We woke up very early at 6.30am hoping to chow down breakfast, get to the station, take a train and reach Tokyo Disneyland just in time for the gates to open. Though we made good time, it was a large crowd already storming into the happiest place on Earth and this crowd were mainly locals.
The day wasn’t moving too much in our favor because it was showers throughout the whole day. Despite it being light, moving around with a raincoat wasn’t my kind of happy. However, in comparison to Universal Studios Japan, this crowd was better.
Ooh ooh. If it does shower when you’re here, be sure to gobble down a nice warm turkey leg. It is the best thing to have during a chilly weather. Well, at least I think so.
While following the paths, there was a familiar smell in the air – curry. We tracked the scent to a kiosk and bought some to tickle our taste buds. It kind of reminded me of a light Twisties taste.
The rides we managed to get on were Pirates of The Caribbean (PoTC) and their new jungle expedition. I must say, PoTC did very well with the movement of the puppets and environmental lighting to make them look very real. Plus, the mouth movements was not your typical jaw dropping and raising. Really well done.
But since the rain wasn’t letting up, we left Disneyland earlier than we hoped and went to another happy place – for anime and mange enthusiasts.
Welcome to Diver City Plaza, Odaiba. Hello Gundam.
If you paused long enough, its head will start moving, dramatic smoke will appear from its body, its arms will stretch, and its legs will move forward. Okay, maybe its arms and legs aren’t moving yet, but they probably will someday. Then Japan will be able to split their parks and raise their robot armies deep from underground. Lol.
To wrap up the the day, we returned to Akihabara and entered the building; Radio Kaikan. It was a multi-level complex with many stores for various interests from Danboard, Nendoroid, Figma, Gundam, Volks dolls and others.
Let’s just say, I’ve a small Danboard obsession and something really good to build and share with you later.