Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Virtual Vacation // Happy Anniversary Tokyo Disneyland!

On this day in 1983, The Walt Disney Company opened its first international theme park, Tokyo Disneyland!  What better way to celebrate than to take a virtual vacation there today?  Ready to ride a few unique attractions, and check out the Japanese twist on others?  We'll take in some magical shows, dine in Disney style, then wrap it all up with a great view of their spectacular nighttime parade!  I can hardly wait!  Let's get this {virtual} vacation started!!

source:  YouTube channel:  Cyber Media Network Systems Main Channel

Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker

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Tomorrowland Attractions:

source: YouTube channel:  Attractions Magazine

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Toontown Attractions:

source:  YouTube Channel:  Theme Park Review

Fantasyland Attractions:

source:  YouTube channel:  Theme Park Review


Critter Country Attractions:

source:  YouTube channel:  TravellingWithNikki


Westernland Attractions:

source:  YouTube channel:  Theme Park Review

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Pirates of the Caribbean
Jungle Cruise
Western River Railroad
Swiss Family Treehouse
The Enchanted Tiki Room:  Stitch Presents "Aloha E Komo Mai!"

source:  YouTube channel:  Joshua Coleman

Time to Dine Disney!
Disney dining is an attraction in itself in my book! I think we should visit Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall for a bite to eat, and a visual treat! 

Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker

Image source:  www.DisneyTouristBlog.com // Photographer:  Tom Bricker

This photo of Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This photo of Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This photo of Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall is courtesy of TripAdvisor

See Tom Bricker of Disney Tourist Blog's full Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall review here!

Perhaps an after dinner show?  

source:  YouTube:  My Disney Life in Tokyo

Now, let's enjoy their seasonal fun! 
Check out the lovely atmosphere this time of year!

source: YouTube channel:  My Disney Life in Tokyo

Hippity-Hoppity Springtime Parade
source:  YouTube channel:  HannaaMontan

Nighttime is spectacular here!
The most magical way to wrap up any day at a Disney park is surely a nighttime spectacular, Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights is no exception!  (Be sure to catch Genie at 8:50 into the video!  AMAZING!)

source:  YouTube channel:  hystericglamour69

*I have not traveled to Tokyo Disneyland.  I created this post with the help of extremely talented bloggers/photographers and YouTubers who have generously shared of their travels and talents.  Beneath each photo and video you will find a direct link to the original source.  If you'd like to pin anything in this post, kindly click through and pin from the source.  If you'd like to pin this blog post as a whole, feel free to do so by pinning the first image.  Thank you!

Thanks so much for visiting today, friends!  I hope you'll join me next Tuesday as we continue this virtual vacation at Tokyo Disneyland's companion park, Tokyo DisneySea!  That park is at the very top of my travel wish list!  The breathtaking attention to detail and the fabulous Disney touches throughout Tokyo DisneySea may cause you to start a new vacation fund!  Meanwhile, the virtual visit will be a magical one!  Join me next Tuesday, won't you?  For those who prefer to remain stateside, I'll be back to sharing more Walt Disney World travel tips in a few weeks!

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  1. It looks so neat there! I basically love anything Disney!

  2. Oh my gosh, this looks so cool!! I've always wanted to go to Tokyo Disneyland!! I went to Disneyland Paris when I studied abroad there and LOVED it!!

  3. This is so fun! I didn't know there was a Disneyland in Tokyo! I might have gone when I was in Tokyo if I'd done my research :) I can't wait to have kids and bring them to Disney. My dad worked at Disneyworld in Orlando when I was born so I apparently frequented it as a baby. Thanks for sharing, Brenda!!

  4. I've always thought it was weird having copies of Disney in other countries. I can't really put my finger on why, but maybe that it is a copy...and should be something different. Although critter country made me laugh. I've never heard of DisneySea though!

  5. That Queen of Hearts restaurant looks awesome. Let's meet up there for dinner, m'kay? ;)

  6. Wow that would be a fun place to go visit!

  7. This is such a great and thorough post! I loved reading and the idea of a virtual vacation is fabulous. It's always so much fun when I remember to nip in here to check out your Disney adventures!


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