This past year we had the privilege of going to Tokyo Disney. It was a dream trip of ours that we thought wouldn’t happen anytime soon. Our kids had never traveled internationally and it had been a while since we had either. One morning, I came across Tim Trackers video of Tokyo and how his wife and him planned there Disney trip. I decided to use their tips and start looking to see if we could do it. I should mention we had already made reservations to take a trip to Disney World and budgeted around $4,000 for that trip. After crunching all the numbers, I found for around $1,000 more we could go to Tokyo and stay for longer. So we took the leap and booked our trip. To hear all the details of how we booked everything you can watch out planning video.
About 2 months after booking our trip, we were packing and getting ready for our adventure. So our adventure began!
We arrived in Tokyo pretty exhausted but happy to be there safe and to get our first look at Japan and our hotel.
Our trip to Tokyo was at the end of October. This is a special time to visit as the locals are very into dressing up for Halloween. They take dressing up Disney to whole other level. We really enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up and grabbed many pictures with them.
Our first day at Tokyo Disney and we were very impressed with the extremely friendly people and absolutely beautiful park. This park had a very familiar feel to Disneyland in California. This made our kids feel comfortable as they slowly got to experience some of the Japanese culture mixed with their familiar Disney friends.
Day 2 in Japan and we headed over to Disney Sea. If you’ve heard anything about Disney Sea you have heard it is AMAZING, and it did not disappoint. It was everything we had heard and more. Nothing like any other Disney Park we have been to. If you only have one day in the Tokyo Disney area, go here.
Day 3 we did some park hoping between Disneyland and Disney Sea. This is super easy to do with the Monorail pass. I will share more about this in my videos, as well as the best passes to get.
Over the weekend we headed into the city of Tokyo to do some exploring. This was very overwhelming for the kids. The crowds, the hustle and the unfamiliar feeling. We did a little sight seeing and tried to avoid some of the big tourist areas after we saw the stress it was causing them. Hopefully as they get older they will feel more comfortable with these things. Even with all of this we had a lot of fun, made some great memories and saw some amazing sights.
Day 6 I had a tooth act up that I had no idea was a problem and unfortunately we spent a lot of time at the hotel. We did go down to the pool and that was an interesting experience. I talk more about that in my hotel review video. Definitely not your typical experience.
Day 7 was COLD and wet. However. It was our only day that the weather wasn’t good so we really couldn’t complain. It was a short day at the park as my tooth was still hurting (Ended up needing my wisdom tooth pulled when we returned home.) and the weather was a little chilly.
We finally got to check off one of the rides we had heard lots about. The Winnie the Pooh ride, and I have to say, it did not disappoint. A definitely must do if you plan on going. The fast passes go first thing in the morning
One show the kids loved getting to see for the first time and my husband and I got to reminisce over the as the Country Bear Jamboree. We went to that one a few times over our 6 days there. I finally got a recording of it in the video listed above. A lot of it was in Japanese but a lot was un English too so it was a perfect mix that we enjoyed a lot.
Our last day we headed over to Disney Sea first and tried to check off our last few wishes to get done there. We experienced our first ride failure and had to get off. It was a little funny since we had no idea what they were telling us to do. But we made it off safely and continued our adventure. However I ran out of battery so that was the end of recording, sorry. However, we did get a couple more pictures so I will share those with y’all.
One of the things we enjoyed while there was the food. From new things we had never heard of or tried to classics with a Japanese twist added.
I put together this video of some of our favorite snacks and treats as well as our food tips for where to eat.
I hope you enjoyed following along our Disney Tokyo Adventure. We really hope to be back soon and hopefully, hit up some of the other international Disney parks in the near future.
Here is the complete playlist of our adventure from the announcement that we were going, to the last tip, like which rides or shows you must check out because they are so different from Disney California. Enjoy, and let me know if you are planning on going. I’d also love to hear in the comments if you went to Tokyo Disney your best tip. We sure hope to use them on our next trip there. Thanks 😁😁