If you’ve made it through part 1 of my Tokyo Disney recap, then you know that (spoiler alert!) Tokyo Disney Sea was not my favorite park. On the flip side, I LOVED Tokyo Disneyland. I mean, really really loved it, and think you can easily spend 2 full days here. Why? Because there is just so much to do! There are tons of rides in this park, not to mention really incredible dining opportunities and shows. Both daytime and nighttime parades blew my mind (so much so, that I watched both twice). And there is just an overabundance of CUTENESS pretty much everywhere you turn in this park.
Ah, Tokyo Disney Resort. The Disney park of all Disney parks (or so they say). If I were to recap everything I did at Tokyo Disney in one blog post we’d be here all night (as it is, this will already be a long one). So I’m going to split my recap into two posts – one for Disneyland and one for Disney Sea.
Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the most MAGICAL parks in the world and I had the BEST experience here. I visited the park from Nov. 17-19 and it was the perfect time of year (IMO). It was about 60-70 degrees and the crowds were pretty reasonable (even with it being a weekend and Mickey’s 90th birthday).
As I hinted at in my Asia Trip Recap blog post, I definitely ran into some hiccups during my recent trip to all of the Disney theme parks in Asia. What I didn’t say is that the biggest hiccups came from my day at Shanghai Disney Resort. Just writing this down is making me wish I could go back in time and literally do this ENTIRE day differently. The only reason I’m sharing my experience at all is so other people can avoid the same pitfalls I encountered. And I’d also like to say that I had a completely different experience my first time visiting back in 2016, which you can read about here. But first let me start back at the beginning…
The wait is over! It’s been a little over a month and I’ve finally had the time to gather my thoughts and organize my photos so that I can give everyone a proper update on my recent travels. (I bet you thought this day would never come… LOL). In late November I spent two weeks park-hopping and city-exploring across Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Japan and wanted to provide a few general thoughts as well as an overview of my itinerary to catch everyone up-to-speed. This will be a no-holds-back blog entry full of my honest thoughts and suggestions (no matter how unpopular they may be). My goal is to provide another point of view along with some helpful hints as you plan your own upcoming vacations!