Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney in Our Blood and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.
I am a Disney World kid. I’ve never been to Disneyland. I’ve never been on a Disney cruise. In fact, other than a quick day trip to Canada when I was in college, I’ve never even been outside of the country.
This month’s monorail topic invited me to finally take that trip … even if it was only in my imagination. So if I could visit any non-U.S. Disney Park, where would I go and what would I do? It’s a good question, worthy of good thought since … let’s be honest … I’m probably not getting on an international flight any time soon. So where am I headed … Tokyo Disneyland!!!!
Some quick reasons why I want to experience this far off Disney-sanctioned wonderland for myself:
First, it’s Japan. Accordingly, everything there is going to be just this side of “trippy as shit” (technical Imagineering term). Take, for example, TippyBlue, Duffy’s weird seagull friend. Yea. I want that in my life.
Second. Pooh’s Honey Hut. Okay, don’t call me a nerd, but I’ve always wanted to experience this “trackless” attraction. It’s probably not any different than any other dark ride but … okay, I’m a nerd.
Third, their Frontierland is called Westernland, which makes me think of Westworld, which makes me morbidly curious about whether or not the Country Bears are going to slaughter us all. (Spoilers: they might!)
Fourth is Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. Because it’s a godamn travesty that there’s not a Toon Town attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Finally, two words: Tokyo DisneySea. It’s an entire Disney Park with a nautical theme. SAY WHAT NOW?!?
That last bit that blows my mind just the slightest bit. Sit down and have a good think on that. Doesn’t it just break your brain? It breaks mine. Every. Time.
The Park is totally different than every other Disney Park, but it sounds so crazy cool. There’s an entire Jules Verne-themed land. And let’s be honest, I will probably weep like a small child if I ever get to experience the Mermaid’s Lagoon. I mean … it’s King Triton’s undersea castle. And you get to walk into it. And hang out under the sea. AND there’s a new take on Twilight Zone Tower of Terror with a different story line.
The attractions and live entertainment sound great, but my super duper over-the-top, never-gonna-happen dream is to stay at the Hotel MiraCosta, where many of the rooms overlook the Park’s version of Main Street. Imagine that: you’re sleeping in after a long Disney night, and you can just open your window and take in the hustle and bustle of Main Street. That’s insane. That might be better than spending the night in Cinderella’s dank, windowless castle.
No. It’s definitely better.
What “Other Disney” magic do you want to experience? Let us know in the comments below!