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Natsu Yasumi (August 13): Tokyo Disneyland!

Posted in Happenings, Jologs in Japan with tags on August 26, 2008 by niennavarda
Tokyo Disneyland!

Tokyo Disneyland!

Elai, one of our CELmates back in UP Diliman was in Tokyo all the way from the far away land of Tottori for the natsu yasumi. The Disneyland tour kicked off her 4-day Tokyo stay with her rather lunatic co-Batang RF Cagers, me and Tinats. Lau, also one of our CELmates joined us for this day of frolicking.

(L-R) Lau, Elai, Moi at Disneyland!

(L-R) Lau, Elai, Moi at Disneyland!

Our day started by taking our picture with Pooh! When he hugged me I thought that he would not let me go anymore. Hehehe, crush ako ni Pooh! Thus the Aileen-Pooh scandal series of pictures (here and here :P)

With Pooh!

With Pooh!

It was an unbelievably hot and humid day and Disneyland was swarming with people that we were practically sapped of every bit of energy.

Lau and I tempted to jump into the fountain

Lau and I tempted to jump into the fountain

Nevertheless, we all had a great time (maybe except that time when Elai and I had to periodically check if our fast passes at Space Mountain were still going to be honored – Space Mountain suddenly underwent maintenance when it was time for our fast pass schedule – arrrgh, we never got to ride).

Lau and I onboard the Mark Twain

Lau and I onboard the Mark Twain

Without fast passes, the rides and tours involved a tremendous amount of time for queuing (hello Splash Mountain and Haunted Mansion!) . I think it took us about an hour and 45 minutes in line for a mere 10 to 15 minute ride (and it was also freaking hot at that time, too) at Splash Mountain and about an hour of queuing for the Haunted Mansion tour. Well, it was the summer break afterall and we joined the rush of people so shouganai. Anyway, it was all good since the rides were all worth it. The tour inside the Haunted Mansion was my favorite. The effects were just awesome! This is truly something you should not miss when you are at Disneyland.

(L-R) Elai, Moi, Lau - gabi na!

(L-R) Elai, Moi, Lau - gabi na!

It was fun, fun, fun even if it was terribly hot. Hearing Goofy and Donald Duck speak in Japanese was really something else 😛

Me at Disneyland!

Me at Disneyland!

Another highlight was the Electric Parade which ended our unforgettable day. It was by far the best parade I have ever seen in my life 😀

Me and Elai on our way home

Me and Elai on our way home

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The pictures used in this post were all taken by Tinats. Salamat, Tinats! More pictures here and here 🙂