Wednesday 23 December 2015

Tokyo Day 5 (Part 2): Disney Ambassador Hotel

We boarded the complimentary shuttle Disney Resort Cruiser to get to Disney Ambassador Hotel from the parks. It was a complimentary service for Disney hotel guests only.

Disney Resort Cruiser
Anti-clockwise from top left: Sign above the door;
Mickey grab handles! Sooo cute!;
Girl quickly grabbed the solo seat.

To be honest, I wanted to book Tokyo Disneyland Hotel instead (and I did for our final night in Tokyo!). Long story short, I was mistaken about the time that the rooms were opened for booking so by the time I logged on to book, all the rooms were fully booked (to avoid my mistake, check out my tips on securing your room booking)! We had little choice but to book Disney Ambassador Hotel, which was not ideal but at least still one of the 3 Disney Hotels (read up on the benefits at their website).

Roof of the Disney Ambassador Hotel lobby
So cute right?
Checking in at the Front Desk at 3pm

Don't forget to check that you have received your Happy 15 Entry passes, which allows only guests of the 3 Disney Hotels to enter the park 15 minutes before the park opens

Kids watching Disney cartoons (in Japanese) while waiting

We waited at the lobby until my name was called, after which a staff brought us personally to our room with all of our luggage.

Opening the door to our room

I booked the Standard Floor Superior Room for 4 adults. It cost us ¥71,557 per room per night because it was the super peak period (it's typically cheaper off-peak). Yes, I know it's not cheap but for the experience and the perks, it was worth it to me! 😄

Standard Floor Superior Room for 4 persons
Clockwise from left: Cups and electric kettle;
Three super single beds that can sleep one adult and one child on each bed;
Sofa converted into a bed.
Left: Toilet decorated with Mickey elements;
Right: Good size bathtub.
Clockwise from left: The sink is located between two cubicles (one for the shower and tub, the other for the toilet bowl);
Mirror, mirror on the wall...;
Four cups for four adults, and even a plastic cup for the girl
(which you can bring home by the way!)
Disney-themed toiletries! Super duper cute!!
(Of course I brought all of them home!)
There're also kid-size bedroom slippers with Mickey elements for the kids!
Definitely cuter than the adult ones!
Personalised key cards for every single member of the family, including the kids!
You'll also get to bring them home as souvenirs when you leave! =)

After checking out our room and having cup noodles for dinner, we headed back to Disneyland in hopes of catching the Electrical Parade and Fireworks.

Outfit of the night
(T-shirt was kindly sponsored by Uniqlo Singapore)
The Disney Resort Cruiser at night
(if you look carefully, you can spot a small Santa Mickey figurine at the top of the bus above the signboard!)
The signboard which indicated where to queue if you wanted to head to Tokyo Disneyland

We arrived at a very different Disneyland; one that was brilliantly lit at night! So pretty! =)

Night view of the World Bazaar

We didn't get enough of the rides in the day so we made up for it by riding one more at night. We decided that 20 minutes was ok to queue for Star Jets at TOMORROWLAND.

Star Jets was located 3 storeys above ground such that when the planes flew, you could see the whole of Tokyo Disneyland! Quite a thrilling experience actually =)

Unfortunately, it started to rain not long after our ride so the famous Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights was cancelled! I was so bummed!! I was soooo looking forward to it after watching a video the hubby took of the parade when he visited Disneyland (USA) in 2006!!! *sob*

However, Disney never disappoints their guests! They replace the electrical parade with a 'rainy-weather' alternative that had characters on well-sheltered but equally brightly-lit floats.

Left: Cinderella's castle looks even more magical at night!;
Right: Mickey and Minnie's very beautiful float! *Waves frantically to Minnie*
Say hello to Belle, Jasmine and Cinderella (Belle was waving at us)!
Finally we get to see Cinderella, who wasn't present at the Christmas parade earlier in the day.

The rain got heavier and heavier! Baby Boy started to whine miserably, which made us even more gloomy and depressed. We decided to head to the nearest restaurant, which happened to be Tomorrowland Terrace. We bought food to eat since we had nothing to do while waiting for the fireworks, which might be cancelled as well 😞

Clockwise from top left: Tomorrowland Terrace;
A burger in the shape of Mickey! Super duper cute!;
Even the nuggets are Mickey-shaped!;
Super cute boxes that the burgers came in.
The full meal that we bought

Food was a great way to cheer ourselves up! 😊 I kept looking at my watch phone while we ate, praying that we could still catch the fireworks. Again, despite the heavy rain, Disneyland refused to deny their guests from fulfilling their dreams and presented an abridged version of the fireworks! Yay!

Beautiful fireworks that lit the night sky above Cinderella''s castle

Sure, it wasn't the full fireworks with effects and all (terribly disappointing! *sigh*), but it was better than nothing! Plus, it gives me more reasons to visit another Disneyland (plans for Hong Kong Disneyland in October 2016 is underway)!

After the fireworks, we caught the Once Upon a Time show at Cinderella's castle, under umbrellas no less! Unfortunately, we picked a wrong spot and ended up watching it with a big castle pillar blocking our view the whole time! We didn't change our positions because we might end up missing the whole thing. Besides, it wasn't easy to see with all the umbrellas opened anyway!

Once Upon a Time light show
Pretty effects! The girl was so mesmerized, even though we could hardly see a thing!

It was a spectacular show and I highly recommend it! On hindsight, a better spot to watch it would be somewhere between the World Bazaar and Cinderella's castle. Do note that they don't allow people to enter the central viewing area directly in front of the castle unless you were given a special pass.

It's too bad that we will be leaving in the evening of our final day in Tokyo Disneyland and hence won't have another chance to catch the electrical parade or light show! 😞 Oh well, like I said, there is always next time! 😊

Hopefully it will be a better day at Tokyo DisneySea! (God, please don't let it rain!). Looking forward! 😄

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