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Unread 11 Jul 19, 04:19 PM  
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Only 23k steps today. Disneyland opens at 9am and we were there at 9.30 after an 8.00 alarm. We got 5kyen vouchers for being an okura member preference hotel so we ate breakfast in the hotel. This was really good (okura is a good hotel).

Focus on shows today, got lottery for oh summer banzai. This was a night show in front of castle with fireworks, flames and water cannons. You get wet. Very wet. We are from the lake district and carry coats. Really good show.

Park busier and at 27c with humidity it was sunburn weather if you didnt have sunscreen.

Clever use of the app got us on all rides except dumbo and peter pan (no FP). The app is awesome and again a number of FP had cash in times within 10 mins of issue time and with 50min on wait!

Ikspiari has a good supermarket, 7 bank atm and food court with good food. Halifax clarity accepted in all the shops and food courts we have been too so far. Supermarket gave us tax off fpr being foreign and paying cash.

One note. The park seems smaller than DLP. Same number of areas (more in fact) seemingly same number of attractions but you can feasibly cross zones to take advantage of small queues etc. Or it could just be our roman slave drive parenting. Kids have loved it so far though.

Note 2. Space mountain here is BTM in the dark and not a hardcore roller coaster that is dlp space mountain.

Note 3. In japan the unaccompanied age is 7. So a 7 year old could be let loose on the park without questions.
We noticed young children travelling on their own lots of times on the trains. They seemed very young to me and we commented on this to each other a lot. Didnt know about the 7 year unaccompanied rule - some of them seemed to look even younger than that to me.

My grandson will be 7 this year - cant imagine dropping him off at a theme park for the day on his own!

We walked a huge amount of steps a day also right through the holiday.

It sounds as if you are having a great time.
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Final day in disney. Disneysea for opening today with the idea of toy story mania FP. Usual efficient queues (oh how i will miss those). Within 20 mins of opening the standby queue was 40 mins and FP queue was 20 mins too (and up to lunch time return) we got a return of 16.45 and all FP were gone at about 9.30.

Shows and slow rides were the order of the day so that is what we did. Weather started well but rain appeared around 2pm and stayed for rest of day.

Tested theory that you can have multiple FP as we have toy story 16.45, journey to center earth 20.40 and nemo 18.05 all at the same time. We also used the FP quicker than standby queue trick many times too. Plan! It works.

Didnt get big band beat lottery but did get pirate party tickets. Turned out we got excellent separate area tickets next to package area. Front row splashing ahoy. Cast members were awesome and you get wet. Very wet. Fire hoses, water cannons, buckets, flamethrower s on the ships, explosions in the bay. Really good show. No sitting for this show though so being on the front row was a blessing.

Overall a magnificent Disney stay and quite a tearful farewell. Emotional exit for all of us. A return is definitely on the cards for the future.

I'll do a proper trippy with piccys when i get back to a real PC in a few weeks.
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Kyoto subway is daunting at first but useable when you know how. Subway map has no latin place names. Platform information has the train destination in Latin alphabet. Use hyperdia to get train info you want and match the destination train latin name with time, this has worked for us. Almost no JR trains for our required destinations or N/S trains so we have used suica here.

Halifax clarity worked flawlessly in all shops and 7bank atm so far. Only v small shops have 'no cards' signposted.

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