As you might have already guessed it, we love theme parks and we love Disney! We are very lucky to have Tokyo Disney Resort with Disneyland and Disney Sea in Japan! We try to go visit at least once every year.
We usually take the night bus when we go to Tokyo Disney Resort. We leave Kobe/Osaka at night, and we arrive at Disney Resort in the morning! It is very exhausting actually, but it is very convenient and affordable!
This is the night view of Umeda in Osaka. Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan, and it is known for its unique culture and people. People generally say people from Osaka are a lot more friendly and down-to-earth as compared to people from Tokyo.
The bus terminal is located at Umeda Sky Building, which is a popular observatory building. We have never been there, though, because it is rather expensive, and there is always a very long line and we need to wait for hours to go up there!
This is the bus terminal.. Many people use the night bus!
We are ready for Tokyo! We left Osaka at 9:30pm and arrived at Tokyo Disney Resort at 6:30am!
This summer, we visited Disney Sea.
"Pirates Summer" was their theme this summer!
Duffy the Disney Bear is at Disney Sea! Duffy is a teddy bear that Minnie Mouse made for Mickey Mouse while he was away on a voyage to travel the world. This teddy bear was named Duffy, because Minnie put him in a duffel bag when she gave him to Mickey.
Duffy felt alone, seeing Mickey has Minnie but he did not have anyone, so Minnie made him a new friend, Shelly May (the pink teddy bear on the right). In one of his voyages with Mickey, Duffy also made a friend, Gelatoni (a cat on the left).
We thought it was kind of fun that Tag got to meet another teddy bear!
And, on March of this year, Duffy made yet another new friend, Stella Lou!
Many people enjoy dressing up their Duffy, Shelly May, Gelatoni, and Stella Lou in cute outfits, and they bring them to Tokyo Disney Sea. Yuki actually has his own Duffy, too! We thought about sending Duffy to you guys for the teddy bear exchange, but Moppy said he really wanted to travel to the US, so we decided to send him instead!
Yuki loves the summer water shows at Disney Resort! He enjoys getting wet!
Can you tell he got really wet after the show?
They have a new attraction called Nemo & Friends Sea Rider, which opened on May of this year! We finally got to ride it!
They also have this fun activity called the Leonardo Challenge at Tokyo Disney Sea. You are given a map with directions, and you try to get to the goal as you solve each clue.
If you solve all the clues and get to the goal, you can be a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers!
You can also learn about things Leonardo Da Vinci discovered as you solve the clues. We thought about you guys as we tried this challenge. We think you'd love it!
And Yuki's mom's favorite, Mermaid Lagoon...
It looks even prettier at night!
We really enjoyed our time at Disney Sea!
We often think that we have been to Tokyo a lot, because we have been to Tokyo Disney Resort a lot. But apparently, Tokyo Disney Resort is not actually located in Tokyo. It is in Chiba Prefecture, right next to Tokyo. So, this time, we decided to also go visit the actual Tokyo on our second day of this trip. We will write about it in our next post!