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Tokyo DisneySea
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Disneyland or Disneysea 1-Day Passport Ticket and Private Transfer from Tokyo
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Urayasu
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Owner description: This sister park to Tokyo Disneyland offers water-themed rides and adventures including wild watercraft at Aquatopia and submarine rides at 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Overall it is much different than Disneyland Tokyo. The theme is more focused on different movies under the Disney brand, including Little Mermaid and Aladdin for the younger children. However, for older kids there is the Indiana Jones, Hotel Terror and Journey to the Center of the Earth rides to name a few. I would say this part is definitely geared more towards older children or even adults. But you could easily spend most of the day with the younger kids at some areas as well.
For food and restaurants, there is virtually every kind to choose from, including American, Chinese, Mexican, Italian and Japanese. Plus there are all the usual Japanese snacks and treats around the park, with some American ones too.
The prices for most things are much more reasonable than at other U.S. parks, which is a good thing. You are already breaking the bank for the tickets, so why not cut some slack with the food and souvenirs?
One important note is you CAN bring food and drinks into the park if you don't want to spend extra money. Just do not bring glass or cans, but PET bottles are okay. Strollers are also very cheap to rent (500 Yen per day).
The best time to go, which what everybody says, is during the week, especially while Japanese schools are still in session. Avoid the hot summer months for it is the worst temps and the most people. I would recommend the Fall, such as November or the Spring in early March.
If I was to visit one of the Disney Parks, I would choose this one over Disneyland.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Disney fans, please do yourself a favor and make sure you put Tokyo Disney Sea on your Tokyo itinerary. You will not be disappointed!

We had the JR Pass so it was very convenient ride to get to the theme park (train departs from Tokyo Station so you need to do a quick transfer if you are staying in Shinjuku). There are signs at Tokyo station for Disneyland and once you get close to the track, you will start seeing people wearing Mickey Mouse and other Disney related paraphernalia so you'll know you are on the right train.

Located about 30 minutes away from Tokyo Station, the ride was relatively short and sweet. Once you get to Tokyo Disney you have to pay for a monorail ride ($2.50 each way) to get to Disney Sea. Admission into the park was easy breezy, it only took about 5 minutes to purchase our tickets (6200 yen approximately $62). For those wondering if they should do the evening pass from 6-10pm, I would say if this is your first time at Disney Sea, you should definitely choose the all day option. There is much to do and you can easily spend an entire day at the park. 4 hours is way too short.

The park itself has a mediterranean feel, with a huge harbor where they set the stage for many performances right at the entrance of the park. The shows were awesome as the dancers and the characters are so animated! I would recommend the show Big Band Beats, even if you don't get an orchestra seat through the lottery, it's really easy to get a balcony seat if you wait in line about 30 minutes before the show starts. The one show that I don't recommend is the Aladdin Live Action, especially if you don't speak Japanese, both my hubby and I konked out during the show.

I enjoyed eating all the food-curry and milk tea popcorn, strawberry pie and beef pie, etc. and the people watching. Everyone loves Duffy the Bear! After walking through the park for like 8 hours, I couldn't resist and had to get my own Duffy!

The park is clean, the staff is friendly, the guests are all Disney fans, this definitely was a very magical day in Tokyo. I cannot recommend it enough.

*Go on a weekday, all the lines were manageable except Toy Story which had a 2 hour wait
*You don't need to wait in line for the shows as you get a good viewing position from the habor just minutes before the show
*There are 2 nice sit down restaurants-Teddy Roosevelt and the lounge located on the ship
*Little Mermaid grotto is all indoors so when it gets too cold or too hot it is a nice reprieve
*Bring yen to take the monorail and to pay for snacks in the park
*Fall in love with Duffy the Disney Bear
*If you leave the park early enough, have yummy ramen in the ramen underground at Tokyo Station (last call is around 10-10:30pm).

Even if you don't have children, Disney Sea was a fantastic way to spend the day.

Thank jasmyne
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

I'm personally not a fan of theme parks, and eschew them during holidays. We went this time around though, as my girlfriend had never been to a Disney theme park before. What a wonderful experience.

Despite having been to the other Disney theme parks around the world before, I must say Disney Sea was a very refreshing change. There was emphasis on quality rides, and the Japanese staff displayed the immaculate service which they were famed for -put the Disney touch of happiness to it, and you've got the makings of a great day.

In short, excellent rides, smooth operations (didn't have to wait too long for rides) and consummate service standards. Excellent.

Thank Ming H
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Being a Disney theme park fan, I loved DisneySea. The themeing and layout of the park are unique and very well done.

Thank MikeWilliams2013
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

we visited tokyo sea bought tickets before we left Australia we took ourselves from shinjuku station changed trains at tokyo station then arrived at the disney station to gtet of had to buy a 2.50 tikets to go 3 stops on the monorail train into the park which i really think should be included into your park pass so for 2 people cost 10.00 in out for the day only way to get in the park is just amazing surroundings great for walking around relaxing not to many rides like disneyland so if you want to be busy on rides id go to disneyland very nice clean great restaurants for lunch a full day of walking at a slow pace very enjoyable after busy tokyo tours .

Thank ruleld
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