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Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary

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Shh... I've never been there !!

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I had to laugh when I saw this girl, overcome with emotion, crying with her hand over her mouth upon entering Disneyland on NHK News 7. Hee hee!

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I have never been either but I once managed 75 minutes in USJ and felt the most happy when I was leaving.

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Doesn't make me feel any younger when I remember we visited Disneyland even before the "official opening"...

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Disneyland back home = For babies. Disneyland in Japan= annoying. Once I was asked if Ive ever been to disneyland in Japan, I replied: NO, I don't have kids... They looked puzzled.

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Twiddle while Roam burns. Happy happy.

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Whatever, all you haters, Disneyland is AWESOME! But I will say, Tokyo Disneyland is way to crowded to be much fun at all. Disney Sea is usually less crowded and more worth your time. But I think most of those figures are repeat customers because I know many a Japanese person who goes to Disneyland at least once a month.

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"In contrast to the Disneylands in Hong Kong and France, which have sometimes struggled to attract paying punters, Tokyo Disney Resort is one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations, with more than 25 million visitors a year."

And in contrast to said Disneylands, you don't have to wait up to four hours to ride an attraction. I went to Disneyland in Tokyo once, and I will never, ever go again. We could not ride a single attraction for the lineups, and getting popcorn took near an hour. It's one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations because 99% of the people who go are Japanese obsessed with Western culture. You could have a long vacation in Thailand for the cost of going to to Disneyland and staying there for one night.

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I agree with FightingViking.....First trip to Tokyo Disneyland I had my baby daughter strapped to me in a babysling, now she goes with toddler in tow and baby in a buggy....tempus fugit like no one's business.

If you don't like Disneyland, United Studios or wherever, fine, don't go, don't complain about them wot do and enjoy themselves. Sourpusses.

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I was a high school kid working at Disneyland in Anaheim when TDL opened; many of my co-workers went out to Japan to train the local staff at that time.

30 years? - I must be quite old now, though, like Mickey, somehow I never seem to change.

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Cleo: "If you don't like Disneyland, United Studios or wherever, fine, don't go, don't complain about them wot do and enjoy themselves. Sourpusses."

Agree with you 100%, but you forget to take into account the girlfriend/wife factor. If they want to go, you have no choice. :0

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because 99% of the people who go are Japanese obsessed with Western culture

that is just nonsense. japanese people go because they are obsessed with all things "kawaii." moreover, disneyland isn't trying to display western culture, i mean how "western" is treasure island, alladin, and the matterhorn?

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Cleo: "If you don't like Disneyland, United Studios or wherever, fine, don't go, don't complain about them wot do and enjoy themselves. Sourpusses."

Agree with you 100%, but you forget to take into account the girlfriend/wife factor. If they want to go, you have no choice. :0

Says a grown man with a Doctor Who avatar... pot, kettle, etc

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I was there when I was single..... several times actually.

I was there when I got married, and have kids.

At one point, I purchased 1-year pass... almost every weekend (Sat and/or Sunday), I went there with my kids spending just 3-4 hours bought popcorn then go home. While at Disneyland, my wife spent the 4-6 hours for relaxation and cleaning the house.

When the economy is bad, instead of traveling abroad, just spend the money within Japan and let the Japanese economy trickle with every Yen you spend. And Tokyo Disneyland is one of these places to spend... Of course, Disneyland is not for the loner-type, no lovers etc.

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TDL is a great business, makes shiploads of money, and makes lots of people really happy.

If you go on a weekday to get the shorter queues, and plan your Fastpasses, you can have a great time.

With a kid, even more fun.

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If asked, I'd go to DisneySea over TDL any day.

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@Smith

Would that it were not just an avatar.

I hear you. A dokodemo door would be a good commute too.

Send JT some photos when you get a TARDIS working. Don't let those Daleks fool you with their sweet talk.

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I love DisneyLand I've only been there once tho. My favorite theme park is Disney Sea. It's much more adult orientated. I'm sure there are many people that don't like Disneyland theme parks but that doesn't matter to the people like me that love them.

Nice meals, happy place to get away from the normal stressful life in Tokyo.

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Come celebrate the rides being 30 years old and BUY ALL THE GOODS...?

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In contrast to the Disneylands in Hong Kong and France, which have sometimes struggled to attract paying punters, Tokyo Disney Resort is one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations, with more than 25 million visitors a year.

OK, I thought I knew the English language. I've been speaking it all my life, after all. So why is TDL trying "to attract paying punters"? Did they need some people to kick American footballs around? Regardless, the sentence is skewed. The other resorts are commented on in regards to their entire operational history, while TDL is only referenced in the present. As of 2009 Disneyland Paris was the most popular resort in Europe:

With 15,405,000 combined visitors to the parks in the fiscal year of 2009, it is France's and Europe's most visited themed attraction. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland_Paris>

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@smith Skipping past the "I have to go because my partner wants me to"...

You could have a long vacation in Thailand for the cost of going to to Disneyland and staying there for one night.

6,350 for entry, 24,000 for a room at the Hilton (booking.com). So family of 4 = (4*6,350)+24,000= 12,350/person - what kind of "long vacation" in Thailand were you planning?

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@Fadamor

OK, I thought I knew the English language. I've been speaking it all my life, after all. So why is TDL trying "to attract paying punters"? Did they need some people to kick American footballs around?

Don't know where you're from, but in England "punter" means "customer". It's slang, but everyone knows it : )

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