We decided to stay at the New Sanno so we could be close to the park and spend the whole day there. So, we made it to Tokyo around 1100 Sunday afternoon and headed out to explore before our room was ready. We stopped and had lunch at the park and then took off toward Tokyo Tower.
When the Tower was built in 1958 it was the tallest free standing building in the world...46 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower that it was modeled after. Currently, it is the second tallest in Japan at just over 1.000 feet.
I don't know who this guy is, but Garytt thought he was a Power Ranger, so we went to say hi.
Mackenzie found Miku! She was so excited. There were screens and video game consoles in the back of a couple of the vehicles promoting some kind of Diva game.
We went up to the first observation deck, at about 500 feet.
We found the see through floor! Mackenzie thought it was great and wasn't afraid or intimidated one little bit.
This baby, however, was freaking out! Once I made a face at him he laughed at me and forgot about the long way down.
Kris and I went into the store for drinks and left the kids outside to wait. While we were in line we noticed that Garytt found something to climb on and peek in the window to see what we were doing.
Monday morning we got up around 7 and hopped in the car headed for Disney. It only took us about 20 minutes to get there (I'm glad we decided to listen to a friend - thanks Dawn - and drive to the park instead of take the hour long train ride!) When we got to the park entrance (at a little after 8) Kris was a little annoyed that I made him show up before the park even opened because we had a huge line to wait in to get into the park. But, as soon as the park opened we breezed right through the entrance and into the park.
We immediately made a dash for the Splash Mountain Fast Pass and then walked over to Thunder Mountain and stood in line for about 30 minutes.
Next up: Splash Mountain!
Buzz Lightyear was a pretty awesome ride! We got to shoot lasers and for every target you hit your score would change on a little screen on your cart. The boys did really good. Mackenzie and Morgan, not so good. But, that's probably because we spent a lot of time spinning around in circles and giggling! :)
Pirates of the Caribbean was a little scarier than I remembered as a kid. I thought all the pirates were pretty funny....this Jack Sparrow themed ride was a little spooky for the little ones. Mackenzie had her ears and eyes covered for much of the ride.
We wanted to go on the Jungle Cruise or the Western River Railroad, but they had really long lines, so we toured Swiss Family Robinson's tree house instead.
Next up: Mark Twain's riverboat cruise. The kids really believed the deer and moose and Indians and dogs were all real. They would squeal with excitement when their tails would wag. We just happened to see Pocahontas on our trip around.
It's a Small World! We tried to wait as long in the day as we could for this ride so Mackenzie wasn't singing the song ALL day.
Next up: Toon Town. Garytt was exhausted at this point. I ended up carrying him all the way through the line because he fell asleep. Probably not the best idea to then wake him up and put him on a spinny ride...he wasn't too thrilled and insisted I prevent the car from turning so much.
Dinner at the Queen of Heart's Banquet Hall
Kids had hamburger patty, rice, potatoes, broccoli and Jello.
Morgan and I had shrimp, crab cake and fish.
Kris had a hamburger patty, taters and broccoli.
Next, our mad dash to the local rides...