneyland pa, di ko pa napuntahan yan Tokyo Disneyland only disneysea balik na Lang uli kayo dyan para mas masaya hehe

    1. sardz, you have to bring your family to tokyo disneyland and tokyo disneysea!
      pag uwi ni mister mo from mid east; pasyal kayo dun, ilang hour-trip lang from your place, right? saya dun!

  4. Ganda ng castle! I’ve never been to any Disneyland; …hoping to visit their park in HK this year.

    Sino ang humawak ng camera niyo Doc Gelo nu’ng nagpa-picture kayo with the characters that welcomed you?

    1. hi doc rj! you should treat yourself to go to the so-called happiest place on earth some time. that in HK is only a smaller fraction of the other disney resorts else where; but nonetheless, a real place of fun!

      it was ruth, who held my cam and took those photos. i forgot to credit her, but she knows about my blog and that will post those pics. thanks for asking, doc! have a great weekend there in Au.

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