2015 – Asia Trip Summary

I have wanted to visit the Disney Parks around the world since the first one opened back in 1983 in Tokyo. After many years of thinking about it I finally decided to head West to the far East this spring instead of my traditional trip to Orlando. This page has links to all the posts, pictures and videos related to this trip.

Quick Stats:

  • 5 Days in Hong Kong (2 full & 2 partial park days)
  • 8 Days in Tokyo (4.5 days in the parks)
  • 104.4 miles on my pedometer
  • 14,705 miles flown
  • Just over 28,000 SLR pictures (hopefully a couple come out!)
  • Over 1,500 cell phone pictures
  • Just under 300 video clips
  • Over 450 blog posts/tweets from the trip

One question I have been asked alot since going is how much did it cost and how does this compare to other Disney trips. I wrote up a breakdown of the April Hong Kong and Tokyo trip compared to December Walt Disney World trip for me. Click here to read that analysis.


Hong Kong

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Sunday April 5 & Monday April 6 — Day 1 & 2 – Travel from Los Angeles to Hong Kong and a quick walk around the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Pictures from the long journey to Hong Kong Disneyland and then a look around the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and our room.

Tuesday April 7 – Hong Kong City Touring & first walk through Hong Kong Disneyland

Part I: Hong Kong Tour
We started off the morning heading for downtown Hong Kong via the MTR. Then visited Victoria Peak and took the Star Ferry across the harbor. After lunch visited the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple and Garden followed by the Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden before returning to the Disneyland Resort.

Part II: First Look at Hong Kong Disneyland My first trip into Hong Kong Disneyland features a walk of the park including a look at Mystic Manor.

Wednesday April 8 – Full day touring Hong Kong Disneyland


Part I: Hong Kong Disneyland Tour
Started my day off with a guided tour of the Park which featured some background information, hidden Mickeys and several attractions.

Part II: Afternoon/Evening Festival of the Lion King, Flights of Fantasy Parade, and Disney in the Stars Fireworks plus more attractions as I dodge the rain. Including a “private ride” on Mystic Manor. Plus several attraction posters from around the park.

Thursday April 9 – Hong Kong Disneyland & Big Buddha

Part I: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Some random pictures of items I picked up, our room, and then the Ballroom arear of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel before boarding the MTR to Tung Chung.

Part II: Ngong Ping & the Big Buddha A quick look around Tung Chung then a cable car ride into the fog to Ngong Ping on our way to the Big Buddha. Then back through the fog to Tung Chung to return back to Disney

Part III: Flights of Fantasy A few hours in Hong Kong Disneyland including a cruise on Small World and a closer look at the Flights of Fantasy Parade.

Part IV: Disney’s Hollywood Hotel A look around Disney’s second Hong Kong Hotel including a check of the rooms, gardens, and more.

Part V: More Hong Kong Disneyland More time in the park roaming around including a visit to Fantasy Gardens.

Part VI: Disney Paint the Night Parade An extended look at the parade including full video, video clips, and pictures from Fantasyland and Main Street.

Friday April 10 – Full day touring Hong Kong Disneyland

 

Mystic Manor

Part I: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Park Opening & Fantasyland
Our last morning we walk around the grounds of the Disneyland Hotel, along the water, then over to the park for opening. I think pay a visit to most of the Fantasyland Attractions, walk through Tomorrowland and end in Adventureland.

Part II: Tarzan’s Treehouse I take a raft out to Tarzan’s Treehouse and I explore the treehouse and trail around it.

Part III: Stitch Encounter & Fantasyland A visit with Stitch and then some it’s a Small World area pictures.

Part IV: The Golden Mickeys An extended look at the Golden Mickeys show in the Storybook Theater in Fantasyland.

Part V: Royal Banquet Hall & Garden of Wonders An extended look at the Royal Banquet Hall in Fantayland then a walk through Grizzly Gulch and Garden of Wonders in Mystic Point.

Part VI: Toy Story Land An extended look around Toy Story Land at the attractions, concessions, and gift shop.

Part VII: Adventureland A look at the Liki Tikis, Jungle River Cruise, and the Tahitian Terrace plus the River View Cafe.

Part VIII: Grizzly Gulch A look around Grizzly Gulch and a quick glance into Mystic Point.

Part IV: My Last Night @ Hong Kong Disneyland A quick look around Tomorrowland, then a voyage on it’s a Small World, a rainy walk through the park for a last trip on Mystic Manor before returning to Main Street for a final firework show to wrap up my time in the park.

Saturday April 11 – Travel from Hong Kong to Tokyo
A couple last pictures from the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and then the Hong Kong Airport departing for the second stop of our trip, Tokyo.


Hong Kong Video Playlist –


 

Tokyo

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Saturday April 11 – Arrivial in Tokyo & Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
Arriving in Tokyo and my first look at the Hilton Tokyo Bay and the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

 

Sunday April 12 – Tokyo Touring then Tokyo DisneySea in the afternoon/evening
Day 2 - Part I: Morning Tour of Tokyo Part I: Morning tour of Tokyo:
We ventured into Tokyo this morning and took a tour of the city including stops at the Meiji Shrine, East Palace Garden of the Imperial Palace and Sensoji Temple.

Day 2 - Part II: First Visit to Tokyo DisneySea Part II: First Visit to Tokyo DisneySea
We purchased a Starlight Passport for today that allowed admission after 3pm to the park This part features a first look at the park and the 2015 Easter Celebration

Day 2 Part III: Fashionable Easter Part III: Fashionable Easter
The Fashionable Easter show is performed on the Mediterranean Harbor three times a day during the Easter Celebration.

Day 2 Part IV: Tokyo DisneySea by Gondola, Aquatopia & Railway Part IV: Tokyo DisneySea by Gondola, Aquatopia & Railway
I venture further into Tokyo DisneySea and take a trip on a Venetian Gondola, Aquatopia and the DisneySea Electric Railway before enjoying the Big Band Beat Show.

Day 2 Part V: Fantasmic! Part V: Fantasmic!
Pictures from Fantasmic! at Tokyo DisneySea

Day 2 Part VI: Tokyo DisneySea After Dark Part VI: Tokyo DisneySea After Dark
I close out Day 2 with a walk around the park after dark including pictures of the Happiness on High Fireworks, Trolley Park, Port Discovery and more.

Monday April 13 – A rainy day at Tokyo DisneySea
Part I: Toy Story FastPass, Mysterious Island & Lost River Delta Part I: Toy Story FastPass, Mysterious Island & Lost River Delta
I started my full day at Tokyo DisneySea following the large crowd to Toyville to pick up a Toy Story Mania FastPass. Then visited the attractions in the Mysterious Island before making my way to the Lost River Delta and Indiana Jones.

Part II: The Arabian Coast - Sinbad's Storybook Voyage Part II: The Arabian Coast – Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage
My first cruise on Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage. Pictures, video, and some of the lyrics.

Part III: Mermaid Lagoon Part III: Mermaid Lagoon
A look around Triton’s Kingdom as we dry off and eat lunch.

Part IV: Mediterranean Harbor & American Waterfront Part IV: Mediterranean Harbor & American Waterfront
I travel through the Mediterranean Harbor stopping at some stores then onto the American Waterfront and Toy Story Mania! before walking out to Port Discovery then circling around on the Steamer and Electric Railway.

 

Part V: American Waterfront, Mysterious Island & Arabian Coast Part V: American Waterfront, Mysterious Island & Arabian Coast
I continue to circle Tokyo DisneySea. Checking out the American Waterfront, Mysterious Island, the Lost River Delta, and an extended look at the Arabian Coast.

 

Part VI: Mermaid Lagoon & Mysterious Island Part VI: Mermaid Lagoon & Mysterious Island
An in depth look at Triton’s Kingdom in the Mermaid Lagoon and then around Vulcania Restaurant in Mysterious Island to wrap up a soggy day at Tokyo DisneySea.

Tuesday April 14 – A soggy day at Tokyo Disneyland
Part I: Toy Story FastPass, Mysterious Island & Lost River Delta Part I: Arrival & Tomorrowland
Pictures from our room at the Hilton and then arriving at Tokyo Disneyland before setting off to explore Tomorrowland.

Part II: The Arabian Coast - Sinbad's Storybook Voyage Part II: Fantasyland
A look around the Queen of Hearts Royal Banquet Hall and then a trip on it’s a Small World before returning to Tomorrowland

Part III: Mermaid Lagoon Part III: One Man’s Dream II: The Magic Lives On
An in depth look at the show performed several times a day at Showbase in Tomorrowland.

Part IV: Mediterranean Harbor & American Waterfront Part IV: Adventureland
I travel through World Bazaar and over to Adventureland. Stopping by Pirates and New Orleans and then the Jungle Cruise, Western River Railroad and the Tiki Room with Stitch. .

 

Part V: American Waterfront, Mysterious Island & Arabian Coast Part V: Westernland, Rainy Day Parade & Fantasyland
A walk around Westernland including a visit to the Country Bear Jamboree. Caught the rainy day version of the Hippity-Hoppity Springtime Parade from Westernland and then Tomorrowland. Visited several attractions in Fantasyland – The Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan, and an indepth look around Cinderella Fairy Tale Hall.

 

Part VI: Mermaid Lagoon & Mysterious Island Part VI: Toontown & World Bazaar
Closing out my rainy day in Toontown then around World Bazaar.

Wednesday April 15 – A windy day of park hopping at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea
Part I: Toy Story FastPass, Mysterious Island & Lost River Delta Part I: Bon Voyage
Before heading to the parks I stop by Bon Voyage and the Resort Gateway then arrive at Tokyo Disneyland at park opening.Blog Posts

Part II: The Arabian Coast - Sinbad's Storybook Voyage Part II: World Bazaar, Adventureland, Westernland & Critter Country
At park opening I made my way through World Bazaar with the crowd then wandered around Adventureland and Westernland for a while before heading into Grandma Sara’s Kitchen in Critter Country for a look around.

Part III: Mermaid Lagoon Part III: Mark Twain, Easter Garden, and Trip to DisneySea
A trip aboard the Mark Twain around the Rivers of America. Minnie Oh! Minnie alternate experience due to show cancellation. A look at the Easter Garden in the hub then onto DisneySea for the afternoon.

 

Part IV: Mediterranean Harbor & American Waterfront Part IV: Tokyo DisneySea
A walk around the park on this sunny (and windy) day including visits to the Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Mysterious Island, Mediterranean Harbor and American Waterfront.

Part V: American Waterfront, Mysterious Island & Arabian Coast Part V: A Table is Waiting
A look at A Table is Waiting which is presented a handful of times per day in the American Waterfront infront of the SS Columbia.

Part VI: Mermaid Lagoon & Mysterious Island Part VI: Tokyo DisneySea
A walk through the SS Columbia then a trip on the DisneySea Electric Railway to Port Discovery where I disembark and walk through the Lost River Delta
to the Arabian Coast and back through Mysterious Island to Mediterranean Harbor to end my time at Tokyo DisneySea today.

Part VI: Mermaid Lagoon & Mysterious Island Part VII: An Evening at Tokyo Disneyland
A look around the park as night falls. Night Fall Glow replaced Dreamlights this evening. And I close out the day with Happiness on High Fireworks and Once Upon a Time.

Thursday April 16 – My last day at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea
Day 6: Part I: Disneyland Part I: Disneyland
A walk through Adventureland, Westernland and into Fantasyland. After a couple attractions back to Adventureland for the Western River Railroad and Swiss Family Tree House before catching Minnie Oh! Minnie.

Day 6: Part II: Hippity-Hoppity Springtime Part II: Hippity-Hoppity Springtime
The Disney Easter parade from Westernland including the show stop then from Tomorrowland.

Part III: Tomorrowland, Westernland & Tom Sawyer Island Part III: Tomorrowland, Westernland & Tom Sawyer Island
A race at the Grand Circuit Raceway then off to Tom Sawyer Island before leaving the park.

Day 6: Part IV: Tokyo DisneySea Part IV: Tokyo DisneySea
A last walk around DisneySea including a viewing of Fashionable Easter from the fort. A last ride on the Electric Railway then a walk through the American Waterfront.

Day 6: Part V: Disneyland Part V: Disneyland
A walk through the park including a stop at the Disney Gallery, a pass through Tomorrowland and Toontown plus a look at the Cinderella murals.

Day 6: Part VI: Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights Part VI: Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights
Video and pictures from Dreamlights, taken from Westernland near Snow White’s Grotto and the from Tomorrowland.

Day 6: Part VII: Once Upon a Time Part VII: Once Upon a Time
Pictures and video taken from the hub near the Partners Statue to wrap up my day in the parks.

Friday April 17 – Mt. Fuji Trip
Day 7: Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi & Bullet Train A day trip to Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi and a bullet train ride back to Tokyo.

Saturday April 18 – Last Day – Disney Hotel Touring
Part I: Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta Part I: Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
Packing up then embarking on a trip around the Resort Line visiting the Disney Hotels. This first part features the trip to and look around the DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta.

Part II: Disney Ambassador Hotel Part II: Disney Ambassador Hotel
The trip to the Resort Gateway station and through Ikspiari to the Disney Ambassador Hotel.

Part III: Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Part III: Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
The third and final Disney Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel and the trip back to the Bayside Station.

Part IV: A last trip around the Disney Resort Line Part IV: A last trip around the Disney Resort Line
A couple final laps on the Disney Resort Line including a stop at the park entrances before heading to the airport and back to Los Angeles.

Tokyo Video Playlist –

One thought on “2015 – Asia Trip Summary

  • April 19, 2015 at 8:35 am
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    Jason I know you just recently returned from your Asian Trip . Welcome back truly hope you had a great time . Any format you choose for displaying your pictures and video clips will be welcome and eagerly anticipated . I can’t wait to view them . Thanks for all you do to bring the joy of your travels and Disney to the masses.

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