It’s been a while since I did a Virtual Disney Theme Parks blog post. We’ve already visited the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland Paris. So, where should be go next? Tokyo Disneyland of course. If you decide to visit Tokyo Disneyland, I highly recommend checking out Tom and Sara Bricker’s Planning Guide on the Disney Tourist Blog. Click here.
Like I’ve done in the past, we’ll start with a look around the entire park first. This video is much shorter than videos like this of other theme parks I’ve presented in the past. However, love this video. Plus, it was filmed at Halloweentime last year. It’s really fun to see how different this park is from the United States Disney Parks. Plus, it’s really fun to see how many people have dressed up as their favorite Disney characters for a day at the park!
Here’s a fun video put out by Tokyo Disneyland that is a time lapse video of a day at Tokyo Disneyland in 110 seconds. Enjoy.
As we start out, I thought it would be cool to see the complete loop on the Tokyo Disney Monorail. As you can see, it’s quite different from the monorails we have here in the United States.
Now, on into the Tokyo Disneyland. Unlike most Magic Kingdom Disney parks, this one doesn’t have an official Main Street U.S.A. Instead, it’s called World Bazaar. You’ll notice that most of it is under a roof. Talk about different. This video is only a little over 3 minutes long and already I can tell this is no ordinary Disney theme park.
Like other Magic Kingdom Disney parks, Tokyo Disneyland does have an Omnibus. With the unique design of Tokyo Disneyland, though, it doesn’t drive down Main Street U.S.A. I’m throwing this in to give you an idea of how different this Magic Kingdom park is.
One of the street atmosphere performances you’ll see is the Tokyo Disneyland Marching Band. The above is a compilation of performances they do throughout the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. So, it’s not entirely in the World Bazaar. However, that’s where it all begins. Since they are part of the scene, I hope it’s okay to have some of their performances outside of our theme park.
Another street atmosphere performer is the bicycle piano man. We saw him briefly in one of our earlier videos that strolled down the World Bazaar. I thought he should get some more time. So, this is a pretty good idea of what you’d experience.
One of the places we can go to in the World Bazaar is the Disneyland Gallery. I always love walking around the gallery they have at Disneyland in California. It was cool to walk around the gallery in Tokyo as well!
The daytime parade that is listed as the current parade is Happiness is Here. I haven’t had the time to review this video in its entirety yet. So, check it out and let me know what you think of this parade. The few parade floats I saw are pretty interesting. Can’t wait to watch this in its entirety!
The Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights looks amazing! Like the daytime parade, I haven’t had the opportunity to watch this in its entirety yet. However, I will make sure to do so soon. It looks like something in between the Main Street Electrical Parade (that runs at the Magic Kingdom in Florida) and Paint the Night (that runs at Disneyland in California).
Another night time offering is this really cool show called Once Upon a Time. It looks like the animation for this show is superior to the show that the Magic Kingdom puts on before Wishes. Really cool stuff!
So here’s the deal. On the Tokyo Disneyland Web Site, it lists Happiness On High as the fireworks show that is currently running. However, from the videos I’ve been able to find, it looks like Once Upon a Time has replaced Happiness on High. I also found one video that is listed as the “full show” for Happiness on High that is only 4-5 minutes. So, it could be that Once Upon a Time leads into a shorter version of Happiness on High. Plus, from the look of the castle in this video, it’s highly unlikely that Once Upon a Time was running before this show. So, since we’re on a virtual trip and can go back in time, here is the full show. Fireworks are always the best way to end a day at a Disney theme park.
I hope you enjoyed this virtual trip to Tokyo Disneyland. I’m going to try to have a new virtual Disney trip every Friday. The virtual trip blog posts have been among my favorite to compile. Have a magical weekend everyone! Good luck to all who are running the runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend race(s) this weekend!