Yes. On our third day, we went to Tokyo Disney Sea! I was sooo excited! It took about an hour to get from Ikebukuro to Disney. And we had to switch trains like 3 times. Ahaha. XD But, sooo worth it!
So, we got off the train and hopped into the monorail station. It's expensive to take the monorail! You have to pay for it like any other train line in Japan. And for the ride it was like 250yen! Ouch! To put it in perspective, it costs like 130yen to go from Ikebukuro to Harajuku. It's like a 10 minute distance for that as opposed to the 2 minute ride Disney had! So, Angel had to add money onto her Suica card and while we waited for her David and I took photos. :D
At this point we walked to the escalators. The monorail was like 3 flights upstairs, and we didn't wanna walk. Ahahaha. There was a really nice map of Tokyo Disney Resort on the wall halfway up, so I snapped a photo.
So, after American area, we ended up in the Mexican area. The Indian Jones ride was there and we hopped over for fast passes. It was like 10am. And the earliest pass we got was for 2:45-3:45. Indy's popular, apparently. Angel and I both thought the Pyramid looked like the one in the game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, so I took a picture for her.
We kept walking and exploring and wound our way into the Mermaid Kingdom area. The design of the part was gorgeous! At this point, we decided to get on a ride. Our first ride of the day? The fish kiddie coaster. Ahahaha. There was like no one in line, so thats why. And there were plenty of people our age riding without kids, so we thought it was cool. The detail in this area was crazy! They even had tiles with Ariel and little fish in the walls!
I took a video, too.Towards the end of what we saw, the Disney characters started to pop out of the boats.
The Indy ride was cool, though. Kinda like Dinosaur in Animal Kingdom. But more awesome, since it had Indy. Although, it was based off of Crystal Skull. And there was a disturbing lack of Cate Blanchett. And the Indy spoke Japanese. He sounded so young! But it was fun! The rain stopped by the time we came out and we decided to head over to the Mount Prometheus ride. It was a semi-roller coaster. It was a Journey to the Center of the Earth ride. We waited about an hour in line. True story. It was insane. But, the ride was fun. It started off easy enough. We rode through a crystal cathedral place and a giant mushroom forest. Then there was a lot of 'lightning' and the cart we were in sped right up and we climbed up. And then we were dropping down the mountain! It was crazy! Poor Angel. She nearly keeled over. Lol.
At this point it was nearing the end of the day, and we had to be back at the hotel for about 5 to meet Colin! So, we took a few last photos, David bought me a Shellie Mae wrist bag thing and we left.
I can't wait to go back in December! Megumi said it's fantastic at Christmas! Woooooo~
So, we hopped the train and headed back to our hotel. Totally dell asleep on the train. I was sooo tired. When we got to the hotel, I changed out of my (still wet) clothes and we waited for Colin. Turns out he and his friend Theresa got there early and were sitting in the cafe across the street. We all met up and chatted for a while. Colin is awesome! He and Theresa had awesome senses of humour so we all got along great! We wanted to go to Tokyo Tower and get dinner, so after making plans to meet Zoe and Wendy for karaoke in about 2 hours, we set out. The train ride from Ikebukuro to the Tokyo Tower area took longer than expected and when we got there we only had about 15 minutes! SO, I tried to snap a few quick pictures in the dark, but again, crappy camera so this is the best I got.
It was only about 10:30-11ish, but David and I were just zombies. We all chilled for a while in the room and chatted together. Zoe came back a little while later and she was kinda drunk. Lol. She dressed in her new yukata and Colin posed for a picture.
But we had an awesome chat for about 45 minutes, then everyone decided they wanted to go out and karaoke it up. David and I couldn't afford it, so we just sent everyone off to drink and sing and we passed out. I guess Angel and Theresa came back first and Zoe and Colin went out and drank and whatnot until late. Lol.
The next day was sad. It was out last day and it was Zoe's last day. ;___; We all hugged and said goodbye and then David and I set out again to Shinjuku. We had looked up the address of the Square Enix store that morning before we left. And I was determined to go to that damned shop! It was about a 20 minute walk away from the station, but we found it!
|Photo taken at home, but you get the idea. YAYAYAYAY!|
So, we met Angel outside and said goodbye to Colin. He took a picture of us all, but he hasn't uploaded it yet, so no swiping it. Sorry. XD We hopped back on the train at this point and got to the Shinkansen station. The ride back home was pretty uneventful. Just slept the whole way. My feet were absolutely aching at this point in the program. I was sooo tired. It felt good to be home.