It was a cold Monday morning as we prepared to head to the Disney resort, but first up, we stopped by Tully’s coffee for breakfast. By far, I think their matcha latte (according to my friend, and I’ve tried it on several occasions as well) is one of the better ones offered by the various coffee chains in Japan. And the great news is that Tully’s has opened a branch in SG! The first outlet opened not too long ago at West Coast Road in Ginza Plaza I think (goodness, how long ago was it that I actually popped into that place), and the next one to open in about 2 weeks’ time, based on an article in MyPaper, in Far East Plaza (not too sure if it’s Plaza or Square, because it was in chinese, “yuan dong guang chang”). But I’ve read some reviews at yum.sg that it’s a disappointment though. Anyhow, I’m waiting for the FEP (I hope) outlet to open!
From Shinjuku, we took the JR Yamanote line to Tokyo station, then changed to the Keiyo line to Maihama (舞浜) station. I think there is a shorter way if you take the Chuo Rapid from Shinjuku to Tokyo, but we weren’t too sure so we opted for the safer albeit slower Yamanote instead.
Check out the cute Mickey mouse train!
Our tickets. It costs 5,800 per person for either TDS or TDL resort, which I thought was quite pricey for me, because I’m not a big fan of rides, and I didn’t exactly spend a whole day in it to make our money’s worth. Perhaps this wasn’t a good season to visit, so I’ll take note to go to TDL in a hopefully better season next time!
I look like I don’t have a neck do I? Haha.
I love how this silver key looks. If only my house key could look like this, but not the size though. I wonder how I could even lug that thing around. :p
Following are some random shots of TDS. My photos just do not do the place justice; it truly does make one experience a sense of surrealism and there’s this whimsical air about the whole place somewhat. Although I only saw Pinocchio and another character, without Mickey and Minnie and the whole lot of other Disney characters, I still feel the Disney magic somehow. And oh, I bought myself a pair of Minnie ear muffs, which I suspect will never get to see the light of day again. Haha, it’s quite subtle, black muffs with the red Minnie ribbon on either side, but still I think it’s too cute for me. Besides, I think it isn’t really made to keep my ears nicely warm like what ear muffs are supposed to. At 1,300 JPY for that, I really cannot complain too much!
The Mermaid Lagoon
For the first time in my life, I actually sat on what could be considered a thrill ride, aka mini roller coaster. It was over in a few minutes, without the typical roller coaster waiting-to-descend-into-hell kinda plunge, but there were a couple of quick sharp corners that made me feel as though I was about to fly out of the seat. Thankfully, as we were both bundled in thick coats and squeezed into the tiny seat, I guess we couldn’t have just flown out could we?
Where we sat on a boat ride that took us through Sinbad’s voyage, narrated in Japanese. Haha. That was an eye-opener – Sinbad can speak Japanese! Woohoo!
There was a scary ride there which throngs of people were queueing up for. But I’m the scardey cat who shuns from scary rides. Hee.
This reminds me more of The Mummy rather than Indiana Jones, because I wasn’t ever really into that, cos I was still young then?
This next place as we moved along, reminded me of London somewhat.
Do all ships look the same, or does this scream Titanic? (Just change the letters reading ‘Columbia’ to ‘Titanic’)
Right smack in the centre of this picture is the Tower of Terror, which is the famed scariest ride in TDS, which of course we passed over, but it had the longest queue I think!
Night fell early, and it was absolutely freezing already at this point. I had my gloves on but my fingers were already numb. Overall, I think it was quite an enjoyable visit to DisneySea Resort but I wished the weather was better, and if there was more sunshine perhaps I could have turned in better photos, and maybe my mood wouldn’t be so PMSsy. Sorry for being such a bitch but bad weather somehow always swings my mood the wrong way.
It’s always a chore and a challenge for me to think of places to eat at. So after a lot of pacing about various places, we finally settled for tendon at the same place we met Jade for lunch 2 days ago. Nothing beats a warm meal at the end of a cold day!