Tokyo DisneySea is its only kind in the world so it’s pretty obvious I’d choose it over Disneyland. Although I did go to Tokyo Disneyland a few months after this, but at that time, it wouldn’t make sense to spend 2 out of 12 days in Japan at Disney parks. If you wanna read about my first time in Japan, click here!
Journey to the Center of the Earth
When we got there, our first goal was to get to ride the Journey to the Center of the Earth. And I must say, it’s the best ride in the park. It has the right amount of thrill and chill. The first part was just circling through weird plants, but the set design left me gagging. And while you’re in awe of the scenes, a lightning strikes and your car speed through and up the mouth of the volcano. There a few seconds of airtime which was the best part of this ride. I wish it went longer, but I was very satisfied with it overall.
Tower of Terror
Of course we couldn’t miss Tower of Terror. It’s probably the most famous DisneySea ride, and I’ve only heard great things about it. The line wasn’t super long, but we waited for about an hour before getting on. Naturally, it didn’t disappoint. The drop was quick and unexpected since it was mostly an indoor ride. I would do it again if only the waiting time wasn’t so long.
King Triton’s Concert
This Little Mermaid theatre show was super fabulous and fun. Ariel’s flying over the crowd flipping and stuff, while singing her iconic songs. It was a full-on production that kids would really really enjoy.
Mediterranean Harbor Shows
There were 2 shows when we went there; the halloween special, ‘Villains World’, which was shown 2-3 times (I’m not sure), and the nighttime ‘Fantasmic!’ show with all the classic Disney characters. Japanese people really prepare to see these shows as they already reserve good viewing spots at least 2 hours before one start. There are a lot of decent places to see it though so you don’t have to waste your time camping on a spot. They’re unique compared to any Disney show anywhere because of the water element. They perform on boats that go around the harbor instead of the typical float parade. It just adds to the reason why DisneySea stands out among other Disney Parks.
The expensive cost to build this park was really apparent. You can look everywhere and see a very detailed attraction. In some areas it doesn’t even look like a theme-park. It’s super legit, super beautiful, and I’m in love with it.
Disneyland vs DisneySea
If you’re deciding between the two, choose DisneySea if you’ve been to a Disneyland before. I think it’s still ultra-magical to experience Disneyland first. But of course, it’s still up to you. Just remeber that one has mostly children rides and one serves alcoholic beverages. I’ll leave you to that!