Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teeming at Tokyo Disneyland

The crowds of the Tokyo Disney Resort can be seen in full effect in the photo below.  Though it may not look much different than a day at the parks stateside, it's important to know that Tokyo Disneyland has wider walkways and thoroughfares than its domestic partners, and a full cluster of people around The Hub means a FULL cluster.  That was one of the major eye-opening experiences at Tokyo Disney when I visited last year.  Though I knew that their parks were busier than U.S. parks, I didn't fully comprehend until witnessing it first hand.  The Japanese LOVE their Disney parks, and they flock en masse on those busy days.  And yet, things still run in an orderly manner, because that has been so programmed into Japanese culture.  It's nice to be able to navigate through full crowds and still not necessarily feel oppressed.  The politeness and classy behavior of the locals makes the crowds more bearable.

Walt and Mickey stand in front of the Cinderella Castle in Tokyo Disneyland.

6 comments:

  1. When we went about a moth ago we were expecting the worst as far as crowds go because of all we had heard online. We were pleasantly surprised that the lines were not long and the walkways were not really corwded. I don't think we ever waited over 30 minutes for a ride and we did basically everything we wanted to do in both parks in just 2 days. We definitely never saw crowds like in this photo.

    I guess it depends on when you go. I'd recommend weekdays in mid July for anybody considering it.

    Universal, however, was pretty busy. Maybe it's because we went on a Friday. It did empty out pretty well in the evening though.

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    1. Oh wow, that's interesting. I've had friends there in July, and it's been packed to the gills. Glad you had short waits. That's actually pretty amazing.

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  2. I tried to find a photo that showed the lack of crowds. I haven't gotten all my photos of my camera yet. But here you can see pretty well there were just a few people walking around. This was mid-afternoon on a Wednesday.

    https://goo.gl/photos/3dQ1VSfjyAJwZFAv6

    By the way, thanks for all the photos. I always enjoy seeing them in my feed each day. And it's good to see Westcoaster up and running again too.

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    1. Oly smokes, that's amazing!! How was the humidity? ;)

      Also glad to see you're a Westcoaster reader too! :)

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    2. It was definitely hot and humid some days. Other days it was pretty nice. We've been living in the Philippines for a little over a year now so it was just normal to us.

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    3. Ahhhh, gotcha. Yeah, if that's the case, you've gotten used to it. Well, awesome! I'm too much of a humidity wimp to visit Japan in July. lol

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