Journeys in Japan Pt2 [cont.]
Continued photos from DisneySEA. Click for captions. Some video to come later!
Overall DisneySEA was a really fun place. Nothing can beat the magic of Disneyland for me, probably because of associated childhood memories, but DisneySEA has a lot of really great stuff that Disneyland doesn’t. Also the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride was really well designed. I can easily say it was one of the coolest rides I’ve been on. Basically you sit inside a submarine, which is just a car on a suspended track (think Peter Pan at dland), and there is the allusion of being submerged when a panel full of water/bubbles is put infront of the windows. You’re moved around a sunken area full of things to look at (I love when rides or exhibits have things you can look at and discover, part of the reason why I loved the Ghibli Museum so much), and at certain times you have control of over the submarine’s spotlight. The illusion of being under water is really convincing.
Next - The Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka!
Journeys in Japan Pt2
Photos from Tokyo DisneySEA. Click for captions.
Journeys in Japan Pt 1
I’ve been so busy since arriving that I’ve barely had time to edit any photos or do anything! After taking a nap on Tuesday, I went out and met up with my friend Julia to help her teacher with an English language research study she was doing. Basically I had to listen to 20 scenarios and answer them how I would naturally. It was interesting seeing a Japanese college! The last time I was in Japan was in 2005, and I was able to visit the high school my Uncle’s friend taught at so it’s interesting to have been able to “experience” both a high school and college in the times I’ve been here.
After that we met up with her sister and Julia’s boyfriend, and went to eat at a ramen place called Ramen Jiroh. They really pile on a mountain of beansprouts and garlic so it was difficult to finish, but the broth was probably the best I’ve had anywhere. The chashu was just so-so though, I’ve had better in America, surprisingly.
Today Julia and I went to Tokyo DisneySEA for the day, which was a lot of fun. I love the design of all the different locations, especially the Journey to the Center of the Earth/20,000 Leagues area. While waiting in line for the Indiana Jones ride, some guys behind us were trying to remember Indy’s name, and decided “Oh yes, I think it was Christopher Jones”. That became our unofficial slogan for the day. ”Save us, Christopher Jones!”
Photos and video soon!