Discussion in 'Tokyo Disneyland' started by ChrisFL, Jan 12, 2013.
LOL sorry error....
Hi everyone! It seems hard to believe but I guess I am going to Tokyo Disney and Tokyo Disney Sea this fall! It'll be a group of 10... last hurrah family trip to see my great aunt for the last time as her health won't allow her to travel to the US any more.
I am fighting with the Hilton Tokyo Bay website right now. My primary concern is that none of the rooms appear to have enough bed space to fit the number of people we have in each room. I see it says they consider anyone over 6 to be an adult... even allowing for changing 3 of the 4 kids to count as adults, I still don't get enough beds. Most of their bed types seem to be KING or TWIN- no queens or doubles. Does anyone have first hand info on this? I don't want to make a reservation for a room that says it sleeps three "adults" but only has two twin beds!
I hope we have enough time to see everything we want. We are Disneyland (Anaheim) veterans but have never been to any other Disney parks. I hear Disney Sea is really something special so I hope one day in each park is sufficient.... looks like we will get the 2 day tickets and do one park each day.
Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
We had three adults. We had a king bed and ordered a roll away bed for the third adult (14 yo) for 50 Yen a night extra. I found that most hotels in Japan only had twins if you wanted two beds. We had plenty of space and there was also a small chaise in the room also. You can barely see the edge of the roll away bed on the right side of the photo. Plenty of room to walk in between the king and roll away.
(I don't know why the picture is sideways)
Thank you. The website doesn't say anything about rollaways so I was not sure how that worked. I think we will try to call ahead or email them or something as the last thing we want is for them to be out of rollaways when we arrive- particularly since all three rooms we are booking will need one. I have worked in many hotels locally and we always recommended those requests be made in advance to ensure availability.
Yes, I emailed ahead of time to make sure there would be one available. I just responded to my confirmation email with the request so the email address I used was TokyoBay.Reservations@Hilton.com. In looking back the exact cost was 4,882 yen per night.
We're headed to Tokyo Disney next month. Our plane lands at 3:20 pm. Any idea the odds of making the 6 pm bus to the resort, and if we don't, what other easy options?
I don’t know about the bus, but if you’re flying into Narita you can take the NEX train to Tokyo station and then catch the train out to TDR from there.
Me again. I see that the three hotels we will be staying at have wifi. Should we also buy a wifi hotspot gadget before going? (I'm not very tech savvy, but my son with whom I'll be traveling is.) On the one hand it doesn't seem like we would have to have it, on the other hand I don't know if we're so conditioned to using our phones that we would be at a loss without easy access.
As long as your flight is on time, I'd say your chances are excellent (and it would probably be an earlier bus). The Japanese are very efficient.
Yes - for maps, train times/connections, translations, TDR wait times (unofficial English app, but I think the data is from Disney), etc. If you and your son might split up at all and need to communicate, I think mobile data only SIM cards would be better than a wifi hotspot. The b-mobile ones we got worked great, though they don't have the cheaper one we got anymore.
Thanks. If United can get us to Japan on time I'm hoping for the bus. Sounds easiest.
You're right, from what I read SIM card is the way to go. I appreciate your input.
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What about wearing Disney World or Disneyland t-shirts at Tokyo Disney? I have a few and I don't seem to wear graphic t-shirts anymore and am wondering about wearing them. On the one hand seems like a good ideas because I read that the Japanese really embrace the Disney spirit, on the other hand I don't know if it would be offensive or impolite (can't quite figure out the word I'm looking for) to wear a non Tokyo Disney shirt there. Thoughts?
I see no problem with it. I say go for it! Maybe it'll be a good conversation starter.
Okay, will do. Everything I've read about the Japanese is that they are so polite that I didn't want to be rude and wear a t-shirt from a different park.
Next two questions. . .
I know I'm going to be nervous about getting back to Narita for our return flight. How much time should we allow at the airport before our flight? We're staying at Tokyo Station Hotel the night before, so I think it's a train ride without connections.
I finally applied for an ATM card but they say it will take two weeks -- too late! I know I can change dollars for yen at the Disney hotels, maybe not the best exchange rate, but it's a backup. Anyone know if they'll take hundred dollar bills?
Yes, they take $100 bills. We did it at DisneySea guest services and the rate was surprising quite good. I checked it on xe.com as I was in line. Could be a timing issue of when they set the rate. But seems they offer it as a courtesy, not to make money (unlike the Sheraton which had awful rates).
Thanks. At this late date I'm more concerned about being able to do it than in getting the best exchange.
We rented a wifi hotspot from this place https://www.wi-ho.net/en/ ... there are many others. Incredibly worth it for maps, looking at menus, for the trains, etc. Worth every penny, pick up and drop off at the airport
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'm writing from San Francisco airport, can't believe the trip is really here!!! Sounds like wifi hotspot is the way to go.
Awesome .. have a good trip.
Wasn't sure where to put this, so I'll put it here (it's my thread after all )
A local Orlando youtuber couple Tim and Jenn Tracker just went to Tokyo! If you haven't seen their channel, they're a very cute couple that go to the parks and film cool things in the area...they're always a lot of fun to watch.
But big surprise a few days ago, as they spent 4 days in Tokyo Disney Resort and 1 day in the city proper and really enjoyed it from what I can tell
Sadly, the Tower of Terror and Journey to the Center of the Earth were both closed for refurb while they were there, but it looks like they checked out most of the other attractions.
Here is their channel:
Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, but anyone know on average how long it takes to clear immigration on flights arriving in KIX Osaka after 8pm?
I know there are a ton of variables, but Im looking at night buses into Tokyo DL so just wondering if this was possible.
Also are wifi hotspot rentals available near Tokyo DL?
If not I'd have to factor that in after arrival.
Thanks for any answers posted.
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