Tokyo Disneyland

I had the chance to visit Tokyo a few years back for a business trip, fully paid for by my previous company. What do you do when you're in Tokyo? Visit its attractions of course! And visit I did, one of them would be Tokyo Disneyland.

Tokyo Disneyland
Me against the backdrop of the disneyland castle

Don't mind me, I had these pictures in my PC hard drive for years, and since it's the weekends, I took the opportunity to share it here on my blog.

Tokyo Disneyland
The tickets prices weren't very cheap

A brief background on this place, Tokyo Disneyland is a 115 acre theme park located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. If compared with the other Disneylands in other countries, this one could rank one of the smaller Disneylands, but the fun and magic remains the same. It was the first Disney parks to be built outside of the United States and opened April 15th 1983.

Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland Tokyo

I cannot remember exactly how much I paid to enter this place, but if I'm not wrong it was close to RM100, around there. I went with my colleagues early in the morning and could actually spend the whole day there. Disneyland may be very attractive to young kids, but personally in my opinion, as an adult, the excitement was just not that high.

The weekend crowd on that day was overwhelming, packed to the brim. If you don't believe me, just check out the number of baby trolleys parked outside every attraction below. Imagine the amount of babies in Tokyo Disneyland that day! I think if all started crying, my ears would have gone deaf.

Tokyo Disneyland
Babies everywhere!
Tokyo Disneyland
Entrance to Tokyo Disneyland

One of the first monuments that greeted me when I entered was Mr Walt Disney's statue with Mickey mouse. A quick check on the internet gave me this fun fact. Did you know Walt Disney did not allow a statue of himself while he was alive? But now, we can remember him and his little buddy Mickey forevermore.

Walt Disney

The place was seriously kid oriented with all the bright colored buildings, crazy wordings, heck even the food menu was spiced up to cater for every kid in us.

Tokyo Disneyland
Fancy some liquid fuel for breakfast?
Tokyo Disneyland
In the mood for some Christmas fun?

Overall, it was a fun visit, would be even better if I was 10 years old. Pretty good experience, if this was one of the smaller Disneylands, I can't wait to visit the other larger ones in the future. Have a look at more lovely pictures I've taken below.

Tokyo Disneyland
Colourful elaborately styled buildings
Here, there, everywhere
Tokyo Disneyland
More colorful kiddy stuffs


Jean said...

those buildings really look like those in the fairy tale stories.

Isaac Tan said...

@ Jean:

Hehe, yes it does. They take great effort to paint and make sure the buildings are bright and lively!

suituapui said...

Lucky you! Very expensive to go to Japan and very expensive to visit Disneyland. I was there when it first opened - sometime in the 80s and spent the whole day there. So very nice, just the wonderful feeling in the air was enough... Loved it!

• Stephanie C • said...

Wow,it's beautiful :D Lol babies everywhere XD

Isaac Tan said...

@ suituapui:

Lucky me. But I actually went there to do work also, this was part of the side entertainment.

Ohh, you were there as well! very cool! 20 years back :)

Isaac Tan said...

@ ·٠•●♥ Stephanie ♥●•٠·

Wow, I like the way you present your name, with the hearts ;)

It's really a place for the kids, but babies won't remember it i guess. A lot of families were there

Cassandra said...

Aww disneyland! kiddy stuffs are just awesome =)

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

Disneyland is a place for the old to become younger so you need not have to wish you are 10 years younger you already are younger by 20 haha. I was there on the 3rd day of opening but prefer the one in Anaheim cos medium of communication is English. Cannot understand a single Jap word except the repeated *kah-ing* during the river cruise. hehe Nice lovely pixz ~;).

Reanaclaire said...

hi Issac, thanks for following..
I also went to Japan.. that was one year ago around December.. I think I prefer Japan than Korea.. at least not so freezing cold!

Isaac Tan said...

@ Cassy:

There's a kid in all of us! And guess what, we're awesome too!! hehe

Isaac Tan said...

@ Bananaz:

Wow! you were there on the 3rd day of opening? That's like super cool! Everything must have been new and fresh then. Heck even the paintwork must still have the new paint smell.

Isaac Tan said...

@ reanaclaire:

No problem :D I follow blogs that are interesting!

Hehe, actually for me, I prefer any country as long as I get to enjoy myself!

Unknown said...

gosh !! isaac pergi disneyland tak ajak pun. nak merajuk la kalau macam nih. =p haha

Isaac Tan said...

@ Farra:

hehe, that was a company trip. Never mind, the next time I go, ajak you ok! =p jangan lah merajuk. Lol.


I love Disneyland, it makes me feel like I'm living in a wonderland LOL.

Adrian said...

OMG! i never been to Disneyland before! TT
Is so nice there :)

Isaac Tan said...

@ Jesssss:

LOL, then I can start calling you Jess In Wonderland ^^

Isaac Tan said...

@ Adrian:

Haha, if it wasn't for the free trip, I wouldnt have the chance to go as well.

It's ok, we have our own disneyland aka Genting Highlands :P except the colors in genting highlands abit dull liao. hehe.

Small Kucing said...

so many strollers...babies on sale :P

Isaac Tan said...

@ Small Kucing:

Hahaha! Strollers only, but no babies inside to buy. hehehe.

Casley said...

tokyo disneyland!!! i wanna go too!!

Isaac Tan said...

@ Casley:

Hi Casley! Thanks for dropping by! :)
It is a wonderful place to go to!

Melvino said...

It has always been my dream to go to a Disneyland..Glad you have lived urs :)

Dewi Batrishya said...

wow.. What a fun place to be.
Hope to go there soon~ huhu..
Thanks 4 sharing! :)

Isaac Tan said...

@ Melvino:

Thanks man. Yup i'm thankful for being given a chance to visit there!

Isaac Tan said...

@ Dewi:

No problem, good stuffs are better if shared. Hehe.

Pamela Yeoh said...

u look different .. alot