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