Were you aware that there are two sides of Disney in Tokyo, Japan? I wasn’t. There are two seperate parks.
Fun fact: I’ve never been to Disney inside of the USA. Aside from Japan, I’ve been to Disneyland in Paris back in September 2003.
Quick note, I loved Disneyland in Paris. I thought it was magical and what better way to experience Disneyland for the first time than in my favorite city ever!
Now back to Japan. Disney Sea was quite underwhelming. Though they had it broken up into themes, the map was difficult to read and there weren’t clearly marked Disney themed areas. Just a water side, cave area, and such. It was confusing.
I understand that we were in Japan but they didn’t seem to have any food that appealed to Americans. Everything was strange and seafood related. They had a strange seafood pizza and seafood patty in a sandwich. I stuck to fried shrimp and fries. My husband tried the seafood patty sandwich and said it wasn’t bad, just different.
When we left Disney Sea we decided to try and come back to Disneyland in two days so we could take Sunday off to rest, explore more of Tokyo and hopefully avoid the weekend traffic at Disney in general.
So on Monday we left a little earlier and went straight to Disneyland. I could tell right away after walking into Disneyland before we even hit the ticket booth and the actual park that it was already way better. There was no signage at Disney Sea, but there was a huge Tokyo Disneyland sign (as you can see above).
Disneyland was laid out pretty well, the map was easy to follow and they had WAY more to offer than Disney Sea. From rides, games, buildings, and even food! The variety was impressive. We even saw about 10 different characters through out the park. At Disney Sea we only saw 1 or 2.
All in all I HIGHLY recommend Disneyland over Disney Sea in Tokyo.
What Disney parks have you been to? Which is your favorite and why?